Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell accepted a 2018 Rachel Carson Award Medal from the Audubon Society for her environmental conservation work. The national award honors women who have greatly advanced conservation locally and globally. Audubon honored Powell’s ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost, highly reliable power to Vermonters.
GMP CEO Mary Powell
“Rachel Carson was an environmental pioneer who inspired a movement through her writing to make the world a better, more sustainable place. It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition that highlights all the great work being done in Vermont by so many,” said Mary Powell, President and CEO at GMP. “I believe we all have a role in environmental stewardship and that energy can be a force for good. We put that philosophy to work at GMP every day for Vermonters.”
Other recipients of the 2018 Rachel Carson Medal are Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator during the Obama Administration, and Dorceta E. Taylor, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & James E. Crowfoot Professor at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.
In honoring Powell, the Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation specifically noted under her leadership GMP became the first utility to offer to help customers go off-grid; made Rutland, Vermont, the Solar Generation Capital of New England; became the first utility anywhere to offer customers the Tesla Powerwall battery; and in 2014, GMP became the first utility in the world to become a member of B Corp signifying GMP’s commitment to the environment, employees, and the community.
You can learn more about the Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Medals here: https://www.audubon.org/about/rachel-carson-award.
Source: GMP 5.15.2018