Seeing the light: Sustainable lighting as a tool for development and ecological conservation

Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group Monthly MeetingFor more information or to RSVP: http://www.sierraclubchinook.orgDescription: Sierra Club member Grady Semmens spent 3 weeks in May 2007 visiting rural communities in central Africa with the University of Calgary-based Light Up The World Foundation. The foundation is working with wilderness conservation groups in several countries to bring sustainable sources of solar-powered lighting to villages that are taking part in community-oriented conservation efforts to protect fragile wildlife habitat for species including hippos and endangered mountain gorillas. This informative slide show will delve into the links between community development and ecological conservation and how one cannot happen without the other. The Light Up The World Foundation has lit up more than 14,000 homes in 42 countries around the world using solid-state lighting technology.