- Join E.O. Wilson at the Rachel Carson Biodiversity Symposium on May 27
- NEW DATE for Rachel's Sustainable Feast - Sunday, August 29
- Rachel's Sustainable Feast moves to September on the Bridge
- E.O. Wilson at Rachel Carson World Environment Day Event - May 27
- World Environment Day 2010: The Rachel Carson Legacy Challenge to be Used to Encourage Sustainable Action
- Life On Chemicals (Or: TSCA: A failed regulatory system that’s supposed to protect consumers from hazardous synthetic chemicals)
- Q&A with Patricia DeMarco
Join E.O. Wilson at the Rachel Carson Biodiversity Symposium on May 27
On May 10, the United Nations released a report concluded that unless radical and creative action is taken quickly to conserve the variety of life on Earth, natural systems that support lives and livelihoods are at risk of collapsing.
The five principal pressures directly driving biodiversity loss - habitat change, over-exploitation, pollution, invasive alien species and climate change - are either constant or increasing in intensity, according to the report.
"Business as usual is no longer an option if we are to avoid irreversible damage to the life-support systems of our planet," said Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, calling the report "a wake-up call for humanity."
On May 27 the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and the Carnegie Museum for Natural History will host the founder of biodiversity study, Dr. Edward O. Wilson, as well as international and local experts to discuss the future of biodiversity conservation.
Your participation at this event is very important. You can help us create a New Sustainable American Dream - one that helps avoid a serious and fundamental breakdown in the Earth' life support systems.
According to Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, "Many economies remain blind to the huge value of the diversity of animals, plants and other life forms and their role in healthy and functioning ecosystems from forests and freshwaters to soils, oceans and even the atmosphere."
This event is part of the U.N. World Environment Day in North America and is co-hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Learn more and register at http://www.rachelcarsonhomestead.org