The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson

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  • The Rachel Carson Homestead, Springdale, PA
    The Rachel Carson Homestead Association preserves, restores, and interprets the birthplace and childhood home of Rachel Carson. She was born on May 27, 1907, in this humble four-room farmhouse. The Carson homestead included nearly 65 acres along the Allegheny River in what is now Springdale Borough, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Carson family lived here until around 1930. The Homestead passed through several owners, until stewarded by the Association in 1975. Previous owners added to the structure, but the original four rooms and a spring-house are intact.
  • Rachel Carson Council
    The Rachel Carson Council, an association for the integrity of the environment, was founded in 1965 to continue the work of Rachel Carson. It seeks to inform and advise the public about the effects of pesticides that threaten the health, welfare, and survival of living organisms and biological systems. The Council promotes alternative environmentally benign pest management strategies to encourage healthier, sustainable living.
  • Falk School of Sustainability
    The development of the Falk School of Sustainability was inspired by the work of Chatham alumna Rachel Carson '29, whose knowledge about the environment and passion to preserve it are traits that drive the mission of the school.

    The Rachel Carson Institute is now part of the new Falk School of Sustainability and will through research, education, and outreach continue to promote Rachel Carson's legacy -- sustaining Earth's life support system (clean air, pure water, fertile soil, and biodiversity). Rachel Carson's legacy embraces her international leadership in protecting the environment from the consequences of human actions; her body of written works making science understandable to the public, and her vision of people as part of a sustainable system of natural cycles.