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Volunteer with Windustry & the Eco Experience at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair
Windustry is excited to organize the Wind Energy Center in the Eco Experience exhibit for its 9th year in a row. Last year over 60 people joined us, and we are again seeking volunteers to help us promote wind energy at this wonderful event!
Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Wind Energy Center. As a collective voice for sustainable, responsible wind development in Minnesota, volunteers serve as renewable energy ambassadors, interacting with fairgoers through various activities and answering questions about wind energy. Volunteers receive a free ticket to the fair and a Wind Energy Center t-shirt. In addition, we invite volunteers to attend a training session to learn and review the basics of wind energy.
Windustry will host two training sessions on Wednesday, August 13th at the Libby Conference Center on the state fair grounds and encourages volunteers to attend the session that works best for them. Sessions will be an hour and a half, with light snacks provided. Volunteers are encouraged to attend the mid-day session from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., or the evening session from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Once you have registered you will receive an email with more information about the training session, an informational packet about the exhibits, and a Wind Energy FAQ guide to help you answer questions fairgoers may ask. If you have further questions, you can contact Marta Monti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-200-0331 ext.707.
The Minnesota State Fair runs from August 22 – September 1, and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The Eco Experience is located in the Progressive Center on Randall Avenue
Learn More about Wind Energy
Can’t wait until August? Follow the links below to learn more about wind and community wind energy:
Wind Energy Basics - New to wind energy? Start here and learn key information such as why wind is a good source of energy and what to know about your land prior to developing.
Know Your Options – What financial considerations are made before a wind turbine is installed? Click here to learn how size, location, and financial incentives help determine what sorts of wind projects are built.
Community Wind Toolbox – Community wind projects are locally owned by farmers, investors, business, schools, municipalities, or other public or private entities who utilize wind energy to support and reduce energy costs. Community wind can serve to revitalize rural economies by promoting investment in domestic renewable energy resources.
List of Wind Energy Companies – Browse Windustry’s directory of companies that do work in wind and community wind.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) – DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.