Solutionary Perspectives - An interview series hosted by Bill Moyer and Diane Wittner, examining the perspectives of Solutionary Rail allies and stakeholders.

#Grounded: A Conversation with Winona LaDuke and Bill McKibben on Decarbonization, Localization & Just Transition

Localization of economies, democracy and resilience requires that we be/get "Grounded" -  reconnected to place, planet and each other. In the old "normal" it was difficult to imagine stopping air travel. Today, it is much easier to imagine. The climate, planet and creatures need the new normal to look dramatically different from the old normal. NOW is our moment of opportunity.

The Backbone Campaign Team and allies held a 1 hour conversation with Winona LaDuke and Bill McKibben on this CoViD-19 moment and its relevance for decarbonization, localization, and system transformation. Check it out! Then take action to #ReMakeTheWorld and let's get #Grounded.

Bio, links and additional information HERE

Local Living Economies for Community Resilience - a Conversation with Judy Wicks.

Judy Wicks is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable, and locally-based economy.

A recent interview with Judy on resilient regional economies during these time of pandemic is HERE.

Founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Cafe, Ms. Wicks is author of Good Morning Beautiful Business and her current projects include: All Together Now PA  Circle of Aunts and Uncles and Proud Pennsylvania.


Bio, links and additional information HERE

The Future of Trucking and Freight in the Public Interest with Steve Viscelli

Solutionary Perspectives: A Conversation with NASA Climate Scientist Nathan Kurtz, Ph. D.

Solutionary Perspectives: Rural Communities & Rural Organizing

Solutionary Perspectives: Environmental Justice - Freight Impacts on Workers & Communities

Lac Megantic Rail Disaster and Solutionary Rail

Trains, Barges & Agricultural Transport Economics - Conversation with Dr. Ken Casavant

Solutionary Perspectives - Liz Veazey on the potential of bringing renewable energy to rural electric cooperatives

Neil Seldman on Local Self Reliance

Clean Energy, Community Economy, and Energy Democracy

Just Transition Baltimore

Clean Vehicles and a Clean Grid with Sierra Club's Joe Halso

Just Transition in Chicago's Little Village

Rail Realities from a Locomotive Engineer

Check out this two part interview with Fritz Edler, retired locomotive engineer and champion for railroad workers.  Fritz serves as a special representative for Railroad Workers United, aka RWU.

Bio, links and additional information HERE

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