VIDEO: Building A Sustainable World Through Wind Energy


Just a few months ago, UW-Madison’s James Tinjum biked around the Midwest to raise awareness about wind energy. Now, he’s climbing wind turbines.

Last month, UW-Madison’s Tinjum visited the Organic Valley Gundersen Lutheran wind turbines in Cashton, Wis. The two 100-meter tall wind turbines are a joint effort between Organic Valley and Gundersen Lutheran.

The energy generated from each turbine is sent back to the grid to power Organic Valley’s Cashton distribution center, and roughly 600 homes in the area. Both Organic Valley and Gundersen Lutheran have made a commitment to corporate sustainability policies that include the use of wind energy.

Organic Valley and Gundersen Lutheran are just a few of the many companies worldwide that have committed to similar policies. Google, Amazon, and several others have engaged in sustainability efforts to power not only their own facilities, but others in the community.

UW-Madison is currently offering wind energy continuing education through Engineering Professional Development and through the Master of Engineering: Sustainable Systems Engineering program, which Tinjum leads.

For more information, check out the video here. 


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