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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_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Neymar bags two-match ban Neymar has been ordered to pay former club Barcelona £6.1 million (€6.7m) after the Paris Saint-Germain forward lost a lawsuit over an unpaid bonus.The La Liga champions confirmed in a statement on Friday that the Brazil forward’s claim to a £39.5 million (€43.6 million) bonus had been “fully dismissed”. Neymar left the Blaugrana for PSG back in 2017 for a world record fee of £201 million (€222m) but pursued a court ruling concerning the terms of the last contract he signed at the Nou Camp a year earlier.The 28-year-old had been linked with a return to the Nou Camp over the last year with a move close last summer, but the court ruling appears to have now ended any potential future move.A club statement read: “Barcelona expresses its satisfaction with the verdict announced today in relation to the lawsuit involving FC Barcelona and the player Neymar Jr regarding the amount of the signing bonus in the final renewal of the player’s contract.“The ruling has fully dismissed the player’s claim for payment of 43.6 million euros, and has accepted a large part of the defence presented by FC Barcelona, as a result of which the player must return 6.7 million euros to the club.“Since the player’s representative is entitled to appeal this decision, the club shall continue to fervently defend its legitimate interests.” The Santos academy graduate has two years remaining on his contract in the French capital.Neymar will hope to play a part in PSG’s efforts to break through and claim a maiden Champions League title.Injury prevented Neymar’s involvement in the knock-out stages of PSG’s last two campaigns.Though a last 16 victory over Borussia Dortmund, which saw Neymar score in the second-leg comeback at the Parc des Princes, has galvinised Thomas Tuchel’s group.Though Ligue 1 has been ended prematurely due to coronavirus, which will mean PSG are unable to play competitive matches before the last eight, which will resume on 12 August as part of an innovative mini-tournament in Lisbon. —Tags: BlaugranaLa LigaNeymarParis Saint-Germainlast_img read more

first_imgSyracuse (15-8, 4-6 Atlantic Coast) visits Louisville (16-7, 6-4) just two days after losing at home to No. 2 Virginia. The Orange has also won just one of its last six contests against the Cardinals. See if our beat writers think SU can overcome the quick turnaround and lack of success against the UofL.Matthew Gutierrez (20-3)Move alongLouisville 63, Syracuse 54Syracuse may win on the road only one or two times this season (Wake Forest? North Carolina State?), and Monday night against Louisville is certainly not one of them. The Orange is coming off its worst offensive game at home in nearly 60 years, while the Cardinals are shooting the lights out recently, including a 50-percent shooting performance against Virginia (bravo), a 51-percent performance in a rout of Wake Forest and a 42.9-percent 3-point shooting outing against Florida State on Saturday. SU will run with its thin lineup on about 48 hours rest, a strenuous period made no easier when you consider this: SU has lost five of its last six to UofL. With just eight more games left on the schedule, chalk this up as a third-consecutive loss.Sam Fortier (18-5)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUofSyracuseLsLouisville 66, Syracuse 52Louisville is great on defense and solid on offense. Syracuse is great on defense and “horrible,” as Jim Boeheim said, on offense. The Cardinals’ recent hot-shooting and their length should be all UofL needs to coast over a struggling Orange squad that hasn’t been great on the road this season anyway. Now, SU is seeing its postseason chances slip further and further away.Tomer Langer (17-6)Not in the CardsLouisville 65, Syracuse 54There are so many different factors working against the Orange in this one. It’s a road game, it’s being played two days after SU’s last game (which happened to be against the No. 2 team in the country), and Bourama Sidibe might not be available again given the short turnaround and the fact that he couldn’t go on Saturday because of his knee injury. Meanwhile, SU center Paschal Chukwu has had arguably his worst stretch of the season. If he doesn’t play up to par, SU will have a hard time contending with 7-foot, 215-pound UofL center Anas Mahmoud. For SU to win this game, we’d need to see a replica of the team that beat BC, because every other performance since 2018 started (including two wins over lowly Pittsburgh) hasn’t been good enough. Comments Published on February 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more