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Driving change with singer-songwriter Dar Williams

Music, with its ability to evoke emotions and foster collective identity, can be a powerful tool to move individuals to take meaningful climate action. Musicians and artists have long used …

This EV owner named her car Jane Fonda, so they can “kick ass” together

Meet Alissa from Pittsburgh, PA. The only car she’s ever owned is a 2018 Nissan Leaf. There were no federal electric vehicle rebates available when she leased her electric vehicle …

Striving for a cleaner Pennsylvania through actions at work and at home

Heidi Kunsch cares deeply about reducing her impact on nature – both in her personal life and in her career. Heidi works for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Energy …

This comedian went from climate curious to clean energy evangelist by going electric

In 2022, Nikki Palumbo joined the Generation180 community as a Climate Comedy Cohort fellow. After participating in a series of virtual and in-person trainings about climate and clean energy, they …

This EV owner was the first-ever registered EV owner in her rural county

Meet Joanne of Bellefonte, PA. As the first registered owner of an EV in her county, Joanne has been driving the same EV for more than a decade — paving …

Repair costs got you crying? Make the switch to EV driving!

Isabella from western North Carolina shares how she got fed up with high repair costs on her old gas car and made the switch to an EV. For many drivers, the …

First solar, then an EV – how will they electrify next?

Meet Sally of Landenberg, PA. Sally and her husband are environmentally conscious and are committed to clean energy. In 2021, they made the switch and purchased their first electric vehicle …

After more than a decade of EV ownership, this EV owner is still in love

Meet Vera, of Elverson, PA. Originally from Switzerland, Vera and her family have lived and driven their electric 2011 Nissan Leaf in four different U.S. states. After thirteen years and …

Going all-in on EV ownership, with no regrets

Jody wanted to go beyond everyday lifestyle actions and have a greater impact. After some research and family members inspiring her to explore going electric, she made the switch to …

Driving the Conversation: Insight on Electric Vehicles and North Carolina’s Transportation Future

State Senator Julie Mayfield is a passionate advocate for the environment, an electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast, and a key player in North Carolina’s legislative landscape. She sat down with Gen180’s …