Action Grantee: Windustry / #StickWindHere

Windustry / #StickWindHere

Windustry's film #StickWindHere. After the film was released over 1,600 peitition signatures were received for a National Community Wind Partnerhsip. Thousands engaged in 5+ national wind energy events, and the film and campaign received the attention of Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. The film also built video capacity at Windustry, and allowed them to explore and grow their social media presence. Lisa Daniels, Executive Director and Founder of Windustry, attended our 2015 Catalyst Workshop where the idea was developed. Learn more about the project here.

Windustry: #StickWindHere

About the Project

Windustry's #StickWindHere campaign was all about engaging Main St. people to advocate for and build more community wind power. This campaign fit directly within their mission of nearly 20 years. Since then, they have been an independent voice acting in support of communities. They have worked through education, outreach and advocacy to advance broad community ownership of renewable energy. While small-scale and community wind have grown in demand and accessibility, it has been difficult for ordinary people in the US to participate in a wind project.

At the time of this project there wass only one major federal incentive for wind energy development, the production tax credit (PTC). The PTC was used almost exclusively by large multinational corporations. Because of this, the majority of projects are built to fit the Wall St. business model and there is no easy way for everyday citizens to participate, invest, or get involved in wind projects in the US—that’s where Windustry's work came in.