The Rachel Carson Award’s mission is to recognize female environmental leaders, inscribe their work on historical record, promote women’s roles in the environmental movement, and inspire girls and young women in environmental careers and activism. Join us in New York City to honor this year's awardees.


Rose H. Harvey
Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo nominated Rose Harvey to serve as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in January 2011. Previously, Commissioner Harvey held multiple leadership positions with The Trust for Public Land, from community organizer, to Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region, to National Director of Urban Programs. Under her leadership, TPL’s Mid- Atlantic Region, with community partners, established over $1 billion of new rural, regional and urban parks—300 of which are urban gardens and playgrounds in underserved neighborhoods. Upon leaving TPL, Commissioner Harvey served as a senior fellow at the Jonathan Rose Companies, and a McCluskey Fellow and Lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Outside of New York, she still serves on the Board of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Yale Leadership Advisory Council.

The Garden Club of America

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a national nonprofit with 201 clubs and nearly 18,000 club members around the country. From its earliest days, the GCA has been dedicated to promoting the knowledge and love of gardening and to restoring, improving, and protecting the environment. Volunteers engage locally and nationally in gardening; horticulture and the creative arts; conservation and environmental advocacy; education and leadership; and civic improvement and restoration. Anne “Dede” Neal Petri is the 42nd president of the GCA, elected in 2017.

Building on a century of conservation efforts, the GCA’s most recent priorities have been a national Restoration Initiative for public gardens and landscapes devastated by natural disasters; the Healthy Yard Pledge; legislation to promote the hiring of botanists and use of native plants; a new position paper on Oceans; the promotion of native birds and native plants; and growth of the Partners for Plants program to assist local and federal parks in removing invasives and fostering native plants. The GCA has also spoken out publicly on an array of issues in keeping with its position papers, including opposing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Scenic Byways, and opposing the use of neonicotinoids.


Gina McCarthy
Former EPA Administrator and Professor of Public Health Practice at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Gina McCarthy’s 35-year career in public service has been dedicated to environmental protection. As Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, she was the nation’s leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment, including addressing the challenges of climate change and ensuring the protection of America’s water resources. McCarthy has since served as a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics and the Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow and Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  McCarthy now also serves as the Director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, leading the development of the program’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability.

Mary Powell
President and CEO, Vermont Green Mountain Power

Serving as president and chief executive officer for Vermont Green Mountain Power (GMP) since 2008, Mary Powell has delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters. Under her leadership, GMP became the first utility to offer to help customers go off-grid; built Vermont’s largest wind farm; made Rutland, Vermont, the Solar Generation Capital of New England; installed smart grid technology across GMP’s service territory; and, in 2015, became the first utility anywhere to offer customers the Tesla Powerwall battery.  In 2014, GMP became the first utility in the world to become a member of B Corp, showing a commitment to use energy as a force for good.

Dorceta E. Taylor
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor is the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), where she teaches courses in environmental justice, gender and environment, and sustainable food systems, among others. Dr. Taylor has authored two landmark national reports about the state of diversity in environmental institutions, as well as numerous articles and publications, including her most recent work The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection.  Dr. Taylor received her doctorate in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University, the first Black woman to do so, as well as a concurrent doctorate in Sociology.



Jamie Rappaport Clark
President and CEO, Defenders of Wildlife

Jamie Rappaport Clark became President & CEO of Defenders of Wildlife in October 2011 after serving as Executive Vice President since 2004. Devoted to the preservation and protection of America’s wildlife throughout her career, Ms. Clark spent 20 years doing federal conservation work and served as the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after an appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Under Ms. Clark’s leadership, Defenders has become widely recognized as an important strategic thought leader on Endangered Species Act policy and implementation. Ms. Clark has guided the creation of the first-ever solar energy development program with strong protections for wildlife and habitat on public lands, led efforts with members of Congress to create the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and successfully advocated for wildlife protections that are now central to forest management policies.


Dr. Heidi Cullen
Chief Scientist, Climate Central

Dr. Heidi Cullen serves as Chief Scientist for Climate Central, a non-profit science journalism organization headquartered in Princeton, NJ, that she helped found in 2008. Heidi is also the Chief Science Advisor for the Emmy Award winning Years of Living Dangerously series. In 2010, she wrote “The Weather of the Future” published by Harper Collins. Before joining Climate Central, where she leads the World Weather Attribution Program, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, a weekly television series focused on issues related to climate change and the environment. Prior to that Dr. Cullen worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. Dr. Cullen is a member of the AMS Council and serves on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate. In her spare time, Dr. Cullen volunteers as a puppy raiser for The Seeing Eye.


Anne Thompson
Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

Anne Thompson is NBC News’ Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent. Her award-winning reports have appeared across all platforms of NBC News, including NBC Nightly News, Today, and MSNBC. Ms. Thompson led NBC’s coverage of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reporting on all aspects of the crisis from its beginning to when the well was finally killed. Her extensive investigative coverage made Ms. Thompson the NBC News’ correspondent with the most airtime in 2010, according to the Tyndall Report. She has traveled to Copenhagen to cover climate change negotiations, as well as Greenland, Costa Rica, the Amazon, Australia, and Europe to cover such issues as alternative fuels, global warming, land usage, and new technologies. In 2011, Ms. Thompson was named the Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent by the Alliance for Women in Media, receiving their Gracie Award for her unparalleled coverage of the BP oil spill. She was also part of the NBC Nightly News team that won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award and the Emmy Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina.



Dominique Browning 
Co-Founder and Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force
Dominique Browning is the Co-Founder and Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force, a special project of Environmental Defense Fund. She writes regularly for The New York Times and and also contributes to numerous other publications. Browning spent most of her journalistic career in the magazine world, as an editor at Esquire, Texas Monthly, Newsweek, and House & Garden. She is the author of several books, including one for young children about air, called “Every Breath We Take,” and her most recent book is “SLOW LOVE: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, & Found Happiness.” She has also served on various boards, including The New York Botanical Garden, the Battery Conservancy, and the Historic House Trust of New York City. Browning is the mother of two sons.

Rebecca Moore
Director of Google Earth, Earth Engine and Earth Outreach

Rebecca Moore is Director of Google Earth, Earth Engine and Earth Outreach. She initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform that puts an unprecedented amount of satellite imagery online and enables scientists to conduct global-scale monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth’s environment. Moore also conceived and leads the Google Earth Outreach program, which supports nonprofits, educators and indigenous communities in applying Google’s mapping tools to the world’s most pressing problems in environmental conservation, human rights, and cultural preservation. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community. She received a bachelor’s degree in artificial intelligence with honors from Brown University and a master’s degree from Stanford University. In 2013, Moore was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Open Science.

Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut, and intrepid explorer. Prior to this position, she served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator for NOAA. In this role, she directed work in the areas of weather and water services, climate science and services, and Earth-observations. She was the inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the
John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. Previously, she served as President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH. Dr. Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978. She holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. She holds a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology from Dalhousie University in Canada.



Warrie Price
Founder & President, The Battery Conservancy

Founding The Battery Conservancy in 1994 and serving as its President for over 20 years, Warrie has led the redesign and rebuilding of the 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. She spearheaded The Battery's dramatic transformation by forging partnerships with city, state, and federal agencies, private sector organizations and individual donors, raising more than $126 million. Today, The Battery is nearing completion for its 6 million annual visitors.

Its vast perennial gardens, organic urban farming, and resilient storm water management set a new standard in public landscape design, while honoring the park's history as one of the oldest public open spaces in continuous use in New York City. The Battery and its centerpiece landmark, Castle Clinton National Monument, have played pivotal roles in the history of our City and our nation. They now are thriving as integral parts of Lower Manhattan's revitalization. Warrie believes that public parks can demonstrate the importance of horticulture, agriculture, and water to the future of sustainable cities.

In addition to her role as President the Battery Conservancy, Warrie serves as New York City's Battery Administrator and New York State's Harbor Park Director. Previously, she was Founding Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and has championed the protection of New York waterfronts through serving on the Manhattan Borough President's Waterfront Taskforce and on the boards of Scenic Hudson and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.

Warrie began her career in government, working for the U.S. Foreign Service as Assistant Cultural Attaché in Santiago, Chile. She was awarded a fellowship from the Kennedy School at Harvard University where she received a Master of Public Administration. From there, she was recruited to her first job in New York City government as a project manager with the Bureau of Budget.

Flo Stone
Flo Stone is Founder and President Emerita of the annual Environmental Film Festival
in the Nation's Capital, which she started in 1993. Presented for 23 years in Washington DC, the Festival has built a forum for public understanding of environmental issues ranging from hydrology to climate change, toxicants to resource depletion, food safety to energy conservation. Providing access to a full complement of environmental subjects, the festival fosters vital comprehension and dialogue, action and advocacy, inspiration and change. Exposing the public to such now-seminal works as GasLand, highlighting the dangers of hydraulic fracturing; March of the Penguins, depicting the epic journey of emperor penguins to ancestral breeding grounds; and An Inconvenient Truth, initiating a worldwide conversation about climate change, the Festival has promoted some of the most influential films of our time.

Each year more than 150 films are screened at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, creating the largest and longest running environmental film festival in the United States, availing thousands to the persuasive power of film. Affecting a person's world view more immediately and deeply than by any other medium, film maintains an unprecedented power to persuade and serves as an essential tool in environmental education today. The Festival has provided the public with a better understanding of the vast and complex issues challenging the environmental movement and has invited countless individuals, thought leaders, and distributors to consider their role and that of the collective whole in the greatest challenge of our time. Prior to founding the Festival, Stone worked on public programming for the American Museum of Natural History, where she initiated the Margaret Mead Film Festival now celebrating 39 years.


Ellen V. Futter
Ellen V. Futter has been President of the American Museum of Natural History since 1993
. During her tenure, the Museum has been in one of the most active periods of growth in its history, including strengthening and expanding its longstanding leadership in science education, and extending the role of museums more tyxvccbroadly in the formal education system. Over the last two decades, the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation has advanced a global mission of environmental science, as well as education and outreach about conservation. In 2006, with the establishment of the Richard Gilder Graduate School, the AMNH became the first American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree and in 2011, the Museum launched the nation's first free-standing museum-based Master of Arts program in teaching, focused on Earth science. These programs leverage the Museum's unique resources to create innovative programs in post-secondary education, helping to prepare the next generation of scientists, science teachers and scientifically literate citizens. In recognition of her leadership in education, Ms. Futter was designated a commissioner on the Carnegie-IAS Commission on Mathematics and Science Education and, in March 2010, testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology on the issue of STEM education. Before joining the Museum, Ms. Futter served as President of Barnard College for thirteen years where, at the time of her inauguration, she was the youngest person to assume the presidency of a major American college.

Kaiulani Lee 
Kaiulani Lee has more than thirty-five years of experience in theater, film and television, starring in over a dozen plays on and off- Broadway. For the past twenty-two years, Lee has been performing her one-woman play, "A Sense of Wonder," based on the life and works of Rachel Carson. "A Sense of Wonder" reminds the audience of the monumental stature and influence of Rachel Carson, of how precious our natural world is, and of just how dramatic and difficult the challenges can be for those who stand to protect the truth. Lee's performance is profoundly moving and the play is an immense vehicle promoting environmental education and activism. It has been performed at over one hundred universities, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, at the Department of Interior's 150th anniversary, and on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson's voice once again to the halls of Congress. In 2007, Bill Moyers celebrated Lee's work with an hour-long interview on Bill Moyers Journal. "A Sense of Wonder" was later filmed by award-winning cinematographer, Haskel Wexler, featured at film festivals across the globe and aired nationally on PBS. In 2011, Miss Lee's second play, "Can't Scare Me...The Story of Mother Jones," opened at the Atlas Theater in Washington, D.C. She has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award on Broadway and has won the Obie Award for "Outstanding off-Broadway Achievement."

Nell Newman
The daughter of actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Nell Newman grew up in a rural Connecticut home where she had an early introduction to natural foods. After receiving a B.S. in human ecology, Nell worked at the Environmental Defense Fund, served as Executive Director of the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary, working to reestablish the Bald Eagle in central California and as Development Director for the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, the non-profit responsible for the captive breeding and restoration of the Peregrine Falcon in California. Nell's commitment to organic foods and sustainable agriculture led her to convince her father to establish an organic division of Newman's Own. She won him over by creating a completely organic Thanksgiving dinner, and then suggesting organic food products for the new Newman's Own Organics® line. Newman's Own Organics: The Second Generation® launched in 1993 with business partner Peter Meehan, bringing "great tasting products that happen to be organic" to the American public. Over two decades later, the company produces over 100 organic products and continues to promote the idea that organic food can be delicious, profitable and accessible to all. Nell currently serves as a board member of the Wholesome Wave Foundation, EcoTrust and Allergy Kids.


Marian S. Heiskell
Conservationist and Philanthropist
Marian S. Heiskell is a lifelong conservationist and leader in numerous public and philanthropic activities focused on preserving green spaces in New York City and across the nation. She was a citizen founder of the iconic Gateway National Recreation Area, one of the country's largest urban national parks. She is the Honorary Chairman of GrowNYC, former Chairman of The New 42nd Street, Inc., and a driving force behind the restoration of 42nd Street and Times Square. She is also Chairman of the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy; a member of the Board of Directors of Audubon New York; a member of the Board of Directors of the 42nd Street Development Corp.; and an Honorary Life Trustee of the Community Service Society of New York. Mrs. Heiskell is proud to have been the granddaughter, daughter, wife, sister, and aunt of the Publisher of The New York Times. She is a former member of The New York Times Company Board and also served as the first woman Board member of several other corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Merck & Co., Inc., and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Lady Bird Johnson 
First Lady and Environmental Pioneer

As a child, Lady Bird Johnson paddled under the great cypress trees of Caddo Lake in northeast Texas, learning to love the land. She devoted much of her life to preserving it. After her husband, Lyndon Johnson, was elected President in 1964, she made conservation her cause. She beautified parks, small and large, and thousands of miles of highway. "Though the word beautification makes the concept sound merely cosmetic, it involves much more: clean water, clean air, clean roadsides, safe waste disposal and preservation of valued old landmarks as well as great parks and wilderness areas," Mrs. Johnson said. The Highway Beautification Act of 1964 is her legacy, but the Johnson administration's legacy includes nearly 200 environmental laws. At the age of 70, she created the National Wildflower Research Center, now the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in Austin, Texas, to demonstrate the value and beauty of native plants which are threatened worldwide.


The Reverend Canon Sally Grover Bingham
President, The Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power & Light

The Reverend Canon Sally Grover Bingham, an Episcopal priest and Canon for the Environment in the Diocese of California, was one of the first faith leaders to fully recognize global warming as a moral issue. She is founder and president of The Regeneration Project and its national Interfaith Power & Light campaign, which mobilizes religious communities to address global warming. The Rev. Bingham serves on the national boards of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Environmental Working Group, and the advisory board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. In 2012, she received the Rachel Carson Award from the Audubon Society. The Rev. Bingham is the lead author of Love God Heal Earth, a collection of 21 essays on environmental stewardship by religious leaders, published by St. Lynn's Press. 

L. Hunter Lovins
President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

As President of Natural Capitalism Solution, Hunter Lovins helps companies, communities and countries implement more sustainable business practices profitably. Hunter has worked in numerous countries, and was recently asked to participate at a conference at the United Nations on reframing the economy. Over her 30 years as a sustainability thought leader, Hunter has written hundreds of articles and 13 books. A founder of the field of Sustainable Management, Hunter has helped create several MBA programs and currently teaches Sustainable Business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Washington State, the University of Denver and Bard College. Hunter has won dozens of awards, including the European Sustainability Pioneer award, the Right livelihood Prize (the alternative Nobel), Time Magazine has recognized her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet, and Newsweek called her the Green Business Icon.  

Janette Sadik-Khan
Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation

Janette Sadik-Khan has served as the Commissioner of NYCDOT since 2007. Internationally recognized for her expertise in transportation issues, public policy development and innovative finance, Sadik-Khan has implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability throughout NYC, and ensure a state of good repair on the city's roads, sidewalks and bridges. Sadik-Khan has overseen a series of innovative projects, including creating more pedestrian space in Times Square and along Broadway from Columbus Circle to Union Square, the planning and launch of seven Select Bus Service routes, the addition of 300 miles of bicycle lanes, the installation and design of 50 plazas citywide, and the publication of a Street Design Manual and Street Works Manual that define new standards for creating more durable and attractive streets. 


Maya Lin
Artist, Architect, and Environmentalist

Maya Lin has maintained a careful balance between art and architecture throughout her career, creating a remarkable body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials. A committed environmentalist, Lin's work draws inspiration from the landscape, interpreting the world through a twenty-first century technological lens. Her work asks the viewer to reconsider nature and the environment at a time when it is crucial to do so. She is now working on her last memorial, "What is Missing?", a monument manifested as a webpage, video works, and multi-sited installations that raise awareness of the current global extinction crisis.Sigourney Weaver
Actress and Environmental Activist

Acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver is well-known, both on and off the screen, for her dedication to the conservation movement. A vocal advocate for the protection of mountain gorillas, Sigourney won an Academy Award nomination and was awarded a Golden Globe for her role as primatologist Dian Fossey in "Gorillas in the Mist." In addition, she serves as Honorary Chairperson of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. Sigourney has also been a friend of the oceans, speaking out against deep sea trawling before the 2006 United Nations General Assembly and narrating NRDC's "Acid Test," an in-depth look at ocean acidification. Sigourney is recognized for giving voice to Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" and for her lead role as Dr. Grace Augustine in James Cameron's poignant blockbuster, "Avatar." Sigourney is currently starring on Broadway in Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.


Suzanne Lewis
Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park

On February 10, 2002, Suzanne Lewis began her duties as the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. She manages more than 2.2 million acres, a staff of 400 and has an annual base budget of more than $36 million, the largest operating budget of any national park in the National Park Service. Before coming to Yellowstone, Suzanne was superintendent at Glacier National Park. She began her NPS career as a seasonal park ranger in 1978 at Gulf Islands National Seashore. During her 11-year tenure at Gulf Islands National Seashore, she served in a variety of positions including park technician, park historian, supervisory park ranger and management assistant to the superintendent. Chosen in 1988 for an international assignment to the Republic of Haiti, she assisted the United Nation's efforts to preserve, protect and educate Haitians in the preservation of natural and cultural resources. In 1989, Lewis was appointed acting superintendent for Christiansted National Historic Site and Buck Island Reef National Monument in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was selected in 1990 as the first superintendent for the newly created Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve - a national park site in Jacksonville, Florida. Lewis served as the superintendent for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1997 to April 2000, where she managed one of the busiest national recreation areas in the United States.

Ms. Lewis earned her B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in American History, in 1978 from the University of West Florida. During her Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, Lewis completed assignments with the Department of Interior Secretary's Special Assistant for Alaska, the Department of interior Office of Management and Budget, and the Walt Disney World Corporation.

Throughout her NPS career, Lewis has received numerous awards recently being named as a 2007 National Women's History Month Honoree; the National Women's History Project is known nationally as the only clearing house providing information to expand the understanding of women's contribution to U.S. history.

Other awards include; the Secretary's Bronze Executive Leadership Award in March 2004, the National Park Service Meritorious Service Award in September 2003, and the National Parks and Conservation Association Park Manager of the Year for Partnerships in 1994. She was also awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the Girl Scout Councils of America in 1997.

Lewis enjoys traveling and completed a tour of national parks in southern Africa in 1996, and Sweden in 2005. Other interests include producing pottery, and the outdoors. She has been married to Michael Hurrell since 1983.

Isabella Rossellini
Actress, Director, Writer & Environmental Activist

Moving easily from early forays into comedy and television reporting to roles in movies, television, and stage productions and from an illustrious international modeling career (as the face of Lancome for 14 years) and developing her own brand of cosmetics to writing and philanthropy, and after appearing in more than 40 films ("Blue Velvet," "Death Becomes Her," "The Saddest Music in the World," "Infamous") and 25 made-for-television movies/series ("Alias," "Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed," "Iconoclasts," "30 Rock"), Isabella Rossellini turned her eye to film making. Her debut was her mischievous and witty film, "My Dad is 100 Years Old," a pretend dialogue about the essence of film. In it, Ms. Rossellini appears as herself, speaks her father's words, and also brilliantly portrays Fellini, Selznick, Hitchcock, Chaplin, and her own mother, whom she strikingly resembles.

In 2008 Robert Redford's Sundance Institute commissioned Ms. Rossellini to make a series of short films to address the issues of the environment. She chose the mating habits of bugs and called her series GREEN PORNO, which has been celebrated in film festivals here and abroad. She won the Webby Award for "Best Individual Performance" for GREEN PORNO. For the second series, which involves sea creatures, she took courses in biology at New York University. The third season of GREEN PORNO features marine life and sea creatures. In addition to the shorts on the Sundance Channel, in the fall of 2009, a book of GREEN PORNO was released which included all three seasons of the shorts.

On the heels of the great sucess of GREEN PORNO, Ms. Rossellini has partnered up with Sundance again for a new series about animal courtship to be called SEDUCE ME. The first five short films will be released in April 2010 and the second five re