Patricia DeMarco Ph.D.

"Live in harmony with nature."

Film / Video

This September 2022 marks 60 years since the publication f Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring” In honor of this occasion, Mark Dixon and I are making the Power of One Voice available without fee for individual users. The link to the full length video is here

Rachel Carson’s words continue to inspire people all over the world with her sensitivity, prescience and love of this living earth. I hope you enjoy this film It is especially rewarding to see and hear Dr. Lou Gilette in this film, who died from cancer soon after this was completed.

The Power of One Voice – A 50 Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson

The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson” is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work.

She stands as a role model and an inspiration to people all over the world, even as the controversy created by her challenge to the chemical industry continues unabated.

“The Power of One Voice sensitively lifts Rachel Carson from “the pesticide lady” to a profound and prophetic voice for our time. Features a moving, rare interview with her son, Roger.”

– Robert Musil, President and CEO, The Rachel Carson Council, Inc.

Perfect for classrooms and community events, this 52-minute film features interviews with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie, her biographer, Linda Lear, and other notable writers, scientists and advocates.

By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.

~Mark Dixon (Director/Producer) and Patricia DeMarco (Executive Producer)


Sustainability Pioneers 

In collaboration with documentary Film Maker Kirsi Jansa, the Sustainability Pioneers series of short videos grew from our discussions about the need to move from just protesting against Marcellus Shale to taking positive action towards sustainable energy practices.  

This series includes some of the case studies from Dr. DeMarco’s book, Pathways to Our Sustainable Future, and some interviews Kirsi did in various cities in Europe where the process is more advanced.


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Video Presentations and Recorded Lectures

July 29, 2020. Hart Hagan Interview with Patricia DeMarco on the Re-Imagine Appalachia Blueprint and regenerative agriculture

Electricity from Black to Gold- Facts, Fantasy and a Finer Future. Presentation to the Green New Deal Discussion Group, March 4, 2020. In this discussion we look at how the electricity system works, and how it can shift from a fossil-based system to one based on renewable and more sustainable resources. GET THE SLIDES FROM THIS TALK HERE.

From Fracking to Plastics. Presentation to the Izaak Walton League, January 14, 2019. This is a discussion of better alternatives to the petrochemical build-out proposed for the Ohio River Valley to make plastics for single use packaging.

“Rethinking Plastics” presentation Discussion of the connection between petrochemical production and plastics and the environmental and health effects of plastic production and use. August 11, 2018.

Climate Change As A Moral Imperative – Presented to New York Society for Ethical Culture, January 27, 2021

Allegheny County Council Presentation on urgent need for climate action, January 2, 2020.

August 2017 Climate Summit in Philadelphia- Pleas to Governor wolf for protection from fracking.

“The Power of One Voice” discussion with Mark Dixon, videographer and producer of the film, Linda Lear, Rachel Carson Biographer, author and historian, and Mark Madison, Archivist and Historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. March 29, 2017