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Manomet Promotes Damrell To Head Grocery Sustainability Program

Catrina Damrell Manomet
Catrina Damrell

Manomet, a developer of North America’s first sustainability system for the grocery sector, announced that Catrina Damrell will be leading the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program as Manomet’s program manager of grocery sustainability. Damrell, who was crucial in the development of the seven-year-old program, has been the field manager for the GSC for the past six-and-a-half years.

She has held numerous positions in the environmental realm, from working as a field technician studying the Bahaman Parrot on Abaco Island to on-site consulting for a carbon-neutral certification program for wineries in New Zealand. She is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow alumnus, receiving her scholarship in 2012 to teach English in Indonesia. During that formative experience, she also volunteered at a local environmental grassroots organization, and also designed and led a student-run film project on solid waste management affecting local beaches.

“I am thrilled to grow Manomet’s work with the grocery sector and beyond,” said Damrell. “Customers are excited when they see grocery stores demonstrating their commitment to sustainability; employees get engaged and more productive when they learn how they can implement sustainability where they work; and the grocery stores save money, water, and energy by focusing on making their day-to-day operations more sustainable.”

Manomet’s GSC started in New England but now engages retailers in 21 states and Canada. Hannaford Supermarkets, Weis Markets, Associated Grocers of New England, Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market are some of the retailers who are participating in Manomet’s grocery sustainability work.

“Catrina’s impressive knowledge of operational sustainability practices—from waste management to energy efficiency to employee engagement—will make her an effective leader for the Grocery Stewardship Certification program,” said Andy Whitman, director of Manomet’s Sustainable Economies program. “She has built strong relationships within the grocery sector due to her passion for finding opportunities for retailers of all sizes to save money and resources,” said “I am confident in Catrina’s ability to raise the profile of the GSC grocery retailers as leaders in sustainability.”

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