NASCAR is particularly popular in rural, vote-against-your-own-interest parts of the country. So, having a woman who describes herself as “a vegan hippie chick with a race car” get some serious positive attention competing at the Chicagoland Speedway with her entirely solar-powered vehicle is worth celebrating as a powerful moment.
As green energy infiltrates all aspects of American life and culture, building support for governmental and community initiatives becomes much simpler.
So far this year, legislation has been proposed in New York state, Connecticut and California for everything from overarching reform to microgrid efficiency upgrades to increasing consumer choice. Take a moment to capitalize on the momentum by passing on the story of Munter’s solar-powered performance and checking out Solutions Project for updates on state-level legislative efforts. Contributing to the sea change is sometimes as easy as clicking the “share” button and opening an unsuspecting friend’s eyes.
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Sources/additional glimmers of hope:
"In Some States, Emissions Cuts Defy Skeptics” via The New York Times
Hear the segment in context:
BOTL Episode #849 "The planners and the deniers (Global Warming)"
Revisit the original action/segment: BOTL Activism: The Solutions Project (02/02/14)
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich