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."
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.