The Rachel Carson Prize

Prize Committee of the Rachel Carson Prize

The Rachel Carson Prize was initiated in Stavanger, Norway in 1991 and is an environmental award in memory of Rachel Carson (1907-1964). The American marine biologist and author is considered the «mother» of the modern environmental movement, not least due to her history-making book «Silent Spring» from 1962. The prize is awarded every second year to a woman who has distinguished herself in outstanding work for the environment, in Norway or internationally. It consists of a sum of money – presently NOK 50 000 - and the statuette «Skarven» - «The Cormorant» - made by artist Irma Bruun Hodne (1919-2011).

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