On June 15, the second ever European Wind Day will take place. More than 20 countries are participating and more than 100 events are being organised across the continent.
From windfarm open days and specialised conferences to painting competitions and demonstrations of wind-powered cars, a vast range of activities will be on offer for all ages with the express purpose of enabling participants to “discover unlimited power” – the new strap line for this year’s Wind Day.
The dedicated European Wind Day website – www.windday.eu – provides information on the upcoming events, which will begin the week before the official date of Sunday, June 15.
A new interactive map allows potential participants to find out everything about local happenings with one click, giving details of the activities, start and end times, location and contact details of the organisers.
The map can be accessed directly at:
However, the map shows only two Scottish sites which are taking part – Dalry community windfarm and Dalswinton. There is nothing listed north of Scotland’s central belt.
The organisation and co-ordination of European Wind Day 2008 is once again centralised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), working with the different national co-ordinators.
The aim of the campaign is to reach local communities across the continent and to explain all the benefits wind energy brings about; how wind turbines work, and to debunk and disprove the main misconceptions about wind energy.
Last year, more than 40,000 people took part in the Wind Day. European Wind Day 2008 is being organised on an even bigger scale.
Everyone is invited to join in and to have fun and learn more about this clean, renewable, unlimited energy source which will be key to overcoming the looming energy and climate crisis and providing a secure future for European citizens.
For more information on European Wind Day 2008, contact Paolo Berrino – e-mail email@example.com
Meanwhile, unless they travel, it looks as if most Scots will miss out, which is a pity.