Fairewinds Energy Education: Nuclear & Fukushima

From Fukushima to the plant in your back yard Fairewinds Energy Education is committed to keeping you informed about nuclear power.
Fairewinds Energy Education
Burlington, Vermont
United States
2 Team Members

We are beyond thrilled to have reached our original goal of $25,000. We are pleased to announce a potential new project as a stretch goal.

If we raise another $10,000 during this campaign we will generate a report detailing radiation release rates at all 100 currently operating nuclear power plants in the United State. This report would be available to the public for free and allow anyone living in the U.S. access to release rates about the plants they or their loved ones live in proximity to. In order to produce such a report Fairewinds Energy Education would need to hire a researcher to analyze both annual reports for each of the 100 plants during the last ten years (2,000 reports). We would then aggregate the research into one accessible document for the public.

Fairewinds Energy Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit that creates educational materials to inform the public about nuclear power operations, engineering flaws, and safety risks. Maggie Gundersen founded Fairewinds after she and Arnie Gundersen stopped working for the nuclear power industry, Maggie as  a public information specialist and executive recruiter and Arnie as a nuclear engineer and senior vice president. They are dedicating their lives to making sure that they leave a safer, healthier planet for their children and grandchildren.

The money we raise with this campaign will allow us to continue reporting on the true cost of nuclear power  in 2014. With your help, we will produce a weekly podcast, one film per month, technical reports, and information on the nuclear power plants in your backyards. These funds are critical to our ability to respond to current events as well as to share ongoing nuclear and energy news as it unfolds.  Our tireless research and media development have already had a significant impact, and with your help we will continue to work to prevent another disaster. 

Return on Your Investment

This year, in partnership with Friends of the Earth, we helped convince Southern California Edison to abandon hopes of restarting the damaged San Onofre nuclear power generating station. With your assistance, we will continue to take utilities and government regulators to task and force them to responsibly address nuclear safety risks. Our work on the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is helping millions of people understand the radiological consequences we face as a result of these triple meltdowns. Our films, technical reports, and podcasts will continue to address this seemingly endless disaster.   

Our work educating the public about nuclear power is vital, because the stakes are terrifyingly high. The consequences of a poorly regulated nuclear industry are real, and we are up against industry titans. Our health, environment, and children’s futures are at risk.

How You Can Help 

· Contribute to our campaign—Give generously and know you will be investing in your environment and health for years to come.

· Spread the word—Tell your friends, colleagues, and family about Fairewinds’ indiegogo campaign. Spread the word far and wide through the easy-to-share link above.

· Stay in touch—Come back here often and watch our campaign unfold. Connect with us through VimeoFacebookTwitter, and our website.

In this, the fourth installment in our short film series, Fairewinds Energy Education's Arnie Gundersen responds to questions we have received about cleanup at Fukushima Daiichi. Please consider supporting our work, so we can continue to bring you the truth about nuclear power

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raised by 310 people in 2 months
111% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$25,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on February 7, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Fairewinds Postcard

    Fairewinds will send you a thank you postcard

    14 out of 100 claimed
  • $25USD
    Fairewinds Bookmark

    You'll be the envy of your friends and family with this bookmark replete with original artwork by Alex Salsberg and we will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    28 out of 100 claimed

    2014 Film DVD

    We will starting a new short film series in January. Each will contain educational materials in regards to the ongoing crisis at Fukushima Daiichi. A DVD with the first five films we produce in 2014 and we will list your name on our website as contributor (optional)

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $35USD
    Fairewinds Stress Ball

    Stress ball with Fairewinds' radiation fish on it, so when you are stressed out about nuclear power you'll have something to squeeze! We will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    12 out of 100 claimed
  • $50USD
    Podcast CD

    A CD with all of Fairewinds' 2013 podcasts on it is all yours and we will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    6 out of 100 claimed
  • $50USD
    Film DVD

    A DVD with all of Fairewinds' 2013 films on it is all yours and we will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    52 out of 100 claimed
  • $75USD
    Fairewinds Goodie Package

    A Fairewinds bookmark, button and stress ball and we will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    3 out of 100 claimed
  • $100USD
    Fairewinds Poster

    An original, 11x14, color poster designed by Fairewind's media producer, Nathaniel White-Joyal and we will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    5 out of 25 claimed

    A Call with Arnie

    A five minute phone call with the Arnie Gundersen in which Arnie will answer a question of your choice on nuclear power.

    5 out of 5 claimed
  • $250USD
    Signed Fairewinds Poster

    An original, 11x14, color poster designed by Fairewinds' media producer, Nathaniel White-Joyal and signed by Arnie Gundersen. We will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    1 out of 25 claimed
  • $500USD
    Webinar With Arnie Gundersen

    A 30 minute invite only webinar in which Arnie Gundersen discusses the state of Fukushima. The webinar will include a question and answer period and we will list your name on our website as a contributor (optional).

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $3,000USD
    Geiger Counter

    A compact and lightweight geiger counter/radiation detector with color display. This little bad boy charges via a USB port and is compact enough to fit in your pocket.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Visit With Arnie

    Come to Burlington, VT and spend a few hours with Fairewinds. Arnie Gundersen will take you to lunch, show your around offices, and chat with you about nuclear power. End your visit with dinner in Burlington with the Gundersens. (Transportation and lodging not included)

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $10,000USD
    Nuclear Power Plant Report

    Arnie Gundersen will create an in depth, technical, safety report on the nuclear power plant of your choice.

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