About Power the World
Linkin Park and Music for Relief have pledged to support the UN Secretary-General to help achieve Sustainable Energy for All through Power the World. Join us to help bring sustainable energy solutions to 1 million families.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Whether relating to jobs, security, climate change, food production or income-generating activity, access to sustainable energy is essential for strengthening economies, protecting ecosystems, and achieving social equity.
More than 1.4 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity, and 1 billion more have only intermittent access. Additionally, some 2.5 billion people– almost half of humanity– rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating.
How does my voice help?
Approximately 1 in 5 individuals throughout the world live without basic electricity…1 in 5. Power the World seeks to lower this staggering number and help people gain this most basic and important necessity. Power the World is made possible with your help. An easy and vital way to help Power the World is to share the message of the program with others. Post messages on Facebook, send out tweets to followers on Twitter or simply spread the word in conversations with friends and family. The more that people hear about Power the World, the more good we can do.
Another easy way to help is by signing the pledge. Governments, corporations and organizations, all of the key players who can help us to achieve our goals for Power the World, listen to us, the people. Unless they hear our voices, they won’t know that clean energy solutions are important to us. Signing the pledge is easy to do and is a great way to show support for Power the World. Share information about the program and let others know how easy it is to lend a hand and help Power the World.
Where Do The Funds Go?
When you donate to Power the World, the funds will help to provide clean energy for those who are currently without it. These funds provide light and the ability to cook meals without harmful and dangerous smoke, power at hospitals and health clinics so that mothers do not have to give birth in the dark, light enabling parents to read to their kids at night or operate a business to support their family. The end result will be to provide clean energy so that individuals will have access to a safe environment, better education, and overall health and wellness.
How will Power the World help one million people?
Music for Relief has committed to helping one million people gain access to clean, sustainable energy. We are raising funds to provide innovative clean energy tools for families in need. These solutions including solar lights, the WE CARE Solar Suitcase, SOCCKET and clean cook stoves enable families without access to electricity to have light for reading, safety, medical care and improved stoves to cook meals without unhealthy smoke and soot. With donations from supporters like you, children and their parents will have clean energy tools to make their nights brighter, safer, healthier and more productive.