Audubon Rachel Carson Awards
National Audubon Society to Honor Marian S. Heiskell and Lady Bird Johnson at the 10th Anniversary Women in Conservation Luncheon Presenting The Rachel Carson Awards.
NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent Anne Thompson to Emcee
Keynote by Historian Douglas Brinkley
May 29, 2013 The Plaza Hotel Ballroom New York
WHO: Marian Heiskell, philanthropist and conservationist; Lynda Johnson Robb; Douglas Brinkley, author of Silent Spring Revolution; Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News; Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Environmental Affairs at Disney World Wide Services; Fernanda Kellogg, president of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation; Sally Jewell, United States Secretary of the Interior; Liz Titus Putnam, president & founder of the Student Conservation Association; Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Majora Carter, Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx; Laurie David, Global Warming Activist; Margie Ruddick, environmental designer; Bernadette Castro, former commissioner of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Margaret Wittenberg, VP of global communications and quality standards, Whole Foods Market; Jayni Chase, Environmental Activist and Philanthropist; Lynn Chase, wildlife artist & philanthropist; Maria Rodale, Chairman, Rodale Publishing; Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action Inc.
Since its inception, Audubon’s Rachel Carson Award has raised more than $2 million to protect Long Island Sound and grow Audubon’s Women in Conservation Program. This year's honorees are Marian S. Heiskell, a lifelong conservationist and leader in numerous public and philanthropic activities; and Lady Bird Johnson, whose daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, will accept the award in memoriam.
More details in the press release.
Read about the 2012 awards in Audubon Magazine.
NY1 Segment on the 2012 awards
NY1 | Audubon Society Honors Three Influential Female Environmentalists
Anne Thompson- Emcee
Maya Lin, David Yarnold and Sigourney Weaver
More at www.womeninconservation.org
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