Build a Wall and the Wind Will Come – #WATWB

When my mom was growing up in rural Missouri, a person was considered “windy” when they talked too much. When it comes to helping the environment, however, harnessing the wind for energy (rather than coal-based fuel) is a great and fruitful thing.

Witness the creativity of entrepreneur Joe Doucet, who tells us, “Anywhere there’s a free wall, essentially, there could be the makings of wind power.”

You can read the entire article by clicking on the link preview below. Be sure to watch the fabulous video of wind and wall!

At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in March 2017; we’ve been sharing positive, uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others for many years now. This month’s co-hosts are Sylvia McGrath and Belinda Witzenhausen. Please check out their blogs and say hello.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True StoryGet it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. susan scott on October 31, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Great post Lizbeth thank you – we use wind power here in South Africa but golly we could use it so much more – even here for our homes.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 31, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks very much for writing, Susan. After reading your comment I looked up Hawaii’s use of wind power, and found out that Hawaii used 9,962 million kWh in 2011, so Hawaii has the potential to generate all electricity used in the state from wind and solar power. In addition, Hawaii has the potential to generate 2,800,000 million kWh/year from offshore wind power. I hope this new technology will be adopted everywhere so we can decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and give poor Mother Earth a much needed rest!

  2. Belinda Witzenhausen on October 31, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Such a great idea and much more practical than the large wind turbines. Thanks so much for sharing this post and for being a part of #WATWB. Hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

  3. Lizbeth Hartz on October 31, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you for writing, Belinda! You’re welcome and I’m delighted to be part of positive and uplifting #WATWB.