The Future of Transportation

Positive Future #655 (Feature photo – Individual Transportation – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, Nomad) In many ways, the future of transportation is not only technology driven, but also economics. It’s no secret that most of the heaviest polluting cars are older cars owned by people challenged to finance expensive new cars. For a large portion…

Read more

Invigorating Democracy

Positive Future #652 (Feature photo – Berlin Olympic Stadium –  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, Martjin Mureau) Germany is inventing a new grass-roots way for citizens to intervene in the political process. German law states that a petition with over 50,000 signatures must be put on the agenda of the federal government for discussion and…

Read more

Audi to Spend $Billions on Electric Cars Moving Forward

Positive Future #650 (Feature photo – Audi E-Tron – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, Alexander Migl ) Audi announced that of its planned $41 billion into research development and new facilities, $13 billion would be for electrics. That equates to $2.6 billion a year. By 2025, Audi plans to have 20 fully electric models…

Read more

With $2.8 Billion in Venture Capital – The Rivian Truck Starts Production in 2021

Positive Future #649 (Feature photo – Rivian Truck – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, Richard Truesdell) You’ve got to have a pretty good product and concept to raise $2.8 billion for an electric truck that is not planned for manufacturing till 2021. Leading the investment charge, however, are the likes of Ford Motor Company…

Read more

Replacing Plastic Toys with Wood Toys = More Positive Behavior

Positive Future #645 (Feature photo – Wood Toys – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Meronim) The small town of Washington in England is in a metro center of about 300,000. In this small town, history has been made over the past two years. Emily Padgett turned a preschool nursery into a plastic free environment…

Read more