Eco-news in brief 7-18
By CG News Editor April Jaynes
Emergency power reduction test successful for Athens campus
Ohio University executive director of Facilities Management Mike Gebeke reported today that the Athens campus met its power reduction goal for yesterday afternoon. The campus had approximately one hour to preform the emergency power reduction. Consequently, the university is still eligible for the $47,000 annual payment from Energy Connect. The nationwide company has agreed to pay the university this amount based on the campus’ ability to preserve energy during the summer session.
Jamaica Bay to be managed by partnered city and federal officials
Last week the National Park Service and New York City established a joint management for the more than 10,000 acres within and surrounding the Jamaica Bay. The bay stretches across south Brooklyn to Queens, with various city parks encompassing 3,300 acres of the bay area and federal holdings spanning over approximately 7,300 acres of the land. The partnership has agreed to manage research, recreational and education programs as well as work on improving access to the bay and preforming restoration projects. The initial idea for the partnership originated last fall. This is the first time city and federal officials will work together to manage and preserve parklands.
CNN determines top 10 “World’s Best Fresh Markets”
In sharp contrast to what supermarket chains categorize as ‘fresh food’, these international green-markets offer a genuine taste of the countries they can be found in.