Here's how you can do two good things in one go:
Help influence the future of wind power in BC by participating in Gerrard Olivatto's study on the visual perceptions of wind energy developments, and $10 will be donated to the Green Party of BC on your behalf!
Participation in this study will take less than an hour, and you can choose between two different times on Wednesday, June 18th: 2pm or 6pm.
Please RSVP for the 2pm session at the bottom of this page. If you would like to RSVP for the 6pm session, please click here.
Anyone over the age of 19 is welcome to participate, and those of you in your 30s and 40s are especially encouraged to take part as Gerrard is in particular need of representation from your age group.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this!
More about this study:
Wind-energy development is well advanced in Europe and in the United States, but is relatively new to British Columbia. Four wind energy projects have been built and are presently operating in the province. On average the electrical energy produced from each project powers 25,000 homes.
There are plans to further increase power generation from wind energy in the province. These developments are often relatively high in elevation (i.e. on ridgelines and mountain tops) and may be visible from communities and to the travelling public. Government would like to know the public response to these developments.
Olivotto Forest Research Ltd. has been contracted by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, to conduct a province-wide survey of visual perceptions of wind energy. Seven communities in the province will be sampled. Within each community, representative groups of people are invited to participate. Ultimately, this project will sample the opinions of six hundred people in British Columbia.
The objective of the survey is to determine what the public response is to the visual quality of various photographs. Visual quality can be considered the attractiveness of the scenery as it would affect your enjoyment of it. Viewing and rating the photographs takes about 30 minutes. All information will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. The minimum age for participants is 19.
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