Vermont’s McElroy receives Institute of Green Professionals Awards Highest Honor to Sustainability Leaders

first_imgThe Institute of Green Professionals (IGP) honored five individuals for their “extraordinary, outstanding and meritorious contributions to the sustainability sphere.” The Honorary Fellow designation (Hon. FIGP) was awarded to Adam Werbach; architect R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA; Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D.; Vermonter Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D.; and Dr. Diana Balmori. According to IGP’s President, Grant W. Austin, the Institute is a “global education and credentialing membership group for professionals and academics in sustainable development, specifically architects, engineers, land planners, landscape architects, appraisers, IAQ experts, CSR specialists, accountants and attorneys.”Adam Werbach, author of Strategy for Sustainability, is widely known as one of the foremost experts in sustainability strategy. At age 23, Werbach was elected the youngest-ever President of the Sierra Club. As Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, Werbach guides the sustainability work of companies such as Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, General Mills and WellPoint.R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA, is an architect at his boutique design firm focused on custom homes, urban infill, and specialty retail projects, and the principal of HL Design Build LLC, a real estate development firm. Loope also serves as the Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at Arizona State University.Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D., is an industrial engineer with an emphasis in energy and environment. Mr. Woodroof is the Chairman of the Board of the Certified Carbon Reduction Manager Program and 2010 President-Elect of the Association of Energy Engineers. Woodroof has improved profitability while helping the environment for clients such as IBM, Pepsi, Verizon, Hertz.Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D., is the Director of Research at the Center for Sustainability Performance at Deloitte Consulting LLP. McElroy is a Vermont-based researcher, writer, innovator and consultant in the field of corporate sustainability management.Dr. Diana Balmori is the founding principal of Balmori Associates, a New York-based office that works in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, ecology, architectural history, and sustainability. Balmori is also a design educator with the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.According to IGP’s President, “when the USGBC’s LEED program emerged, it set the standard for one’s identification as a specialist in sustainable buildings. However, the market has rapidly become more sophisticated and now demands more in their experts than the certification of a building. The market now demands both the specialist and also the multidisciplinary ‘bigger-picture’ expert who understands the roles of the other experts such as architects, engineers, planners, and everyone else in the sustainable development team. Our Institute provides both multidisciplinary thinking and a rich network with which to plug these professionals and academics into new projects.”About INSTITUTE OF GREEN PROFESSIONALSThe Institute of Green Professionals (IGP) is a global education, research and credentialing membership organization for sustainable development professionals and academics. Additionally, student and corporate memberships are offered. The member benefits include education courses developed by professionals and academics from leading universities such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Boston College School of Law, Rice University, and University of New Mexico. IGP awards the Member (MIGP) and Fellow (FIGP) designations to individuals upon meeting high standards of education and experience in sustainability and enforces its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Contact details: Institute of Green Professionals, Inc. Grant W. Austin, MAI, MMRS, M.S., MRICS, President 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326 USA 1+ 954-217-0565 (telephone) 1+ 954-389-6307 (facsimile) Email: grantaustin@instituteofgreenprofessionals.org(link sends e-mail) Website: http://www.instituteofgreenprofessionals.org(link is external) Blogsite: http://www.consilienceblog.org(link is external)This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com(link is external).SOURCE Institute of Green Professionals, Inc. WESTON, Fla., Oct. 14, 2009 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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‘Sex,’ ‘Girls’ & ‘Chocolate’: The 1975 Rock The Paramount in Huntington [Review]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Four starry-eyed British musicians. An illuminated New York stage. Countless screaming American girls.Beatlemania? Not exactly.The 1975.Fans packed The Paramount in Huntington Dec. 9, 2014 to witness British rockers The 1975. (Photo by Kafel Benn / Long Island Press)The English indie pop-punk rockers took The Paramount in Huntington by storm Tuesday, December 9th, delivering a fiery, emotional set to a sold-out sea of rabid fans who shrieked and danced and rejoiced along throughout the entire performance.The band’s popularity was apparent way before they even walked onstage—with a line of excited ticketholders stretching from the venue’s entrance south, down New York Avenue, and wrapping around the corner of East Carver Street, the next block away. Ranging in age from what looked like teenagers to those in their 40s and 50s, the concertgoers were predominately dressed head-to-toe in black, but also sported flannels, high heels and combat boots. There were a whole lotta tattoos, too.One ambitious fan, Stephanie, of Seaford, donned a homemade T-shirt proclaiming: “DIBS ON THE LEAD SINGER.” With recent rumors of The 1975 lead singer Matt Healy and pop sensation Taylor Swift becoming extra-friendly in the last few weeks, of course her shirt begged the question: “Should Taylor Swift be worried?”I’d say so.The 1975’s lead singer (and pop sensation Taylor Swift’s rumored sweetheart) Matt Healy wowed a packed audience at The Paramount in Huntington on Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo by Kafel Benn / Long Island Press)Inside, the blinding stage lights allowed for the majority of the band to join their instruments seemingly undetected. First, drummer George Daniel appeared—his bass drum shaking the venue like a blast of thunder on a warm summer evening. Next, Ross MacDonald grabbed his bass guitar and the applause grew louder, rising again when Adam Hann picked up his guitar and gave it a strum. Then, as the stage lights dimmed and the spotlights intensified, Healy finally poked his head out from behind a curtain and walked toward the lead mic. His presence elevated the crowd to an all-time frenzied high, the girls shrieking to supersonic levels. The Paramount itself seemed to sway with each step he took closer to the mic. Dressed completely in white, the 25-year-old literally and figuratively radiated a larger-than-life aura to an accepting crowd of shadows.With the last of the four-man band complete, total domination ensued.The 1975 possess a somewhat unique, if recognizable, sound, meshing elements of ‘80s synth-pop, electronica and radio rock with catchy guitars and lyrics about, well, “Sex,” “Girls” and “Chocolate,” among other topics, including drugs, relationships and teenage drama. (Healy told NPR he constantly has “a tiny John Hughes movie” in his head while writing.) Bands they’ve been compared to include fellow British groups Duran Duran, UB40 and Bastille. Aesthetically The 1975 looked classic rock and roll stripped of all the bells and whistles of frilly cloths or decorated mic stands, though Healy pranced around the stage like Mick Jagger or Freddie Mercury.When he sang the lines to “Settle Down,” the black lipstick in the crowd synced precisely. “She Way Out” was also a tremendous hit with the audience; in this new age of concerts waving devil-horned hands, fists and lighters were replaced by smart phones hovering above the crowd with the record buttons clearly on.The 1975 took The Paramount in Huntington by storm on Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo by Kafel Benn / Long Island Press)The 1975 played for nearly two hours, with two encores for the crowd. Considering the band is lesser-known than others in their genre, it was surprising to see every seat in the house sold-out, yet not a single person actually sitting. The rhythmic sound and overall good-feeling vibe of The 1975 had the crowd dancing throughout the show to fan favorites, such as “Sex,” which transformed the whole place into one giant Goth-punk sing-a-long. They ended their set with the catchy “Girls,” one of their better-known songs. The audience was thrilled. When they came back out and played “Chocolate” everyone really got into it—at Healy’s request, everyone holding hands for the entirety of the song. This is what The 1975 closed their show with. They tossed “keepsakes” into the audience as they left the stage, everything from guitar picks, drum sticks, empty water bottles and set lists to a sweaty T-shirt; all showering down on a very eager crowd.With the Brit-pop storm that is The 1975 finally subsiding for the night, hundreds poured out of the theater and back into downtown Huntington—satisfied, at least for now.For more insane gigs at The Paramount, check out their page in The Island Ear!The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.comlast_img read more

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GUMDAC annual Open Doubles Badminton tournament concludes

first_imgTHE Guyana Badminton Association’s annual GUMDAC Open Doubles tournament concluded last Friday night with the presentation of prizes,which was held at the National Gymnasium. The tournament was played between February 1 and 3.The highlight of the evening was the Men’s Doubles finals, where National and Caribbean Champion, Priyanna Ramdhani teamed up with Avinash Odit to compete in the event.The duo took the top men’s pair of Nicholas Ali and Jonathan Mangra to a three-setter. They lost the first game: 21-14, but came back to win the second: 21-19. However, they lost the third game: 21-13.In the Open Mixed Doubles finals, Priyanna Ramdhani and Jonathan Mangra defeated Nicholas Ali and Greer Jackson: 21-17, 21-15.In the Ladies Doubles finals,Priyanna Ramdhani and Greer Jackson defeated Pricilla Moore and Angelica Holder.Meanwhile, other matches played during the evening saw Marlon Chung and Ronald Chang Yuen defeating Gokarn Ramdhani and Javid Rahaman: 21-16, 21-19, in the Open Men’s Doubles third place playoffs.In the Open Ladies Doubles round-robin segment; Priyanna Ramdhani and Greer Jackson defeated Angelica Holder and Pricilla Moore: 21-9, 21-10, while Angelica Holder and Pricilla Moore defeated Ayanna Wickham-Watson and Emelia Ramdhani: 21-17, 21-12, while Ronald Chang Yuen and Pricilla Moore defeated Avinash Odit and Angelica Holder: 21-13, 17-21, 17-21 in the Open Mixed Doubles third place playoffs.A release from the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) indicated that plans are on stream for the Mash tournament later this month.The presentation of prizes was done by GUMDAC Managing Director Mr. Darrell Carpenay,who has been sponsoring the tournament for the last five years.last_img read more

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