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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 […]

Brandon Resident Hosts Student Video Competition

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 […]

Brandon Adopts Energy Plan, Expects Regional Commission Will Approve

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 […]

We Need DIY Activist Architecture to Fight Climate Change

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 […]

The Real 9/11 Tragedy America Is Missing

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 […]