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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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    Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.—Rachel Carson
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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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    The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.—Rachel Carson

Recent News

• Across the U.S., Climate Change Lawsuits Are Gaining Steam
• ‘Sick Joke’: House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill Attacking Environment, Endangered Species
• The Energy 202: NAACP joins environmental groups in calling for Scott Pruitt’s ouster\• Solar power’s new look: more landscape-friendly siting

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.

What Extremely Warm Winters Mean for the Future of the Arctic

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, polar scientist Mark Serreze talks about the rapid changes he has witnessed over more than three decades of working in the Arctic and the future stability of the region if temperatures continue to climb.

Unsilent, Unsettled Spring

Within forty-eight hours, the temperature in Bethesda leapt into the 70s in the midst of February. The Easter Bunny emerges over a month early, bounding from beneath the deck in our neighbor’s yard, sniffing and looking for things to nibble.

RCC’s Musil Earth Week Speaker at High Point University

Known for its entrepreneurial spirit, rapid growth and innovation, HPU is now working to increase its standing in sustainability.