“I tried. And I made it.”
Two very simple sentences. Two powerful sentences. We were watching this video on TED about William Kamkwamba, a 22 year old from Malawi, southeast Africa who built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap to bring his family out of hunger and poverty. This act also inspired his entire village to get out of their poverty and harness their own energy and move their life out of hunger. Truly inspiring!
Harnessing the natural energy around us does not require high tech solutions, just some ingenuity and lots of determination.
You can watch the video on TED here: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind.html
We’re back with this fortnight’s issue of Carbon Chronicles with more news on Carbon, Climate Change, Water, Sustainability and Energy. Some key highlights of this issue you might be interested are on London Olympics cutting its carbon footprint, F1 team Sauber claiming Carbon Neutral status to Puma beating Apple in environmental rankings.
On the technology front, we are covering news on water impact tracking tools, growing food on water without soil and green gyms tapping energy from people to power cities – exciting!
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