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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_imgThis Saturday, March 2, the Atlanta Track Club is hostingthe Road to Gold 8.2 mile race. The race will serve as a preview of the OlympicMarathon Trials course for February 2020, also taking place in Atlanta. Themarathon trials course will consist of 3 loops of six miles with a final loopof 8.2 miles. The Road to Gold Race will cover both loops and mimic the final8.2 miles of the Olympic Marathon Trials course. The race will host a number ofOlympic hopefuls, offering them only one of two opportunities to run on theclosed streets of the 2020 Olympic Team Trails. Olympic hopefuls from aroundthe country will be entered into a separate division, which will begin justbefore the open race. Run like a futureOlympian at Atlanta’s Road to Gold 8.2 mile race New hearing forpipeline to cross Appalachian Trail has been rejectedcenter_img On Monday a federal appeals court in Richmond, VA denied arequest to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit that would have allowedthe Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Monongahela and George Washington nationalforests, including part of the Appalachian Trail. The request to hold afull-court hearing came from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and theU.S. Forest Service and was rejected by the 4th U.S. Circuit Courtof Appeals. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuitcriticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to approvethe pipeline’s crossing of the trail and that in doing so it had “abdicated itsresponsibility to preserve national forest resources.” last_img read more

first_img Reading the weather: The ‘nerdy’ aspect to RotoGrinders analysis February 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Related Articles Share All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 Share Submit Simon DenyerSports content and media provider Perform Group has announced that it has reached an agreement with the NFL to distribute its digital subscription produce ‘NFL Game Pass’ to ‘global territories’ outside the US and Europe.Agreeing on a multi-year agreement, Perform will gain exclusive rights to broadcast NFL Game Pass content which includes Monday, Thursday and Sunday Night games. Its service will also air the NFL playoffs and the league’s Super Bowl championship game.As an NFL broadcast partner, Perform informed that it would move to ‘accelerate’ the distribution of NFL Game Pass content outside of the US and Europe expanding the league’s fan base globally.Updating the market Simon Denyer, Perform Group CEO said, “Perform is delighted to be broadening our relationship with the NFL. We are committed to a long-term collaboration that will benefit both the sport and its fans. We are excited to work together to grow the brand for audiences across the globe.”Confirming its strategic media relationship, Perform detailed that its NFL Game Pass coverage covers over 100 countries and territories, including markets such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, and Turkey.Mark Waller, NFL EVP of International & Events said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Perform Group in some of our priority global markets to drive distribution and consumption of our key media offerings across a range of platforms. This is a mutually exciting opportunity to better serve the NFL’s growing global fan base.”last_img read more

first_img Share The governance of the Jockey Club has confirmed that Chief Executive Paul Fisher will end his tenure as Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses next month, closing a 19-year executive relationship with the UK’s largest racetrack operator.The announcement sees further executive changes within the top ranks of UK racing, as the Jockey Club disclosed its executive management departure just hours following the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) confirming that CEO Nick Rust will step down at the end of 2020.The Jockey Club’s longest-serving executive, Fisher joined the firm in 2001 serving as Finance Director of London racing properties.A young Fisher would rise up the Jockey Club’s management ranks, taking leadership of Kempton Racetrack in 2005, a position that would lead to his appointment as Chief Operations Officer (COO) in 2008.Overseeing significant changes across UK racetracks, Fisher would be promoted to Jockey Club Managing Director in 2013, a position that would transitioned to Racecourses CEO in 2017.Confirming his departure Fisher said: “After 19 fantastic years at The Jockey Club, and more than ten of those running Jockey Club Racecourses, I’ve decided it’s time for a fresh challenge. I’m proud of the commercial growth, record prize money contributions and significant improvements to our facilities and the overall customer experience we’ve been able to deliver around the country at our courses, large and small.”Fisher’s departure comes as the wider Jockey Club group restructures its executive leadership team, which last year saw former BT Sport managing director Delia Bushell replace long-standing group CEO Simon Bazalgette, who ended his 10-year executive remit.Bushell commented on Fisher’s departure: “Paul has led an outstanding period of commercial growth and raised the bar on our Jockey Club Racecourses’ quality of service. I would like to thank him for his leadership, energy and the passion he has shown for racing in every aspect of our business. He can be very proud of what he’s helped to achieve, and I wish him every success in the future.” StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Submit Share GVS targets ‘equine support’ with new finance service August 18, 2020last_img read more

first_imgMarquis Green scored 13 points with six rebounds to lead Cajon past Fullerton 52-44 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA second-round game. Donovan Clark added 10 points with seven rebounds for the Cowboys (19-9), which advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in two years. Senior Jordan Richards scored 10 points in his last high school game as the Grizzlies (18-12) ended their season at the hands of the Seahawks. Fellow senior Mide Osifeso added seven points in the loss for Los Osos which has madethe playoffs for the past four seasons. DIVISION III-A West Valley 91, Serrano 87 Seniors Durrell Norman and Harrison Gaines each scored 22 points as the top-seeded Diamondbacks (25-4) lost to the Mustangs. DIVISION I-A Redondo Union 50, Los Osos 39 center_img Serrano, which trailed by as many as 22 in the first half, managed to pull within one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. But the Diamondbacks final rally fell short. Gaines, bound for Penn State had six assists in the loss for Serrano. James Tonic, who will come back as the team’s point guard, scored 19 points for Serrano . DIVISION IV-AA Ontario Christian 61, Jurupa Valley 47 Justus Jones scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Knights (22-5) defeated the Jackrabbits (15-13) to earn a trip back to the semifinals. Ontario Christian will play No. 4 seed Brethren Christian at a site to be determined via coin flip. Tyler Vanderzee scored 14 points with 11 rebounds for the Christian league champions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgTHEY may have fireworks around the globe celebrating 2016.But they don’t have the Northern Lights – we do.John McCandless was out ringing in the New Year in Inishowen and capturing these wonderful images. WHO NEEDS FIREWORKS? NORTHERN LIGHTS FIRE UP DONEGAL’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SKY was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalnorthern lightslast_img read more