Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs on 15 June
every year. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the
possibilities it holds to change our world.
In more than 75 countries around the world, wind farms are in
operation, generating energy from a clean, reliable and renewable
resource. The European Wind Energy Association - EWEA - and
the Global Wind Energy Council - GWEC - coordinate the Global Wind
Day through a network of partners and supporting organisations,
including RES Group.
Find out more about Global Wind Day at www.globalwindday.org.
The website is full of useful facts about wind energy, events at
wind farms and actions you can take.
For RES, Global Wind Day is an opportunity to
reinforce our commitment to educating the next generation about the
role of wind energy in our world and to encourage Governments to
invest in clean, renewable energy and green jobs. We are
supporting Global Wind Day in a variety of ways:
- Educational tours for schools at our wind farms in Northern
Ireland- Wind turbine tours at our Group Head Office in
Hertfordshire on Saturday 15 June. (To book visit www.beaufortcourt.com)
- Wind energy exhibition at the Royal Highland Show in
Edinburgh, 20 - 23 June, as part of our sponsorship of the
Renewable Energy Zone. (For tickets to the Royal Highland
Show, visit http://royalhighlandshow.org/the-show/)
- A 'human turbine' in Bordeaux, France, made by our staff at
EOLE-RES and members of the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) www.fee.asso.fr.
- A day flying kites and making model wind turbines for children
in Mitchell's Plain, South Africa, with the South African Wind
Energy Association and the Energy Minister. SAWEA and RES are
donating food parcels and hats to the families www.sawea.org.za.
- Supporting Renewable Energy World, the official charity for
Global Wind Day, to fund projects in developing countries that
tackle poverty through renewable energy www.renewable-world.org/GlobalWindDay
- Supporting the G8 Wake-up Call action to switch investment
from fossil fuels to renewable energy www.globalwindday.org
Join us in supporting Global Wind Day and add your voice to the
call for clean, renewable energy!
On the 23rd March at 8:30pm, in a
symbolic show of global support for action against climate change
Earth Hour took place.
Now in its 7th year, Earth Hour is maturing from its origins as a
consciousness raising event in one city (Sydney), to a global
movement that is not just calling for change but is calling for
people to engage in it.
The event was observed in more than 7000 cities, towns and
municipalities in more than 150 countries and territories, with
many of the world's best known human and natural landmarks going
dark as the backdrop to a multitude of "beyond the hour" activities
and initiatives generating outcomes for the movement and the planet
on which we live.
Participating landmarks included the International Space Station, Sydney Opera
House, The Kremlin, The Eiffel Tower, The Acropolis, Christ the
Redeemer Statue, The UK Houses of Parliament, Times Square
- and Beaufort Court.
"In Earth Hour, people around the world, from all walks of life,
have come together to express their concern about the planet's
wellbeing and to take action," said Jim Leape, Director General of
WWF International. "I am inspired to see their commitment. Earth
Hour has created a global community, and together we really can
make a difference."
In the UK, a live event was streamed by
WWF-UK from the Southbank in London. Highlights included: community
events, live switch offs from London and across the world, and an
acoustic performance from pop band McFly, who did the Harlem Shake in panda onesies to launch
- Fast forward to 1:26:30 to see
the clip of RES staff pledging our support!
See the WWF website for more on this amazing
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Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15
June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the
possibilities it holds to change our world. For RES it is an
opportunity to reinforce our commitment to educating the next
generation about the role of wind energy in our world. This year
over one hundred school children visited our head office as part of
our global wind day event - take a look at the video to see what
The shift to sustainable energy usage is essential for
strengthening economies, eliminating poverty, protecting ecosystems
and achieving a more equitable society. UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon is leading a global initiative on Sustainable Energy for
All to mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of
three interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030:
1.3 billion people in the world still live without access to
electricity and 2.7 billion people have no access to clean cooking
facilities. Lack of access to clean energy sources severely limits
economic and social development, as well as impacts on people's
Driving energy efficiency is critical to meeting future energy
demand. Investing in energy efficiency creates jobs, fosters
economic growth and improves energy security for countries that
lack domestic fossil fuel resources.
Renewable energy currently constitutes 15% of the global energy
mix. Yet renewable energy products and services constitute a
rapidly growing segment of the international marketplace. Investing
in renewable energy creates jobs, fosters economic growth, and
improves energy security for countries that lack domestic fossil
2012 is a crucial year for sustainable energy. RES is
making particular efforts this year to ensure that the energy
industry keeps on track.
To make your pledge, see the pledge page organized by Renewable World.