A Party with a Purpose

NWRA Board member, Rebecca Rubin, the President and CEO of Marstel-Day, hosted “A Party with a Purpose” on, December 11,  at the Old Silk Mill in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Party with a Purpose certainly had a purpose – promoting conservation and sustainability. The event, also known as the 2013 Marstel-Day Green Gala, highlighted the value of conservation and showcased how individuals, non-profits and businesses are working to be as sustainable as possible in their work.

This year, NWRA was lucky enough to be honored as one of two organizations highlighted. Tree Fredericksburg, a local non-profit that plants trees all over the city, was highlighted as well.

IMG_1972Over 250 people were in attendance including members of the City of Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development & Tourism, representatives from the Rappahannock River Valley NWR and Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends, sustainable building and printing companies and local banks who strive to support these sustainable practices.  Keeping in line with the sustainable theme, all food served was from Foode, a local caterer, who works with local suppliers and growers to reduce the carbon footprint.

Overall, the event raised about $22,000 for the two organizations. NWRA thanks Marstel-Day, its employees and particularly Rebecca Rubin!

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