High Point Academy Earns Congressional Recognition for Recycling, Composting Achievements

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News Education High Point Academy Earns Congressional Recognition for Recycling, Composting Achievements Story and Photography By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Friday, April 22, 2016 | 2:31 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s High Point Academy (HPA) received certificates of congressional recognition for its achievements in recycling and composting at a campus ceremony Friday morning. Congresswoman Judy Chu, State Senator Carol Liu, and Pasadena Councilmember Gene Masuda’s field representative, Noreen Sullivan, were the distinguished guests in attendance for the celebration.In 2009, HPA joined the green school revolution by being the first school in the San Gabriel Valley to partner with zero waste consulting company, Wasteless Living, to improve the health and quality of the environment. The school has seen a multitude of progress and achievements in these practices, in which it has diverted upwards of 87 percent of HPA’s solid waste from landfills, surpassing the city’s goal of 85 percent and earning them congressional recognition.“We know that there is so much waste, particularly food waste and that means that there is a big problem. You’re so young and involved in fighting climate change and making a more productive use of our waste and I want to thank you for protecting our planet,” Congresswoman Judy Chu said as the ceremony kicked off.Senator Carol Lu also presented a certificate to HPA following Chu.“I applaud everyone at HPA for inspiring everyone here and in our community on techniques and the value of recycling and composting,” Lu said.Headmaster Gary Stern explained the reasons why HPA has excelled in green practices in recent years.“At High Point, we believe that a better future environment for our children starts today. What’s really important for our children to understand is that when they compost at school and it goes to the facility and comes back to enrich our soil on campus, that’s when the learning really happens,” Stern said.Wasteless Living is a zero waste consulting company hired in 2009 by a parent who wanted to use their services for private school events. Within two years, that relationship led to integrating composting into the school’s curriculum. Students are trained starting in Kindergarten to separate and correctly dispose of their lunch materials appropriately between recycling, compost and landfill bins located all over campus.“There was kind of a ‘buzz factor’ amongst parents and faculty which evolved into the development of a curriculum and the school itself started adopting more initiatives and demos within the classroom,” explained Christine Lenches-Hinkel, owner of Wasteless Living.HPA started planning the compost study in 2011 and applied it in 2012. Students are actively involved with daily participation in discarding waste, studying the compost that comes back from the composting facility in Fontana and conducting reports and database entry of the information.“The kids are actually seeing that what we do everyday at lunch has bigger global benefits,” said science teacher Krista Huezo.In fact, this process goes much further than simply recycling and composting by having students work with environmental industry experts, develop analytical skills, apply real world math and science knowledge and to engage with the community and peers frequently.The ceremony was followed by three student presentations involving the zero waste-focused Organics Recovery Process (ORP) findings and the school’s progress this past year. There is a strong support system between students, parents and faculty that is propelling the practice of composting at HPA.Mojgan Maher, a mother of two daughters that attend HPA is thrilled with the initiative the school has taken and the impact it has brought in to her home.“It’s wonderful. Ever since they (HPA) have done this we have been very careful with what we pack in their lunches. I definitely want to start doing composting at home,” Maher said.HPA aims to extend inspiration to other schools and organizations to get on board with composting at the level and frequency they have established. The initiative extends the boundaries of the classroom into a real world application and practices that can be used for a lifetime.“The school has invested heavily in this program over the years because of what the students are getting out of it. Not only is it just an academic boost in their analytical and problem solving skills, but also a very real advancement towards environmental mindfulness,” Lenches-Hinkel explained.HPA’s recycling and composting measures are certainly a mainstay practice within the school and do not seem to be slowing down. Today’s ceremony recognizing the efforts of everyone involved is another certificate to tack on the wall of achievements that will continue to grow over the years.In addition to the accomplishment of diverting 87 percent of solid waste, HPA has a few other awards under its belt. Since the program’s inception, the school has composted over 25 tons of organic material, reduced GHG emissions by 148 percent, received the City of Pasadena Outstanding Recycler Award in 2010 and has been awarded $10,000 from Lexus for their zero waste efforts.“We hope all of our guests today are inspired by our students’ efforts and will consider using some of our sustainability measures in your homes and in your workplaces. We believe that a better future environment for our children starts today,” Stern concluded.For more information and updates on HPA’s composting program and how to get involved, visit www.highpointacademy.org and www.wastelessliving.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. 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London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles

first_imgEmail Print WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsLondon commemoration for famous Limerick exilesBy Alan Jacques – October 27, 2015 1052 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook TAGSCatherine HayesKensal Green CemeterylimerickLimerick Association of LondonSean Og Hanley WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleNational recognition for Limerick Tippy Talk’ projectNext articleNot all Doon and gloom in County Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Catherine Hayesby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine HayesTHE Limerick Association of London will hold a special commemoration ceremony to honour two famous Limerick people who are buried in Kensal Green cemetery on Sunday, November 1.The Association will firstly honour the legendary Limerick Gael Sean Og Hanley on the centenary of his death. A native of Kilfinane, he was a member of the Limerick senior hurling team of 1897 that captured Limericks’ first All-Ireland senior hurling title.Shortly after this victory, Sean Og emigrated to London where he died at the young age of 38 and was laid to rest in Kensal Green in 1915. The grave has been carefully restored and maintained under the watchful eye of the Limerick Association of London.A commemoration will also take place on November 1 at the graveside of Limerick opera singer Catherine Hayes. A native of Patrick Street, she achieved international fame with her magnificent soprano voice.One of the best-known singers of the nineteenth century, she performed for Kings and Queens, even giving a performance for Queen Victoria and 500 guests at Buckingham Palace. She made her debut as prima donna at the La Scala opera house in Milan in 1846, the first Irish woman to do so.She also lived in London and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

[17A PC Act] Before Initiating Any Inquiry/Investigation Against A Public Servant, Prior Sanction Of Govt. Mandatory: Rajasthan HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates[17A PC Act] Before Initiating Any Inquiry/Investigation Against A Public Servant, Prior Sanction Of Govt. Mandatory: Rajasthan HC [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena11 April 2020 12:35 AMShare This – xRajasthan High Court on Tuesday held that where investigation based on a private complaint for corruption cannot be conducted against public servants for want of “sanction to prosecute” from the government, the complaint cannot stand against private individuals also. “…Before initiating any inquiry against the public servants under the provisions of the P.C. Act, prior approval…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRajasthan High Court on Tuesday held that where investigation based on a private complaint for corruption cannot be conducted against public servants for want of “sanction to prosecute” from the government, the complaint cannot stand against private individuals also. “…Before initiating any inquiry against the public servants under the provisions of the P.C. Act, prior approval of the Government was a sine-qua-non and the FIR could not have been registered without such approval. As the public servants cannot be prosecuted in this mater, registration of the FIR by the Anti Corruption Bureau against the private individuals…is also totally illegal and amounts to a gross abuse of process of law,” the bench of Justice Sandeep Mehta has held. Pertinently, Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 stipulates that an inquiry or investigation cannot be undertaken by any police officer under the Act “without the prior permission of the competent Government” where the alleged offence is relatable to any recommendation made or decision taken by a public servant in discharge of official functions or duties. In the case at hand, the Petitioners were land revenue officers, accused of facilitating a fraudulent sale to Kailash Chandra Agarwal and Nand Bihari. Accordingly, a FIR had been registered against the two private individuals also and they were being investigated alongside the public servants. All the accused had thus filed a criminal miscellaneous petition, seeking that the FIR registered against them be quashed. Their consul had argued that since the investigating officer is proceeding to investigate the matter against the public servants for the offences under the PC Act and the private individuals without the prior approval of the Government, the impugned FIR deserved to be quashed. Concurring with the submission, the bench took note of the view taken by the Apex Court in Anil Kumar Singh & Ors. v. MK Aiyappa & Anr., AIR 2014, SC (Supp) 1801, whereby a division bench examined an identical controversy and laid down that no direction can be given by a Magistrate to the police under Section 156(3) CrPC to investigate the complaint of corruption against a public servant in absence of a sanction to prosecute. In this backdrop the high court directed, “…As the public servants cannot be prosecuted in this mater, registration of the FIR by the Anti Corruption Bureau against the private individuals i.e. the petitioners Kailash Chandra Agarwal and Nand Bihari is also totally illegal and amounts to a gross abuse of process of law. …the misc. petitions deserve to be and are hereby allowed. All further proceedings sought to be taken in connection with the impugned FIR No. 1/2018 registered at the Police Station CPS ACB, Jaipur, Outpost Nagaur are hereby quashed.” Case Details: Case Title: Chota Ram & Anr v. State Case No.: Crl Misc (Pet.) No. 953/2018 Quorum: Justice Sandeep Mehta Appearance: Senior Advocate GR Punia with Advocates Anil Kumar Singh and Rajendra Prasad (for Petitioner); PP Mahipal Bishnoi and Advocate Dhirendra Singh (for Respondent) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more