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Guest Post #1: Electric Tow Trucks in Winnipeg MB! | Kate Kristen

Brief note from host: “As I promised in my update, a friend of mine was wanting to talk about how her father is planning to drive one of the first electric tow trucks in Winnipeg, and this might very well be the first electric tow truck in Canada as far as we know. Very interesting stuff, I think. So I’ll let here take it away.”

Kate Kristen Talks About a Potential Line of Electric Tow Trucks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Hello, I’m Kate! Now before you get over excited I should tell you that we haven’t actually got the electric tow trucks made yet but we’re working on it. As you know the environment could use some help, and my father and I have found an ingenious way to do so. We want to help the green energy movement, specifically the sector around electric cars, because we think this has a great potential for not only tow trucks but trucks of all sorts, even fire trucks and 18-wheelers. The technology is rapidly catching up to our ideas and we know it won’t be long before we can put our budget to use and design a line of electric tow trucks. This experiment to help the environment will take place in Winnipeg, MB, as this is where my father works for a Winnipeg towing company.

We’re planning to get this project fully developed and underway by 2022, but until then we still have much work to do, specifically in the design of these electric tow trucks. My father has been doing Winnipeg towing services for over a decade now and he’s super excited about this. We already have a good investor in the project and all the funding is here, but we want to do this right and take no risks.

The reason why I wanted to share this on my friend’s green energy solutions blog is because I want to create a discussion about this and spread the word. How cool do you think it would be if tow trucks were electric? Already in Winnipeg many taxis are electric, so why not other vehicles? By spreading the word and talking openly about this we can gain excitement and support from many areas. Debates in universities, conversations in restaurants and podcasts on YouTube are all great mediums to carry this discussion forward. I invite you to talk about this with your friends. Perhaps you know someone who lives in Winnipeg. Do you think they would be glad if something like this happened?

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What’s Bad About Electric Tow Trucks in Winnipeg?

  1. The batteries of electric tow trucks would need to be strong enough to haul heavy loads, and also have enough power to give the vehicle the kind of speed it needs to go on freeways and reach customers looking for emergency roadside assistance in a timely manner, which is a challenge but we’re working on it. The real challenge is doing this on our budget, but the technology is here.
  2. Also, the batteries of electric tow trucks, like any electric vehicle, need to be responsibly disposed of as the battery itself can harm the environment if not treated properly.

What’s Good About Electric Tow Trucks in Winnipeg?

  1. The tow trucks will still need to use a little bit of gas, we expect anyways. If we can avoid this by 2022, we will! But even if they did, we would be using a lot less fuel and oil than traditional towing companies in Winnipeg MB and the effect on the environment will be very positive, not to mention the beacon to the world that will generate more support for green energy solutions. It might, however, be a bit ironic if our electric tow trucks do fuel delivery services. But, hey, they’d do it anyway!
  2. We believe that if one towing company in Winnipeg converts to green energy that this will motivate and inspire other local towing companies in the area and this may domino to other parts of the world as well as other businesses and industries. If we can prove that a Winnipeg towing company can convert to a fleet of electric tow trucks than so can other businesses that use trucks, like food delivery, even family SUVs and so on. This, in a nutshell, is what’s giving us the will do do this entire project. We want to have a long-lasting impact!

So now finally I’d like to conclude by just saying thank you for being interested. It’s people like you who care about the environment that are making the difference whether you know it or not. By standing up to problems like this and supporting blogs who make discussions, you’re having a profound subconscious effect on the world and I love you for it. So keep being you! And, hey, check back in 2022 to see how our Winnipeg towing company has converted. There’s a small possibility we won’t be able to reach our deadline but there’s also a greater chance that we’ll get this done even sooner!

So wish us luck and thanks again!

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Progress Report February 2019

Creative resistance to environmental problems are being tackled around the world. I’ve been busy enough to not keep up with the amazing detail of progress countries are making in green energy solutions, but I have been reading enough to know things are going in a good direction overall. Despite Trump’s revival of Big Oil, young people on average still agree with the opposing views and Big Oil has no chance of making a comeback that will equal it’s heyday. We are on the road to change, and this is a good thing.

This progress report, however, is about me and what I’ve been thinking about lately. I recently got an electric car and this feels amazing to drive, not only because it uses green energy and doesn’t pollute the environment (besides the battery which can be disposed of responsibly when the times comes) but also because the car is quiet and doesn’t rumble like a classic engine car. It’s really smooth sailing on the road with an electric car, and I love the quietness on the freeways, plus I save a lot on gas now.

Another cool thing that’s new with me is I’ve been on a few dates with an old friend from Australia and she might be doing a guest post in the next few days talking about how towing companies are switching to electric trucks in some parts of the world. She knows about this a lot more than most of us because her father works for a towing company in Canada. On this more later.

The last piece of news I want to share is my overall happiness in the last few weeks. I’ve been exercising more and I notice I have a lot more cognitive power during times of the day where I used to have a dearth in energy. I’ll be increasing my exercise in a few days and might dedicate a post to the benefits of exercise in my own experience pretty soon.

Thanks for checking out my update and I hope your season is going well. 2019 is an amazing year to work hard and kick butt in the world. Good luck out there!

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Our 2019 Resolution

We’ve had lots of fun rebuilding our blog in 2018 but now we have new plans for the New Year–2019!

This, however, doesn’t mean we’ll be posting more often. This blog is a side project in our many avenues of focus and we only wish to improve the quality of our writing and the ideas we share. After all, we’re all about ideas for Creative Resistance to earth’s many growing problems in pollution.

What is our resolution word for word?

Our 2019 resolution goes as follows: “We hope to give hope to the youth of today so that they can become actors of peace for the future. In a lot of youth today, hope for the future is lost. But hope shouldn’t be lost. There has been much progress over recent years in trying to reach nation-to-nation understanding and agreements for green energy solutions. The end of the world isn’t coming soon like some people might claim and today the great nations of the world still have hundreds if not thousands of years to prosper and adapt to changing economies. So if you’re one of those people spreading fear into the minds of our youth by preaching revolution and conspiracy theories, please stop. We know your intentions are good, but that is not the way to go about change. We must instill hope in our youth because fear is the opposite of what we need! Thank you!”

We hope to:

  1. Speak of the reasons why the future is going to be bright and happy
  2. Help to remove bad feelings from the hearts of as many people as possible
  3. Create more ideas to resist pollution

Now after reading our resolution we hope you’ve done some thinking about yours. 2019 can be a bright and peaceful year, but only if you decide it to be so.

We wish you all the best in 2019,

Sincerely, the team at Creative Resistance

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My Clean Window Theory

This theory came to me after a vivid dream I had where window cleaning companies had taken over the world. I know a dream can’t get much more strange than that but just bear with me here. In my dream there were window cleaners crowding the streets of all cities and, although they had taken over the governments of the world, everyone was living in peace because the window cleaners were converting people to do nothing but wash windows with rags and squeegees all day.

Now how could I possible get a creative resistance theory from something like this? Just wait and read, baby!

in my dream peace had covered the earth because everyone was preoccupied with the art of cleansing. Cleaning windows to me is a symbol for cleaning our perceptions and the soul, because windows are what we look through (perceptions) and cleaning removes grime (hate and anger) from the surface of reality.

Though this may sound silly, I’m taking it very seriously. My clean window theory goes as follows:

  1. As more people get preoccupied with cleansing their inner selves, more peace will spread in the world.
  2. As more peace spreads in the world, more people will be, much like my dreamed window cleaners, working in public to help others clean their windows, too.
  3. When everyone has windows that are washed pure (clean souls) all will be right in the world.

I know this is a bit hokey and explaining this is hard for me. As I talk about it more, I, too, am learning more about it so I thank you for sticking with me for this long. I don’t usually talk openly about my belief in the soul and how it can be cleaned much  like a window but here I am. I promise my next posts will not have this spiritual tendency.

This theory is still developing and I think I now know a way to make it seem more clear for my readers. Take this great example to clarify things. My friend who lives in British Columbia asked me if I know the best window cleaning company Victoria BC and I told her about the business I used to use when I lived there. I also told her that these window cleaners were symbols for spiritual gurus and when they clean your windows it’s allowing you to see outside more clearly, and when you’re outside you can also see inside with clarity! She thought I was a little crazy but then I said something that made it all make sense for her:

“A clean window is the perfect symbol for clarification of mind, purpose and soul.”

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So my theory, in other words, is a creative resistance to cloudy vision, stress and unwanted thoughts. We must, like window cleaners, remove the grime from our eyes, ears and thinking in order to see clearly again! I hope this makes sense for you because it’s only just starting to for me. I’m going to do a lot more thinking about this.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my clean window theory and I hope to see you next time!

 

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Install Solar Panels on Your Home to Fight Global Warming!

Across North America we’re seeing a drastic rise in the installation of solar panels as a direct result of fear of global warming. Lessening how we use un-renewable resources is having an impact on wildlife so awesome we can’t comprehend it. The more that solar panels replace the burning of coal the more clean our skies will be for wildlife.

Consider installing solar panels this week. Not only does it help to fight global warming, it saves you money as it dramatically lessens the cost of heating and electricity bills.

I see a future where solar panels on new buildings and homes is a mandatory building code regulation. This would mean that soon enough every single house in North America would be producing a bulk portion of their own energy. Wouldn’t that be great?

Coal mines may find themselves closing down all over the world, but there will be work for these people in the renewable energy industry, and they’ll be welcomed with open arms. One day even electric cars could have hidden solar panels across the surface of the whole car in any color of the owners’ wishes.

The future is bright and with more creative solutions, problems will slip away into the history of Earth, and we’ll move onward toward a clean environment for everyone.

Cheers to everyone helping the world unconditionally with solar panels on their home. We love you!

If you still need convincing of why you should install solar panels ASAP, here’s a list of all the things you’ll be helping everyday without effort:

  1. Future generations
  2. Inspiring your neighborhood
  3. Birds in the sky
  4. Fish in the ocean
  5. The ozone layer
  6. Wildlife in the forests
  7. The philosophy of children
  8. Decisions of politicians

And there’s much, much more! Thank you for considering to do this for the planet!

 

 

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Do You Have Ideas to Share? We’re Looking for Creative Problem Solvers

There are a lot problems in the world when it comes to the environment. But we don’t like to dwell on the problems for too long. We love to dwell on the solutions, because we look at the world and see so much positive action. We have immense hope for the future and know that our small blog is only part of the greater scheme.

We have huge love for all solar panel companies and everyone who works to make the future greener. Now if you have any creative ideas to solve some of our environmental issues, we’d love to hear about them. You can either comment or contact us and if we like your idea we’ll get back to you and talk business.

It’s not often that the next great thinker solves one of the world’s most pressing issues, but it is known to happen. Perhaps you could be one of those great thinkers and not even know it. So if you have an idea please don’t hide it from the world. Start a blog like us and express your creative resistance!

People like Elon Musk are rare, but we can’t use that as an excuse not to do our best. It may take a dozen of me to do what Musk is doing but I still work hard for this because it’s important to me. In the future I hope to give talks at school and spread my views on the radio. We all must dream.

Now before I leave you to consider submitting your ideas I want to ask you one thing: What kind of world do you want to live in?