World Prepares for the Power of Global Wind Day

John Davis

GlobalwinddayPeople around the world will participate in hundreds of activities to discover the power of wind energy during Global Wind Day on June 15. This news release from the European Wind Energy Association says there will be a wide variety of things going on … from concerts to boat trips … as well as a big push through social media channels:

25,000 people have already shown their preference for wind energy over polluting fossil fuels by ‘Liking’ the Global Wind Day online app which calls on eight world leaders such as Angela Merkel and Barack Obama to stop giving six times more money to coal, oil and gas than to renewables.

The app allows you to choose which leader, in the run-up to their G8 meeting on 17-18 June, you want to tell to switch to renewable energy now.

People from 66 countries have also been busy sending pictures to the Global Wind Day photo competition, which closed earlier this month. The winning photos will be announced on 13 June – have a look at some of the entries.

You can find more information about Global Wind Day at

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