Rachel Carson is the founder of the modern environmental movement. She courageously spoke out against the chemical industry and their use of pesticides. Her book, Silent Spring, reminded us we are all part of a vulnerable world and we all have a responsibility to protect it. In 1963 she testified to Congress calling for measures to protect human health and the environment.
Documentary filmmaker Herb E. Smith will present his film, “Beyond Measure: Appalachian Culture and Economy,” on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Belk Library, Room 114. The screening is free and open to the public. “Beyond Measure” tells the stories of people wrestling with drastic economic changes in the Appalachian coalfields.
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