ELECTRIC VEHICLES MISCONCEPTIONS + MORE – GREAT CLIMATE RACE – LIVE EPISODE #2

This week was the second installment of our new weekly show on Facebook Live. We broadcast every Friday at 12 noon PST (currently 3pm EST for us here in Toronto). The show will continue every week as we travel across Canada on our road trip and at least up until our next International Virtual Race at the end of October (stay tuned for more details).

Reminder: You can pledge support for us per km as we go for runs and walk in different locations across Canada to raise money for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Solar Project here:

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We will be doing interviews, project profiles and updating you on breaking news in the world of climate solutions as the cross Canada tour continues. Hope you like watching the show as much as we love making it. See below for the complete show notes.

Feel free to share any feedback, comments or suggestions in the comments section below.

This Week on Great Climate Race – LIVE

What We Are Excited About – A big week for EV’s. We take a closer look at Tesla new Model 3, Volvos big EV announcement and the new VW electric bus. Ben walks you through common misconceptions about EV’s and shares slides from the Union of Concerned Scientists looking at the life cycle assessment of emissions related to EV’s vs gasoline cars.

 

Great Climate Race Updates – The latest developments in our tour across Canada and new features in our fundraising app.

Interview – Mark Tizya from Novo Solar – We talked to Mark in front of the Tsleil-Waututh Nations existing solar installation along with his mother.

Question of the Week – Would you like to be part of a monthly book club discussion on climate solutions? We are considering the book Drawdown as the first book in our book club. Have you read it? Would you like to be part of it?

 

Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines-

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html

Hippie Approved VW bus –

 

https://www.ecowatch.com/volkswagen-microbus-i-d-buzz-2445720895.html

Everything you need to know about Tesla Model 3, which is starting production today –

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/7/15934756/tesla-model-3-production-electric-car-musk?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook  

 

Union of Concerned Scientists report on full lifecycle emsission of electric vehicles vs gas engines – http://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/electric-vehicles/life-cycle-ev-emissions  

 

Get updates on the Great Climate Race Cross Canada Tour here: http://www.greatclimaterace.ca/tour-updates/  

 

Sponsor us running per kilometer to raise money for solar projects here: http://Ayura.ca

 

Check out Professor Patrick Condon Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

 

http://amzn.to/2tUdrbR  (a portion of funds from buying this book go to supporting solar projects)

 

Read more about the Japanese Bullet Train Shinkansen and their use of Biomimicry emulating the Kingfisher birds beak here:

https://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/10/19/how-one-engineers-birdwatching-made-japans-bullet-train-better  

 

The Biomimicry website mentioned on the show http://AskNature.org

 

Here is the book Biomimicry by Janine Beniyus –

http://amzn.to/2tTUbLn  (a portion of funds from buying this book go to supporting solar projects)

 

Finally… Here is the book Drawdown (edited by Paul Hawken) we are considering this book for our first monthly book club. Are you interested in being in a book club?

 

http://amzn.to/2sRKLAm (a portion of funds from buying this book go to supporting solar projects)

 

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