Spud, I was thinking about your story about the wind turbines and a light bulb went on in my head. You and your community had to imagine a solution before it happened. I was thinking about quantum physics and how what we focus on comes to be.
Have you heard of the book "The Intention Experiment" or the movie "Pay It Forward?" Let me know if you think I'm "out to lunch" - what if all of us on this forum joined together in an Intention Experiment, focussing together on a clean, healthy earth with plenty of good food for all and all individuals empowered and working together?
Another thought is that we could use social media like Facebook and Twitter for this.