Recently most of you might have heard about the Cyclone Yaas that struck hard in West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclones are other forms of wind that show the drastic face of the wind. But is it the only face and strength of the wind? If you ask a poet or a lover in a very cool mind, experiencing the streamlined flow of wind may force him to describe the wind poetically. So according to the situation, the wind will incarnate into various forms. The wind in the energy form which can be utilized for producing energy is the widely accepted and anticipated form of wind. Keeping in the objective of the utilization of the tremendous possibilities of energy production by the wind we observe June 15 as the Global wind day. Are you hearing it for the first time? Don’t worry let us look into the global wind day observed on 15th June every year by all the UN members. Let us look into a particular celebration action plan related to global wind day through this blog.
Global Wind Day Celebrated on June 15th Every Year
Global wind day is observed on 15th June every year. The global wind day is observed by all the UN member states. The action plan associated with the global wind day is celebrated and coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Wind Europe (EWEA). Sunday is dedicated to exploring and exchanging the possibilities of maximum energy production by the natural resource wind. There will be events of celebration and information providing awareness sessions of the exploration of wind will be conducted all over the world. The global wind day initiates the wind energy associations and wind energy production companies to hold and conduct many events in collaboration with EWEA and GWEC. The first global wind day was observed on 15 June 1967. From those times itself it is celebrated annually to give the opportunity of maximum exploration of wind energy.
Wind Europe and Global Wind Energy Council
Wind Europe was formerly known as the Europe Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Now the name has been changed to Wind Europe. Even though nowadays both of the terms are used, the both terms represent the same institution. Wind Europe is an association based in Brussels which is the capital of Belgium. Brussels works as the headquarters of the institution. The membership and strength of the association is very big; it contains 600 members spread over 50 different countries including manufacturers, leading companies, research institutions, wind energy associations etc. They organize various programs and events annually in regard with wind energy production and conservation and supply. One of the events it conducts in collaboration with GWEN is the Global Wind Day observed annually on 15th June.
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is a platform for representation for the entire wind energy sector in the world at an international level. It was established and came into function in the year of 2005. The mission of the GWEC is to establish wind energy as one of the world’s leading energy sources by reducing the environmental impact and hazardous effects of other energy sources. After the commencement of the council the energy production of the entire world has been increased by 25% and the wind energy capacity has been increased up to 74GW.
Global Wind Day 2022- History
2007: Inaugural year of Global wind day celebration. The event had organized by EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) to coordinate events organized by national wind energy associations and companies active in the wind energy field. Wind Day in 2007 reached 18 countries in Europe, with a participation of around 35,000 people.
2009: European Wind Energy Association joined forces with GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) to extend the reach of European wind energy associations and companies to coordinate Wind Day events across the globe.
2010: Over 220 events took place in 30 countries, and more than 1 million people had reached by Global Wind Day communications around the world.
2012: Global Wind Day partners organized 250 events around the globe, from wind farm open days to workshops, from photo exhibitions to regattas, and from kite-flying to charity runs, along with the included events in Mexico, Chile, Israel, South Korea, and South Africa.
2018: European Wind Energy Association and Global Wind Energy Council had launched a global photo competition to capture “The Power of Wind” in the run-up to Global Wind Day.
2019: European Wind Energy Association and Global Wind Energy Council launched the international photo competition “Future Wind” in the run-up to Global Wind Day. The competition received over 600 photos from more than 50 countries.
Global Wind Day 2022- Theme and Significance
In this year Global Wind Day is celebrated under the theme “to enjoy the benefits of wind energy and providing education to the individual about the power and potential of wind energy to change the world”.
With global warming approaching, it’s more important than ever to increase the utilization of renewable energy sources like wind. Wind energy is now a mature and widely used technology, according to globalwindday.org. With over $100 billion spent in 2015, it is also one of the fastest-growing industrial areas. It can also power 87 million homes or 15% of the region’s electricity needs. With such potential, the day takes on even greater significance, as more people should be aware of the benefits of wind energy.
Global Wind Day 2022- Quotes
- “Wind Is the Most Skilled Hairdresser! Find a Windy Weather and Let Your Hair Be Shaped Creatively!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan
- “The Fuel in the Earth Will Be Exhausted in a Thousand or More Years, and Its Mineral Wealth, but Man Will Find Substitutes for These in the Winds, the Waves, the Sun’s Heat, and So Forth.” — John Burroughs
- “The breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.”― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
- Wind blows on each one of us without any prejudices but it is up to us how we set our sails.
- Wind Is God’s Way of Balancing Heat. Wind Is the Way You Shift Heat From Areas Where It’s Hotter to Areas Where It’s Cooler. That’s What Wind Is.
Global Wind Day 2022- Quiz
Global Wind day may be one of the days in the international events that are not so much recognized and celebrated among every section of the world. It is one of the days that are forgotten among many of the sections. But it is one of such days that is required to be focused and give that much importance to celebrate and coordinate effectively to propagate its vision. In the newly developing world, fossil fuels are running short and destroying the environment day by day which raises the need for other energy resources. Propagate the importance of the day among your peer groups and spread awareness regarding the motive of the day. Along with that understand the coordination and event structure of the global wind day to crack the competitive examination. Enroll Entri for more general awareness updates. Keep studying, keep winning!