Global Wind Day is celebrated on the 15th of June, initiated by the European Wind Energy Association (WindEurope) and supported by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
WindEurope Association (then under the brand EWEA) first celebrated Global Wind Day in Europe in 2007. Gradually (by 2009), this date acquired the status of the global day, and is now celebrated annually on the 15th of June.
The main goal of the Wind Day is to draw the attention of the public, governments and businesses to the enormous potential of wind energy, capable of solving a wide range of problems, not only in the energy sector, but also in economy as well as ecology. Modern wind power has grown into a mature, approved and generally accessible technology, becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the world, attracting more than $100 billion of investment per year.
Today, Global Wind Day covers coordinated by WindEurope, GWEC and the National Wind Energy Association list of activities that can introduce the wind energy to the public in the most informative and entertaining way. Furthermore, the organizers of the Wind Day conduct workshops and spread the international awareness campaign SolutionWind for industry professionals, politicians and business leaders.
Some official events dedicated to the Wind Day 2016 can be viewed directly on the website of WindEurope. So, before 15 June (and even after this date), hundreds of public events will be held around the world from small picnic areas with visits to wind farms and children's competitions to workshops with experts and leading industry figures.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), in addition to traditional educational activities, is holding its annual competition dedicated to the Wind Day, inviting Canadian students to share their visions of how wind power can contribute to a cleaner future of Canada. Contestants prepare essays, drawings, photographs, video presentations. The projects of the winners of the competition are placed on the website and the laureates receive prizes.
Italy, as a part of the Global Wind Day celebration, is holding:
- conferences “The advantages of renewable wind power” and “Education: How to become a specialist in the wind energy sector”;
- training programmes for children on environmental issues;
- entertainment activities with the festival and workshops on kite flying;
- the international regatta “Brindisi-Corfu”.
Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Greece, the Czech Republic, Portugal and the UK have already placed their programmes of events in the section “Events of the Global Wind Day” on the website of WindEurope:
The project “Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus” has prepared for you a thematic slide show, which will allow to experience magnificent moments associated with the wind and its development.
On the 14th of June, there will be held an interview of the project for radio1.by dedicated to discussion of the issues of renewable energy of the Republic of Belarus and the prospects for the implementation of wind energy projects.
On the 15th of June, the project will take part in the workshop “Wind. Benefits and Barriers” dedicated to the wind energy issues.