Wow. Nearly 1500 people have now signed up to the Energyshare website to back our bid to build Scotland’s first community owned urban wind turbine.
Thank you, if you are one of the people who have already voted.
If you haven’t you voted, stop what you are doing. And vote now. You can do it here.
We’ve had an amazing response on Twitter. Here’s a slideshow showing some of the many tweets and blog posts that people have written to back our campaign. We made it to say thanks to everyone who has backed us so far:
…with folk in your social media accounts.
If you are on Facebook, please sign-up for the ‘voting event’ and share it with all your friends. You can find the event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177382445684690
If you are on Twitter, please tweet your support with the link along with a little message to your followers encouraging them to vote every day, or as frequently as you feel comfortable while voting is open. A Tweet has a short shelf life, so a little bit of repetition for a good cause shouldn’t annoy your followers too much.
Lastly, if any organisation you have a connection to has a blog, message board, intranet or an email list, please do post the voting link and encourage people to vote there too.
If you need more facts about the project you can see this link for more detail: http://www.greenerleith.org/a-z/p-is-for/portobello-and-leith-community-wind-turbine.html
We are up against an extremely organised Scout troop, and the difference between us winning £80,000 and losing it all, is in a few percentage points of the vote at present. More than 10,000 people have cast votes in the last few days alone. We really need you to use your social media, and any other social connections you may have to help us maintain the momentum over the next 12 days.
This project is being developed entirely by local volunteers from PEDAL Portobello and Greener Leith, but we hope it will be of benefit to the whole neighbourhood if we can pull it off!