Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive celebrates its 3rd Anniversary this weekend

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictAveraging about 10,000 visitors each month, the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive will celebrate its third anniversary since opening in May 2015.“We are committed to balancing the ecosystem’s viability with the public’s desire for recreational opportunities,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Opening the drive just 3 days a week allows the public to see firsthand this unique wildlife habitat while at the same time allowing the wildlife to enjoy a quiet, undisturbed life the rest of the week. Truly a win-win for both the public and the environment.”To commemorate the anniversary, volunteers with the Orange Audubon Society will be stationed along the drive on Sunday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with scopes, bird books, and loaner binoculars to assist visitors with identifying wildlife.The 11-mile drive covers a network of wetlands, levees, and canals, providing a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. A free self-guided audio tour, which can be streamed through mobile devices and online, is also available along the wildlife drive and provides visitors with a narrative on the area’s history, wildlife, and district-led restoration efforts. Several vehicle pullovers on the drive provide opportunities for stopping at preferred sites.Once farmed land, the area was acquired by the district between 1988 and 2001 with the goal of reducing discharges of nutrients to the lake to protect water quality, promote water storage and provide critical wetland functions. This multi-benefit restoration approach on the North Shore relies upon the district’s expertise in science, engineering, construction and wildlife management.Housed within the district’s 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore restoration area, the wildlife drive opened in May 2015. Its success is attributed to not only housing a diverse bird population but also providing unprecedented access to the unique area. Home to 369 species of birds, visitors should also watch for alligators, turtles, otters, raccoon, snakes, coyotes and bobcats.The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is open year-round between sunrise and sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. There is no cost to visit the wildlife drive.More information about recreational opportunities on lands owned and managed by the district is available at www.sjrwmd.com/recreation. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSLake Apopka Wildlife DriveSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleApopka Area Chamber of Commerce hosting Business Expo tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

La Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñoz

first_imgCopyHouses•La Línea de la Concepción, Spain Projects Save this picture!+ 22 Share 2015 La Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis MuñozSave this projectSaveLa Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñoz CopyAbout this officeJosé Luis MuñozOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa Línea de la ConcepciónSpainPublished on May 20, 2016Cite: “La Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñoz” 20 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787723/la-casa-de-los-vientos-jose-luis-munoz Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787723/la-casa-de-los-vientos-jose-luis-munoz Clipboardcenter_img Area:  193 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Spain Collaborators:Marta Reguera Gutiez, Sara Pavón CastilleroConstructor:Antonio Castillo López, Mellado Romero ConstruccionesTechnical Architect:Alberto Roldán MaldonadoBudget:127.500 eurosPromoter:Antonio Castillo LópezCity:La Línea de la ConcepciónCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82The Casa de Los Vientos matches, in a precise and precious way, geographical features, users’ expectations, programmatic versatility, honest architecture and economical restrictions due to the present context.The final project of Casa de Los Vientos arises in 2012, after dismissing a greater previous project for economic reasons. The new project required to cut off the building cost up to 600€/m2 as well as to reduce the floor area while keeping the basic need program for a holiday home for a four member family, three generations included. Save this picture!Save this picture!As an architect, the challenge was exciting: creating a new project to build a home as decent as the prior proposal for the same family, in the very same place and starting with three times less the budget planned for the initial project.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanThe new project is approached as an answer to the place and the expectations of the users in terms of leisure, comfort and economical adjustment. To do so, the following key principles were highlighted in the project and during the construction:  Save this picture!a. The shape emerges from the orientation, from the prevailing winds and from the premise of enjoyment of the outside spaces and their views.b. Honest architecture and material honesty are accepted. c. Austerity in terms of means is assumed and beauty is found in the inexpensive.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!DiagramThe built-up volume and the spaces’ geometry arise from the orientation, the logic of prevailing winds and the views to the sea, the peñón de Gibraltar, Morocco and the Sotogrande beaches. The result is a two floor house, minimal and necessary in the inside, and offering a maximal use of the outdoor spaces. A sort of porches, terraces, windbreak walls and balconies shape a volume offering outdoor spaces to be used all days of the year, depending on the direction of the winds.Save this picture!The resting spaces are located in the ground floor. The upper level hosts two outdoor enjoyment spaces. On the one hand, the Terraza de Levante, which occupies a horizontal platform with two benches and the pool, SE oriented. The form of this volume protects it from the Poniente, the prevailing and colder wind of the area. On the other hand, the Terraza de Poniente is located on the roof and protected of the Levante wind by a windbreak wall. The views from this terrace open over the peñón de Gibraltar and Morocco.Save this picture!Save this picture!The structure of the building is developed on the basis of load-bearing walls made of honeycomb clay blocks and reinforced concrete, both exposed in the ground floor and reinforced in central points by means of concrete pillars. First floor volume is made of a structure of reinforced concrete in pillars and slab in roof and enclosures, also made of honeycomb clay blocks. As these are more exposed to the winds, they are coated with white-coloured waterproof rendering mortar. The good weather conditions of the place allow the use of 29 cm tick thermal clay as enclosure, without needing more insulation reinforcement.Save this picture!Both indoors and outdoors, honesty has been at the core of all construction choices. The thermal clay and concrete wall structure shows up sincere, creating interesting contrasts with the painted plaster of the partition walls inside. This contact, expressly highlighted, creates a dialog of materials showing all the phases of the construction process.Save this picture!Save this picture!Due to the strong budget restrictions, both for the project and the construction, an exhaustive exercise of management and economic monitoring was assumed and required from the beginning of the creative process of the intervention.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessGuesthouse in Lisbon / Pedro Domingos ArquitectosSelected ProjectsUniplaces Headquarters / Paralelo ZeroSelected Projects Share Architects: José Luis Muñoz Area Area of this architecture project La Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñozlast_img read more

AK Consultancies Ltd announces new clients

first_img  20 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hereford-based Concern Universal have also selected AK Consultancies’ Fundraiser„¢ Database. Microsoft Access-based Fundraiser has processed over £50 million in donations and maximised the Gift Aid potential of this income. It is used by charities to manage their communications with over 750,000 supporters.Karrie Whitehead, Managing Director of akc), said: “We have been working closely with the ACO members over the last year to establish databases that meet their specific requirements. The result of this hard work has resulted in akc being chosen to provide tailored solutions to organisations that are looking for software that will meet their needs.” Cheltenham-based AK Consultancies has announced four new clients. The Solicitors Benevolent Association, The Edward Storey Foundation, The Burma Star Association and the Lambeth Endowed Charities will all use the company’s Beneficiaries „¢ Database to maintain and administer their grantmaking processes.Beneficiaries is now being used by 30 national charities, 20 of them being Association of Charity Officers Members. Established in 1997, the database is used to administer and process the applications and payments of a grantmaking organisation.Hospitality Action has also joined AK Consultancies’ client list, and will be using their new Fusion„¢ Database. Launched at the end of 2006, Fusion combines the data held in both the Beneficiaries „¢ and Fundraiser„¢ Databases, whilst retaining the functionality of the individual databases. It thereby enables an organisation to share the data that they collate about donors, beneficiaries, members and contacts in one central area. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 26 January 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AK Consultancies Ltd announces new clientslast_img read more

Eaga Community Fund opens again in Northern Ireland

first_img Howard Lake | 11 March 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The eaga Community Fund is now accepting applications from Northern Ireland community projects that “educate, raise awareness and demonstrate community involvement in addressing environmental issues at grassroots level”.Grants of up to £3,000 are available via the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland which says that “priority will be given to practical projects that have greatest environmental impact”.Environmental issues that qualify for funding are:* Natural environment matters – urban or rural* Recycling* Conservation* Fuel poverty* Renewable energy* Responsible water use* Energy efficiency* Sustainable transport* Eco systems* Climate ChangeApplications must be submitted to the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland by 31 March 2011.www.communityfoundationni.org  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Eaga Community Fund opens again in Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Discover Financial Services Names David L. Rawlinson II to Its Board of Directors

first_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp David L. Rawlinson IIcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Discover Financial Services Names David L. Rawlinson II to Its Board of Directors Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Previous articleOklahoma vaccinations getting back on track after stormNext articleJellyfish koopt 5 bedrijven, waarbij het de wereldwijde uitbreiding versterkt met nieuwe digitale mogelijkheden Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Irish Government to make formal complaint about Mc Areavey photos

first_img Pinterest Twitter News Facebook Statement by The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has expressed his deep shock and disgust at thepublication of images in today’s Mauritius Sunday Times.Speaking on the matter the Taoiseach said:”The publication of these images represents an appalling invasion ofprivacy and is a gross affront to human dignity.  There are issues offundamental human rights in question in relation to this deeply upsettingmatter.”This reprehensible act can only add to the pain and suffering of theMcAreavey and Harte families and our thoughts and sympathies are againwith them at this time.”On behalf of the people of Ireland, the Government will be lodging aformal complaint in the strongest possible terms, with the Governmentof Mauritius.” Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Previous articleBoy who died after Kerrykeel farm accident namedNext articleFarmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weather News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Government to make formal complaint about Mc Areavey photos NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img By News Highland – July 15, 2012 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Patna HC Seeks Report On Implementation Of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPatna HC Seeks Report On Implementation Of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Aug 2020 8:51 PMShare This – xThe Patna High Court has sought a report from the Central as well as the State Government, delineating the steps taken by them to implement the welfare provisions contained under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar has also asked the Government to show steps taken for compliance…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Patna High Court has sought a report from the Central as well as the State Government, delineating the steps taken by them to implement the welfare provisions contained under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar has also asked the Government to show steps taken for compliance with implementation of the directions issued by the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India. “The Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Government of Bihar as well as Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Government of India file an affidavit indicating the steps taken for full compliance of the provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and the Rules framed thereunder, as also the directions issued by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India, (2014) 5 SCC 438, more specifically Paragraph 135 thereof,” the Court directed. The order has come in the civil writ petition highlighting the pitiable state of affairs of the transgender in the state. Allegedly, the community is ostracized, more so in times of the current outbreak of Pandemic Corona Virus. Earlier, the High Court had directed the Government to ensure that the persons belonging to the Transgender community are not deprived of food grains distributed under the social security schemes, solely for not possessing a ration card. The matter is now listed for hearing on September 9. Case Details: Case Title: Veera Yadav v. Government of Bihar & Ors. Case No.: CWJC No. 5627/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar Appearance: Advocates Akash Keshav Shaswat and Deepak Kumar Singh (for Petitioner); ASG KN Singh, CGC Ratnesh Kumar and Govt Advocate Ajay (for Respondents) Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Hindustan Zinc Disinvestment Case: Supreme Court Decides To Examine Status Report By CBI, Adjourns Hearing To Tuesday

first_imgTop StoriesHindustan Zinc Disinvestment Case: Supreme Court Decides To Examine Status Report By CBI, Adjourns Hearing To Tuesday Srishti Ojha6 April 2021 7:28 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Tuesday observed that it will examine the status report submitted by CBI in matter regarding disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustan Zinc Limited in 2002A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has decided to go through the Status report and take up the matter on Tuesday. The Court was hearing a plea by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court has on Tuesday observed that it will examine the status report submitted by CBI in matter regarding disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustan Zinc Limited in 2002A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has decided to go through the Status report and take up the matter on Tuesday. The Court was hearing a plea by National Confederation of Officers’ Associations of Central Public Sector Undertakings questioning the Centre’s decision to disinvest in Hindustan Zinc.The Bench expressed its inclination towards deciding separately, the two prayers made in the plea, regarding government disinvesting its shareholding and investigation done by the CBIzDuring the hearing, Adv Prashant Bhushan appearing on behalf of the petitioner submitted that two prayers have been made.First is a prayer seeking mandamus directing the govt from disinvesting its residual shareholding that it was still holding at 29.5 % without amending the MMTC act through which HZ was Nationalised. The act says that assets of this undertaking will remain vested in the Government or a government company.Bhushan added that exactly similar case circumstance was there in case of Hindustan Petroleum, and Supreme Court’s judgement had clearly said that they cannot render it a non government company by privatising it without amending the Act.Bhushan stated that the Second prayer is to direct CBI to file status report in this Court from time to time in investigation being carried out, and for court to monitor the investigation till filing of chargesheet in appropriate court. Regarding this investigation, SC had asked them to file status report and entire case diary before Court in sealed cover.Bhushan further stated that he has filed an additional affidavit where he has pointed that CBI was conducting a preliminary inquiry, where view of investigating officers including enquiry officers, Senior Public Prosecutor and Head of Branch had all recommended converting this PE to a regular case. The Director of Prosecution had also recommended it to be registered as a regular case. But thereafter they said they decided to close preliminary inquiry and not register an FIR.Bhushan submitted that the Court is aware that Law on this is very clear and has been settled in Constitution Bench judgement in Lalita Kumari’s case, which says clearly that wherever allegation is that of cognizable offence, FIR has to be registered and investigation has to be carried out.Bhushan added that the Court should go through the investigation process, as its very serious considering all officials had said that it should be registered as a regular case. No reason has been given to the complainant as to why the case was not made a regular case despite recommendations from all concerned officers.”There were news reports which said that it was ultimately referred to the then Attorney General and the then AG opined that there was no need to file a regular case. The then AG happens to be the lawyer for this Vedanta Company. ” Bhushan Said.SG Mehta opposed Bhushan’s statement and asked him to not abuse any individual or institution.”Don’t abuse every individual and every institution. Mr Rohatgi who appeared in this matter for Vedanta has not given any opinion in this matter.” SG Mehta said.”This person , the lordships must stop him. He has formed a habit of making accusations against every individual and every Institution and he is getting emboldened. Your Lordships magnanimity is being taken to be a weakness.” SG added”Your Lordships majesty is being misunderstood by him. I am sorry to say this. He is not at on a public platform or addressing a public rally!” SG clarified. Bhushan stated that he has said this in his affidavit and filed newspaper reports as well.Bhushan, continued his submissions and stated that, at this stage we are saying the Court can do two things. As per Lalita Kumari judgement, the complainant is entitled to get copy of reasons why this wasn’t converted into a regular case.Bench observed that two prayers have been made and Court can adjudicate both prayers independent of each other. “If your claim on second is correct, we can still adjudicate on the first no?” “It will have direct impact on the first.” Bhushan Said.Bhushan further stated that what the other side is now saying is that as the original privatisation has already been done, and therefore government’s holding has been reduced to 30% it is no longer a government company. Therefore violation of the Act has already been done and any further disinvestment will not make any difference.At this instance the Bench stated that it can can look at the status report and take the matter up next Tuesday. Adv Harish Salve for Vedanta submitted that after the first privatisation which was upheld by the Court when a petition filed was dismissed, Privatisation is over. It is no longer a government company because they have fallen below 51%.Salve added that today what is being prevented by this petition Is the government encashing its right to sell of shares in a non government company. “At least let the sale go on. What is the problem with the sale?” Salve said.SG Mehta added that the sale would be through SEBI rules, it will be through an open offer. CJI stated that the Bench prima facie thinks that these two issues are different. “I don’t see why first prayer cannot be decided without the second.” CJI said.The Bench observed that it wants to read the status report and take it up next Tuesday. Supreme Court had in July last year stated that it will examine as to why the Central Bureau of Investigation took the decision of closing the its probe into allegations of corruption into disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustand Zinc Limited in 2002.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, R. Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna had asked the CBI to place the closure report before Top Court, adding that while a report had been handed over to the Court in a sealed cover, a final decision with reasoning was not. In light of this, the Court had directed that the preliminary report be placed on record.The bench also refused to let the central government disinvest remaining shares in the PSU by lifting its restraint order of January 2016 wherein the Supreme Court Bench led by then Chief Justice TS Thakur had directed the Central Government to maintain status quo on the proposed disinvestment of the public sector undertaking Hindustan Zinc Limited. This had restricted the Government from initiating any process of further disinvestment of its shares.On March 4, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by CJI had given time to Centre till March 6 to make statement on handing over a copy of the CBI closure report in the disinvestment of Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL).Next Storylast_img read more

What does the Green New Deal mean at a local level?

first_img“I think the concept of the Green New Deal is awesome,” Hoffman said. “I don’t care if it’s a little bit of a dream, that’s what we need to be doing. Sure beats the heck out of ‘the sky is falling.’” When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D – N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a 14-page resolution to Congress outlining measures to address climate change and social justice simultaneously, it set off shockwaves. Their Green New Deal, which puts in writing positions activists have long pushed for, offers a sweeping vision of new policies and new politics, weaving together environmental regulations with economic justice and worker protections. Tagged: climate change, emissions, Environmental Management Council, green new deal, greenhouse gases, Renewable Energy Panelist David Kay, senior extension associate with the Community and Regional Development Institute, said tackling climate change will require concerted action on multiple fronts. Michael Hoffman, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, described it as both far-fetched and urgently necessary at Tuesday’s panel. “We need to be working on every level as much as we can,” he said, exerting influence wherever possible to change policies. Albany’s Green New Deal ITHACA, N.Y. – Since it entered the popular lexicon last fall, the Green New Deal has sparked fresh debates about the role of government in addressing climate change, economic inequality and social justice. The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council held a panel Tuesday, March 12, to dig into Green New Deal proposals at the federal, state and local level. Experts from multiple fields weighed in on how Tompkins residents can contribute to climate change responses, and agreed that every level of government needs to do more and needs to do it faster. They broke down areas where empowered constituents could push for change in Washington, Albany, and Tompkins County. Francis Vanek, senior lecturer and research associate in Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, agreed. Vanek said he is a fan of the Green New Deal’s attempt to accelerate sustainability, and likened the urgent call for innovation to the technology development that took place during World War II. Hoffman and fellow panelists agreed that an effective response to climate change will require a bold vision. The Green New Deal resolution advanced in Washington embraces that orientation, calling for a federal commitment to, among other things, achieving carbon-neutrality in 10 years; providing all Americans access to clean air and water; guaranteeing all Americans a job with “a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security”; honoring treaties with indigenous peoples; and cleaning up environmental contamination. Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi A national poll carried out by Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communication estimates about 81 percent of Tompkins residents believe global warming is happening and 67 percent believe it is caused by human activity, compared to about 70 percent and 57 percent respectively nationwide. An overwhelming 90 percent of Tompkins residents and 85 percent of Americans, though, support research into renewable energy, according to the poll. While the Green New Deal remains a polarizing proposal, there is support for pragmatic responses to climate change locally and nationally. Related: DEC commissioner commends Tompkins County for being a ‘Climate Smart Community’ Like the federal resolution, the New York proposal addresses economic growth and labor rights alongside environmental measures. Cuomo’s Green New Deal would require renewable energy projects receiving state funds to pay a prevailing wage and would fund job training programs to build a qualified workforce. A Green New Deal for Tompkins? Guillermo Metz, energy team leader at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, summed up some folks’ reaction to the plan with a cartoon illustration: a dazzling rainbow unicorn. There is no Green New Deal on the table at the county level, but panelists and representatives from the Environmental Management Council highlighted several ways to address climate change locally. First, while local changes alone will not mitigate the threats detailed in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speakers pointed out that municipal governments exercise significant control over land use and building policies. Zoning laws and building codes, for instance, can regulate agricultural runoff, building efficiency standards, housing density and flood management – factors that not only impact the pace of climate change but also who will bear the brunt of the changing environment. An audience member mentioned New York City’s plan to make buildings greener by fining landlords who fail to meet efficiency standards as an example of a municipal policy designed to reduce emissions while putting the burden on large property holders rather than renters. Featured image: Solar panels at Ithaca College (file photo). Chairpersons from the EMC’s subcommittees gave brief reports on policies and tools under consideration locally, including land-use measures to slow drainage into Cayuga Lake and sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide; waste reduction measures like a ban on plastic shopping bags and new fabric recycling programs; and planning strategies that are sensitive to unique natural areas. Whether working on the local, state, national or global level to address climate change, speakers suggested building support by tapping into concrete concerns. “Many people want to confront crop failure, or flooding,” Kay said, “even if they don’t want to be the kind of person who believes in climate change.” The Green New Deal in Washington It remains unclear how specific state policies will unfold as the New York Green New Deal takes shape. According to Metz, the Department of Environmental Conservation will be the hub for state action, with committees like the Climate Action Council and Climate Change Working Group researching particular issues. But while the Green New Deal that’s being discussed at the federal level is both grand in vision and thin on policy details, Metz emphasized that it is already working to shift conversation toward addressing climate change and inequality simultaneously. Devon Magliozzi In Metz’s assessment, the Green New Deal proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the most ambitious of any state plan if somewhat more modest than the federal resolution. Cuomo’s proposal calls for 100 percent clean power by 2040, meaning an energy grid that runs on renewable, non-greenhouse gas emitting sources like wind and solar. It also calls for “delivering climate justice” by creating jobs and protecting resources in underserved communities.last_img read more

Local Leaving Cert students ‘frustrated and confused’

first_img Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Previous articleMet Eireann issue further low temperature warningNext articleFresh Olympics concern for Donegal Athletes News Highland Local Leaving Cert students ‘frustrated and confused’ WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – January 7, 2021 Pinterest Leaving Cert students locally have expressed both frustration and confusion over the plans by Government to return to school on Monday. Pupils are said to be deeply concerned over potentially being exposed to the virus when schools reopen and infecting elderly of vulnerable family members.Local students Evan believes that there is an appetite among students to strike over the issue while India says the plan was simply not thought through:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Studentlocalmix1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more