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 was pleased to introduce Arne Naess and his Deep Ecology Movement through the film Crossing the Stones, which we hope you enjoyed. With thanks to our friends at Bullfrog Films. Please contact us @ Info if you would like to host or participate in a discussion of this topic.
This educational program was 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…