Rob Greenfield – Living Only on Foraging and Your Food Garden

Positive Future #584 (Feature photo – Rob Greenfield – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Sean Aranda) Inhabitat journalist Teresa Bergen talks to Rob Greenfield, and adventurer and environmental activist. Greenfield’s current project is to go for 1 year eating only what he can grow or forage for. Nothing like someone that actually does what they preach.…

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The American Electric Bus

Positive Future #582 (Feature photo – Proterra Bus Depot Rendering – courtesy of Proterra) CleanTechnica journalist Kyle Field brings us news about Proterra – the American-company that makes fully electric buses. Proterra just got an order from Miami-Dade county in Florida for 33 fully electric 40-foot buses. The 33 electric buses will make an impact…

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The Rocky Road to Electrification of Transportation

Positive Future #581 (Feature photo – Tesla Charging Station – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Jusdafax) Many of us have endured volatility in gasoline prices, sometimes soaring to unaffordable highs and sometimes facing waiting lines at gas stations. These energy and transportation displeasures have been going on for some time. A recent story by CleanTecnica journalist…

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The Emerging RoboTaxi

Positive Future #579 (Feature photo – Waymo Autonomous Car Testing – CCA SA 4.0 International – Dilu) Taxis has historically been expensive, making public travel options attractive. Even more expensive than taxis is the cost of car ownership – ranging from $9,000 to $10,000 a year for a moderate choice of cars. Enter the robotaxi…

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Partnerships Between the Public and Private Sectors

Positive Future #578 (Feature photo – Public Charging Point – Courtesy of Greenspot) The idea of public-private partnerships is not new. Solving the climate crisis and even issues such as living wage jobs, food insecurity and affordable housing, is bringing an increasing emergence of public-private partnerships. While the basic financial system that invokes purchasing power…

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Exiting the Grid?

Positive Future #576 (Feature photo Rooftop Solar – Public Domain) Salt Lake Tribune journalist Brian Maffly brings us the latest story about a company in Utah that has lowered the barriers to using solar energy and batteries as a way to get off the grid. Called Humless, inventor and developer Glenn Jakins explains the benefits…

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Housing First

Positive Future #575 (Feature photo – Finland on the Globe – Courtesy of Rob984 CCA SA 4.0 International) Homelessness has become a global epidemic in first-world nations. Without a secure roof over your head, how do you solve all of your other problems, including reducing the problems of society as a whole? The solution to…

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