Quotes in Press

GMP Has App to Let Customers Support Small Biz and Nonprofits

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 […]

Protest Art and Indian Freedom Struggle

DHAARA 06/2020 By Debopriya Bhattacharya In the words of Dr. Michael Shank, “the arts are an emotionally powerful and transformative medium; using them must be done strategically and systematically” (‘Redefining the Movement: Art Activism’, Michael Shank). Art, can hence, be understood as an audio, visual or audio-visual medium that can […]

The Military Must be De-Funded Along with the Police

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 […]

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

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 […]

Local Environmental Film Contest a Success

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 […]

Brandon Man Leading Way in EV Fast-Charging

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 […]

GMP Launches Expansion of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

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 […]

The End of Infinite Growth

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 […]

Opinion Piece Says Smaller Family Size Would Help Combat Climate Change

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 […]