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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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Redefining “Pro-Life”: The Importance of Family Planning

Redefining “Pro-Life”: The Importance of Family Planning

January 15, 2016 at 10:50 am

MEDIUM 1/14/16 By Michael Shank This week, I became an “end-of-the-liner”. It’s a term I’m using to refer to my newly vasectomied self. I haven’t yet had kids of my own but I’ve decided to preemptively put an end to my branch of the Shank ancestral line. While perhaps appearing […]

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Final Frontier on Carbon Emissions: Food

Final Frontier on Carbon Emissions: Food

October 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm

MEDIUM 10/02/15 By Michael Shank With the United Nations serving up a vegetarian luncheon for world leaders this past week, made entirely from food waste, and with Hollywood filmmakers talking about how diets can save the planet, we’re starting to witness a sea change in how we think and talk […]

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President Barack Obama bids farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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What Pope Francis Will Say to America This Week

September 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

MEDIUM 09/23/15 By Michael Shank As Pope Francis arrives in Washington this week, the buzz about what he’ll say to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations is ubiquitous. One need not veer far from what Francis has already summoned in his encyclical, Laudato Si’, to know his exact delivery, […]

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Senator McConnell’s Climate Attack Betraying Kentucky’s Clean Tech Trends?

Senator McConnell’s Climate Attack Betraying Kentucky’s Clean Tech Trends?

September 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

MEDIUM 09/08/15 By Michael Shank With the word out that GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to scuttle the Paris climate talks in December, one wonders whether or not the Senator is sensitive to the direction his party, and his people, are headed. Kentucky, the state the Senator […]

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