Articles by: Michael Shank

12 Principles for Climate-Centric Behavior Change Communications

12 Principles for Climate-Centric Behavior Change Communications

August 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm

MEDIUM 08/09/19 By Michael Shank In order to quickly move cities and towns towards carbon neutrality, one social science game changer that needs to be scaled up is behavior change communications. Few of the more technical game changers in our climate-leading communities— enumerated in Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance’s Game Changers […]

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A portion of the Stafford Hill solar power project gathers energy from the sun in Rutland, Vt., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.  With the completion of the project developed by Green Mountain Power, Vermont's largest electric utility, the city of Rutland claimed it has more solar capacity, 7.8 megawatts, per capita than any other city in the New England region. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Brandon Public Invited to Weigh in on Enhanced Energy Plan

August 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 07/31/19 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — The town must hear from the public before it can adopt an “Enhanced Energy Plan,” that will give it more clout with the state over renewable energy projects. According to the town’s website, public hearings on the proposed “Brandon Enhanced Energy […]

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As Climate Threats to Cities Grow, the Time to Act is Now

As Climate Threats to Cities Grow, the Time to Act is Now

July 23, 2019 at 11:29 am

REUTERS 07/22/19 By Michael Shank and US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke As the costs and threats from climate change rise, the key is not to wait until it’s too late to take action U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke represents New York’s 9th district and serves on the House Energy and Commerce […]

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Climate Change is International Security Threat

Climate Change is International Security Threat

June 22, 2019 at 1:24 pm

VTDIGGER 06/19/19 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Gregory Meeks Editor’s note: This commentary is by Dr. Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. Shank, of Brandon, is the communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and adjunct faculty at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. Meeks is a senior […]

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Do We Need to Spray?

Do We Need to Spray?

June 17, 2019 at 8:50 am

RUTLAND HERALD 06/15/19 TIMES-ARGUS 06/15/19 This spring, a settlement was reached between the state of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont’s Toxics Action Center office, and the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford Insect Control District, where I live. While it technically ends a legal dispute over pesticide spraying in Vermont, which originated due to […]

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It’s Time for the U.N. Security Council to Take on Climate Change

It’s Time for the U.N. Security Council to Take on Climate Change

June 10, 2019 at 9:22 am

REUTERS 06/07/19 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Gregory Meeks With climate threats growing fast, the U.N. Security council has the power to cap greenhouse gas emissions on every country and sanction those who fail to comply Congressman Meeks (D-NY) is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee […]

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Mosquito Control a Safer Way

Mosquito Control a Safer Way

May 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

VTDIGGER 05/17/2019 By Michael Shank Editor’s note: This commentary is by Michael Shank, of Brandon, who is the communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. He serves on Brandon’s planning commission and energy committee. Last month, a settlement was reached between the state […]

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World Changing Ideas 2019: All the Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions

World Changing Ideas 2019: All the Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions

April 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm

FAST COMPANY 04/08/2019 By Morgan Clendaniel Fast Company‘s third annual World Changing Ideas Awards drew nearly 2,000 submissions across 17 categories. Fast Company editors and reporters created lists of honorable mentions and finalists, and then our panel of judges picked winners in each category. You can read more about the […]

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ULAB-BEI Holds Discussion on Youth Activism

ULAB-BEI Holds Discussion on Youth Activism

April 9, 2019 at 11:22 am

DAILY STAR 4/9/19 The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) organised a discussion forum on April 1, 2019 titled “Youth Activism for Better Governance.” The event was held in ULAB Campus A Auditorium. The event, organised with the support of International Republican Institute, featured a […]

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School of Business at Independent University Bangladesh Hosts Prof. Michael Shank

School of Business at Independent University Bangladesh Hosts Prof. Michael Shank

March 27, 2019 at 12:56 pm

IUB 03/2/19 Department of International Business of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), in association with Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) and International Republican Institute (IRI), hosted Prof. Michael Shank, New York University, USA, for a Seminar entitled `Youth Employment Scenario Across The Regions’’ on March 24, 2019 at IUB in Bashundhara, Dhaka. […]

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