Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

BBC: Indian women lighting the way for change

In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are becoming the surprise agents of change, convincing coal-reliant communities to switch to solar. They are called “Solar Sahelis” or “solar friends”, and their job is to convince their neighbors to invest in solar-powered solutions. But it’s not easy. For decades, rural India has been flooded with…

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Switching to solar power in rural India

In India’s Rajasthan, one social entrepreneur is working with local women to convince communities living without reliable electricity to switch to solar power. Part of BBC’s series ‘Taking the Temperature’, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people and ideas making a difference. (Click here to read the full BBC article)

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