I work at a company that names our conference rooms after famous people. Recently, a new conference room opened and was named the Rachel Carson conference room.
I was very happy to have an awesome lady conference room to use.
However, since it was opened, I have explained to MANY people who Rachel Carson is and why she deserves a conference room.
This concerns me because does it mean that people don’t know who she is? So just in case you don’t or do and what a reminder, the lady in the picture above is Rachel Carson.
She began her career as a aquatic biologist with the US Government and began writing books about nature. One of these books was “Silent Spring” about synthetic pesticides and the impact they played on the environment. It brought the idea of environmentalism to a wide audience and contributed to the banning of DDT.
Her ideas inspired the EPA, she has a bridge named after her, and she is awesome. Do yourself a favor and read some of her work or even just Google her and see what you find.
People should know who she is.