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As part of Giving the Green Light, we’re working towards replacing kerosene lamps in rural India with solar-powered lights. By replacing kerosene lamps with solar-powered lights, we are eliminating emissions into the atmosphere, increasing income due to higher productivity at night, and saving lives. Families will also no longer have to waste their income on kerosene oil and will have a higher quality of life thanks to a brighter and cleaner light.
We’re giving poor villagers a tool to work their way out of poverty. A brighter light will help children excel in school due to less sick days and longer studying time. No longer needing to replenish oil for light will mean fewer expenses and less time cleaning the lamp. A higher income due to higher-productivity at night will mean more money for nutritious food for children. Cooking will be easier and safer along with all other activities after sunset. Along with improving the quality of life for villagers, we are dramatically cutting CO2 emissions. A variety of problems can either be resolved or reduced because of one little light.
Raising funds through community involvement and activism, we are also educating the next generation and raising awareness of renewable energy sources and practical ways to implement them. Giving the Green Light strong believes in drastically reducing our dependence on oil and investing in research and modern technology that uses alternative energy.