Former journalist Angela McFeeters has joined VicWind to support State Coordinator Andrew Bray with his communications work, as well as link up with people in the south-west of Victoria.
Angela said she had been impressed by wind power technology since she first saw it in action at Yambuk in 2001, so when she moved to Portland in 2006 she was delighted to see wind farms being built around her.
“I noticed pretty quickly that Portland is a very windy place. Wind technology here makes absolute sense to me. We can make use of a resource that is almost always there, day or night, and still farm the land around the turbines productively.”
“The turbines are quite beautiful, too, and a lot of the towers they sit on were built right here in Portland!”
The switch from journalism to wind activism wasn’t such a hard decision for Angela to make after covering stories on the subject, among other things, during her time at the Portland Observer newspaper, and being involved in community organisations.
“I have always had an environmentalist bent, and I feel like I am making a real, direct impact on my children’s future by promoting wind energy. I hope others can also join me in supporting VicWind to make it clear that wind energy is important to so many of us for so many reasons.”
Call Angela on 0416 765 492 if you would like to help support VicWind campaigning in the south-west of Victoria.