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Published on April 29th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Can Kentucky Drive America’s Clean Transportation Future?

April 29th, 2018 by  


“The Ohio Valley has higher levels of pollution the same places where you have higher levels of mortality.” This relationship holds true all over the world. These health problems are awakening people all over the world, such as Silicon Holler and a group of citizens with resolute energy driving cleantech change in Kentucky.

The diversity of electric vehicles in the film previewed above goes beyond what you normally see with EV advocacy, and creates a liveliness one rarely finds. Yes, there is something unique in the strong wills of people whose inventiveness sets change in motion. They plant seeds for generations to come. In this case, the seeds concern a new era in “Coal Country.”

I like the personalities in the film. They are focused on bright ideas, pragmatic action, and bright lives. As these “radical cowboys” show, all types of people embrace change. These Kentuckians form one notably eclectic electric group. Here’s more on the organization:

“EVolve KY (a grassroots non-profit group of Kentucky’s electric vehicle owners) is leading the state’s clean transportation revolution by installing fee free community chargers, educating the public in innovative ways, and demonstrating that EVs are fun, economical, and planet-friendly. Meanwhile, from coal museum roofs to former mountaintop removal mining sites, renewables and world-changing battery technology are starting to take off … in coal country! With humor and heart, EVOLVE weaves together inspiring stories of transformative work by passionate people in unlikely places.”

Folks can purchase a DVD documentary from EVolve KY via their website — www.evolveky.org — or can watch it on Vimeo by purchasing it via the button in the top-right corner of the preview above. You can also get information on public screening licenses there if you want to host a screening.

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About the Author

Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



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