My pal, Al
Contrary to popular thinking, Al Gore isn’t founder of the environmental movement. Those honors go to Rachel Carson.
“Born on May 27, 1907, Carson is considered the founder of the contemporary environmental movement through her landmark book, Silent Spring,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which recently selected the winners of its annual Rachel Carson essay, photography and poetry contest.
The winning essay: “My Pal, the Blue Fir Tree.”