Use your computer (the December 2017 episode of the “TV Programs” part of www.olympiafor.org or any of several relevant topic links on this blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org) to watch Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s December 2017 TV interview about Solutionary Rail, a fascinating and attractive “win-win-win-win” for fuel efficiency, the climate, local communities, workers, and more.
This interview is online now and forever. Also, you can read a thorough summary of what we said during the interview.
Olympia FOR’s December 2017 interview program explores a remedy for several of our nation’s problems that is both creative and exciting. This remedy would reduce fossil fuel use and protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities throughout our nation.
This month’s topic is “Solutionary Rail.” The website promoting it – www.solutionaryrail.org – describes it as “a people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future.”
Our guest, a key organizer of Solutionary Rail, is Bill Moyer, the Executive Director of the Backbone Campaign (www.backbonecampaign.org), which is based on Vashon Island in Puget Sound just north of Tacoma.
During this interview we discuss the many benefits that Solutionary Rail would provide and encourage people to support it. We start with a short video (less than 4 minutes long), which provides a great overview. We encourage people to watch it also at www.solutionaryrail.org/srvideo
Since the mid-1900s there has been a major shift from freight hauled on railroads to hauling it on big trucks, which consume much diesel fuel, spew much pollution, and wear out our roads. Solutionary Rail would modernize our rail system, run it on renewable energy, and use efficient trains instead of trucks to haul cargo. Solutionary Rail would also improve passenger service and stop in many small towns that have lost their rail service since the mid-1900s.
Early in the 1900s the U.S. had much electric rail service, including local light rail and trolleys. New solar and wind technology could power a revitalized nationwide rail system, reduce pollution, protect our climate, serve local communities, improve workers’ safety, and provide better passenger service.
People anywhere can watch Olympia FOR’s December 2017 TV program at any time and also read a thorough summary of what our guest said (including links to sources of more information). Simply visit www.olympiafor.org, click “TV Programs,” and scroll down to December 2017.
This link will take you directly to the TV interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW5w6shC4Ak
This link will take you directly to the thorough summary of what we said during the interview: http://www.olympiafor.org/Program%20Summary%20–%20December%202017.docx
Questions? Contact Glen Anderson, the Olympia FOR TV series’ producer/host at (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org