About World Nuclear Energy Day
This is the one day when people around the globe celebrate the virtues and benefits of nuclear energy, open their shops for tours (both virtual and physical), discuss new technologies, and work to include nuclear energy in legislation at the local, regional, national and international levels.
World Nuclear Energy Day aims to raise awareness of the many positive contributions that nuclear energy systems make to our society. World Nuclear Energy Day celebrates the people that design, build, operate and support the broad range of technologies from large systems down to tiny micro-nuclear. Together we celebrate, with YOU at the center.
Connecting with one another and sharing expertise is critical for everyone working in the nuclear energy market. World Nuclear Energy Day helps keep these connections alive not only on this one special day but also provides the impetus for enthusiasm all year round. We are building our future together, on local and global scales; differen
Connecting with one another and sharing expertise is critical for everyone working in the nuclear energy market. World Nuclear Energy Day helps keep these connections alive not only on this one special day but also provides the impetus for enthusiasm all year round. We are building our future together, on local and global scales; different people and places united in a drive for vibrant communities of nuclear energy advocates.
Date: December 2, 2020 and Annually Thereafter
This date was selected to acknowledge BOTH the first date for a self-sustaining chain reaction and also the date of the start-up of the first USA electric power reactor. Fermi’s first nuclear reactor named the Chicago Pile-1 became the first to create a self-sustaining chain reaction on December 2, 1942. In addition, the first USA reactor in Shippingport, Pennsylvania also went critical on December 2nd, 1957; exactly 15 years later on the same day.
Each year World Nuclear Energy Day highlights one key aspect of the nuclear energy and power industry. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage, yet behind-the-scenes heroes have kept the lights on and the power moving. World Nuclear Energy Day 2020 is designed to celebrate the inspirational commitment of people involved in the nuclear energy sector during the pandemic, often thanklessly and tirelessly working to keep the lights on, heating and cooling operational and the smooth operation of essential nuclear facilities.
Share the Passion
For nuclear energy advocates and leaders, World Nuclear Energy Day is an opportunity for both the technical nuclear community and their business development peers to share in their mutual passion while preserving and promoting relationships, traditions and shared memories. Swing open the doors (both virtually and physically) and have some fun while also educating those who attend.
This website maintains information about this global project and connects with those wishing to organize events. Individual open day organizers are encouraged to check back for event details. Open day organizers can download a range of promotional collateral from this website including press releases for local media, tweetables, flyers and online banners. Event and brand logos will be made available via this main website.
World Nuclear Energy Day aims to create awareness and drive nuclear energy literacy while also improving the teaching of energy efficiency, resilience, sustainability, power technology, carbon reduction and more generally, the "celebration of nuclear energy and the people who make it happen".
The Hashtag is #WorldNuclearEnergyDay
What: Launching "World Nuclear Energy Day"
Who: The Nuclear Energy Industry, Globally
When: December 2, 2020, and each December 2nd thereafter
How: Via Internet
Why: To celebrate nuclear energy and the people who make it happen!
Where: Annual Worldwide Celebration starting December 2, 2020
We celebrate this one day on a world-wide basis because some challenges have to be met with a global response. Celebrants take to the streets, internet, offices, power plants and airwaves to teach us what is obvious, that there will be no future for us if we destroy the environment that sustains us. This one day helps us all to also pursue a "green recovery" in response to the coronavirus; showing that healthy energy supplies enable healthy environments.
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