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    We promote Carson's ecological ethic that combines scientific concern for the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a sustainable, just, and peaceful future.
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    The RCC, founded in 1965, is the national environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson to carry on her work after her death.
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    "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." -Rachel Carson

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