Sierra magazine has recognized Green Mountain College for its innovative efforts in sustainability, ranking GMC as the greenest college in the nation in its annual “Coolest Schools” feature. The cover story in the magazine’s September/October issue cites GMC for its commitment to sustainability in several categories including energy efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, and financial investments.”Green Mountain College excels in most categories, and it’s the MVP when it comes to creativity. The campus gets power and heat from biomass and biogas (a.k.a. cow power),” the magazine said, referring to GMC’s new combined heat and power biomass plant and the College’s participation in Central Vermont Public Service’s Cow Power program, which converts cow manure on Vermont farms to methane gas, a renewable source of energy. No school scored a perfect 100 in the assessment; GMC came closest at 88.6.”Green Mountain established its environmental liberal arts mission in 1995, so we are an ‘early adapter’ in responding to the social and environmental challenges of our times,” said GMC president Paul J. Fonteyn. “Through our Environmental Liberal Arts program, we’ve sought to provide an education that emphasizes sustainability across all disciplines. This recognition is a testament to all the hard work of a whole generation of students, faculty and staff.”Fonteyn noted that construction of the school’s new biomass plant resulted from a strong collaboration among students, faculty, College administrators, and the Board of Trustees. The new plant will use locally-sourced woodchips to provide 85% of the school’s heat and generate 20% of its electricity. Through this project and several other initiatives, GMC expects to be the first college in the country to reach carbon neutrality after having reduced carbon emissions by more than 50%.Green Mountain College received several other accolades for sustainability practices in recent months. The College received a score of 98 out of a perfect 99 in the Princeton Review’s annual college “green” rankings included in the 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges. GMC announced in June that SAGE (Students for Academic and Green Engagement) Hall, the College’s recently renovated honors residence hall, was designated as a LEED® gold certified building by the U.S. Green Building Council.Sierra’s September/October cover story spotlights the schools that are making a difference for the planet, and marks the magazine’s fourth annual listing of America’s greenest universities and colleges.The complete list is available online at www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201009/coolschools/top100.aspx(link is external). To learn more about what GMC is doing to make its campus more sustainable, visit http://www.greenmtn.edu/sustainability.aspx(link is external).SOURCE: Green Mountain College. POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
60 Views no discussions Share Ms. Fenella K. Wenham; new and first female President of the National Youth Council.Outgoing Chairperson Ms. Fenella K Wenham is the new and first female President of the Dominica National Youth Council. The council held its 15th General Assembly this morning at the Grand Bay Primary School, under the theme “Embracing the Opportunity of Youth Development and Leadership.”She was elected president with 24 votes out of 33 ballots casted, while outgoing president Delroy Williams received 4 votes. Ms. Marva Tavenir who was nominated for the president position received 5 votes.Ms. Wenham who has served on the board of the National Youth Council for several years says she is ready to represent the youth positively.“I have served on at least three different positions on the National Youth Council, I used to be the Chairperson, General Secretary and 1st Vice President. At the National Youth Council our aim is to represent youth positively and as your president that is what I would like to do for you and with you, very importantly is with you,” Wenham said.In photo: newly elected Executive of the National Youth Council. Back row standing left to right is Secretary Anestine Baron, 1st Vice President Damon Jno. Baptiste, President Wenham, 2nd Vice President Keziah Augustine. Front row standing left to right is Committee member Almar Lawrence, Publicity Coordinator Nadisha Bravo, Chairperson Danika Hurtault, and Committee Member Mitch Jno. Charles.The other members of the executive body are; Damon Jno. Baptiste 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President Ms. Kezia Augustine, Ms. Danika Hurtault is the new Chairperson, Publicity Coordinator and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer positions are Nadisha Bravo and Anestine Baron respectively. Committee members are Mitch Jno. Charles and Almar Lawrence. The General Secretary and Treasurer postions are appointed positions which is the responsibility of the new executive. Presently Ms. Allana Rocque is the General Secretary and Sebastien Pascal the Treasurer.President Wenham who is a teacher says she has an excellent rapport with young people and this will assist her in rallying their support and speaking on their behalf.She plans on being a voice for the young people in issues pertaining to employment as well as highlighting their talents, skills and achievements.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Share LocalNews Fenella Wenham elected President of Dominica National Youth Council by: – July 16, 2011 Sharing is caring!
Visakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen as the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs in the second ODI that was played at the VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India has thus leveled the three-match series 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will be held in Cuttack on Sunday.The West Indies were set a target of 389 by India with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring centuries as part of a 227-run opening stand. The visitors started the chase well with a 61-run stand between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Shardul Thakur got the breakthrough off the last ball of the 11th over with Lewis mistiming a pull right down the throat of Shreyas Iyer.Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 139 in the previous match, replaced Lewis but his stay didn’t last long primarily thanks to a brilliant fielding effort from Shreyas. He first stopped the ball from racing to the boundary in extraordinary fashion, tumbled over the ropes and recovered before gathering the ball and completing a gun throw to the non-striker’s end. Jadeja, who was bowling the over, collected the throw and whipped away the bails promptly to complete the runout. Hetmyer could only make four runs off seven balls.Jadeja then dismissed Roston Chase with a nearly unplayable delivery in his next over. However, Nicholas Pooran then played a counter-attacking inning to shift the balance in favor of the visitors. With a solid Hope holding up one end, Pooran went after the Indian bowlers.The pair put up 106 runs for the fourth wicket, most of which were scored by Pooran. He went after India’s wicket-taking bowlers and momentarily put West Indies on cruise mode. However, Mohammed Shami affected a turnaround in the 30th over with consecutive wickets.He first managed to get a top edge off Pooran after which the ball ballooned up in the air. Kuldeep made no mistake with the catch and Pooran had to walk having made 75 runs off 47 balls. Shami then got West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard off the very next ball. Earlier, Pollard’s counterpart Virat Kohli had been dismissed for a golden duck too, thus making this the first time in an ODI that the captains of both teams had been dismissed off the first ball they faced.Shami did not get a hat-trick but that is exactly what Kuldeep ended up doing two overs later. The first man to fall was Hope, who went for a sweep off the third ball of the over hoping to get it over the boundary but Indian captain Virat Kohli caught it right at the edge of the boundary. He walked on 78 off 85 balls.Kuldeep then deceived Jason Holder in flight with a googly. The all-rounder missed it altogether and dragged his feet out of the crease. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was alert to it and knocked off the bails while Holder’s foot was still in the air.Kuldeep then bowled a wrong’un from around the stumps towards new batsman Alzarri Joseph. The ball took a thick outside edge and Kedar Jadhav did well to hold on to it at second slip.Keemo Paul anchored the tail and fell four runs short of his maiden ODI fifty to a Mohammed Shami yorker which marked the end of the West Indies innings. Paul shared a 50-run stand for the ninth wicket with Khary Pierre and added 20 for the last wicket.Earlier, Rohit and Rahul’s massive opening stand was backed up by an astonishing late assault from Pant and Shreyas. While Rahul (102) was dismissed in the same over that he raised his hundred, Rohit carried on and looked primed for a record-extending fourth ODI double ton. However he fell on 159 to Sheldon Cottrell in the 44th over.That was only the start of the pain for West Indies however as Pant came in and made his intentions clear with a six off the second ball he faced. He hit another six two balls later and then a single to take strike as Cottrell came back for the 46th over.Pant hit two sixes and three fours in that over, thus taking 24 runs off it. Iyer gave Chase an even worse pasting in the next, smashing four sixes and a four. 31 runs were scored off the 47th. Pant was dismissed in the next over and Iyer after that while Kedar Jadhav hit three fours off the last one as India just failed to cross the 400-run mark.Brief scores: India 387/5 (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83) vs West Indies 280 (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39). (IANS)Also read:Rohit Sharma dismantles Bangladesh as India level SeriesAlso watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajhar