Shaping a Healthy Climate & Clean Energy Future
Site It Right
The science is clear: Climate change poses the greatest threat to wildlife and habitat in our lifetime. A key strategy for reducing the impacts of climate change is to shift how we generate energy from burning fossil fuels to cleaner technologies, including wind, solar, and geothermal. Audubon supports properly sited renewable energy projects that avoid, minimize, and mitigate impact on wildlife and habitat. Site It Right advocates for national, state, and local policies that encourage the permitting of renewable energy projects while protecting the conservation values of our natural environments and wildlife on public and private lands.
The Pacific Flyway states possess vast renewable energy resources, growing populations, and world leadership in climate change policy, making this one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy markets and putting pressure on this key landscape. In close partnership with Audubon Chapters, Site It Right advocacy efforts will protect Important Bird Areas as well as the migratory pathways that connect them.
Theory of Victory: America must simultaneously reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and protect birds. Audubon will continue to promote a balanced approach to this crucial issue by supporting wind energy installations that are sited to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts on wildlife and habitat.