The momentum around Solutionary Rail is building. Now, we need your help to publish the Solutionary Rail book, educational poster, and build a grassroots alliance powerful enough to make Solutionary Rail a reality. Your contribution comes at a critical time.
The Vision: This proposal comprehensively outlines a doable path towards electrifying rail and revitalizing it for the 21st century. After three years of collaboration engineers, climate campaigners, experts in the advances of rail design and more have drafted this innovative proposal to connect communities serving passengers, farmers, rural renewable power generation cooperatives, all while moving heavy freight off our congested roadways and shrinking the climate changing footprint of outdated methods for transporting goods.
The Challenge: Help us meet the $5k matching pledge, we only have until September 6th to claim it. Your donation will be matched (doubling your gift!) up to that $5k limit.
Exciting Update: Bill McKibben enthusiastically wrote the foreword. "Rail electrification, as proposed in this remarkable book, is that rarest of things: a genuinely new idea and one that makes immediate sense." - excerpt from Bill McKibbens foreword to the upcoming Solutionary Rail book.
The Opportunity: The Washington State Labor Council, during their annual convention, voted unanimously to support Backbone Campaign's Solutionary Rail proposal urging Governor Jay Inslee "to evaluate Solutionary Rail feasibility and to bring the general concept of rail corridor electrification, powered by renewable energy, into the broader "green" industrial transportation system."
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