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first_imgSierra 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/ —last_img read more

first_imgMillsap, 33, is averaging 13.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 25 games this season while shooting a career-high 40.0 percent from 3-point range.The four-time All-Star ranks fifth on the Nuggets in scoring and second in rebounding. NBA free agency news: Nuggets sign Nick Young, waive Brandon Goodwin The loss of Millsap is just the latest blow for Denver. Michael Porter Jr., Isaiah Thomas, Will Barton and Gary Harris are dealing with or have dealt with injuries this season. To bolster the battered roster, the Nuggets signed veteran guard Nick Young to an undisclosed deal on Monday. Related News Paul Millsap will be missing in action until 2019.According to The Athletic, the Nuggets forward is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken big toe in his right foot.center_img Nuggets guard Monte Morris told reporters after Friday’s loss to the Hornets that Millsap had the broken toe, but the team was still determining a timetable for his return. Nuggets F Paul Millsap has broken toe on right foot, report sayslast_img read more

first_img1 Some England fans were not happy with Andros Townsend’s inclusion Roy Hodgson has come under scathing attack from England fans following his team selection ahead of the European Championship qualifier against Slovenia.The manager’s decision to pick Andros Townsend ahead of Theo Walcott hasn’t gone down well, with other surprises including Phil Jones continuing his place at right-back instead of the in form Nathaniel Clyne.It is first v second in Group E of the qualifying stages with England’s five wins out of five keeping them six points ahead of their opponents.The England staring line up to face Slovenia in Ljubljana is: Hart, Jones, Gibbs, Cahill, Smalling, Delph, Wilshere, Henderson, Townsend, Sterling, Rooney.Read the angry England fans’ comments belowlast_img read more