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Commentary: Becoming an Environmental Activist
'The path that led me to become the 2015 UUSJ Environmental Award recipient began many decades ago. While in high school, I read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It had a profound effect on me. I was awakened to the negative impact man can have on nature. I felt it was so wrong and I wanted to do something, but did not know what. Instead, I did the typical things people do in life. I went to college, travelled, earned 2 master’s degrees, raised a family, and worked, all the while keeping Rachel Carson’s awareness carefully tucked away inside me. It was not until nearly 40 years after reading Silent Spring did I address the environmental activist inside me.'' Read the full commentary...