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Local Writing Contest Seeks Student Solutions to Problems

Local Writing Contest Seeks Student Solutions to Problems

July 7, 2020 at 1:59 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 06/02/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — A local man who organized an environmental film contest for local students is now hosting a writing competition, also with cash prizes. Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, adjunct faculty member at New York University Center for […]

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Brandon Working on Expanded Animal Ordinance

Brandon Working on Expanded Animal Ordinance

July 1, 2020 at 10:24 am

RUTLAND HERALD 06/30/20 By Keith Whitcomb, Jr.  BRANDON — Several months after more than 100 animals were removed from a property on Kimball Road, the town is working on updating and improving its animal control ordinances. Last week, the Select Board started talking about the new draft ordinance that would […]

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GMP Has App to Let Customers Support Small Biz and Nonprofits

GMP Has App to Let Customers Support Small Biz and Nonprofits

June 25, 2020 at 11:29 am

RUTLAND HERALD 06/25/20 By Patrick McArdle  Green Mountain Power kicked off a program Wednesday that will allow customers to donate solar credits to small businesses recovering from the loss of income caused by the pandemic. It joins an enhanced rebate program as ways to decrease fossil fuel use in responsible […]

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The Military Must be De-Funded Along with the Police

The Military Must be De-Funded Along with the Police

June 15, 2020 at 10:29 am

COUNTERPUNCH 06/15/20 By Daniel Kovalik As Vijay Prashad explains in his book, Red Star Over The Third World, domestic fascism in the West has reflected the West’s pre-existing colonial practices abroad. Citing Martinique communist Aimé Césaire, Prashad explains: “What had come to define fascism inside Europe through the experience of […]

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GMP Boosts Rebates on Energy Savers, Adding Solar Sharing in June

GMP Boosts Rebates on Energy Savers, Adding Solar Sharing in June

May 29, 2020 at 11:53 am

VERMONT BIZ 05/28/20 VTDIGGER DAILY ENERGY INSIDER New GMP Programs Include Enhanced Rebates Plus Innovative Solar Credit Sharing App to Assist Recovery for Small Businesses in Vermont Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) launched a new package of incentives and programs called Go, Save & Share Green with GMP […]

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Local Environmental Film Contest a Success

Local Environmental Film Contest a Success

May 28, 2020 at 9:36 am

RUTLAND HERALD 05/28/20 By Keith Whitcomb, Jr.  BRANDON — Flooding, mosquito spraying and littering were the winning topics for the inaugural Brandon Environmental Film Competition. The competition was announced last fall by Brandon resident Michael Shank, a volunteer at the Neshobe Elementary School library, communications director for the Carbon Neutral […]

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The Brandon Environmental Film Competition Highlights Young Talent and Local Issues

The Brandon Environmental Film Competition Highlights Young Talent and Local Issues

May 14, 2020 at 9:06 am

BRANDON REPORTER 05/10/20 By Lee J. Kahrs BRANDON — One of the things that connects us is our stories, pandemic be damned. Whether it’s our shared experiences or our unique perspective on issue, our stories can not only bring us together, they can raise us up and make us think. […]

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Brandon Man Leading Way in EV Fast-Charging

Brandon Man Leading Way in EV Fast-Charging

March 19, 2020 at 7:27 pm

VERMONT EAGLE 03/19/20 By Lou Varricchio A Brandon man is leading the way to increase awareness about electric vehicles (EVs) and to expand fast-charging stations around the area. Dr. Michael Shank is a leading advocate for EV transportation. When Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced on March 9 that it is […]

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August 02, 2013 - NREL employees plug in their electric vehicle and EV hybrids into electric chargers at NREL's  parking garage.  (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

GMP Launches Expansion of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

March 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

VERMONT BIZ 03/09/20 More Than Doubles Availability in Vermont. Program Builds on State Grant Program and Combats Vermont’s Biggest Cause of Carbon Emissions: Transportation Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) today announced it is launching a program to expand fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs) in Vermont to directly […]

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The End of Infinite Growth

The End of Infinite Growth

November 16, 2019 at 5:36 am

GREENPEACE 11/15/19 By Rex Weyler I’m in Vancouver, riding the skytrain, the metro-region’s elevated and underground public transport system. In a crowded cabin, I gaze above the seats and see this advertisement: There is no option C: “Change our system to prevent it.” This little ad is a pitch by […]

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