Saturday, January 24, 2009

Actively seeking industry interviewees...

The Great Lakes Zephyr - Wind Energy & Hydrogen Journal seeks industry personnel to be interviewed. I have a standardized list of (11) questions that I would like to ask. The interview can be scheduled and conducted via Skype or text-only.

The questions are:

1. What was it that brought you into environmental work? Was there a particular moment or person that inspired you?

2. What do you feel was the most rewarding moment or action you took in your position within the industry?

3. What agency(ies) or programs in the Great Lakes region do you see as making the largest impact on the environment in the next five to ten years, and why?

4. What is the single thing that you see as something easy for the everyday person to do that would have the largest impact on improving the environment or combating Global Climate Change?

5. How do you feel we're doing in the Great Lakes region on environmental issues overall, and what is our greatest area needing improvement in this regard today?

6. What do you think our chances are of tapping wind energy on the Great Lakes given our current political and business environment?

7. What do you think of the idea of using wind turbines out on the lakes to produce clean energy?

8. What, in your opinion, has been the darkest hour during your tenure for the environment in the Great Lakes, and why?

9. What do you see as our best hope of mitigating the circumstance or event in the last question?

10. Are you hopeful given the change of leadership in Washington on January 20th of this year? If so, why?

11. What is the one thing you would most like to “get across” to the people of the Great Lakes region regarding our treatment of the environment?

Interested parties may answer the questions listed above, and e-mail them with credentials and contact information to:

Interviews will be posted on the GL Zephyr as text transcripts and podcasts. Text-only interviews will be read as a podcast and posted.

Professionals in this industry fulfill an important mission, here's a chance to tell of your part in that mission and your vision for the future.

As always, thank you for reading - and for sharing.

Dan Stafford

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