Fifty years ago, the world was rocked by the publication of a quiet tirade against the chemical industry. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring exposed the dangers and risks of everyday chemicals and commonplace practices; it launched the modern American environmental movements and also influenced similar movements all over the globe.
In commemoration of fifty years of Silent Spring, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is soliciting essays from junior (age 13-18) and senior (19 and above) scholars which analyze the impact and reception of Silent Spring as well as the legacy of Rachel Carson.
The RCC will be awarding both a junior and senior prize for the most outstanding essays:
· Junior Prize: $1,000 for 1,000 words (or less)
· Senior Prize: $2,000 for 2,000 words (or less)
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