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Transportation of goods and services is one of the most heavily polluting sectors on a global scale. The surprising thing is though, it’s the small trips to the grocery store, and to the soccer fields that are the least efficient. It seems kind of obvious that you don’t need to be driving your 6 seater SUV to pick up your mail but we still do it because we don’t have another option. That is finally starting to change.
In this episode I talk to Robert Hoevers from Squad Mobility about his company’s new age solution to this problem – the micro car powered by the sun. Squad Mobility will be implementing their cars in much the same way as other micro-mobility such as shared electric bikes and scooters, making short range transportation convenient, efficient, and most importantly, emission free. When I think futuristic things, solar cars are among the Top 10 things that spring to mind, so this conversation was honestly just so fascinating to me and I hope it is to you as well. Use the links below to learn more about Squad Mobility and get in touch with them on social media.
Website – https://squadmobility.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SquadMobility?s=20
Robert’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberthoevers
Innovating a Bright Future is the podcast that brings together technology and climate action in an engaging interview format that showcases some of the most interesting initiatives taking place across the globe. If you are someone who cares about climate change but you’re tired of hearing about how the world is going to explode in a few short years if we don’t do something soon (What does that even mean?), then this podcast is for you. We stay away from divisive politics and meaningless numbers with no context, and instead I interview climate action leaders implementing revolutionary ideas that are helping to reduce our impact on the world around us. Listen to this podcast to learn, be inspired, and find new ideas to look into even more. If you are interested in getting involved, please use any of the contacts or social media listed below, and look into the links below as well for actionable things you can do right now.
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My name is Avry Krywolt, I am a student from Alberta Canada, I am passionate about taking action against climate change, and I am the host of Innovating a Bright Future. I’ve noticed through my own experience that the number of people concerned about climate change is growing quickly. At the same time, the information being presented to the public is, in most cases, a sad sigh of defeat, irrational denialism, or frantic screaming that does no one any good. The fact is that climate change is happening, but it is not hopeless, and you are not powerless. TED speaker and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe said that “The most important thing you can for climate change is talk about it.” so let’s talk about it. Let’s learn about solar energy and battery storage, let’s dig into green hydrogen, and wind, and the power of water, and the importance of sustainable energy. Let’s learn and let’s discuss. We aren’t doomed, but we have to work hard in order to keep climate change from wreaking real havoc on our world. So let’s get to work.
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