CanWEA Power of Wind contest launched to celebrate Global Wind Day
June 15, 2016
Prizes include bursaries and a feature in CanWEA’s 2017 Friends of Wind calendar
Ottawa, Ontario, June 15, 2016 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is launching its Power of Wind contest to mark Global Wind Day, a worldwide event that occurs annually to give people in Canada and around the world an opportunity to explore wind energy.
The Power of Wind contest invites students entering or in post-secondary education to submit a photo or visual image that illustrates, expresses or in some way conveys their vision of how wind energy can contribute to Canada’s renewable energy future. The top three winning entrants are eligible for a $1,000 bursary. Winning entries and honourable mentions will be featured in the 2017 Friends of Wind calendar.
“On its eighth anniversary, Global Wind Day marks a year of important climate and energy policy as governments around the world and right here in Canada look for ways to decarbonize their energy future,” said Robert Hornung, president of CanWEA. “For a country like Canada, with the huge quantity of high-quality renewable resources, we can be a leader in demonstrating the energy transition that countries around the globe must make to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. We look forward to seeing the creative ways students present their views on how wind energy can help us build on the positive progress Canada has made to become a global renewable energy leader.”
Over the last five years, the annual Power of Wind contest has attracted more than a thousand thoughtful and creative submissions from youth around Canada on the importance of building a renewable energy future.
About the Canadian Wind Energy Association
CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and join the conversation at www.windfacts.ca.
For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:
Lejla Latifovic, Communications Advisor
Canadian Wind Energy Association
613-234-8716 x 241 or 1-800-922-6932 x 241