Brighter Planet Adds Two Committed Environmentalists to Growing Team

first_imgBrighter Planet Adds Two Committed Environmentalists to Growing TeamCarolyn Barnwell Joins as Communications and Outreach Coordinator; Matthew Kling as Science Analyst(Middlebury, VT) – October 29, 2008 – Brighter Planet, a company that helps people take smarter steps for a healthy environment, announced today two key additions to its growing company. Carolyn Barnwell has joined Brighter Planet as the communications and outreach coordinator while Matthew Kling will serve as science analyst. Both Barnwell and Kling will support the company in its work to provide conservation advice and offset carbon emissions through the funding and support of renewable energy projects.As communications and outreach coordinator, Barnwell is responsible for helping drive Brighter Planets strategic messaging and developing outreach opportunities. She recently completed the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, an independent international research project about climate change adaptation and alternative energy in coastal areas. Her published work includes feature articles, photography and video. Barnwell holds a B.A. in Human Ecology (Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology) from Middlebury College.As science analyst Kling will concentrate on the science of climate change, including researching green tips that help fight climate change as well as humanizing emissions impacts of personal lifestyle and business choices. He joins Brighter Planet from the Institute for Wildlife Studies on Santa Cruz Island, Calif., where he was the supervisor on a recovery project for endangered island foxes. Previously, Kling worked on ecological studies at national park sites such as Yellowstone and Great Sand Dunes National Park. Kling holds a B.A. in Conservation Biology/Environmental Studies from Middlebury College.Kling will work closely with Ian Hough, Brighter Planet’s staff scientist. Prior to joining Brighter Planet in March, Hough worked for Clean Air – Cool Planet as a greenhouse gas emissions consultant where he created a new emissions calculator functionality to enable people to project future emissions and find the most cost-effective way to meet reduction goals. Prior to Clean Air – Cool Planet, Hough was a national grassroots campaign organizer for Step It Up and was involved in various carbon neutrality initiatives. He holds a B.A. in Conservation Biology/Environmental Studies from Middlebury College.”One of the most unique and compelling aspects of our team at Brighter Planet is our shared passion for the environment,” said Patti Prairie, CEO of Brighter Planet. Carolyn and Matthew represent the values that drive Brighter Planet to make environmentalism accessible to everyone. As a company, we’re consistently working to provide products and advice to help people manage their carbon footprints.””Brighter Planet’s model of harnessing consumer power to help shift our energy economy is a great example of how shifting consciousness and then taking responsible action leads to positive environmental results,” Barnwell said in Brighter Planet blog post. “I am thrilled to join this company of motivated, creative, good people.””I have come to believe that the most innovative and promising organizations are those working at the intersections of disparate fields – and Brighter Planet epitomizes this idea,” said Kling in a Brighter Planet blog post. “So it is with enthusiasm that I join this wonderful team in developing creative market-based approaches to mending the rift between economy and ecology.”About Brighter PlanetBrighter Planet ( is external)) helps people take smarter steps for a healthy environment. With practical, carbon emission reducing solutions for consumers and businesses, Brighter Planet is committed to demonstrating that small, day-to-day actions can make a huge difference for the environment. To date, Brighter Planet members have offset almost 50 million pounds of CO2. The renewable energy projects they help build in communities across the United States decrease our national dependence on carbon emitting energy sources.# # #last_img read more

Tot Drowned in Shirley Pool, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A four-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool during a backyard barbeque in Shirley over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Justin McConville was with his mother at his mother’s friend’s Alcolade Drive East home when the host found the boy at the bottom of their 4-foot, above-ground pool at 7:11 p.m. Saturday, police said.Witnesses pulled the victim from the pool, called 911 and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived, police said.The child was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

June 8, 2017 Police Blotter

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Freeholder Curley Mulls Independent Run; Scharfenberger Joins Board

first_imgBy Jay Cook |Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley is contemplating a re-election run later this year but may do so without an ‘R’ next to his name for the first time since his days in Red Bank.Curley did not receive Republican support to run on this year’s party line for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat he currently holds, a decision made during the county’s Republican committee convention at iPlay America in Freehold last Saturday. Republicans instead tapped Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, a two-term elected official, for the nomination.Curley said he was not even introduced as a possible candidate at the convention. And in the wake, Curley told The Two River Times, “I’m looking at my options, looking also at a potential independent run.” Curley, who currently sits as a Republican on the Freeholder board, said he would also have to look at his financial sources.County GOP chairman Shaun Golden, who also serves in an elected office as Monmouth County Sheriff, sent a letter to Republicans in December asking them not to support Curley in the upcoming election. Curley was censured by the Freeholder board in December after a report by a retired Superior Court judge allegedly found he sexually harassed county employees through “salacious and vulgar statements,” a resolution of the censure read.But Curley has vowed to stand his ground and support the same principles he always has.“I never played into the so-called ‘Club Monmouth’ and I don’t answer to political bosses. I vote my conscience,” he said. “That’s the way I’ve always been, even when I was a councilman in Red Bank and obviously as a freeholder.”“Club Monmouth” was the moniker given to Republicans in the wake of the Operation Bid Rig investigation where federal authorities investigated rampant political patronage between businessmen and elected officials over the past decade.Early in his political career Curley ran as a Democrat in Red Bank before switching to the Republican party in the early-2000s.Middletown and Hazlet RepresentedAfter state Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) left the Freeholder board last month to take her position in Trenton, the GOP also elected one of their own to fill her vacancy – former Middletown mayor and committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger.Scharfenberger, a 14-year elected official in Middletown, stepped down from the township’s governing body on Saturday after he was unanimously picked and subsequently sworn in to the Freeholder board.“I’m at a point now where it was probably now or never,” Scharfenberger told The Two River Times. “With the chance to serve on the county board, I can still do a lot of good things for Middletown, but also do things on a regional level, too.”Because he is filling a vacated seat, Scharfenberger’s term ends after 2018. He said he and Kiley would be running mates for the 2018 freeholder election. The Two River Times reported last month that Scharfenberger and Kiley would be the GOP’s odds-on favorites for the 2018 election.After being elected for the first time in 2004, Scharfenberger served as mayor six times and deputy mayor twice, he said. He currently works for the state as director for the Office of Planning Advocacy and is executive director of the New Jersey Business Action Center, as well as being an anthropology professor at Monmouth University.Scharfenberger said some specific achievements stand out during his tenure in Middletown. Most notably, overseeing the opening of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s second freestanding outpatient center in New Jersey; moving township dispatch calls to county supervision last year; and the preservation of both the Chris’ Marina property along the Swimming River and the Coe Property in the Chapel Hill section of town – both of which are now dedicated open space.“I’m hoping to have the same success I had in Middletown at the county level,” he said, while adding he’s confident in the current committee moving forward.Kiley, his running mate this year, is viewed as a rising star in the local Republican party. A two-term elected official, she is currently Hazlet’s deputy mayor and served as mayor in 2017. If she wins the election, Kiley said she would be the first Hazlet representative on the Freeholder board.“Hazlet is my first priority, and just being at the county just increases my ability to help my own town,” she said.“I’ve always said I will do whatever is best for my town and my party,” she added.Kiley oversaw a zero percent tax increase over the past two years in Hazlet and also touted the opening of a township Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office for veterans’ services in Town Hall.The DemocratsWhile their convention isn’t until March 3, Monmouth County Democrats are starting to game plan for 2018. Holmdel resident and frequent Democratic candidate Lawrence Luttrell confirmed to The Two River Times that he intends to run for the Freeholder board this year.Luttrell ran unsuccessfully for freeholder in 2013 and 2014, and also lost a bid for township committee in Holmdel last year.During his previous county campaigns, Luttrell said he pushed for selling the two county-owned nursing homes. That eventually happened in 2016, but he alleged taxpayers didn’t see that $32 million price tag return to them.“You have people struggling to pay their taxes and you have to choose between buying food or paying your taxes,” Luttrell said this week.Luttrell said he is unaware of who will be his potential running mate, which will be determined in March.This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

KIJHL suspends Rebel skipper for tampering

first_imgKootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen confirmed that Castlegar Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisier has been suspended for 45 days for tampering.Ohlhausen said Rotheisier, who began serving the suspension September 6, is to have no contact with the team one hour before and after any game during the suspension.“Information was given to us regarding player tampering by Castlegar and the disciplinary committee suspended (Rotheisier) for 45 days,” Ohlhausen said Saturday as he headed to 100 Mile House for a game between the defending KIJHL Champs and Osoyoos Coyotes.“Castlegar decided to appeal the decision, but the decision was upheld by a five-member committee of governors from the other (Okanagan/Shuswap) Conference.” Ohlhausen said tampering charges were brought to the attention of the league by the Princeton Posse.It appears “texting” may have been the undoing for Rotheisier.“There are rules and regulations preventing coaches from contacting players . . . even through other players,” Ohlhausen explained.“So teams have to be careful.”Castlegar, which won its first game Friday in Fruitvale by outlasting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 7-6, face Nelson Leafs Saturday in the Sunflower City.Rotheisier assumed head coach and general manager duties of the Rebels during the summer after spending last season as an associated coach in Creston.Before Creston Rotheisier skippered Princeton Posse.Rotheisier’s suspension concludes October 21.last_img read more

Ejected Caloy Garcia says Rain or Shine ‘not getting any calls’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Fortunately in the fourth quarter, we started getting calls. The last two games, it seems that we haven’t really been getting anything,” he added. ‘They’re allowed to grab us, they’re allowed to push us. Even when we set screens, they’re pushing us and we end up getting called.”The Elasto Painters, who never led, were down 16 when Garcia picked up his second technical foul.Garcia’s ejection, however, seemed to have lit a fire under Rain or Shine, which pulled within one in the waning seconds after trailing by as much as 21.The Painters even had a chance to force overtime with 3.1 seconds left but James Yap, who’s hit countless of clutch shots throughout his career, hit the back iron on his potential game-tying 3-pointer as time expired.“Well I told them after the game that it was a test of character at the end of the game. We climbed back from a 21-point lead. I felt that we did a better job in the fourth quarter because we played physical,” Garcia said. “We just have to match up with the physicality and we’ll see what happens.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “Actually, I was asking for a technical because I just don’t wanna get angry. I told [the referee] you have to throw me out because I felt we’re just not getting anything,” Garcia told reporters in Filipino after his team’s 94-91 loss that evened the best-of-seven series to 2-2.“The referee was staying away from me so I went to the other referee who was holding the ball and I took a swipe at the ball. I said just throw me out because the officiating was really an eyesore.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGarcia felt the Hotshots were the only team allowed to be physical for the majority of Games 3 and 4.“Basically, I think from the start of the game, they were physical with us. I just told the players during halftime that we just have to man up against that team because we’re not getting any calls,” he said. Caloy Garcia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia’s frustration mounted which led to his ejection late in the third quarter of Game 3 of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Magnolia Monday night.Garcia was tossed after disputing an offensive foul called on Elasto Painters big man Beau Belga at the 1:43 mark of the third period.ADVERTISEMENT Hotshots blow lead, escape Painters in Game 4 to tie semis series Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

a month agoKlopp loving competition within Liverpool squad

first_imgKlopp loving competition within Liverpool squadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is loving the competition within his squad.The German says his players are fighting tooth and nail in training in order to impress him.Speaking before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli, Klopp said he had plenty of players available for selection.He said: “And the competition in this team is really big, yes. If that line-up is not performing, they are really there. As an example, Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] is brought in in that position where he has been training for a couple of weeks now. He is so creative. He is a real option.”If you have one good game and another good game, the dynamic changes. Dejan Lovren is not in the squad and I have no explanation for that other than two centre-halves on the bench is probably not necessary. Naby Keita is coming, everyone knows that. “When Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] played really well at Southampton, for the all others it was ‘ooh’, but you should see training. They all want to make sure, ‘I am ready, you can use me’. “This is a really big club with competition between friends. It is not I have to kill him to play, it is really for the team. That is what the boys did so far and as long as we have that we will go for everything. Then we have to see what we get because we have really good opponents and that is the problem.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

16 days agoDavid Moyes open to returning to Everton

first_imgDavid Moyes open to returning to Evertonby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Moyes is open to returning to Everton as manager.Struggling boss Marco Silva is coming under increasing pressure at Goodison Park.Moyes, who left Everton for Manchester United in 2013 after 11 years at Goodison Park, is now the bookies’ favourite to succeed Silva, should the Portuguese get the sack.The Mirror says Moyes wants a return to the Premier League, after turning down the offer of jobs in the Championship and League One in recent weeks.Moyes, who lasted just 10 months at United, is currently out of work after leaving West Ham in 2018, after six months in charge.But the 56-year-old, who also managed Real Sociedad and Sunderland post-United, is now the heavy favourite to become the next Toffees boss – for the second time. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Toronto stock market closes higher while US stocks were mixed Loonie falls

first_imgTORONTO – The energy and industrial sectors helped Canada’s main stock index close higher Monday, while U.S. stocks were mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 67.74 points at 15,552.06 to outperfrom U.S. markets as oil prices remained elevated, said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“Were seeing a bit of a continuation this week from last week’s gains in equities domestically, so we saw the Canadian market outperform US equities last week, really on the strength of oil prices.”He said Canadian equities were also boosted by comments from Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz who suggested he was not overly concerned with inflation running above the two per cent target, said Fehr.“I’d say today, it’s a little bit of a different message, which is that we’re seeing domestic equities get a bit of a lift based on some of the commentary from the Bank of Canada, which suggests they’re not going to be overly aggressive in tightening rates near-term, and so we’re seeing that boost sectors like financials today.”Poloz’s comments had a negative effect on the Canadian dollar, however, which averaged 77.92 cents US, down 0.65 of a US cent, as a near-term rate hike looked less certain.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 14.25 points at 24,448.69 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 17.52 points at 7,128.60. The S&P 500 index ended up 0.15 of a point at 2,670.29.The June crude contract ended up 24 cents at US$68.64 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.74 per mmBTU.The June gold contract closed down US$14.30 at US$1,324.00 an ounce and the May copper contract ended down three cents at US$3.11 a pound.last_img read more