The American Wind Wildlife Institute is a first-of-its-kind collaborative
non-profit founded in December 2007 by 20 of the nation’s top science-based
conservation and environmental groups and wind energy companies. Each of these
organizations supports the AWWI mission of working together to facilitate
responsible wind energy development that protects species and wildlife habitat.
- Kansas State Director, The Nature
In May, 2009, AWWI partnered with TNC scientists to develop a
landscape-level planning tool to map wind potential across the
country and characterize relative risk to sensitive wildlife areas
on a state-by-state basis.
- Association of Fish
& Wildlife Agencies
As one of the leading arbiters of wind-wildlife issues, the
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies provides a critical voice
in all of AWWI’s endeavors.
- VP & Executive Director, Audubon Dakota
Audubon has integrated the fight against climate change into its
mandate to protect birds and their habitat.
- CEO, NRG Systems Inc.
Since its founding 27 years ago, NRG Systems has committed itself
to a vision of wind energy as an agent of positive social
development. Determined to see the industry develop best practices
that will ensure its growth for years to come, Jan brings that NRG
dedication to her leadership of the AWWI Board.
- Permitting Director, Renewable Energy Systems Americas
One of the most established wind energy developers in the world,
RES Americas has been committed to environmentally responsible wind
farm siting since its founding in 1982. Joe works actively to
advance our mission, serving on the AWWI Fundraising Committee.
- Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
After litigating against renewable energy projects and other
human impacts on public lands for many years, the climate crisis
prompted Johanna and NRDC to join AWWI in its mission to foster
environmentally responsible wind energy development. Johanna, as an
AWWI Board Member, has already demonstrated her exceptional ability
to educate the public about AWWI’s mission with her authoritative,
experienced voice for fighting climate change.
Peter Frumhoff, Ph.D.
- Director of Science & Policy and Chief Scientist, Climate
Campaign, Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists harbors no doubt as to the
urgency of fighting climate change, and AWWI is fortunate to have
enlisted UCS’ support, both as an organization and in the person of
Peter, who is an AWWI Board Member.