Thursday, June 14, 2012

Global Wind Day 2012

Official Global Wind Day Photo from
"Wind is the fate we are facing. Wind is the life we are touching every second. Wind is the love we don't understand but feel. Wind is the wind...driving into human imagination unknowingly."
 - Nyein Way

June 15 marks the Global Wind Day, a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. It's a worldwide event celebrated in 40 countries, when wind energy is the main subject, information is exchanged and adults and children find out about wind energy, how it is used to help our society sustain with electrical energy. This event is organized by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), established in 2005 to provide a credible forum for the entire wind energy sector, and European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), an association based in Belgium that promotes the use of wind power.

The first Wind Day was actually held 2007 organized by EWEA to reach the message to Europeans about the great possibility the wind energy could bring to their continent. 35,000 people in 18 countries in Europe participated in the said event. It was not until the year 2009, that the Wind Day became a global celebration through the participation of GWEC thus changing its name to Global Wind Day. Over 1 million people took part in the said celebration, holding 300 events in 35 countries. Last year, Global Wind Day events were held in 30 countries. In Belgium, the home of EWEA, a wind parade in Place de Luxembourg was held to educate the people on the significance of wind energy. Other events include an open day at a wind farm in Australia, a public street fair in Mexico and wind farm inauguration in France.

And to take part of this green celebration, TonerGreen blog, aiming to promote environment-conscious printing with the use of remanufactured toner cartridges, remanufactured ink cartridges and other printer supplies, will share 10 Wind Energy Facts from to get your brain ready for the Global Wind Day events:

  1. Wind energy is a renewable energy source.
  2. Wind energy is a pollution-free energy source.
  3. Wind energy is a very abundant energy source in many parts of the U.S.
  4. Wind energy unlike what some thought is very economically competitive.
  5. Wind energy is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy sources.
  6. Wind energy is the fastest growing segment of all renewable energy sources.
  7. Wind energy is very exploited in Germany where Germany leads the way with 8,750 MW (megawatts) of electrical energy produced from wind energy.
  8. Wind energy is mostly used to generate electricity.
  9. Wind energy basically transformed form of the Sun's energy.
  10. Wind energy has no fuel expenditures.
With these new knowledge store in your mind, enjoy celebrating the Global Wind Day with your family and friends.

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