Friends of Wind – Join the conversation or get involved!
Friends of Wind is CanWEA’s public engagement forum.
Opinion polls consistently show that wind energy has broad public support across Canada and there are many opportunities for you to make your voice heard, especially when governments and utilities are developing energy policies or when communities and municipal governments are considering wind energy projects.
CanWEA would like to invite you to join the conversation or get involved in wind energy development. Outlined below are some of the ways you can become a Friend of Wind and help spread the word on the benefits of wind energy.
- Enter the Power of Wind Contest – CanWEA runs an annual contest that invites students and members of the general public to share their vision of how wind energy can contribute to Canada’s future by submitting a photo or visual image that illustrates, expresses, or generally conveys this vision.
- Buy a Friends of Wind Calendar – Submissions from the Power of Wind contest are selected and presented in an printed calendar each year. The calendar is available for purchase and proceeds from your purchase support Friends of Wind engagement efforts.
- Get to know our Friends of Wind partners – Friends of Wind is also a network of organizations engaging with Canadians to improve energy literacy and support a national conversation on Canada’s energy and climate change choices. Friends of Wind partners share a common commitment to Canada’s prosperous transition to clean energy.
- Follow CanWEA on social media – Twitter (@CanWEA), Facebook (Canadian Wind Energy Association), LinkedIn (Canadian WindEnergy Association).
- Share the Friends of Wind link – share this page link with other wind energy supporters in your networks. Encourage them to share their stories and spread the word on the many benefits of wind energy.
- Write a letter to your local representative – Show your support for wind energy by submitting a letter to your local representative. Get tips on how to write an effective letter.
- Write a letter to the editor – As a Friend of Wind we encourage you to write a letter to the editor of your local community newspaper to help raise awareness, correct misinformation and voice your opinion. Check out some samples to help get you started.
- Add I’m a Friend of Wind banner to your social media posts – Place an I’m a Friend of Wind banner on your website, blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page to demonstrate your commitment to wind as an important part of our clean energy future.
- Purchase a “We Support Wind” lawn sign – Show your support for wind energy by purchasing and displaying a lawn sign.
For more information about how wind energy works, interacts with humans and wildlife or its economic benefits – check our Wind Facts section. For more information on wind projects in your community, public engagement and consultation – check out the Communities section.