Wind Energy: Engage, Involve, Energize!

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We suggest the following measures

The following measures may be helpful in generating local interest and increasing engagement with a wind project. Please bear in mind that not every measure will be appropriate for every site - but use the following as a starting point for ideas. You can print or save this page.

 


Press releases

If your community becomes positively involved in the project, share the news! Local media will be pleased to hear your story.

Letter notification

Contact those who might wish to share their thoughts.

Public meetings

Hold a community meeting to discuss the proposals.

Mail drops, Flyers

Create flyers to inform local residents about a potential project.

Social media

Social media is an excellent way to engage local people for free.

Website

Consider setting up a community website or blog if you do not already have one. This is an inexpensive and reliable way to inform local residents.

Letter, email or telephone contact

Let your community know how they can contact you as a representative or active body.

Presence at local community events

Invite and inform local residents about a participation in the project.

Street stalls

Invite and inform local residents about a participation in the project.

 

Case studies | Submit a case

 

BELGIUM

  • The citizen cooperative Lucéole in Habay-la-Neuve organized different information sessions to train "ambassadors" whose mission is to organize information meetings, conferences or info sessions to mobilize citizens.
  • Lucéole, a citizen coopérative in HABAY  joined the ALTERNATIBA bicyle tour in July 2015 to create public awareness about their wind energy project in Habay-la-Neuve.
  • In Habay in Belgium a local group of citizens, before deciding to set up a cooperative to participate in a wind project in their area, set up a workshop on wind energy and birds with local and international experts, resulting in a reduction of the number of wind turbines, but also in the creation of the cooperative and the participation in the project.
  • APERe published an article relative to the purchase of a wind turbine by the cooperative VENT DU SUD. This cooperative succeeded in building its own wind turbine in less than 2 years, a record in the wind energy sector !
    + Vents du Sud in the press .
  • The cooperative LUCEOLE held a street stall at the "petite foire de Libramont" which was held on July 28th, 2012.

 

GERMANY

 

Engage my community

Individual


 

We suggest the following measures

The following measures may be helpful in generating local interest and increasing engagement with a wind project. Please bear in mind that not every measure will be appropriate for every site - but use the following as a starting point for ideas. You can print or save this page.

 


Letter notification

Contact those who might wish to join you and share thoughts.

Public meetings

Attend meetings to share thoughts with developers and other local individuals.

Mail drops, Flyers

If you are struggling to engage local people, you could ask the developer for financial support to make flyers encouraging local engagement and participation.

Social media

Social media is an excellent way to engage local people for free.

Presence at local community events

Attend community events and raise the subject where appropriate.

Letter, email or telephone contact

Let your community know how they can contact you as a representative or active body.

Presence at local community events

Invite and inform local residents about a participation in the project.

Street stalls

Invite and inform local residents about a participation in the project.

 

Case studies | Submit a case