Shank: The Importance of Public Service

Shank: The Importance of Public Service

November 17, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Upon invitation from Barstow Memorial School, Dr. Michael Shank discusses why he’s running for Vermont State Senate as an Independent Candidate, his plan for a resilient Rutland County, and his first experience with government. Here’s Dr. Shank’s Q&A with Barstow Memorial School: 1. Your name, political affiliation, candidacy sought, & […]

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‘Rutland Rising’ Series with Castleton University

‘Rutland Rising’ Series with Castleton University

September 20, 2020 at 4:35 pm

Dr. Michael Shank discusses the www.RutlandRising.org series he’s co-hosting with Castleton University and, given Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, draws specific attention to one event within the series: “How to Pursue a Legal Career and Keep the Government Accountable to Its Citizens”. Join on November 13 to discuss […]

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Shank: Investing in Vermont’s Downtowns

Shank: Investing in Vermont’s Downtowns

September 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Dr. Michael Shank discusses the importance of investing in Rutland County’s downtowns, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and its impact on businesses. Stronger downtowns make for stronger and more resilient communities. Support your local businesses: #BuyLocal #BuyVermont. Check out the Downtown Rutland Partnership’s opinion piece in the Rutland Herald […]

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Shank: Economic and Social Reasons for Changing School Mascots

Shank: Economic and Social Reasons for Changing School Mascots

September 12, 2020 at 3:12 pm

Dr. Michael Shank discusses economic and social reasons for changing Rutland High School’s logo, identifying the Washington NFL Team’s decision to change their logo following sponsor pressure, as well as the American Psychological Association’s recommendation of the elimination of indigenous mascots noting the threat to human development.

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PEGTV: Dr. Michael Shank for State Senate Representing Rutland County

PEGTV: Dr. Michael Shank for State Senate Representing Rutland County

September 10, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Dr. Michael Shank shares his campaign agenda for state senator representing Rutland County, what he’ll focus on and prioritize, and the principles guiding his service to the community.

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Shank: Staying Resilient Amid Increasingly Extreme Weather

Shank: Staying Resilient Amid Increasingly Extreme Weather

September 5, 2020 at 11:46 am

Dr. Michael Shank discusses how Rutland County can be more resilient in the face of increasingly extreme weather, heavier rains, heavier winds, and more flooding. Taking lessons learned from the recent Hurricane Laura and Vermont’s experience with Hurricane Irene, Shank discusses how town planning commissions can protect river corridors and […]

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Michael Shank for VT State Senate

Michael Shank for VT State Senate

August 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

I’m running as an Independent Candidate to represent the Rutland District in the Vermont State Senate. Check out the campaign at www.VoteShank.com! And donate here: https://voteshank.nationbuilder.com/donate!

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Covid-19 and Climate

Covid-19 and Climate

June 10, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, discusses the covid-climate connections as part of the NYU CGA faculty series. Shank discusses the ways in which the covid causes, consequences and responses are similar to climate change causes, consequences and responses and the opportunities for collaboration and […]

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Workshop: How to Communicate Building Electrification

Workshop: How to Communicate Building Electrification

May 21, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, Communications Director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, and Julia Peek, Communications Director for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, lead a workshop on how to communicate the need to electrify buildings, get buildings off of dirty gas and oil, and power buildings by renewable energy only.

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Workshop: Communicating Plant-Based Diets

Workshop: Communicating Plant-Based Diets

March 25, 2020 at 6:22 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, and Julia Peek, communications director for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, lead workshop participants through a training on messaging plant-based diets. The webinar relies on World Resources Institute’s behavioral science data and surveys of the food industry. Check out […]

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