Rachel Carson, born in 1907, was a green diva long before green divas were cool.
In 1962, she authored the best-selling book Silent Spring—an exposé of the chemical industry and pesticides like DDT.
In 1963, she stood before Congress and made a statement about the environmental hazards of pesticides and other chemical poisons, which you can read in full here.
Today’s Google even dedicated their doodle to her! Further proof that she was truly an environmental pioneer.
In celebration of her birthday, I’ve selected 20 Rachel Carson quotes:
1. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.