People at EWEA and GWEC can’t wait for Friday: finally Global Wind Day will be here! Each of the over 200 events worldwide is a reason for us to be happy, but we are particularly excited to finally be able to reveal the winners of the Global Wind Day photo competition ‘Wind in Mind’ on 15 June.
The competition invited photographers to let their imaginations take the lead and capture wind energy technology in dramatic and innovative new ways. We have been overwhelmed by the interest, the number of submissions and the quality of the pictures. On 15 June the Brussels Global Wind Day events will start: a photo exhibition will be open on Place du Luxembourg, just in front of the European Parliament, in the heart of the European quarter. Thousands of people will see the winning photos along with information on wind energy. The exhibition runs until 29 June.
This year we have created a Global Wind Day video – ‘I love wind energy because!’. It features people from many different walks of life giving their support for wind energy and it says exactly why: because it’s good for the environment, because it’s free, because it creates jobs and because it never runs out. If you enjoy watching it, why don’t you send it on to your friends?
Global Wind Day opens the wind energy mystery up to everybody by explaining it an easy way and gives people everywhere in the world the possibility to back wind energy. Both the public excitement about the ‘I love wind energy because!’ video and the incredibly fast increase of ‘Likes’ on Facebook make it clear to us that Global Wind Day is supported by thousands of wind energy enthusiasts all over the world.
On 20 June, EWEA is inviting the crème de la crème of the Brussels scene to a reception in the famous BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. The Danish presidency is supporting the event and will send the Danish ambassador, the Energy attaché of the Cypriot Permanent Representation will be present and ENEL Green Power has kindly agreed to sponsor the event. The event will be all about the benefits wind energy can bring: the wind industry generates jobs and contributes to European growth, as well as fights climate change.
Do you want to know what is happening on Global Wind Day in your area?
Do you want to know how to support wind energy?
Find out at www.globalwindday.org