NERC recognized by EPA for environmental distinction

first_imgThe Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has been recognized by EPA for its outstanding environmental achievements over its 25 year history. In a ceremony at historic Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, NERC was presented with its award by Curt Spaulding, EPA Regional Administrator, and by Cynthia Greene, EPA New England, Manager of the Energy and Climate Unit. In her remarks, Ms. Greene stated that she had worked with NERC since in 1990, when at the time, â EPA was working to develop recycling markets and divert recyclables from disposal. NERC is an impressive organization and one that the states and EPA relies on for timely research, project development and implementation, and information support. The Council is made up of the state recycling officials from 10 Northeastern states from Pennsylvania to Maine and it is now in its 25th year of work.âMs. Greene added that â this multi-state nonprofit is committed to all aspects of recycling market development through environmental and economic sustainability. NERC has been able to effectively work with manufacturers, business and commodity associations, the waste industry, local, state and federal governments to promote recycling market development. Their reach has been broad, from the typical recyclables such as newspapers to manure and food waste composting, electronics, pharmaceuticals, demolition debris, reuse and environmentally preferable purchasing.âThe EPA Environmental Merit Award recognizes valuable contributions to environmental awareness and problem solving, are a unique way that EPA recognizes individuals and groups that are making significant impacts on environmental quality in distinct ways. Awarded by EPA since 1970, the merit awards honor individuals and groups who have shown particular ingenuity and commitment in their efforts to preserve the region’s environment. This year’s competition drew nearly 100 nominations from across New England.”Congratulations to all of our 2012 Environmental Merit Award recipients. These awards are close to my heart because they acknowledge the importance of environmental stewardship,’said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPAâ s New England office.  “As stewards, all of these recipients are making real and lasting differences in communities across our beautiful region. Whether it’s finding innovative ways to safeguard our water resources or conserving the energy our communities use each day, each individual has advanced our mission to protect human health and the environment.”Brattleboro. 4.26.2012.last_img read more

The long road to a quick fix

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Reggae Creole Festival has ‘great potential’, says Tourism Minister

first_img Sharing is caring! 241 Views   one comment LocalNews Reggae Creole Festival has ‘great potential’, says Tourism Minister by: Dominica Vibes News – April 10, 2017 Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Robert TongeDominica’s Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert Tonge has described the first edition of the upcoming Reggae Creole Festival as an event of great potential. Tonge, who was speaking at the official launch on 5 April 2017 at the Fort Young Hotel, stated that government is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the event based on the tourism and economic impact it will have on the island. “We look forward to many more editions of this event because it has great potential, thus the reason why we were more than happy to be sponsors and partners of this epic event providing as much sponsorship as possible. We are one of the biggest sponsors of this event because we understand how important these kinds of events are to our country,” he stated. Minister Tonge noted that such events benefit the country’s economy as well as vendors, hoteliers, tour guides, taxi drivers, and other citizens; whether directly or indirectly. According to Tonge, when these events are held here, persons spend between seven to nine times the amount that the organizers spend. He also noted that even if the government doesn’t benefit immediately, they will benefit through Value Added Tax (VAT) collected and other taxes. Moreover, Minister Tonge advised local artistes, who will be performing at the festival, to come with their “A-game, so that persons out there can see what you offer, and get interested in you as an artiste”.“So, use this as your springboard to push yourself forward. Give your best. Plan it out. Make it as exciting as possible so that anybody out there who sees that event wants you to be on their stage,” Tonge further advised. Dominicans Colton T, Fanatik Band and Atunyah will share the stage with Luciano and Macka Diamond form Jamaica, Admiral T from Guadeloupe, and Paille and the Red Ties Gang from Martinique at the Windsor Park Stadium’s forecourt on 29 April 2017. Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Marlon Pack’s season card surprise

first_imgMarlon Pack revealed the good news this afternoon (March 1st) when he phoned Michael Smith from Bridgwater.Michael renewed his existing season card in the first few days they were on priority sale, entering him into the ballot to win his 2019/20 season card for free.It’s fair to say Michael was shocked when he answered the phone, to hear Marlon on the other end of the line.The next prize draw will take place live on the Bristol City vodcast, The Robins Nest, where the winner of a signed white away shirt will be revealed.The season card renewals period began online on Monday (February 25th), with phone sales available as of yesterday morning (February 28th).A new prize draw will be launched each week, with supporters who renew during that period having the chance to win. The earlier you renew your season card, the more prize draws you will be entered into.Find out more about our 2019/20 season cards and find a full list of FAQs here.Renew your season card todaylast_img read more

Lost moon tapes sought

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The original videos, taken directly from the moon and beamed to deep-space network observatories in Australia, have never been seen by the general public or even NASA officials. The entire world watched fuzzy, ghostlike images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon. But only a handful of technicians viewed the good stuff live, sharp enough to see Armstrong’s reflection in Aldrin’s faceplate, said Stan Lebar, the retired Apollo television camera manager. “The quality … is two, three or four times better than we ever saw,” said Richard Nafzger, a senior engineer at Goddard, who on Tuesday was put in charge of the search effort. The original tapes played 10 frames per second in Australia, Nafzger said. But television needed 60 frames per second, so each picture was repeated six times and “you’d see ghosting,” he said. Until Tuesday, the search for the tapes was a spare-time deal and retirement hobby for Nafzger and 81-year-old Lebar – not anything organized. Now with news reports of the lost tapes and NASA wanting data for its new lunar missions, the agency ordered a search of its cosmic attics. WASHINGTON – Red-faced because the best pictures of its glory days are missing, NASA said Tuesday it was launching an official search for more than 13,000 original tapes of the historic Apollo moon missions. The never-before-broadcast clear original videos – not the grainy converted copies the world watched on television more than three decades ago – are missing. The tapes aren’t lost, insists the NASA official put in charge of the search. But he doesn’t know where they are. Most likely they are somewhere at the sprawling Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., which misplaced the tapes originally. But they also could be stored somewhere else. Nafzger hopes the hunt can be wrapped up within six months with five workers and a bit of travel. Stored in more than 2,000 boxes, each tape lasts only 15 minutes. Everything from all 11 missions – from launch to splashdown – is on the videos, Lebar said. There are 15 reels – three boxes – for just Apollo 11’s stay on the moon, Lebar said. “It’s the whole history of the entire mission, of everything that went on,” Lebar said. And they’re somewhere, but no one knows where.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