Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Bollywood Aims To Light 100 Villages With Solar Energy

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

With more than 1.6 billion people on planet earth lacking access to electricity, the United Nations is teaming up with Bollywood to help bring those numbers down. In a new campaign called ‘Light A Billion Lives’, the UN’s climate panel is working to raise money that will generate power for 100 villages in Asia and Africa. Naturally, they’ve enlisted the support of some Bollywood celebrities to help raise awareness. From the article,

“Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and several other celebrities from the Indian film industry are involved in the ‘Light A Billion Lives’ campaign, which aims to provide solar lanterns in villages spread across nine countries. Bachchan, along with son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya and others like Preity Zinta, will raise money and work for the campaign initiated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India during their upcoming concert tour in North America and Europe.”

Back in January, actor Tom Hanks auctioned off some autographed solar-powered radios that were also headed to villages in need. Great to see that this latest campaign will address lighting as well.

via reuters

photo credit: REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

This week in the veganverse IV

Wonder why everyone is so concerned with vegan underwear, hot dogs, and how we’ll celebrate Easter? Me too! It’s this week in the veganverse, round four.

“Hero cow” becomes media darling to non-vegans everywhere

This pariah has earned her freedom through resistance and a seat atop the pedestal few non-human animals have ever sat. It’s The Hunger Games and she’s our Cow-niss.

THIS WEEK IN THE VEGANVERSE III

No one wants to date vegans, meat is getting the mayo treatment, and Finland get’s the first taste of new vegan fast food AGAIN.