“Silent Spring” Common Read Opportunity Drawing

Dozens of staff members entered in the opportunity drawing to win "Silent Spring" and 10 lucky staff won. See their happy reading faces below!

Carol Danna
Diana Gezai
Gretchen Lisa
Marietta Marivel
Virginia Nick

CSUSM and other partners across San Diego county join for a second annual common read. Aligned with SAND’s environmental theme for the year, the book is Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring" (1962): “Silent Spring exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity's faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement. DDT, the most powerful pesticide the world had ever known, exposed nature's vulnerability. Carson, a renowned nature author and a former marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was uniquely equipped to create so startling and inflammatory a book. Although she rarely used the term, Carson held an ecological view of nature, describing in precise yet poetic language the complex web of life” -NRDC