Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Women of the Wind: Rudd Mayer Sponsorship

The Rudd Fund has sponsored women to attend the Women of the Wind Luncheon at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference each year. It is one of the most rewarding things we get to do with the Rudd Fund.

This year's WindPower 2007 conference will be in Los Angeles. Rudd's daughter, Alix is hoping to attend the luncheon on June 5th when Women of the Wind presents the awardees of this year's sponsorship.

There are incredible women who've earned this sponsorship in the past. Many are students and almost all go on to have careers in wind energy, thanks to the great networking that happens at these events. We are proud to have played a small part in their careers!

If I can go, I'm really excited to meet Suzanne Tegen of the National Renewable Energy Lab, and, of course, the awardees.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rudd's Daughter Alix Featured as PaloAltoGreen Customer of the Month

PaloAltoGreen Member Spotlight

Alix Mayer

You may recognize spotlight member Alix Mayer from hawking PaloAltoGreen brochures at Al’s film, An Inconvenient Truth. She and other environmentally conscious Palo Altans justified their technique by figuring “if you weren’t already signed up for the program, you’d want to do something about CO2 after seeing the movie.”

Rallying communities around renewable energy runs in Alix’s family: her late mom, Rudd Mayer, started the first wildly successful carbon-offset program in Colorado in 1998. “I’m an MBA which made me doubt her “wimpy” grassroots approach”, says Alix. “I and the other naysayers were wrong. The grassroots campaign convinced 32,000 customers to choose wind energy with their utility bill – fully subscribing the [wind program in] Colorado.”

Alix’s mom Rudd campaigning
for Wind Power in 1998

Whether she’s donning her “Parents inspired by Al” T-shirt at the movies, proudly displaying “Another Palo Altan for Renewable Energy” yard sign, or being interviewed on national TV, Alix is once again proving how effective grassroots techniques can be. Her boundless enthusiasm and community organizing is a contributing reason for the unprecedented success of PaloAltoGreen.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

September 8th, 2007 Wind Turbine Dedication and Exhibit Celebration

Please join us

of our
newest exhibit & curriculum
all about wind energy
for a dedication of our
new SkyStream wind turbine!

September 8th
2 to 4pm

Thorne Ecological Institute
Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center
1466 N. 63rd Street

Boulder, Colorado