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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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Opinion Piece Says Smaller Family Size Would Help Combat Climate Change

Opinion Piece Says Smaller Family Size Would Help Combat Climate Change

November 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION 10/30/19 Newsweek: This Controversial Way To Combat Climate Change Might Be The Most Effective | Opinion Michael Shank, sustainable development instructor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance “Given the climate inaction among national governments — from America and […]

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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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