Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. Its purpose is to promote wind energy and its contribution to the global low-carbon energy mix. Wind energy contributes in more than 75 countries and on Global Wind Day thousands of public events are organised throughout Europe and the world.
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) coordinate the Global Wind Day, which started as a ‘European’ day in 2007 and became a global event in 2009. Last year there were 220 events in 29 countries.
Global Wind Day events range from open-air theatre, kite building and kite surfing, visits to wind farms and wind industry jobs fairs. Some highlights of this year’s edition of the event include the German Technology Museum in Berlin opening its doors for a wind energy exhibition and the announcement in New York City of WindMade, an initiative to develop a consumer label for companies and products using wind power.
“With wind, we can achieve a genuine energy revolution, and on 15 June, people on all continents celebrate the promises that wind power holds for our planet”, stated GWEC’s Chairman Klaus Rave.