Uncategorized

The Herald Candidate Questionnaires: Vt. Senate, Rutland District

The Herald Candidate Questionnaires: Vt. Senate, Rutland District

October 8, 2020 at 1:58 pm

THE HERALD 10/01/20 Rutland County District (Three Seats) The Rutland Senate District covers the White River Valley town of Pittsfield. The Herald sent out questionnaires to area candidates running for state representative and state senator. Each was given space to respond to the following questions: As a result of the […]

Read more ›
Speaker Series Offers Career Advice

Speaker Series Offers Career Advice

September 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/15/20 By Jim Sabataso CASTLETON — A new speaker series aims to share professional career advice for navigating the coronavirus pandemic. The Rutland Rising Job Talk series is being organized by Brandon resident Michael Shank in partnership with Castleton University. The free series, which launches at noon Friday, […]

Read more ›
Rutland Rising: Professional Job Talks & Advice

Rutland Rising: Professional Job Talks & Advice

September 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm

On Fridays this fall, at 12 noon ET, Dr. Michael Shank, in partnership with Castleton University, will host a professional development series featuring successful leaders in the business community, in city, state and national government, and in the nonprofit sector. Speakers will discuss how to successfully market yourself in today’s […]

Read more ›
Rutland Roundtables: Your Story, Your Vision

Rutland Roundtables: Your Story, Your Vision

September 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Sign up below to share your story and your vision for Rutland’s future! Hosted by Dr. Michael Shank, the Rutland Roundtables take place virtually over Zoom/phone every Wednesday evening in September at 6 p.m. ET. After filling out the form below, you’ll be emailed the zoom/phone call-in information for the […]

Read more ›
Why I’m Running for Vermont State Senate

Why I’m Running for Vermont State Senate

August 12, 2020 at 7:25 am

My Lens on Life I think about everything through the lens of sustainability. Meaning, can we sustain these policies for the next 5 decades and the next 5 generations? Since policy decisions require financial, human and natural resources, we need to ask: Do we have enough resources to last? Are […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
Film Contest Encourages Environmental Awareness

Film Contest Encourages Environmental Awareness

September 26, 2019 at 2:42 pm

BRANDON REPORTER 09/26/19 By Russell Jones BRANDON — A new film competition set for next spring will encourage aspiring, young filmmakers to help spread environmental awareness. Students in area elementary and high schools within the Otter Valley Union District will be the focus of the festival. The Brandon Environmental Film […]

Read more ›
As Climate Threats to Cities Grow, the Time to Act is Now

As Climate Threats to Cities Grow, the Time to Act is Now

July 23, 2019 at 11:29 am

REUTERS 07/22/19 By Michael Shank and US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke As the costs and threats from climate change rise, the key is not to wait until it’s too late to take action U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke represents New York’s 9th district and serves on the House Energy and Commerce […]

Read more ›
Stop the Bullying

Stop the Bullying

January 17, 2019 at 10:26 am

VTDIGGER 01/15/19By Michael Shank and Former US Congressman Mike HondaEditor’s note: This commentary is by Michael Shank and former Rep. Michael Honda. Shank, of Brandon, is the communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. Honda, a Democrat, represented California’s 17th congressional district between […]

Read more ›
Meryl Streep is Right; Bullying Hurts Us All

Meryl Streep is Right; Bullying Hurts Us All

January 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm

THE HILL 01/09/17 By Michael Shank and Former US Congressman Michael Honda Meryl Streep concisely summed up America’s increasingly violent temperament at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony this week, “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” Streep said it plainly and powerfully. “Disrespect invites disrespect. […]

Read more ›