Sixty years ago on September 27, 1962, Silent Spring was published as a book. It changed the world, and the way we see ourselves in it.
One of the many people changed was a Norwegian philosopher, environmentalist, and mountain climber. Arne Naess credits Silent Spring as his “Eureka!” moment and inspiration for developing principles of Deep Ecology. Naess developed “ecosophy” – an ecological philosophy, to address the many aspects of ecological issues: environmental, social, economic, and human. His influences are Spinoza, Gandhi, and Carson. He also shares his personal ecosophy with lifestyle examples.
RCHA is pleased to introduce Arne Naess and his Deep Ecology Movement through this film, Crossing the Stones, which we think you’ll enjoy. With thanks to our friends at Bullfrog Films, we offer free virtual viewings of Crossing the Stones through Nov. 5, 2022.
We’ll post more about Deep Ecology after this introduction.
Please register below – After you register, you will receive an email with the film link and password.
The mission of the Rachel Carson Homestead is to preserve and maintain its namesake’s birthplace and humble home to educate about her environmental ethic and sense of wonder.
This educational program is sponsored in part by the Wachter Foundation. Thank you!
Would Carson share Naess’ optimism* for our world? This in the next part of our discussion…