Champions

J. Iwan D. Alexander

"Wind power has the potential to become a routine source of energy for Northern Ohio and the Great Lakes region. By supporting this project, Cleveland will take a lead role in shaping and implementing energy strategies of the future. Cleveland's leadership role in clean energy generation, storage, distribution and use will generate significant business opportunities, provide affordable clean energy and make Ohio a destination state."

J. Iwan D. Alexander,

Dean, School of Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Orene Anthony

Wind Thoughts:

"Smiling sunflowers twirl /
As they are tickled /
by the wind.
Wading Ferris Wheel /
generating /
joule-filled currents.
Cleveland, /
Wise-up and Rise-up /
On the winds of change.
Self-luminous kiss /
Warmly caresses whirligig /
Breezing ceaselessly"

Orene Anthony, Poet


AWEA

"Offshore wind provides a vital source of renewable energy. As well as the availability of that supply off our two ocean coastlines, we are also fortunate to have a bountiful supply waiting for our attention on the Great Lakes. The project in progress on Lake Erie, off the coast of Cleveland, is a great starting point.” 

American Wind Energy Association


Jeff Baldassari

"For the past decade, there has been an incredible groundswell surrounding the sustainability movement here in Northeast Ohio. To be sure, the off-shore wind farm along the shores of Cleveland is by far the most important green initiative to date. This project will not only bring instant economic vitality to the City and the region but moreover, it will become a symbol to our citizens and visitors of what is possible. It will inspire others to make a measurable difference for our planet, our people and our local economy. Thank you Sarah for sharing your vision through windustrious.org. It has brought many leaders in sustainability together in an effort to make this project a reality."

Jeff Baldassari
Director for Strategy Development
Profit Recovery Partners

formerly
President, The Taylor Companies


David Beach

"Wind power will be an exciting part of Cleveland's future. Instead of importing energy from somewhere else, we can invest our energy dollars in local, renewable energy sources that create good jobs and promote innovation."

David Beach
Director, GreenCityBlueLake Institute Cleveland Museum of Natural History
http://www.gcbl.org/energy/renewables/wind-power


Clurie Bennis

"It is foresighted and patriotic to find other sources for energy than unrenewable fossil fuels... besides, these windmills are BEAUTIFUL!"

Clurie Bennis,
CityMusic Cleveland


Bluestone Heights

"Industrial Cleveland exploited earthly place to create wealth. New Cleveland looks to reconnect with place; to re-balance the place-wealth equation. Lake Erie wind is free and renewable energy. With it, we may forge a better way with our place."



Bluestone Heights explores the nature and history of Northeast Ohio places.

 


Janine Boyd

 

 

"It is not just progressive, but responsible, for leadership at every level to be committed to expanding opportunities for alternative and renewable energy production. We should be proactive and not reactive in terms of our environment and job creation."

Ohio State Representative Janine Boyd

 

 


Rhoda A. Brooks

"I think wind power will undoubtedly be a major component, along with solar, of any program of alternative power generation in this country, and I am excited that the Lake Erie project could put Ohio at the forefront of this movement."

Rhoda A. Brooks,

Cincinnati, Ohio


Sherrod Brown

 

 

 

 

"The development of this wind farm will harness Ohio’s manufacturing expertise and its renewable energy innovation, boosting the northeast Ohio economy and securing our energy future.”

 

U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown

 


Gillian Caldwell

 

 

"Projects like this one can promote green-collar jobs, and lead to shared economic prosperity in a cleaner, greener America"

Gillian Caldwell
Campaign Director 1Sky 1 Climate. 1 Future. 1 Chance.

 

 

 


Edward Caner

Edward Caner,

Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programs

College of Arts & Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio


Terry Carson

"I love the idea"

Terry Carson,

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

 

 

 

 


Anne Caruso

"Cleveland is steadily becoming a green city on a blue lake as so many envisioned! The latest wind turbine technology in Lake Erie will be a giant step in that direction. This is a great example of the saying, "When the people lead, leaders follow". The transition to 100% clean energy is happening."

Anne Caruso, Retired Teacher, Environmental Activist

 


Center for Environmental Filmmaking

“Graceful modern wind turbines symbolize our growing appreciation for the gifts of nature. The Windustrious Cleveland effort is an example of how we can turn that appreciation into reality.”

Chris Palmer

Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking

American University School of Communication


 


Eric Chivian M.D.

"If people really understood the enormous dangers from global warming for their health, and especially for the health and the lives of their children, they would support every feasible alternate energy solution there was, including the well conceived plans for a wind power farm on Lake Erie."

Eric Chivian M.D., 

Director, The Program for Preserving the Natural World, Inc.
Associate, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Chivian shared the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for co-founding the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War


Sarah Clague

"This would really put our region on the map."

Sarah Clague

South Euclid, Ohio


A. Michele Clark

"I can't imagine One Reason why Cleveland would not do this. We are always trying to attract people to Cleveland and with the potential of a new Convention Center and Medical Mart. What an attraction. These are beautiful and imagine them off of our waterfront. Not to mention, of course, the benefit to the globe that's a given."

A. Michele Clark,

Program Manager, Training & Development

Tri-C Corporate College, Cleveland, Ohio


Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is passionate about creating and sustaining vibrant, urban neighborhoods. From housing and entertainment to workforce development and climate resiliency, we support efforts and initiatives that improve our city. The Lake Erie wind farm will enhance our city’s image and contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. We’re looking forward to wind power in Cleveland!”

 


Jim Cossler

"The Youngstown Business Incubator is keenly interested in helping to foster new initiatives incorporating renewable, green and hybrid energy technologies. As such, we pledge our full support to this important project."

Jim Cossler,
Chief Evangelist,
Youngstown Business Incubator
Youngstown, Ohio


County Sustainability Group

"The County Sustainability Group (CSG) in Prince Edward County, Ontario, has advocated for renewable energy and sustainable practices since 2006, and we certainly support this worthy effort to create an offshore windfarm in Lake Erie. Climate change is the major challenge facing humanity. We must act decisively with many actions, such as this windfarm, to change the status quo and move towards a 100% renewable energy future. We support you and wish you much success in this important development."

 


C. Beau Daane

 

"NEO simply has to do this!"

C. Beau Daane,
Director of Sustainable Development
Fairmount Santrol

formerly
Business Recycling Specialist 
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

 

 


Sam Daley-Harris

 

 

"We all want powerful answers when our children and grandchildren ask, 'What did you do when you learned the earth was warming?' For that reason, I support visionary action to reverse climate change as is the case with the planned wind farm off the shore of Cleveland."

 

 

 

Sam Daley-Harris, Founder
Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation

 


 


Murray Davidson

"Windustrious is a brilliant strategy to add another plank in the platform for U.S. energy independence as well as an opportunity for economic development in Cleveland. Let's go for it."

Murray Davidson
University Circle Inc, Vice President, (ret).
Cleveland, Ohio


D-A-S Construction Co.

Lori Alba, Ron Linard, Jeff Troxell & Al Welter,

D-A-S Construction Co.

 


Michael DeAloia

 

 

 

"Cleveland has this wonderful opportunity to demonstrate to the world its growing leadership in green technology and wind power. We need to work quickly and secure our place, not only as thought leaders but as pioneers."

Michael DeAloia,
Former "Tech Czar" - City of Cleveland.
Tech Columnist, Cleveland Plain Dealer

 


Elisa Demis

"Wind energy is our best option for power. Proven effective in other countries, it can truly help our region. It creates jobs through manufacturing turbines in Ohio and provides needed alternative sources of power--both a win-win!"

Elisa Demis
Bay Village, Ohio


Ryan Deussing

"Great idea. This should be under construction now!"

Ryan Deussing
New York City


Jeannette J. De Guire

"Developing offshore wind power in Lake Erie would be an environmentally benign way of utilizing Cleveland's beautiful location and natural resources to revitalize the city."

 

Jeannette J. De Guire,
History and Environmental Studies Major,
Case Western Reserve University, 
Cleveland, Ohio

 


Earth Day Coalition

"The Lake Erie Offshore Wind Project has the opportunity to position Cleveland as a forerunner in the global race to transition away from energy based on fossil fuels and towards a future built upon clean renewable energy sources. Not only will Cleveland benefit from this cleaner wind power technology that will lessen the impacts of global warming, but also from the economic and job creation boost to our region. We should all be cheering on the efforts to make this wind farm become a reality and provide for a healthier, safer future for our children and future generations."

 


Ecotricity

“Unlocking the renewable potential of the Great Lakes – and helping to create a thriving green economy in Cleveland – would be a great move. 

With political insurgencies on both sides of the Atlantic putting the renewables industry under threat, we need creative and visionary ideas like this.”

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity

 

 

 

 


Gabe Elsner

 

 

"Wind energy powers high-quality jobs and clean electricity in the Midwest. Installing wind turbines on the Great Lakes would lead to economic opportunity for people and communities while providing environmentally-friendly electricity across the region. It’s a win-win solution that leverages 21st century manufacturing and technology."

Gabe Elsner
Founder and Senior Fellow
Energy & Policy Institute


Environment America

“Offshore wind holds immense potential for the nation to meet energy needs with pollution-free energy. We look forward to making offshore wind a key element of America’s plan to tackle climate-altering carbon pollution and, ultimately, to meet all of our energy needs with clean, renewable energy.”

Bronte Payne

Clean Energy Associate with Environment America

 


Environment Ohio

“Offshore wind resources throughout the Great Lakes region can help Ohio meet the targets of the Clean Power Plan with clean, renewable, pollution-free energy.”

 

 


Environmental Health Watch

Environmental Health Watch

Based in NE Ohio, helps the public and policy-makers address critical health concerns related to our urban and industrial environment.


John Ewing

"It's a 'wind-win' situation!"

John Ewing
Director Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

 

 

 

 


Verna Ferrante and Dr. John Ferrante

"Cleveland's NASA Glenn Research Center is a pioneer in wind power research and development. It's time for the city of Cleveland to benefit from the research that helped establish wind power throughout the world."

Verna Ferrante (artist) and Dr. John Ferrante (retired member of the Research Academy, NASA Glenn Res. Ctr.)


Margie Flynn

"Now is the time to seize this opportunity to build a green economy, create jobs and attract talent to our 'Green City on a Blue Lake'! If we don't grab the opportunity now, then others waiting in the wings will do so instead. Time is of the essence and we cannot wait."

Margie Flynn
www.brownflynn.com

 

 

 


Mike Foley

"The drumbeat of alarming news about climate change gets louder every day. The world… the United States…Ohio… and Cuyahoga County all need to change how we generate electricity. Fresh water, off-shore wind is a great, creative and practical way to put clean power into our local electricity grid and begin a new wave of environmentally friendly energy production."

 

Mike Foley, Director, Dept. of Sustainability. Cuyahoga County

 


Chuck Fowler

"As a company committed to exceeding expectations while fulfilling our economic, social and environmental responsibilities, Fairmount Minerals supports Cleveland's efforts to take a leadership position in the area of clean energy. Exploring the wind potential of the Great Lakes positions Cleveland as a progressive energy leader and advances possibilities for economic prosperity in the form of green manufacturing, technology and jobs that will inevitably be associated with a wind power initiative." 

Chuck Fowler
Former President and CEO
Fairmount Santrol

Former President and CEO
Fairmount Minerals Ltd.     


Joan Friedland

"I strongly support the wind farm off Cleveland and believe this is the way to go in the future."

Joan Friedland,

Cincinnati, Ohio


Marcia L. Fudge

 

“OH 11’s Project Icebreaker is key to ensuring America’s energy future. By harnessing the strength of one of our greatest natural resources – wind power – this project will bring good jobs, clean energy and technological innovation to our region and position Northeast Ohio as a national model. I am pleased to support Project Icebreaker and the development of wind power along Lake Erie’s shores.” 

 Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)

 

 


Danny George

 

 

"I believe that we need bold and creative civic leaders to take risks that can begin to alter the way our town sees itself changing our self-perception from the inside out. The sight of environment-friendly windmills standing tall offshore of our city's lakefront could be a powerful image exported all over the world which says: Cleveland is an innovative city that is ahead of the zeitgeist."

Danny George,
Ph.D.candidate in Medical Anthropology at Oxford University


Paul Gipe

"What greater way for Cleveland to step out in front on renewable energy than to develop its offshore potential. Even better would be for Cleveland to open up investment in its offshore potential to the people of Cleveland and surrounding areas to build North America's first fresh-water, offshore, community-owned wind plant."

Paul Gipe is leading a campaign for the adoption of Advanced Renewable Tariffs, Feed Laws, and Standard Offer Contracts in North America. You can learn more about this great initiative, and add your name, or that of your company or organization, to his growing list of supporters by going to his web site.

Paul Gipe
Author, Advocate, and Renewable Energy Industry Analyst

 


Ted Glick

"The worldwide climate crisis is calling for all of us to take action where we are to shift from a fossil fuel-based economy to one based on the wind, the sun, the tides, and the earth -- clean, safe, and renewable energy. I support Clevelanders' efforts for wind energy development on Lake Erie."

Ted Glick
Policy Director,
Chesapeake Climate Action Network


Jeff Grabner

 

"Bringing the first freshwater wind farm in the world to Lake Erie is not only monumental for the industry, but is a renaissance for Cleveland manufacturing and for sourcing our energy consumption. As much as the city and people of Cleveland and North East Ohio would like to see a wind farm off the shores of downtown it will provide additional economic growth for our Green City on a Blue Lake."

 

Jeff Grabner

Global Account Manager, Gexpro Services  
 

 


Matthew Gray

"For a decade, the City of Cleveland has supported offshore wind because it positions our city and region towards a better future. Offshore wind is good for the air we breathe, it’s good for the planet, and it creates new jobs that build off of our existing manufacturing base. Becoming an international leader in generating offshore wind energy is critical to Mayor Jackson's vision of creating a sustainable economy in the City of Cleveland."

 

Matthew Gray
Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
City of Cleveland


 

 


Great Lakes Towing Company

“The potential in clean energy is significant and we see the demands of the industry as a natural fit to our current capabilities. We look at Europe, with its 4,000 offshore turbines, being serviced by a large number of shipyards with great success and impressive results. The work we want to do in Lake Erie is a natural extension of our existing business.”

 

Joe Starck
President of The Great Lakes Towing Company

 


Marty and Ken Grundy

"Count us in! Your project makes eminent sense - perfect for the region, perfect for the times, perfect for the globe."

Marty and Ken Grundy,

Boston, Massachusetts 


Rick and Mary Hamilton

“Your site offers information and hope that this project may come to fruition”

Rick and Mary Hamilton
Cleveland, Ohio


James Hansen

"It has become clear that because of the long lifetime of atmospheric carbon dioxide, much of it staying in the air more than 1000 years, we must move promptly toward nearly carbon-free energy. Wind energy should be a major contributor. If the next President will support development of a national low-loss electric grid we can move toward 100 percent renewable energy for electric power, as needed for energy independence, a cleaner atmosphere,and preservation of creation, the planet that civilization developed on over the past several thousand years."

James Hansen
Visionary pioneer in the science of climate change


Margaret Hewitt

 

"Wind energy is good, clean, renewable energy. Generating this kind of energy in Northeast Ohio makes us a leader. We are proud to support this effort and continue to move forward with alternative energy sources that make America independent in regards to meeting its energy needs."

 

Margaret Hewitt 

President, The Construction GreenTeam

 


 

 


Brian P. Hill

"As someone who grew up in the Cleveland area, I applaud your efforts to bring offshore wind energy to Ohio. It will be an economic engine for the state and will provide benefits to many."

Brian P. Hill
General Manager - North America
Bachmann electronic GmbH

formerly
CEO, green joules, LLC, Park City, Utah


Barbara Hill

"Waters are rising, storm winds are intensifying, and nations are reeling from the oil wars. Across the world people are anxious about their lives and about their common future.Can any of us retreat to a place in one's imagination where all seems unchanged?Clean Power Now unconditionally supports the efforts of the citizens of Windustrious Cleveland who are making their voices heard, embracing offshore wind energy as a way to help meet their energy needs in ecologically sound ways and stepping boldly towards energy independence, economic opportunity and sustainability for their community and beyond."

Barbara Hill,
Executive Director,
Clean Power Now Hyannis, Massachusetts


Thor Hoskins

"I just would like to send you my support for the Lake Erie Wind Farm off the shores of Cleveland. I feel it would be an important catalyst for creating economic opportunity and helping to establish the city as a national leader in the 21st century. Also, this is one development that could create opportunities for future professionals like myself."

Thor Hoskins
Architecture / Construction Management Student Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo


Iron Workers Local Union No.17

"Ironworkers were key to Cleveland's great industrial past. We look forward to playing a vital role in our re-industrial future. And manufacturing, assembling, installing and maintaining wind turbines will provide jobs for many, besides Ironworkers. How about it!"

 

 

 


Chris Jacobs

 

"I'm happy to add diversity to our local power sources, and looking forward to increasing the percentage of renewable energy in our local energy production."

Chris Jacobs, Cleveland Heights

 


Van Jones

 

"Innovative organizations like Windustrious can help create pathways to prosperity, while stopping climate catastrophe at the same time. By harnessing the power of the wind, we can put thousands of Americans back to work."

Van Jones
Founding President, Green For All

 


Nan Kennedy

 

 

 

"Living on the shores of Lake Erie (where at this moment snow-covered geese are slowly swimming past) I have a vivid appreciation of the power of the winds -- and I think a curve of slender windmills would be a great addition to the view."

Nan Kennedy
Founding member of Arts Collinwood
Cleveland, Ohio

 


Chris Kious

"A Piece Of Cleveland manufactures high quality products from deconstructed building materials. We rescue and upcycle good wood, while sharing the unique stories of our green products. APOC looks forward to the day it can proclaim to its customers that all our products are produced using 100% wind energy - generated right here on our beautiful Lake Erie! We hope this day comes very soon."

Chris Kious
A Piece Of Cleveland


Jan and Dr. Gus Kious

Jan and Dr. Gus Kious

Builders of the first straw bale home in Cuyahoga County

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 


Kipnis Architecture + Planning

"The future is renewable energy, and the Cleveland Offshore Wind Farm is the first step in harnessing the vast wind energy potential of the Great Lakes. It’s development will foster significant green job creation and establish a local manufacturing base to serve the entire Great Lakes wind industry and beyond. It is a perfect example of the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit"

 

Nathan Kipnis, FAIA

Principal, Kipnis Architecture + Planning

 


Lawrence Krauss

"We are remarkably fortunate to be alive and conscious on this planet located at the edge of a medium-sized spiral galaxy. We have no idea if the conditions essential for the development of intelligent life exist on any of the billions of other planets probably located in the Milky Way. Endangering Earth's atmosphere by continuing to over- use fossil fuels should not be an option. By exploiting wind power, and its latest version - off-shore, over fresh water - Cleveland can choose a high-profile way of being part of the solution."


Lawrence Krauss, internationally known Professor of Physics and Astronomy, best-selling author, radio commentator and editorialist.


Kent Kristensen

 

"Offshore installations are a challenge but can be done. We have to do something about it now."

Kent Kristensen,
President, 3Oak Communications, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

 

 

 

 


Kelly Kupcak

"Hard Hatted Women supports the initiatives of Windustrious Cleveland in the movement to ensure that Ohioans have access to a clean environment, good jobs, and equitable development through wind production. Movement towards implementing a wind turbine supply chain and all critical components related to creating the off-shore wind farm need to be a priority not only for the region, but for Ohio.

As an organization that works to create economic self-sufficiency for women, Hard Hatted Women applauds the efforts of Windustrious Cleveland and its supporters. The jobs that would be created by developing a wind farm in areas such as the construction, maintenance and operation of such green energy production options would provide women with a multitude of nontraditional career options. Because women continue to live in poverty at rates that exceed those for their male counterparts, access to high-wage, high growth careers are of critical importance.

By increasing the wages and benefits to workers through green jobs, especially when they are unionized, workers and their families move out of poverty and contribute to the economic stability of a region. Linking women to advanced energy manufacturing, production, operation and maintenance careers is essential to impact not only the status of women and their families, but of the health and wealth being of our communities. For all of these reasons, Hard Hatted Women is a strong supporter of the initiative of Windustrious Cleveland."

Kelly Kupcak,
Director of Policy,
Hard Hatted Women
Kelly is a member of the Ohio Apollo Alliance Steering Committee


Roy Larick



"With offshore wind, Cleveland is set to draw free, renewable energy from atop our beloved Lake Erie -- without hurting the lake.  Perched upon our northern horizon, the turbines will remind us of our ability to work hard and lead!"

Roy Larick

Bluestone Heights environmental consultants

 


Jim LaRue

 

 

"As nonrenewable resources such as coal and gas diminish more rapidly as population and demand increases, we are foolish to refuse another of Mother Nature's gifts....the wind....to help us and future generations sustain ourselves."

Jim LaRue

Long-time advocate of green (sustainable) building.
Cleveland, Ohio

 


Bruce Latimer

"I fully support windmills in the lake; it is not only ecologically the right thing to do but it also will put Cleveland on the map."

Bruce Latimer,
Former Executive Director Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Daniel Lerch

 

"Local renewable energy is the most responsible answer to the enormous challenges we face in global warming and peak oil. Cities throughout Europe are already reaping the economic and ecological benefits of locally-produced wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy. American cities should do the same, and Cleveland should be at the forefront of this shift to a smarter, more secure way of powering our economy."

Daniel Lerch
Author, " Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty."


Nicholas R. Lewis

 

"From Wellington, New Zealand to Cleveland, Ohio, USA: Cheers for leading the next phase of offshore wind power generation - a great contribution towards beating global climate change."

Nicholas R. Lewis
Director, Corporate Advisory, Woodward Partners
Wellington, New Zealand

formerly
CEO, Celsias Ltd. 'Cooling the Planet One Project at a Time'

 


Pearl Livingstone

"Sounds great...count me in"

Pearl Livingstone,

Shaker Heights, Ohio


Aaron Lobas

"As a native Clevelander, born and raised in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood, I have a strong desire to see a green and growing Cleveland. A windustrious Cleveland is a great goal. Let's make it a reality."

Aaron Lobas
Engineer at URS Corporation and concerned citizen.


Mark Lynas

"It's a great idea to harvest some of the wind energy from Lake Erie, and I'm sure it would be done in the most ecologically-sensitive way. Humanity's biggest challenge is to phase out coal use in energy production, and wind has to be a big part of the answer."

Mark Lynas
Journalist, and author of a number of books, including Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet He is one of the leading voices in the climate change debate in the UK.


Dennis Markatos-Soriano

"I applaud Windustrious' efforts to help the citizens of Ohio address two key challenges of the 21st century: climate change and energy security. Projects like this pioneering offshore wind farm can help Cleveland take advantage of its great local resources and inspire other communities across the country to become thriving, energy independent economies."

Dennis Markatos-Soriano
Founder of Sustainable Energy Transition
Dennis enjoying the beautiful (and shrinking) glaciers of Patagonia, Argentina


Robert Maschke

 

 

"I think that cultivating wind as a source of energy is a great idea. You can count on my support."

Robert Maschke,

AIA Principal, Robert Maschke, Architects

 

 


MAGNET

“MAGNET is very excited for any new manufacturing products and services that grow jobs in Northeast Ohio’s small manufacturers.  Clean energy is at the nexus of manufacturing and being responsible stewards of our planet and offshore wind turbines are a huge step forward for Cleveland.”

Dr. Ethan Karp
President and CEO
MAGNET


Jim McGregor

"We have a dream; A thousand great white masts rise from the midst of Lake Erie. Elegantly designed propellers turn in the wind generating thousands of kilowatts. The base of each mast is designed as a micro habitat, creating new environments for mussels, fish and the Lake Erie herpetiles."

Jim McGregor,
Owner, Bluegill Property Management
formerly 
Executive Director,     
Ohio League of Conservation Voters


Bill McKibben

 

"We need a new aesthetic for the 21st century- one that looks at a turbine blade spinning as a sign that we're finally getting our act together. I can't think of anything lovelier than the breeze made visible."

Bill McKibben
Author, Educator, Environmentalist 350.org

 

 


Josh Milburn

"Wind power on Lake Erie will bring the city forward technologically and attract positive growth to the region."

Josh Milburn,
Electrical Engineering major at
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

 

 


Dale Miller

"We need wind energy to help save the earth from global warming, and Cleveland should be a leader in this effort."

Dale Miller,
Council Member for District 2,
Cuyahoga County Council


Victoria Mills

"Generating electricity, clean air, and economic innovation: fantastic!"

Victoria Mills

Sustainability Director

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

 

 


Rebecca A. Morgan

"Bringing together the power of North East Ohio's technical researchand manufacturing capabilities with the power of Lake Erie to harness energy should be pursued immediately. If it cannot work; let's find out. If it can, let's make it."

 

 

Rebecca A. Morgan, President

Fulcrum ConsultingWorks, Inc.


Thomas M. Morley

"Lube Stop is part of a growing community dedicated to making Northeast Ohio a healthier, more prosperous place to live and raise families and fully supports Cuyahoga County's exploration of an offshore wind project. The successful development of an advanced energy industry will propel our region into one of the most promising industries of the 21st century, create economic prosperity, and give our community a renewed sense of purpose."

Thomas M. Morley, President
The Lube Stop, Inc.


Kevin Moore

"In addition to all of the environmental and economic benefits, which are impressive, the vision of windmills on the lake could become the international "face of Cleveland" in much the same way as the Sydney Opera House does for that city. Talk about transforming the image of a traditional rust belt city!"

Kevin Moore
Managing Director Cleveland Play House


Jeff Moyer

"Cleveland's history was forged at the dawn of the opening of the Midwest, the industrial revolution and the American automotive industry. Now, as the planet grapples with the frightening impact of the disruption of her delicate natural balance, we have an opportunity. May Northeastern Ohio recognize this critical moment in time and model what a region can do to harness the gentle sustainable energy of our natural endowments."

Jeff Moyer,
Songwriter and Advocate


Arthur J. Newman M.D.

"Please count me as a supporter of your project."

Arthur J. Newman M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus)
CWRU School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio


Frank O'Dell

"Pollution from fossil fuel power plants is a major cause of global warming and is responsible for the five most common causes of premature death in the U.S. This pollution also negatively affects the development of our children. For the health of our planet, our peoples' health and the needs of our children we must move to green energy sources."

Dr. Frank O'Dell
Past President and Founder
The Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society  


Ohio Citizen Action

"Offshore wind development on Lake Erie is a model example of citizens leading the charge to reduce dependency on polluting sources of energy while transforming our region for the better. This project can position Cleveland as a leader in sustainable policies, bring direct consumer benefits to all Ohioans, and create good-paying jobs. Ohio Citizen Action is proud to support this citizens’ initiative to create a sustainable transition to a green energy economy."


David Orr

"Energy efficiency, wind power, and solar are the future, not just of Ohio, but of the planet"

David W. Orr,

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College, author, and ecological designer


Doug Paige

"I am absolutely in favor of wind power on Lake Erie"

Doug Paige
Associate Professor - Industrial Design The Cleveland Institute of Art


 

 

 

 


John Pearson & Audra Skuodas

"We think it will create a TRULY MAGNIFICENT NEW SKYLINE. It will be a mesmerizing view."

John Pearson & Audra Skuodas (artists)

 


David Pierce

"I would love to see a wind farm in Lake Erie. I saw a really large one in Germany a few years ago and it was wonderful. There were over 100 windmills and the noise level was minimal. The amount of power they were generating would have been very substantial."

David Pierce
Retired Arts Administrator Music Teacher, Cleveland, Ohio


Policy Matters Ohio

"Cleveland's offshore wind project is a prime example of the positive role the public sector can play in promoting a more equitable and sustainable economy. By promising to procure portions of the electricity produced by the Lake Erie Wind Farm, the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Public Power are all playing a critical role in launching a major clean energy project that will create good local construction and maintenance jobs, promote development of the wind energy manufacturing supply chain in the region, and reduce the region's dependence on polluting fossil fuels imported from elsewhere."      

Amanda Woodrum, Researcher, 
Policy Matters Ohio


 


Tom Pruckno

"I think a wind farm in Lake Erie is a terrific idea. It will benefit the environment and economy many ways. The obvious way is the renewable electricity, but what most folks don't realize is that the foundations of these types of structures make great habitat for creatures that support sport fishing. While fishing on Lake Erie last summer, our guide took us to a coast guard platform at the edge of the shipping lanes. The bass were everywhere! I'd love to see the wind farm."

Tom Pruckno
Thomas Pruckno Design and Construction Services, LLC


Diane Ramos

"Not only is this great for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, but it will show to the world the passion, knowledge and expertise that we have had all along."

Diane Ramos
Euclid, Ohio

 

 

 

 


Red Line Greenway

 

"Sarah Taylor, Founder of Windustrious Cleveland, is a passionate and informed voice for bringing green energy to Cleveland. Sarah is relentlessly pursuing a growing industry whose technology is advancing rapidly. As a region we are perceived as being behind the competition in adopting alternative energy, just like we are perceived to be behind in the building of urban trails. We see this as an opportunity rather than cause for concern. We can build state of the art technology that is more economically sound than older outdated technologies. We may not be first but we can be the best and most effective!"

Lennie Stover, Founder & Project Coordinator, Red Line Greenway.

 


Traci Reed

Traci Reed

Chair, North Broadway Health & Environmental Committee
Cleveland, Ohio


Ronn Richard

"We can change the entire image of Cleveland from a rust-belt city to a city of the future. This kind of initiative would help Cleveland reclaim its place as a major economic and cultural force on the world stage as we build a reputation as a center for advanced energy."

 


Ronn Richard, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Cleveland Foundation


Tom Riddle

"Sarah --Your Windustrious endeavor is quite exciting and the timing could not be better for our country. I am thrilled to have found out about this undertaking and look forward to Cleveland being put on the map as the nation's leader in wind energy and the world's first fresh water wind farm! Best wishes for your efforts and thank you!"

Tom Riddle
Natural gas worker Cleveland, Ohio


Linda Robson

Linda Robson,
Research Fellow for Energy Studies,

CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

 

 


Rope Partner

"We offer our vote of support for the continued development of offshore wind power in the Great Lakes."

 

Josh Crayton, Director of Business Development
Rope Partner      
Santa Cruz, California

 

 

 


Don Ross

"Having grown up on the shores of Lake Superior and living for the past 36 years on the shores of Lake Ontario, I know how much wind energy potential awaits any wind farms being built offshore in any of our 5 Great Lakes. This project in Lake Erie is going to be a tremendous and urgently needed contribution of clean energy to help de-carbonize the grid . For many surrounding communities it is going to be a huge economic benefit and job creator as well. Cleveland and area can feel proud of this project . We can all some day point out at it with our children and grand-children and say we did the right thing for their future and our own. Best of luck moving forward with this, from your Friend of Wind here in Ontario, Canada."

Don Ross

Sustainability & Renewable Energy Advisor at ECODonRoss

Milford, Ontario, Canada


Brian Rothenberg


"ProgressOhio strongly supports renewable energy and responsible growth in manufacturing. Building the world's first freshwater wind farm, and housing it on Lake Erie, offshore from Cleveland, would put Ohio in the driver's seat of the green revolution."

Brian Rothenberg
Executive Director ProgressOhio


Daniel Rothenfeld

"Harnessing Lake Erie wind, Windustrious Cleveland raises our consciousness as a global player in the new energy economy. A wind farm on the lake provides the organizing principle to revolutionize our identity. Attracting people and innovative opportunities, Cleveland will be infused by a new prosperity."

Daniel Rothenfeld,
Artist/ Educator/ Urban Activist


Elizabeth Royte

"Go Cleveland!"

Elizabeth Royte
Author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash and Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It

 

 

 

 

 


Tim Ryan

"There are over 8,000 component parts in the standard wind turbine, and these are parts that could be manufactured and assembled right here in Ohio. Instead of doubling down on fossil fuels, we should be increasing investment in alternate sources of energy like wind power in order to drive economic growth and innovation, help lower utility bills for hard working men and women in our state, and leave a cleaner, safer environment for future generations."

Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13)

 

 


Michael Salkind

"Ohio is blessed with water and wind and we should develop these resources for a more sustainable future."

Michael Salkind

Principal, Indus International

 

 

 


Betty and Roger Salomon

"Harnessing Lake Erie's wind power offers Cleveland (or NE Ohio) an opportunity for cutting edge innovation in energy development."

Betty and Roger Salomon

 

 

 


Scott Sanders


"We are honored to sign on and support Windustrious"

Earth Day Coalition,
Scott Sanders,
Executive Director


Ted Sande

"I support the concept of creating a unique, major energy source for the northern Ohio region and, perhaps, beyond through the development of a wind farm in Lake Erie. In addition to being a sensible idea for harnessing wind power for human use, it offers the potential for revitalizing our region's economy."

Ted Sande,
Historic Preservation Consultant.

 

 

 


Ed Morris and Susannah Sayler

"All opportunities to develop renewable energy must be seized. In a hurry! We think wind mills are majestic and inspiring. They certainly photograph well and are quickly becoming an icon of promise. The idea of the first freshwater wind farm is particularly exciting. Cleveland will be proud to be on the cutting edge of our country's development of renewable resources!"

Ed Morris and Susannah Sayler
Co-founders and Directors, The Canary Project.


Alvin and Ann Schorr

Alvin and Ann Schorr

Emeriti at Case Western Reserve University and Jewish Community Federation
Cleveland, Ohio

 


Kim S. Scott

"I am optimistic that this technology will be increasingly embraced as a tool for our regional health."

Kim S. Scott

Planner, Cleveland City Planning Commission, and Founder of OUR Co-Housing Development.

She is currently launching a development initiative that will specialize in co-housing, blending green building techniques and shared common facilities in a pedestrian-oriented layout.


Paramjit Singh

 

"Making Northeast Ohio windustrious is a natural! Ohio was a leading state during the industrial revolution; it is high time that Northeast Ohio lead the Windustrious Revolution!"

 

Paramjit Singh,
President, Productive Group, Inc.

 

 

 


Michael Skindell

"Many of the biggest companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook have made renewable energy a priority when looking for places to expand. Ohio should be embracing the renewable energy industry and securing clean energy for our future.
Ohio is particularly fortunate in being able to include offshore wind as one of its clean energy assets.
We should be making use of it as soon as possible.”

Senator Michael J. Skindell
Ohio Senate District 23

 

 


Slavic Village

Evelyn Dzigiel, Pat Zielinski, Eleanor Drost, Margaret Blatnik, and Virginia Goetz

Slavic Village, Cleveland, Ohio


Nancy King Smith

"Windustrious Cleveland is a great example of paying attention to the Triple Bottom Line of environment, economy and people."

Nancy King Smith,
Coordinator
Great Lakes Bioneers--Cleveland

 

 


The South Euclid Recycling Committee

The South Euclid Recycling Committee

"A nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to the recycling and reuse of natural resources, including wind!"


Carol and Jeff Spero

"Wind Power is THE economical way to use natural resources for public benefit. And, the wind mills are beautiful & lovely to watch. We completely support wind power."


James Gustave Speth

"Good luck. Wind is important -- very."

James Gustave Speth
Co-founder, New Economy Law Center, Vermont Law School     
Author of The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Co-founder, Natural Resources Defense Council
Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality in the Carter Administration
Founder, World Resources Institute, serving as president until 1992.


Johnathan Steinbach

"Our reliance on non-renewable resources to help power our world has gone on much too long. In fact, power from nature was used long before."

Johnathan Steinbach


Patricia Lipman Stillman and Mark Stillman

"We support Wind Power development on Lake Erie. Wind as a major resource is inevitable; It is time to show the world that Cleveland is a major player, once again, in providing energy leadership."

Patricia Lipman Stillman and Mark Stillman


Richard Stuebi

"Our envisioned wind project in Lake Erie off of downtown Cleveland can break down the barriers to subsequent development of the abundant wind resources in the Great Lakes, while becoming an icon for the 21st Century for our area."

Richard Stuebi 

former BP Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement, The Cleveland Foundation

 

 


Ellie Sullivan

"I think they're great for NEO economy and beautiful to look at!"

Ellie Sullivan,

Cleveland Waterfront Coalition.


Jiayang Sun

"I am all for this environmentally/economically sensitive project"

Jiayang Sun,
Professor of Statistics at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

 

 


Tony Thai

"I love the idea of Windustrious Cleveland. I blogged about it. Rock on. More power to you! Cleveland has to adopt this idea! Now, what can we do as regular Cleveland citizens to make it happen? Thanks."

Tony Thai
Actor and Cyber Activist

 

 

 


Timothy L. Tramble

"America is lagging far behind Europe in the area of sustainability, namely renewable energy production. Europe produces 76 percent of world's wind power. We must act now on developing renewable energy sources, and building our wind and solar energy infrastructure. I applaud Sarah Taylor and her organization, for seeing where Cleveland can go if we blaze the trail for the rest of America. Great vision is the ability to see needed applications of the future, and act before others to secure your place. Cleveland should act on this extraordinary vision. Let's support Windustrious and position our city for the economy of tomorrow while simultaneously preserving our planet."

Timothy L. Tramble
Executive Director
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.


Pascal Vaudrevange

"It is imperative to explore alternatives to generating power by burning fossil fuels. Wind mills on Lake Erie are a great opportunity for Cleveland."

Pascal Vaudrevange
Postdoctoral Researcher
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Jim Weist

"We support the wind farm project in Lake Erie very much. We know that it would create jobs while giving us another source of renewable energy in the continuing drive to free ourselves from fossil fuels."

Jim Weist,
President
Michael Byrne Manufacturing,
Mansfield, Ohio


Franz Welser-Most

"I applaud Windustrious for visualizing Cleveland's future as one that includes addressing global climate change through the development of renewable energy sources. Exploring a new industry that could be ecologically responsible, economically vital, and reputation enhancing is a forward-thinking strategy for our region. The positive impact of such an initiative would be felt far beyond our Cleveland community."

Franz Welser-Most
Music Director The Cleveland Orchestra
photo: Roger Mastroianni


Ed Weston

"Great Lakes Wind Network is an industry-led group of companies working together to grow the wind industry supply chain in this region. As we succeed, we create new manufacturing jobs, we speed supplies of wind turbine components for waiting projects, and someday we'll be assembling wind turbines themselves. The Windustrious web site is a wonderful calling card."

Ed Weston
Director
Great Lakes Wind Network WIRE-Net: Where Manufacturing Matters


Merrie White

"Cleveland is in a phenomenal position to become a leader in renewable energy while creating jobs. The time is now!"

Merrie White, Educator, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 


Windpower Engineering & Development

"We are based in Cleveland as part of WTWH Media LLC and focused on the wind industry, its technical development, and the wind technicians that keep it running.
We are also glad to support and encourage development of the Icebreaker wind project in Lake Erie, the U.S.’s first offshore freshwater wind farm, and the first of hopefully many others on the Great Lakes. The future is electric and powered by wind."

Paul Dvorak
Editor
Windpower Engineering & Development


YellowLite

"The offshore wind project is an idea whose time has come. Wind energy is a natural resource that must be utilized to ensure energy independence, encourage job creation, and stamp Cleveland's role as a world leader in fresh water offshore wind development. Lake Erie is a perfect place to build a large-scale wind turbine farm. The environmental benefits would be extraordinary. This is a project we should all get behind and see through to fruition."

Ryan Veith

Communications Manager, YellowLite


James Zins, M.D.

"I strongly support the idea from a conservation and local business standpoint."

James Zins, M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ziska Architects and Associates

"As local architects and developers of the built environment, we are in full support of Cleveland's goal to become a world leader in wind energy."

Ziska Architects and Associates


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Bluestone Heights

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Rhoda A. Brooks

Sherrod Brown

Gillian Caldwell

Edward Caner

Terry Carson

Anne Caruso

Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Eric Chivian M.D.

Sarah Clague

A. Michele Clark

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Jim Cossler

County Sustainability Group

C. Beau Daane

Sam Daley-Harris

Murray Davidson

D-A-S Construction Co.

Michael DeAloia

Elisa Demis

Ryan Deussing

Jeannette J. De Guire

Earth Day Coalition

Ecotricity

Gabe Elsner

Environment America

Environment Ohio

Environmental Health Watch

John Ewing

Verna Ferrante and Dr. John Ferrante

Margie Flynn

Mike Foley

Chuck Fowler

Joan Friedland

Marcia L. Fudge

Danny George

Paul Gipe

Ted Glick

Jeff Grabner

Matthew Gray

Great Lakes Towing Company

Marty and Ken Grundy

Rick and Mary Hamilton

James Hansen

Margaret Hewitt

Brian P. Hill

Barbara Hill

Thor Hoskins

Iron Workers Local Union No.17

Chris Jacobs

Van Jones

Nan Kennedy

Chris Kious

Jan and Dr. Gus Kious

Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Lawrence Krauss

Kent Kristensen

Kelly Kupcak

Roy Larick

Jim LaRue

Bruce Latimer

Daniel Lerch

Nicholas R. Lewis

Pearl Livingstone

Aaron Lobas

Mark Lynas

Dennis Markatos-Soriano

Robert Maschke

MAGNET

Jim McGregor

Bill McKibben

Josh Milburn

Dale Miller

Victoria Mills

Rebecca A. Morgan

Thomas M. Morley

Kevin Moore

Jeff Moyer

Arthur J. Newman M.D.

Frank O'Dell

Ohio Citizen Action

David Orr

Doug Paige

John Pearson & Audra Skuodas

David Pierce

Policy Matters Ohio

Tom Pruckno

Diane Ramos

Red Line Greenway

Traci Reed

Ronn Richard

Tom Riddle

Linda Robson

Rope Partner

Don Ross

Brian Rothenberg

Daniel Rothenfeld

Elizabeth Royte

Tim Ryan

Michael Salkind

Betty and Roger Salomon

Scott Sanders

Ted Sande

Ed Morris and Susannah Sayler

Alvin and Ann Schorr

Kim S. Scott

Paramjit Singh

Michael Skindell

Slavic Village

Nancy King Smith

The South Euclid Recycling Committee

Carol and Jeff Spero

James Gustave Speth

Johnathan Steinbach

Patricia Lipman Stillman and Mark Stillman

Richard Stuebi

Ellie Sullivan

Jiayang Sun

Tony Thai

Timothy L. Tramble

Pascal Vaudrevange

Jim Weist

Franz Welser-Most

Ed Weston

Merrie White

Windpower Engineering & Development

YellowLite

James Zins, M.D.

Ziska Architects and Associates