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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_img 122 Views   no discussions BusinessInternationalLifestyleLocalNews Secret Bay Contending for Travel + Leisure’s 2020 Top Caribbean Hotel by: – February 17, 2020 We’re excited to share that Dominica and Secret Bay are being considered as a ‘Top Caribbean Destination’ and ‘Top Caribbean Hotel’ in Travel + Leisure’s “2020 World’s Best Awards.”Together, let’s earn top recognition for Dominica by selecting our country as the best destination. We would be further grateful if you select Secret Bay as the best hotel. The resort claimed a top 10 spot in the “2019 World’s Best Awards” in the ‘Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas’ category, and is aiming to be number one this year.There are two ways to vote: One is to email tlwbagiveaway@opiniontrack.com with subject line: ‘T+L World’s Best Awards Giveaway’ and in the body of the email, include: Country Destination: Dominica, Hotel: Secret Bay, along with your name and address. Or take the survey by visiting: https://wba.m-rr.com/home, following the prompts and ultimately selecting ‘Dominica’ then ‘Secret Bay.’ See full survey instructions below.Voting Instructions by Survey:Visit https://wba.m-rr.com/homeClick “continue,” then follow prompts to register login and enter biographical infoWhen asked which regions you have traveled to within the past 3 years, select “Caribbean”When asked which countries you have traveled to within the past 3 years, select “Dominica”When asked which categories you would like to rate, select “Islands” and “Hotels”Click “select items to rate,” then follow the prompts to cast your vote for Dominica and Secret BayAbout Secret Bay Secret Bay features a limited collection of six freestanding, secluded and sustainably-crafted villas that are immersed in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea. Offering a wealth of transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities, architectural residential-style villas, and night and day access to remote beaches, Secret Bay provides guests with the ultimate six-star hideaway experience. Secret Bay, recently accepted into Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious association of luxury hotels and restaurants in the world, is the first and only property in Dominica and just the eighth property in the Caribbean to join the internationally acclaimed, elite group of independent hotels. Secret Bay recently earned Green Global Certification and has received numerous accolades in its eight years in operation, most recently named “Dominica’s Leading Hotel” by World Travel Awards and “Boutique Luxury Hotel of the Year” by Caribbean Journal. Secret Bay is located at Ross Boulevard, Dominica and can be reached at +1 767 445 4444 or info@secretbay.dm and online at http://secretbay.dm/. Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgThink Then · Junior Gabriella Then and the No. 1 Women of Troy won the inaugural East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday. Then won her semifinal match against Baylor and followed with a win in the finals against Duke. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationThe No. 1 women’s golf team closed out a 4-1 semifinal victory over Baylor at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday and followed it with a 4-1 win over Duke to clinch the first-ever East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Georgia.The Women of Troy captured their second first-place finish of the year in four fall events.Senior Kyung Kim won her match Monday night while freshman Robynn Ree, junior Gabriella Then and junior Tiffany Chan clinched wins Tuesday. Junior Karen Chung was the lone Woman of Troy to fall to Baylor.Chung redeemed her semifinal loss with a win over her Duke opponent in the final match. Kim, Then and Chan won as well, while Ree dropped her match to Duke.The Women of Troy will not play again until Feb. 7 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.The men’s team defeated LSU 4-1 in the third-place match of the East Lake Cup after falling 4-1 to Illinois in the semifinals.Freshman Justin Suh, sophomore Sean Crocker, junior Rico Hoey and sophomore Jonah Texeira all tallied wins over LSU to propel the Trojans to a third-place finish in Atlanta.“Even though we were in the consolation match, it was nice to redeem ourselves with LSU,” Hoey said. “We didn’t show them what we were capable of at nationals, so it was good to play to our potential today and get a win.”The Trojans will play again on Feb. 4 at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii.last_img read more