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Brandon Resident Hosts Student Video Competition

Brandon Resident Hosts Student Video Competition

October 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 10/17/19 By Kate Barcellos  BRANDON — A journalist and communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities alliance will host an environmental video competition to help spread the word about climate change in Rutland County. Brandon resident Dr. Michael Shank is an adjunct faculty member at New York University […]

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Brandon Adopts Energy Plan, Expects Regional Commission Will Approve

Brandon Adopts Energy Plan, Expects Regional Commission Will Approve

October 17, 2019 at 12:26 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 10/15/19 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — The Select Board voted Monday to adopt a plan for renewable energy development. Board Chairman Seth Hopkins said in an interview Tuesday the vote was unanimous, and there wasn’t much discussion, given the amount of past conversations about it. The new […]

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We Need DIY Activist Architecture to Fight Climate Change

We Need DIY Activist Architecture to Fight Climate Change

September 26, 2019 at 1:34 pm

ARCH DAILY 09/24/19 by Niall Patrick Walsh Architecture is inherently linked to policy, politics, and power. With responsibility for the design and perception of the built environment, architects have a distinct role in shaping the human urban experience. As the world confronts issues of climate change, forced migration, and affordable […]

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The Real 9/11 Tragedy America Is Missing

The Real 9/11 Tragedy America Is Missing

September 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm

NATIONAL INTEREST 09/11/19 By Daniel L. Davis “If we want to once again be worthy of emulation by people around the globe while still guaranteeing the security of the American people, we must demonstrate fortitude and courage by admitting that some of our policies and actions have in the past […]

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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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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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Making it Circular: The Role of Industries in Circular Cities

Making it Circular: The Role of Industries in Circular Cities

March 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

UNIDO 03/05/2019 NEW YORK CITY, 5 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization, together with the Permanent Missions of Austria, Ecuador, Slovenia, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UNDESA, has organized an event, “Making it Circular: The Role of Industries in Circular Cities”. The event took place at United […]

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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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