Like the freshmen before them, the Class of 2018 will make Harvard Yard another shade greener.Expanding on efforts to create a more sustainable campus, the College and the Freshman Dean’s Office, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) Green Program and the Office for Sustainability (OFS), are implementing composting in all freshman dormitories. The waste-reduction program started last year with just two of the dormitories; this year, it will serve all 17 of them — and their nearly 1,800 residents. The program aims to make the Yard a model space for successful sustainability initiatives.“The expansion of composting to all freshman dorms is a tangible example of how students are encouraged to come up with creative ideas that can transform college life for the better — in this case reducing our collective environmental impact,” said Jasmine Waddell, resident dean of freshmen, Elm Yard. “Helping students access the tools to live more sustainably at Harvard is one of our core priorities and we hope they’ll take those tools with them in the classroom to explore the next generation of solutions that will lead to a healthier planet.”The drive for full-scale residential composting was kicked off last year by Green ’17, a group of environmentally minded members of that year’s class. The group, led by Cliff Goertemiller ’17, ran a composting pilot last spring in Greenough and Mower halls, with members personally transporting compost from the dorms to the dining halls three times a week.“One of the reasons this program is so exciting to me is because it is a uniquely collaborative effort between a wide range of people to support a student-led initiative,” said Kelsey Grab, residential coordinator for the undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program (REP) and Green Teen program adviser. “We are able to complete such a large-scale project only with the support and counsel of many departments and leaders on campus. Additionally, educating our students and staff about compost is an incredible opportunity to grow as a campus committed to sustainability.”For the first time, freshmen were offered a five-minute online crash course in sustainability called GreenEdu.Goertemiller and his Green ’17 peers, who continue to manage the program, have forged strong partnerships with the FAS Office of Physical Resources & Planning, the Harvard recycling program, and the Freshman Dean’s Office to make the initiative a success. Before students arrived on campus Monday, the project team deployed more than 600 compost barrels and smaller bins to sit alongside recycling and trash barrels.“Although we are one of the first campuses to have residential composting programs, we are not the only ones who see that compost is necessary,” said Grab. “Compost will cut back on our need for landfill space, save money, and divert waste in a positive way. On campus, our compost is brought to a local farm that produces some of Harvard’s food and is also used as fertilizer for our soil. The closed loop is not only sustainable, but incredibly beneficial to our community.”This year, for the first time, freshmen were offered a five-minute online crash course in sustainability called GreenEdu, an education campaign conceived and created by Goertemiller, REP, and OFS. The tutorial targets the actions that most effectively contribute to living sustainably at Harvard. The campaign includes an interactive quiz, “Cliff’s Tips” videos, and regular postings to the Class of 2018 Facebook page to educate freshmen on key behaviors for sustainable dorm living, including reducing hot water use and minimizing food waste.Additional activities include Green ’18, a student-action think tank (originally created by students) that recruits incoming freshmen interested in environmental issues to brainstorm creative solutions to sustainability challenges on campus.Freshmen will also find that the first “Brain Break” of the year will be sustainability-focused. As in the past six years, the more than 1,400 students attending will receive a free, reusable mug after signing a pledge to use it to reduce waste on campus. The fair includes presentations and information tables from a range of 20 environmental groups and departments.Harvard’s sustainability activities aren’t limited to freshmen. More than 3,000 reusable mugs and water bottles and over 2,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs are being distributed across campus. Every tenant in Harvard University Housing (HUH) receives a sustainability welcome bag. The 1,400 incoming graduate students at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School (HLS) will receive sustainability tips and information in their official welcome packets.To ensure that sustainability programs continue beyond orientation, proctors and RA’s at the College, HUH, and HLS receive individualized sustainability training to help them integrate sustainability into their programming throughout the year.
Statewide—Amity Packing Company Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The raw ground beef items were produced on Jan. 6, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]1-lb. VACUUM-PACKED, packages containing “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and USE/FREEZE BY date of “01/31/2020” on the product label.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6916” printed on the right, front side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The problem was discovered after Pre Brands LLC. received two consumer complaints reporting findings of clear, thin pliable plastic in raw ground beef. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pre Brands LLC. at 1-844-773-3663. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Nicole Schumacher, Pre Brands LLC., Chief Marketing Officer, at (312) 837-3812 or at [email protected]
Submit StumbleUpon IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 Share Alberto Fornaro – IGTNew York-listed gambling technology group International Game Technology Plc (IGT) has confirmed that senior executive Alberto Fornaro has chosen to end his tenure as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Fornaro will leave the management team on 31 January 2020 to ensure a smooth corporate transition.IGT’s board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Rishton, current Senior VP and Chief of Group Auditing, to serve as interim CFO as it undertakes an executive search for Fornaro’s replacement.IGT Group Chief Executive Marco Sala praised the eight-year tenure for Fornaro, who served as a key stakeholder for the company through multiple transitions merging the business domains of IGT, GTech and Lottomatica.“I would like to thank Alberto, both personally and on behalf of the IGT Board of Directors, for his leadership and outstanding contribution during the last eight years as CFO of first GTECH and later IGT,” said Sala.“Alberto played a significant role in improving our financial and operational performance, including helping to secure large, strategically important contracts for the next several years. We look forward to an orderly and seamless transition of his responsibilities, and wish him well in his future endeavours.”Fornaro added: “It has been a great honour to serve as IGT CFO and to participate in the company’s success during the last eight years. With the recent completion of important refinancing activity and a strong finance organization in place, it is the right time for me to move on to a new challenge.”