The Audubon and The Moore Charitable Energy Siting Resource Center is a place to share information, discuss best practices, showcase successes, and find resources in support Audubon's conservation goals.
In 2013, Louis Bacon's foundation, The Moore Charitable Foundation, led by executive director Ann Colley, established The Audubon and The Moore Charitable Foundation Energy Siting Center to empower citizens to urge their communities to make wise, conservation-minded decisions about the location of energy transmission lines. The Center is grounded in successful efforts to prevent massive redundant transmission lines from fracturing pristine wilderness. Located within the Audubon Works platform, the Center provides information on transmission regulations, the decision-making process, and ways to advance more environmentally sustainable options for energy development and transmission. This will enable Audubon members and other concerned citizens to help their communities make choices that are good for birds, wildlife, and people.
Mr. Bacon and his team have gained invaluable experience and success with seemingly intractable energy-siting battles. By partnering with Mr. Bacon, Audubon is bringing elements of this hard-earned knowledge to the Audubon community, and supporting people's ability to take action in their own communities about the energy siting issues that matter most.
There are four main elements to the Center:
- Groups—where discussions take place on a variety of topics. Browse for topics that interest you or post your own comments or questions.
Library—a searchable archive of documents, webinars, sample templates, maps, and more. Upload resources you think others will find useful.
Events—a calendar of regional or national events. Search for events or post your own.
Petitions—where chapters can create local petitions to gather support for issues. Use them to identify supporters in your community and influence decision-makers.
The Center is made possible through the generous support of The Moore Charitable Foundation.
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