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  • Meryl Streep is Right; Bullying Hurts Us All

    Meryl Streep is Right; Bullying Hurts Us All

    THE HILL 01/09/17 By Michael Shank and Former US Congressman Michael Honda Meryl Streep concisely summed up America’s increasingly violent temperament at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony this week, “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” Streep said it plainly and powerfully. “Disrespect invites disrespect. […]

  • Global Mayors Protest Trump’s Anti-Climate Cabinet

    Global Mayors Protest Trump’s Anti-Climate Cabinet

    HUFFINGTON POST 12/16/16 By Michael Shank This week, in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks for Departments of State, Energy, and Interior, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, mayors from Canada, Europe, Latin America and Australia sent a sharply worded letter to mayors of American cities, noting that […]

  • Pro-Earth Republicans In The Era Of President Trump

    Pro-Earth Republicans In The Era Of President Trump

    HUFFINGTON POST 12/07/16 By Michael Shank As President-Elect Donald Trump stacks his cabinet with climate deniers – including Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general suing the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the EPA – it’s helpful to keep reminding the country that not too long ago Republicans were acknowledging and […]

  • Businesses Must Take the Lead on Climate-Change Action

    Businesses Must Take the Lead on Climate-Change Action

    TIME 11/17/16 By Michael Shank and Maxine Bedat With President-Elect Donald Trump publicly stating plans to remove, roll back, rescind and deregulate America’s environmental commitments—from the Clean Power Plan, which reduces emissions from dirty coal-fired power plants, to the Paris climate agreement, which aims to slow global warming—one wonders where […]

  • There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

    There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

    FAST COMPANY 11/11/16 By Michael Shank and Maxine Bedat Disposable clothes, often made from oil, in factories powered by coal, and shipped around the world, mean that the apparel industry contributes 10% of global emissions. This month as world leaders meet in Morocco to discuss implementation of the Paris climate […]