New Episodes of “We Roar” Podcast

Last Friday on “We Roar” we heard from representatives of two very different governments: former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist ’74 and Undergraduate Student Government President Chitra Parikh ‘21. Wednesday, April 22, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the latest episode of “We Roar” highlights reflections by Shana Weber, Princeton’s director of sustainability.  “With much of human activity coming to a halt as a result of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, we’ve found ourselves in a ‘Silent Spring’,” she said, calling to mind the 1962 book of the same name by Rachel Carson, whose work on pesticide use inspired the environmental movement that led to the creation of Earth Day. “We’re in this extraordinary moment where the silence — the human silence — is allowing other voices to come forward and be noticed,” said Weber, who is also a lecturer in the Princeton Environmental Institute. “So bird calls, for example — they’re not being drowned out by other sounds.”