Global Wind Day - Parachuting and Painting from Europe to the US, Australia to Uruguay

By Ewea European Wind Energy Association, PRNE
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BRUSSELS, June 1, 2011 -

On 15 June 2011, 'Global Wind Day', citizens from around the world can
discover the benefits of wind energy while having fun. With Middle East
instability affecting oil prices and debate over nuclear following Fukushima,
the hundreds of events on offer on Global Wind Day will show people
everywhere how wind can be part of a stable, clean energy future.

From Austria to Australia to Japan, Canada to Uruguay, Germany to the
Ukraine , citizens will be able to parachute from wind turbines, watch
open-air theatre, build kites for kite surfing, visit new wind farms, check
out wind industry jobs fairs and play at wind energy parties. Highlights
include the German Technology Museum in Berlin opening its doors for a wind
energy exhibition and an announcement in New York City of WindMade - an
initiative to develop a consumer label for companies and products using wind

At Global Wind Day 2010, there were 220 events in 29 countries around the
world. Global Wind Day is organised by the European Wind Energy Association
(EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), who coordinate a worldwide
network of partners.

"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.

"Fukushima, the Arab spring and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have
created enormous public interest in the future of energy" said EWEA President
Arthouros Zervos. "Global Wind Day encourages citizens to find out for
themselves how wind can make our energy supply more secure and
environmentally friendly".

For further information please see:

EWEA - European Wind Energy Association asbl/vzw, Peter Sennekamp, Rue d'Arlon 80 | B-1040 Brussels, Tel: +32-2-213-18-33, Email: communication at

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