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About Johnna Crider

Johnna Crider is a Baton Rouge artist, gem and mineral collector, and Tesla shareholder who believes in Elon Musk and Tesla. Elon Musk advised her in 2018 to “Believe in Good.” Tesla is one of many good things to believe in. You can find Johnna on Twitter



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Wicked Tesla China Video Explains Why Chinese Customers Love Tesla

April 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is making deliveries in China and has rolled out a new video highlighting the experiences of Chinese Tesla customers and why they chose Tesla over so many other electric and fossil-fueled vehicle on the market there (China has an abundance of option not seen elsewhere in the world). One new owner, an apparent rapper, described Autopilot as "spa-like."


Tesla Owners Helping In The Fight Against COVID-19

April 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla owners across the country and around the world are, like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, helping their local communities fight COVID-19. One such Tesla owner, Dr. Jonathan Richards, is right here in Baton Rouge working on the front lines. In fact, there are many Tesla owners who are healthcare workers on the front lines


Newborn Dies From Coronavirus + Louisiana Gets Ventilators

April 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

This morning I woke up to grim news. Right here in Baton Rouge, a newborn died from the coronavirus. The newborn was one of seven more coronavirus-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish, where I live. The baby's mother was admitted into the hospital with symptoms and then yesterday she gave birth to a baby girl who died this morning. The official cause of death was the coronavirus


Coronavirus & Homelessness: A Population At Risk

April 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Coronavirus and homelessness is a toxic mix that puts an entire segment of the population at risk. Have you ever been woken up by a police officer prodding you with their baton and telling you that you have to move


Tesla Is Making Ventilators … From Tesla Model 3 Car Parts

April 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's engineering team released an update on Tesla's progress making ventilators — something that hospitals desperately need to fight the coronavirus-caused disease COVID-19. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already helped hospitals by donating CPAPs that doctors can convert into ventilators, as we've covered a few times. This is something different


Medtronic & Elon Musk Are Mobilizing To Help Hospitals

April 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Medtronic tweeted that it is mobilizing with Elon Musk. By collaborating with Tesla and SpaceX, the companies are making a vital component for critical care ventilators. This will mean that more ventilators will be available for COVID-19 patients


How We Can Help Elon Musk & Others Provide Aid

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

I want to take a moment to highlight those who are out there trying to spread hope, provide aid, and do all they can to address the shortages of ventilators and other medical supplies the US is experiencing. Elon Musk is just one of many in big tech who are helping. (His case is abnormal in one way — he has gotten a lot of criticism for helping.)


Mount Sinai Hospital Receives Ventilators From Tesla

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, NY, received ventilators from Tesla, as we all know, but worth noting is the hospital's President and Chief Operating Officer took to both LinkedIn and Twitter to express his gratitude for receiving the ventilators bought by Tesla and given freely to the hospital


Tesla = 20th Best-Selling Auto Brand of 2019 in USA

April 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla was the 20th best-selling auto brand of 2019 in the USA, despite selling only three models, the Model 3, Model S, and Model X. JATO Dynamics recently compiled lists of the top 25 automotive brands and models in the


COVID-19 Louisiana: 2 People Per Ventilator

April 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana still needs ventilators, and even though the federal government is sending us 150 of them, it is still not enough. To be honest, I am outraged. I really want to go on a cursing spree and tell you all how I really feel, but I'll keep it polite and professional. Anger isn't going to help. While our president rants on Twitter about buying cars, people in Louisiana are dying


Facing A Possible COVID-19 Diagnosis With Hope

March 30th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

This isn’t related to cleantech, but at the same time, it kind of is. If we treated our planet better, if we, as a species, did things differently, if we chose to put the health and livelihoods of our people first instead of putting profits first, perhaps I may not be facing something that was mistaken for strep last week. 


Tesla Owners In New York Want To Help Tesla Employees Who Are Making Ventilators

March 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Inspired by Elon Musk and others who are trying to help during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Tesla owners in New York are raising funds to buy donuts and coffee to bring (safely, of course) to Tesla employees making ventilators. Tesla's Gigafactory in New York is producing ventilators to help save lives and Elon Musk will be giving them away to hospitals in need


Louisiana Dealerships Allowed To Stay Open In State-Mandated Shelter In Place Order

March 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, but auto dealerships are allowed to stay open. The order currently ends on April 12 and requires Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential errands, such as to the grocery store


Local Pollution Has A Global Impact

March 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Pollution — especially stuff dropped into rivers, lakes, and streams — has to go somewhere. Littering in rivers is a common thing in many countries. In many areas of the world, basic refuse management systems are lacking or people are just too lazy to walk over a trash can to properly dispose of their water bottle, plastic bags, or papers. As a consequence, rubbish often ends up in rivers and streams which naturally carry the waste out to sea. 


Elon’s Ventilators & N95 Masks Can’t Come Quickly Enough

March 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Elon Musk's ventilators and N95 masks can't come quickly enough. The other day, I woke up to two news stories, one from The Advocate and one from CleanTechnica. The Advocate reported harrowing news, while CleanTechnica gave us a bit of hope. Here in Louisiana, our doctors and nurses are out of protective gear and fear they are infecting patients. Not to mention themselves. This is why the good news that CleanTechnica reported -- Elon's plans to deliver thousands of ventilators and hundreds of thousands of masks -- brings a touch of relief. Hopefully, some of our hospitals can get some of those masks


Kimbal Musk & Big Green Are Seeding The Future With Free Seeds

March 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Kimbal Musk and his wife, Christiana, shared a touching video yesterday in which they announced that Big Green is giving away free seeds for Plant A Seed Day, which is today. Kimbal shares the story of Lenny, whose mother and family have struggled with hunger



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