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Monday, 12 March 2012

Climate Week showing of ‘Life without Lights’ in DFID’s London HQ

To mark Climate Week 2012, we’re showing part of our successful ‘Life without Lights’ exhibition again to raise awareness of low-carbon energy – this time in the atrium of the Department for International Development (DFID)s London offices. The images, taken by Peter DiCampo, do a remarkable job in highlighting the problems caused by lack of access to electricity.  Solutions to the problem are demonstrated by Ashden Award winners using a range of sustainable technologies.

Climate Week is triggering grassroots action to reduce our carbon emissions and raise awareness across the UK, getting communities and workplaces involved in events from pub quizzes to cycle to work events. In 2011, its first year, 3,000 actions took place across organisations from churches, to schools and businesses. This year it’s set to be just as big.

“Climate Week is an exciting initiative that has stimulated practical low carbon initiatives across the UK and we’re delighted to be getting involved with it in association with the Department for International Development. The exhibition illustrates the problem of living without power showcases of the work of our international winners who are  reducing carbon emissions and transforming lives by bringing power to the poor.”  Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder Director, Ashden