Thursday, March 26, 2009

Etsybloggers Carnival - March 27, 2009

I've never noticed how many special national groups and themes are celebrated in March. In this etsyblogger's carnival, we're being asked, which means the most to us?
(I love the list we were given to choose from - and here's some more!)

I think National Women's History Month is most important to me because Women's issues and History are two topics that I actively get involved with, in my life. This year's theme?
Women taking the lead to save our planet!


This issue makes it even more special. The organizers of the National Women's History Project are featuring Rachel Carson as their "iconic model," calling her the founder of the contemporary environmental movement. I read her book, Silent Spring, back in high school, in the early 1970s. I was so impressed with her knowledge and commitment.

She was an inspiration to women then, and I'm glad to see people are looking to her now as a role model. Here are a few places where you can read and learn about Rachel Carson:
http://www.rachelcarson.org/
http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-silentspring/
http://www.time.com/time/time100/scientist/profile/carson.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Njv5Ygg0g


I think the first sentence of her book, The Sea Around Us, says it all:

"Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is with the beginnings of that great mother of life, the sea."

7 comments:

BeadedTail said...

I don't think I've heard of Rachel Carson but I'm going to check her out for sure. I love that first sentence in her book. She has quite a way with words!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Carson's work is so apropos today. By the way, she lived for a time in Silver Spring, MD, the town in which I grew up.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What great things to celebrate...women and the environment :) I couldn't think of two better myself.

Vanessa said...

I will also have to check out Ms. Carson's work...she sounds inspiring :)

The Fab Miss B said...

Excellent post! These two issues are near and dear to my heart as well. Thanks for sharing!

Cards By Jenna said...

Great post, thanks for all the links to look through, off to explore some more. :)
~Jenna

agoodwitchtoo said...

Thanks for sharing! Gonna have to check out Rachel Carson.

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