By Amarylis Martinez
1.3 billion people have no access to electricity and rock band, Linkin Park, is ready to do something about it. Recently launching their Power the World campaign, these rock stars are asking for our help in lighting the world this holiday season. By donating $10 to powertheworld.org, a family in Haiti will be provided with a renewable, solar light bulb. These solar light bulbs provide more than just light; they are low in cost and use clean renewable energy, allowing Haitians to save money overtime. Without electricity children cannot study after dark, parents cannot work after dark and medical clinics cannot stay open.
With Power the World, Linkin Park has set a goal of helping one million families gain access to sustainable energy by 2012 – Haiti is their first project location. Lead vocalist, Mike Shinoda is quoted saying:
“We chose Haiti for this project because the country faces severe energy poverty. There are 34 million people in the Western Hemisphere who have no access to modern energy; 8 million of them are in Haiti. By helping Haiti we can make a huge impact, so it’s a great place to start.”
StarsPower invites you to give the gift of light this holiday season.
For more information regarding Power the World or to support Linkin Park in their cause to light the world visit www.powertheworld.org