August 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
Register at http://northcentralclimate.org
Sarah Mills, Senior Project Manager at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
For the past six years, Sarah Mills has been studying how wind energy has impacted rural Michigan communities and the people that that live in those communities. For this webinar, Mills will present data from surveys of 3,200+ landowners in 10 Michigan townships with windfarms to provide insight on the effects of wind turbines on local communities — not just on how the landscape looks, but the effects of wind turbines on farm incomes, local government services, and relationships with neighbors. She will also discuss the advice she shares with communities that are considering hosting wind turbines, and the extent to which the lessons from Michigan can apply throughout the region.