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Brandon Looks for Good Solar Sites, Builds Questionnaire for Developers

Brandon Looks for Good Solar Sites, Builds Questionnaire for Developers

November 30, 2018 at 8:41 am

RUTLAND HERALD 11/29/18 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — The town Energy Committee is working on a list of properties ideal for solar development as part of an energy plan in development. Committee Chairman Michael Shank said Thursday that the group has put an ad in The Reporter, a weekly […]

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Babcock Pulls Plug on Brandon Solar Project

Babcock Pulls Plug on Brandon Solar Project

November 30, 2018 at 8:35 am

MOUNTAIN TIMES 11/29/18 By Russell Jones BRANDON — In a surprise announcement Thursday, Nov. 15, Babcock Solar Farm, LLC, filed documents that put an end to its proposed 2.2 MW solar project that would have been built near Park Street and Country Club Road in Brandon. The formal initiative requested […]

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Energy Leaders Gather for Dec. 1 Conference Focused on Vermont Action

Energy Leaders Gather for Dec. 1 Conference Focused on Vermont Action

November 28, 2018 at 8:59 pm

VTDIGGER 11/28/18 By Johanna Miller As Warnings on Climate Change Intensify, Energy Leaders, Business Innovators and Policy Makers Gather for a Dec. 1 Conference Focused on Vermont Action Montpelier, VT (November 27, 2018) – VECAN’s 11th Annual Community Energy and Climate Action Conference will take place on Saturday, December 1 […]

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ECOSOC, UNGA Committee Discuss Leveraging Circular Economy to Advance SDGs

ECOSOC, UNGA Committee Discuss Leveraging Circular Economy to Advance SDGs

October 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

IISD 10/16/18 By Nathalie Risse 10 October 2018: During a joint meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UN Member States, experts and stakeholders considered ways to leverage the model of a circular economy to advance the […]

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Opinion Pieces Examine Global Food System Challenges, Including Waste, Access, Pricing

Opinion Pieces Examine Global Food System Challenges, Including Waste, Access, Pricing

August 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION 08/08/18 The Hill: Wasted food is a factor that remains noticeably absent from the climate change discourse Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), ranking member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, and Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network “…Globally, […]

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Where is Sustainable Development Headed?

Where is Sustainable Development Headed?

July 23, 2018 at 12:32 pm

UNCTAD 07/20/18 Where are we heading on the path to the Sustainable Development Goals? UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi and other senior officials spotlight the issues. Traditional assumptions about how to deliver development are being challenged as the world strives to implement its most wide-ranging poverty alleviation and sustainability agenda ever, […]

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Innovative Ways for Creating Inclusive Societies

Innovative Ways for Creating Inclusive Societies

May 24, 2018 at 11:10 pm

UN WEB TV 05/23/18 By United Nations Staff Panel II A second panel discussion, also chaired by Ms. Chatardová, was titled “Innovative policy approaches and technologies to foster participation of all” and was moderated by Michael Shank, Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance. The panellists included Hedia Belhadj, Groupe Tawhida […]

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Brandon Boosts Energy Planning Efforts

May 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 05/18/18 By Susan Smallheer BRANDON – Faced with an increasing number of solar project proposals, the town is establishing an energy committee with the goal of better directing energy projects in the future. Brandon residents interested in serving on the five-person committee, which would be a subcommittee of […]

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Building Sustainability, Climate Change Resilience of Cities

Building Sustainability, Climate Change Resilience of Cities

May 6, 2018 at 9:02 pm

RELIEF WEB 05/02/18 UN Economic and Social Council Economic and Social Council 2018 Session, 22nd & 23rd Meetings The Economic and Social Council today heard from urban development and sustainability experts including mayors and other public officials focused on building resilient cities, as it continued its 2018 integration segment. Yousef […]

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Thousand Oaks-Oxnard-Ventura Area Ranks Eighth in Nation in Sustainability Efforts

Thousand Oaks-Oxnard-Ventura Area Ranks Eighth in Nation in Sustainability Efforts

September 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

VENTURA COUNTY STAR 08/28/17 By Mike Harris The Thousand Oaks/Oxnard/Ventura metropolitan area ranks eighth among the 100 most populous such areas in the nation in terms of progress toward sustainable development, according to a new survey by a group that works with the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network […]

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