Rubin Challenges University of Mary Washington Graduating Seniors to Confront Disconnect With Nature

In her Saturday, May 10 commencement address to graduating seniors at the University of Mary Washington, Rebecca R. Rubin, President and CEO of environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day, challenged the graduating class to have the wisdom and courage to reconnect humanity with the natural world, in a bid to resolve the planet's extraordinary environmental challenges now and for the future.

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Rebecca R. Rubin, President and CEO, Marstel-Day, LLC

Rebecca R. Rubin, President and CEO, Marstel-Day, LLC

I'm not asking the class of 2014 to go out and tie themselves to trees; I'm challenging them to choose a career path that incorporates vision, innovation and enterprise in ways that embrace and celebrate our interdependence with the natural world.

Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) May 11, 2014

In her Saturday, May 10 commencement address to graduating seniors at the University of Mary Washington, Rebecca R. Rubin, President and CEO of environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day, challenged the graduating class to have the wisdom and courage to reconnect humanity with the natural world, in a bid to resolve the planet's extraordinary environmental challenges now and for the future.

In her commencement speech, Rubin said: "Climate change is not itself the main problem. It's a symptom of a deeper dilemma: a profound and fundamental lack of respect for nature. Possibly even a fear of nature. The main play isn't curing the climate crisis -- though that does need to be done. It's fixing what's broken in our marriage with nature."

Click here to view the text of Rubin's commencement address.

Rubin, who started Marstel-Day twelve years ago with a core mission of conserving the natural world through its consulting work for governmental and commercial clients, has led the company through tremendous growth. Marstel-Day has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for five consecutive years. Throughout, the company has established itself as a leader in environmental sustainability, earning multiple accolades for its distinction as a green company.

"Marstel-Day is a real-world demonstration that a commitment to successful business and sustainability go hand-in-hand," said Rubin. "I'm not asking the class of 2014 to go out and tie themselves to trees; I'm challenging them to choose a career path that incorporates vision, innovation and enterprise in ways that embrace and celebrate our interdependence with the natural world."

In 2013, the White House named Rubin a Champion of Change for Community Resilience. Rubin received a bachelor degree from Harvard College and a masters degree in international security from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Working across the globe, Marstel-Day is a socially-responsible environmental company that helps clients address complex land, water, climate and energy challenges. Visit http://www.marstel-day.com.


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