The 22nd Annual Rachel Carson Forum May 2

April 20, 2012

Interdisciplinary Panel on the Implications of Pesticide Use in Our Society Today – Presented by the Masters of Environmental Studies Association (MESA) at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA.

Just how far have we truly come since the days of Rachel Carson? How did this environmentalists’ legacy shape the current reality of pesticide use? Where do we need improvement and where does society still feel the impact of pesticide use? How can home gardeners relate to this larger issue? Gain insight to these questions and more as we host a panel of experts from diverse disciplines.

The Evergreen State College Longhouse, Olympia WA, May 2, 2012: Expert speakers Ciscoe Morris (Gardening with Ciscoe), Dr. Marion Moses, Dr. Steve Herman, Dr. John Perkins, and Janette Brimmer of Earth Justice, will speak on the past and present implications of pesticide use in or society today. Moderated by Rusty Burlew of Honey Bee Suite and with introduction by Kaiulani Lee. Doors open at 5:00pm with tabling by local organizations; the panel begins at 6:00pm. This event is being produced in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, and is one of a host during April and May that celebrate the life of one the world’s most renowned environmentalists.