August 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
The Ship Inn
August 8, 2013, Thursday 7:00 pm Dinner and a Movie
The Ship Inn, 61 Bridge Street, Milford, NJ 08848
Event Leader: Susan Schirmer at [masked],[masked]
Movie: American Experience: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
Description: With a passion for nature instilled in her at an early age, writer and biologist Rachel Carson became a fearless champion for the environment. She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When she published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman." But her warning sparked a revolution in ecological consciousness. Silent Spring became an instant bestseller, was translated into 22 languages and changed the way we think about the natural world. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.
2007 - 55 minutes
Dinner: The Ship Inn is New Jersey’s First Brew Pub. It has a friendly atmosphere 2 blocks from the Delaware River. Seating overlooks the beautiful Harehokake Creek. Enjoy craft-brewed ales and British-inspired foods with locally sourced and ecologically responsible ingredients. The menu includes pasta, beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian entrees, as well as sandwiches, burgers, salads and British inspired appetizers. The Ship is pleased to offer separate billing. http://www.britishbrewpub.com/
FREE Parking: On the street or across the road in the church parking lot.
RSVP: by Wednesday, August 7th
Seating limited to 20 reservations. If you must cancel please notify me ASAP so the restaurant can properly accommodate our group.
We will be joined by members from the NJ Sierra Club.
You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend.