Ladies Of A Feather Flock Together For Audubon Society Luncheon Honoring Women In Conservation

by THERESA WON · May 20, 2009

[Pamela Taylor, Nicole Miller. All photos by AMBER DE VOS for PMc] The old colloquialism, "Birds of a feather flock together", rang especially true at the 6th annual Audubon Society's Women in Conservation Luncheon held yesterday at the Plaza Hotel.  Women have played an integral part of the bird-loving society since its days of inception when protests were held by ladies opposing the slaughter of birds for plumed hates which must have all the rage back in the early 20th century. Modern-day women who have made a great impact in the environmental movement such as Dr. Sylvia Earle, Sally Jewell, and Elizabeth Titus Putnam received the Audubon's Rachel Carson Award for their strides made in conservation.  Also honored were Elizabeth Colleton, Jane Evans and Susan Haspel of NBC Universal's "Green is Universal" campaign.  NBC's Environmental Affairs correspondent, Anne Thompson, presided over the elegant and eco-conscious event.

Anne Thompson Liz Putnam, Sally Jewell, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Elizabeth Colleton, Jane Evans, Susan Haspel, Allison Rockefeller Libby Fitzgerald, Lisa McCarthy Celeste Boele, Debbie Stevenson, John Flicker, Allison Rockefeller

Elisabeth Saint-Amand, Vanessa Cornell, Lara Meiland-Shaw