UL raises the Green Flag

first_imgNewsUL raises the Green FlagBy John Keogh – October 24, 2015 1691 Twitter TAGSAn TaisceEnvironmentlimerickProf Don BarryThe University of Limerick Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe tilt and turn to Noises OffNext articleGAA – Newcastlewest and Na Piarsaigh to fly flag John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Presenting Dr Chris Fogarty, energy manager, Building and Estates, UL (left) and Professor Don Barry, president, UL (2nd from left)) and Robert Reidy, director, Building and Estates, UL (3rd from left) with their Green Flag was Dr Michael John O’Mahony, director, An Taisce Environmental Education Unit (right). Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.THE University of Limerick was this week awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education.Professor Don Barry, president of UL raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Green Flag will be permanently located on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate.Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of energy conservation, biodiversity and travel and transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past  two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee.The Green-Campus Programme is an international environmental education and award scheme that promotes long term, whole college action for the environment.Students can join the UL Green-Campus Committee and get involved in volunteering in the rooftop community garden, work on the college apiary or have a say in how behavioural change relating to the environment is promoted on campus.Professor Don Barry said: “Through our new Strategic Plan, Broadening Horizons, 2015-2019 which was launched just last month, we have committed to  increasing the number of Green Campus initiatives being undertaken over the lifetime of the plan and we are fortunate to have so many Green-Campus committee members  working hard to ensure the campus remains the beautiful environment that it is.”The Green-Campus Programme has so far seen UL make infrastructural improvements, such as installing electric car charge points on campus.The university has also created a community apiary, which is maintained and managed by UL students and staff.In addition, UL has made efforts to encourage students and staff to use sustainable methods of transport and has seen an increase in the number of people walking or cycling or sharing car journeys to and from the campus. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

NAFCU’s year-end member call-in Dec. 15

first_imgNAFCU’s final member call-in for 2015, “NAFCU Year-End Advocacy Update,” will feature NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and other senior staff with a look at the latest legislative, regulatory and economic developments affecting credit unions.The member-only call (login required) will begin at 4 p.m. Eastern Dec. 15. Among the key topics are:NCUA’s current and future rulemaking, including developments affecting field of membership and member business lending;CFPB activities focused on unfair and deceptive acts and practices;NAFCU’s legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s robocall ruling;progress in the Target data breach suit and federal data and cybersecurity legislation;economic developments and the future of interest rates. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Using disruption for good

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » For any business, the threat of industry disruption can loom large on the minds of those in charge.What’s the next big thing? Will we be ready? How will we adapt? What does success look like? How do we get there?But in 2020, most thriving credit unions have embraced the first wave of digital transformation disruption as technology advances. With the current health crisis driving even more demand for digital delivery of financial services, you’re probably finding that your credit union has to be even more open to change that before—that is, agile and maybe even industry-leading in technology adoption.But there is a silver lining in the disruption of new technology and even in the scrambling that comes from outside market forces like the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, why not see disruption as an opportunity?last_img read more

Mount Sinai Man Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car in his hometown of Mount Sinai on Wednesday night.Suffolk County police said Glenn Taylor was driving a Toyota southbound on Chestnut Street when he struck a tree near the corner of Route 25A at 7:08 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more