This article was orginally published by Bangor Daily News on September 16, 2015. View the original article here.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Manomet, a New England based non-profit that works in the areas of conservation, business sustainability and science education, announces the hiring of two new staff members – Danielle Sarmir and Lora Winslow – as part of its expanding Sustainable Economies Program.

The Sustainable Economies Program is based in Brunswick, Maine and advises businesses and communities on practices that enhance their economic viability and quality of life while also reducing their environmental footprint.

Danielle Sarmir, Senior Program Associate, has more than 15 years of experience working in marketing, government and public relations, most recently for The Smithers Group where she led B2B marketing efforts for the U.S. information services division. At Manomet, Danielle will be driving the marketing and public relations efforts on, as well as the Grocery Stewardship Certification program, the nation’s first and only grocery sustainability certification program. Danielle also serves as the Vice President to Portland Buy Local’s Board of Directors, a volunteer-driven non-profit which supports locally owned, independent businesses and focuses on building community economic strength.

Lora Winslow, Program Associate, brings to Manomet more than a decade of experience working in the sustainability and environmental field, in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Lora will be working primarily on Manomet’s, an online tool that allows businesses to benchmark and improve their sustainable business practices. Prior to joining Manomet, Lora worked for The SunriseGuide and Reverb, led marketing and sustainability initiatives for O’Naturals, a regional organic restaurant chain and received her Master’s in environmental law and policy with a concentration in climate change from Vermont Law School. She also founded and directed The Naked Truth Project, a nonprofit that educated consumers about the toxins found in conventional food and products, and what safer alternatives exist.

“Danielle and Lora are key to continuing the growth of Root360 and the Grocery Stewardship Certification program,” said Anthony Jaccarino, Sustainable Economies Senior Program Leader. “Our Sustainable Economies Program has a long history of working with the forestry and dairy industries, as well as success with our Downeast Fisheries Partnership, and we look forward to advancing sustainability in new sectors in the future.”

About Manomet

Manomet believes that people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow. A nonprofit grounded in science, Manomet champions better practices in conservation, business sustainability, and science education in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit