The strength of human resilience in the aftermath of the carnage and mayhem wreaked in New York and Washington DC is humbling to behold. Far from being crushed, the spirit of the free world has risen, not in a desire for revenge, but in recognition of the compelling need to build a better world. Resilience, it seems, is a child of compassion mixed with ambition. These powerful human traits must be put to work in forging a better understanding between all the peoples of the world and in finding ways to reduce economic disparity. If we accept that provision of electricity is a key element of the privileged world reaching out to the less privileged, then wind has a role to play. It is up to the wind power community to make governments aware of wind energy's great potential for doing good.