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If you watch one video today, make sure it’s this one. The Global Wind Energy Council is delighted to support Lewis Crathern on his journey to tell the world about the potential of the wind, and how it has a vital role in combating the climate crisis. Here Lewis tells his powerful story of how he was entranced by the wind, and how we can achieve #NetZero.
“I am delighted to share this video with you which outlines my role with the Global Wind Energy Council. GWEC support me fully on my journey to tell the world about the potential of wind energy, and how it has a vital role in combating the climate emergency which we are in.” – Lewis Crathern
In the making of this video, I kitesurfed out 8 miles to the Rampion Wind Farm that was constructed outside my home on the beach where I grew up in Worthing. I sifted through the family archives to find some great footage of me and my brothers playing on the beach, where I clearly loved the sea. The old footage shot in the early ’90s shows the iconic chimney from the old Shoreham coal power station which has now been replaced. You can also see the empty horizon which today generates electricity using the power of the wind.
Change is an important element of this video. In order to achieve #NetZero, we have to change the way we live and even the way we think.
During the video, I meet with Ben Backwell CEO of GWEC to discuss our vision and collaboration. My work within schools and with young people will play a key role in our partnership.
This is our new 16-page school’s pack which I have designed. Take a look here at the full version. Every page down to each word has been thought out and has had input from qualified teachers.
I care a lot about my work within schools, and I am really proud of this booklet. It gives the students something to go home with after our time together.
This video was first shown to an audience at Shoreham Port during sustainability week in September. Watch the action from that event here which features the launch. The video will also feature at COP26 which is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow.
I would like to say thanks to Birchwood KIA Storrington for providing us with an electric car during the shooting of the film. I hope you enjoy it.