Learn more about energy poverty
- 1 billion people in the world (13% of the total population) have no access to electricity.
- 40% of people worldwide can’t access clean, healthy cooking facilities.
- Using coal or kerosene for cooking creates indoor pollution that can make people sick.
- Over half the population of sub-Saharan Africa lives without electricity.
- Energy poverty is when you can’t easily access things like electric lighting, heating or power for appliances.
- Kerosene lamps often lead to house fires.
- People who are energy poor use other things for heating and cooking, like charcoal, wood, coal or even animal dung!
How you can help
- Organise a fundraiser
- Raise funds for projects supplying alternative power like solar lamps or solar panels to poor communities.
- Learn more about solar
- Find out more about solar power options in Hong Kong with CarbonCare Innolab.
- Be energy-conscious!
- Research how to reduce energy waste in your own home and school, or campaign for renewable energy options at your school.
- Sponsor a shipment
- Sponsor a Crossroads shipment for community development, helping those in need to access power.
- I have ideas of my own!
- Got your own ideas? Gather some people around to help you, make a plan, and make it happen!