Zephyr Wind Project


Zephyr Wind Project

MAGI wind turbine


If you could give the next generation one gift, what would it be?

How about a community even better than the one we live in today?
In the 1800s lake breezes and a beautiful setting attracted business and civic leaders to our area. Soon after, the Chautauqua educational movement brought speakers, teachers, musicians, artists, and others to educate and entertain. Today we continue that tradition of education, initiative, and creativity with one of the strongest public educational systems in the state.
But what about tomorrow?
Mahtomedi area citizens established the Green Initiative Fund in 2009 because we want to build an even stronger, more vibrant community for the next generation. Given the challenges and opportunities society faces today, we believe it’s time to lead the way to a bright, renewable energy future.
 
The Zephyr Wind Project: Clean energy. Education. Leadership.
The Green Initiative Fund’s first renewable energy project, the Zephyr Wind Project seeks to bring clean energy, an innovative educational experience, and technological leadership to the Mahtomedi area.
 Proposal

• Small wind turbine near Mahtomedi High School
• Tower height around 125 feet
• Funded entirely through tax-deductible private donations and grants
• Turbine and energy benefits donated to ISD 832
Goals

• Analyze the potential for tapping wind energy in the Mahtomedi area
• Provide educational opportunities for students in Mahtomedi schools and Century College in technology, math, economics, and more
• Demonstrate our community’s commitment to renewable energy
Community members, businesses, and nonprofit organizations have donated, granted, or pledged more than $66,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to the cause. You too can join these visionaries in bringing clean energy and lessons to last a lifetime to the Mahtomedi area.
The Zephyr Wind Turbine is just the first educational and renewable energy project for our community. To support future projects, donate now to the Green Initiative Fund!