Monday, 31 October 2011

Jutta Splettstoesser Win-With-Wind tour continues

Friends of Wind Ontario
Win-With-Wind Tour Continues

MEDIA ALERT: Monday October 31 | Kincardine Ontario

For immediate distribution – A farmer and mom from Kincardine is on a southern Ontario tour to transform perceptions on how Ontario thinks about wind energy. Jutta Splettstoesser is passionate about renewable energy and is bringing her message of
co-operation to the Wellington/Guelph area.

“Wind development and community can work together,” commented Mrs. Splettstoesser, president of Friends of Wind Ontario (FoWO). “With smart planning and open communications, wind energy development in rural Ontario can be a win-win. Renewable energy is the way of the future and rather than push back against it, we need to help communities be a part of the new energy conversation.”

Since June, FoWO has organized a series of events across southern Ontario. Over 500 people have attended meetings in Clinton, Chatham, London and Port Albert to hear speakers from the science, business, utility and government sectors. These events have been organized to help communities learn the facts about renewable energy and wind development.

“The bridge-building that Friends of Wind Ontario is doing is making a difference in how communities talk about energy,” commented Adrienne Downey, Operations and Business Development Manager from Enercon Canada Inc. “We need to hear from everyone in a community about their opinions of wind energy. In many communities that hasn’t been able to happen. The open and respectful approach to engagement that Friends of Wind uses is good for communities and the wind sector.”

Mrs. Splettstosser will be in the Guelph and Wellington area on Friday November 4, meeting with community groups and leaders. Media interviews are welcome.  

Friends of Wind Ontario (FoWO) is an independent and grassroots organization of wind enthusiasts from across Ontario. FoWO is interested in helping citizens and wind developers work together to build renewable energy projects that are good for the short and long term health of communities.
For more information please contact:
Jutta Splettstosser  President, Friends of Wind Ontario

Media inquires and bookings for November 4 can be made through:
Curt Hammond  Chief Listening Officer, Pearl Street Communications
519.580.9725 |

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