Most of us start every day by flipping on the switch. How different life would be without the ability turn on the light! Millions of people across the globe have no access to electricity because they either live in a rural area, can´t afford to pay the bills, or live in lodgings that are simply not modern enough to have the ability to include electricity. In turn, they live life in perpetual darkness whenever inside their homes, day and night.
A Liter of Light is a really beautiful organization dedicated to spreading light to homes without any. With a home base in the Philippines, A Liter of Light literally uses plastic liter bottles and the sun to illuminate homes. They install bottles filled with water in the ceilings, which enhances and spreads the light from the sun, and have so far effected the lives of 70,000 people. They are working to provide this service to one million by 2015. Perfectly sustainable and perfectly affordable, this is a wonderful use of the green power that is mostly available only to the affluent.
There are many ways to be a part of their movement, and on top of that, they have a really cool website explanation of their work!
Check it out.
“Light is creation. Darkness is the space necessary to create”
-Erika Jasmin Cartaya