Happy Global Wind Day! Yesterday, June 15, was a day to celebrate what wind power has done for the world.
Unlike many environmental holidays, Global Wind Day does not have themes every year. Instead, they try to hit home the same message: the world needs wind energy! Around the world on June 15, wind farmers in Europe open their operations to the public so they can learn about how wind energy works.
This event is coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council and the European Wind Energy Association.
You can also view the events schedule here, although most are in Europe.
Last spring semester, I spent a lot of time doing a project on how wind energy and other alternative energy options can help get us away from using the amount of fossil fuels we use. Energy.gov has a great infographic about how wind energy has been increasing in America, as well as getting cheaper. Click through the photo to see the whole thing!