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

Jokowi visits mall in Bekasi ahead of reopening with ‘new normal’ protocols

first_imgRidwan said that many subdistricts in West Java had turned from COVID-19 red zones to green zones, which means the transmission in the area has been largely controlled and therefore, the areas could start adapting to the new protocols.Pepen revealed that 50 out of 56 subdistricts in Bekasi had been declared green zones including North Bekasi subdistrict where the Summarecon Mall is located.He added that the virus transmission rate in the city had decreased as a result of the city administration’s implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).“That’s why the virus is less contagious here with an R0 of 0.71 [less than one person on average is being infected by other infected people] and we’re gradually reopening the economy,” Pepen said. He said that malls in Bekasi were allowed to open on June 4 at the earliest, but are required to operate at 50 percent of their capacity.“For example, if the normal capacity is 10,000, now they should only allow 5,000 people to enter. The security will count and limit the number of mall visitors,” Ridwan said, adding that all visitors must wear masks.The director of PT Summarecon Agung, Adrianto Adhi, said that his management was currently preparing the COVID-19 precautions in adherence to the new normal guidelines issued by Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto on Saturday.The management plans to open Summarecon Mall on June 8.Earlier on Tuesday, Jokowi announced that TNI and National Police personnel would be deployed to guard crowded places such as malls in preparation for the new normal.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited Summarecon Mall in Bekasi, West Java, on Tuesday to take a look at the mall’s preparations for its upcoming reopening under the so-called “new normal” health protocols.“I come to Bekasi today to ensure our readiness for the ‘new normal’ as we want to stay productive while also remaining protected from the virus at the same time,” Jokowi said.The President visited the mall along with West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Bekasi Mayor Rahmat “Pepen” Effendi, Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and National Police chief Gen. Idham Aziz.last_img read more