Ski Vermont announces winners of the Green Mountain Awards

first_imgIn honor of Green Up Day, a statewide spring tradition of environmental beautification, the Vermont Ski Areas Association is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence at Vermont Ski Resorts. Judged by Melinda Vieux, President of Green Up Vermont, Alan Hebert of Efficiency Vermont and VSAA President Parker Riehle, resorts competed to win awards in environmental stewardship. Categories range from composting and recycling efforts, to educational programs and energy efficient renovations. Winners of the Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence include:Greenest Overall Resort in VermontStowe Mountain ResortBest Green Up Day Participation ProgramSmugglers Notch ResortBest Environmental Awareness & Education ProgramBurke Mountain ResortGreenest Recycling ProgramStratton Mountain ResortGreenest Composting ProgramBurke Mountain ResortGreenest Water Treatment ProgramStowe Mountain ResortGreenest Alternative Energy ProgramBolton ValleyBest Efficiency Snowmaking UpgradeSugarbush ResortBest Efficiency Program for FacilitiesJay Peak ResortMost Sustainable RestaurantBurke Mountain ResortMost Creative Environmental ProgramKillington ResortFor more information about the winning entries and efforts, visit is external)Green Up Vermont is a nonprofit organization with 501(c) (3) status. Green Up’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment. For 43 years running, Vermonters have held Green Up Day a state-wide tradition of beautification where armies of volunteers remove roadside debris previously camouflaged by Vermonts abundant winter snow.Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding – making it one of the most significant ski  and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermonts mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state’s ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 18 Alpine and 31 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs.SkiVermont. Photo of Smuggs on GreenUp Day.last_img read more

David Krohn Named President and COO of Engineered Machined Products

first_imgEngineered Machined Products, Inc. (EMP) has appointed David Krohn to serve as president and COO of the company. Previously, this role was held by Brian Larche, founder and principal owner of EMP. Larche will continue to serve as chairman and CEO of the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement EMP is a leading developer and producer of engine thermal and oil management systems. Headquartered in Escanaba, Mich., EMP operates manufacturing and assembly centers in Michigan and Indiana, and an R&D technology center for development and testing of conventional and revolutionary proprietary products. Krohn began his career in 1972 with 3M Co.’s executive development program in St. Paul, Minn., where he gained experience in finance, manufacturing and supply chain management. He served in various senior management roles from 1975 to 1990 with J.P. Industries, Clevite Industries, Inc. and Gould Inc. From 1990 to 1998, Krohn worked for T&N Plc. and served as president and CEO of AE Goetze, Inc., an OEM and aftermarket engine parts supplier. With the acquisition of T&N by Federal-Mogul, Krohn was appointed senior vice president of the $2.5 billion brake, chassis, ignition and fuel divisions and the Asia/Pacific region. Krohn then joined Tower Automotive as executive vice president for the $2.2 billion U.S. and Canadian business. Krohn recently has been working with leading private equity companies on M&A and providing industrial management services. For more information about EMP, go to: _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Blast heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

first_imgSmoke rises after an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia February 4, 2019 in this video screen grab taken from social media. Ali Abdirahman/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. A huge blast was heard in the heart of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday and clouds of smoke could be seen rising.Smoke rises after an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia February 4, 2019 in this video screen grab taken from social media. Ali Abdirahman/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.Initial reports indicate that the blast, in the Hamarweyne district, came from new the local government offices.The blast destroyed nearby buildings including shops and a local restaurant.Emergency services have been deployed to the scene to assist victims including those trapped inside the damaged structures.There is no official death toll from the early morning blast.It was unclear what caused the explosion but Islamist militant group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia against government military and other targets.Al Shabaab’s militants also carry out attacks outside Somalia especially in Kenya to pressure the country to return its troops who form part of the peace keeping force AMISOM that helps defend the central government.Its latest assault in Kenya, a suicide and gun attack at an office and hotel complex in the capital Nairobi last month killed 21 people.Related Huge blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu, followed by gunfirecenter_img Somali capital hosts Mogadishu International Book Fairlast_img read more