Concrete solutions for a clean future
We must humble ourselves and realize we do not hold all the solutions, ambitions or ancestral ties to the lands. To develop our species and overcome the climate challenges we face it is imperative to recognize the value in traditional knowledge and wisdom.
Barefoot College is a non-governmental organization that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities for more than 40 years, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. Our entry-point is to provide light to rural non-electrified communities by demystifying solar technology and placing it in the hands of the rural poor; particularly mothers and grandmothers. They start the 6-month Solar Program as moms, but they return home as Solar Engineers, who we affectionately call Solar Mamas.
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are attempting the first round-the-world solar flight, an adventure to promote the use of clean technologies.
Clean technologies used on the solar aircraft could be used on the ground and reduce 50% of our world’s energy consumption... as of today. But for this, we need political courage and pioneering spirit.
We launched the #futureisclean initiative to create a federation of organizations pushing the replacement of old polluting devices by existing clean technologies.
Just like onboard Solar Impulse, solutions already exist to reduce energy consumption. We have gathered 357 organizations around this initiative. Some of them sent the solutions they wanted to promote at COP21.
The vote is now over, here are the top 5 solutions you voted for!
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Instead of always focusing on producing more energy, let's save energy by implementing the most energy efficient devices existing today
Promote renewable energy resources
Don't ask people to sacrifice their life style, give them efficient energy devices
Push the transition to renewable energy resources
Focus on education