What if we filled liters of light?

Liter of Light.

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Seen on the Curiosity Counts blog was this extraordinary initiative from the MyShelter Foundation in the Philippines, created by the social entrepreneur Illac Diaz, who has already been made well-known by his Bottle School project (see the photo below of a school constructed out of recycled plastic and glass bottles).

The project “Isang Litrong Liwanag” (literally, “A liter of light”) aims to give light to 1 million homes (out of 3 million that don’t have any). Conceived by students at MIT, the bottle light contains a mix of clean water and some bleach and when placed in the roof, refracts sunshine into the home, equivalent to a 55W bulb.

To know more and to support the project, see their site, A Liter of Light.

 

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