Lighthouse Activities are true beacons of hope, showing that transformational action
on climate change is not only possible but that it is already happening.
The 2013 Lighthouse Activities address climate change in several sectors, including
land use, energy, sustainable cities, transportation, water, waste and climate resilience.
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Scroll down to take a look at just a few of the Lighthouse Activities
that are achieving real results on the ground.
In the slums of Bangalore families use polluting kerosene lamps, and the fuel eats
up a significant percentage of their humble incomes.
Pollinate Energy trains members of the local community to distribute and install
solar lighting systems as micro-entrepreneurs, or "Pollinators". These Pollinators are
armed with the best solar systems on the market and sell them to families within
Pollinate Energy is set to replicate its model across India. It has the potential to operate across 50 major Indian cities with a network of 20 Pollinators per city, servicing a total of around 35,000 communities.
Pollinate Headquarters in
Bangalore finds the best and
most affordable products and
manages supplier relationships.
These products are then
made available to the
Pollinators to sell.
The Pollinator is the link
between Pollinate Energy and
the communities. They build trust
with the community's members
and sell the various products
provided by Pollinate's HQ.
A Worker Bee is a member
of a community who helps the
Pollinator in generating interest
and sales within their community.
They earn a commission for any
sales they help close.
The customer is the end user,
typically a family living in a tent
with no access to electricity. With
the help of a five-week payment
plan, they are able to purchase
products that dramatically
improve their living
Since 2009, 1 Million Women has grown to become Australia's
largest women's environmental organization. Finding ways to
make 1 Million Women an organization that engages women and
girls everywhere is central to its development plans for the next
1 Million Women
started with just
years, 1 Million
joined 1 Million
have joined the
The campaign goal –
1 million women cutting
1 million tonnes of CO2 –
equals taking 240,000 cars
off the road for a year.
Propelled by women's leadership, the Ghana
Bamboo Bikes Initiative is tackling climate
change by building high-quality bamboo
bicycles. The initiative has double the
climate benefits: it reduces emissions
not only from the transportation
sector but also from the bicycle
30 jobs created (20 bike assemblers and 10 farmers) for young people, especially women.
Both the production of bamboo bikes and bamboo charcoal briquettes benefit many rural Ghanaians.
Growing bamboo helps prevent soil erosion and improves water and air quality. Bamboo trees that are not cut to produce bike frames help sequester carbon dioxide.
A square inch of bamboo can carry a weight of 230 kilograms, and its tensile strength is 28,000 newtons, compared to 23,000 for steel.
5 kg of
emissions compared to
the production of
generates up to
than an equivalent stand
30 jobs created for young people, especially women.
The ECOCASA initiative reduces greenhouse
gas emissions and strengthens government
policies and initiatives.