The United Nations states that:
- One in five people still lacks access to modern electricity
- 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating
- Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions
- Reducing the carbon intensity of energy is a key objective in long-term climate goals.
Establishing access to clean and renewable energy is essential to sustainable development. Clean energy transforms lives, the economy and the planet. At Raleigh Borneo we work with communities to make better use of natural resources through community based natural resource management and the construction of solar workshops like the one in Sungai Magandai.
What is challenge number 7?
If you live in the UK visit the ‘Power my Postcode’ Website and find out about energy consumption in your area. Use the tools on the website to place sustainable energy sources in your area. Using the tools on the website see how many homes it would be possible to power through sustainable sources. Screenshot your results and post them in your Facebook feed. Who can create the most sustainable energy grid in their area?
If you don’t live in the UK? No problem, there are plenty of things you can do to make more sustainable use of your energy. From turning of appliances when you’ve finished using them, to using less water, every little counts! Post an image on Facebook of you make better use of your energy sources to inspire the world.
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