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Some 500 million households worldwide still rely on kerosene, or other fuels like gas, to keep their lights on at night. Burning for three to four hours a day, a typical household kerosene lamp uses about a litre of kerosene in a week.
Compared to the amount of petrol we pump into our cars, that might not seem like much at all.
Indeed, per person, off-grid communities are at the bottom of the spectrum when it comes to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. But the cumulative effect of 16% of the world burning fuel every night to work, study or just socialise in the dark is staggering.
For each litre of kerosene, a fuel lamp emits 2.5 kg of CO2. In a year, that is more than 100 kg of CO2 that goes into the atmosphere.
Now multiply that by about a billion.
Added all together, domestic fuel-based lighting contributes 190 million tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent of 30 million cars, with kerosene lighting accounting for the majority of it.
On the flip side, just as one single kerosene lamp can end up having such global repercussions, even the smallest-scale clean energy solutions can collectively contribute to global environmental sustainability.
The more people living off-grid can use and rely on clean, renewable energy, the less fossil fuel they need to burn and the world can breathe a bit easier.
We’ve learnt from research what’s most important to people suffering from illness of any kind: comfort—feeling unburdened and unburdening to those they love—, existential peace, and a sense of wonderment—spirituality. This, one might learn more from the patients at treatment facilities—leprosy patients not exempt.
Little things aren’t so little. Take Yashodha, a leprosy patient, —she finds it harder to remember things from one day to the next, due to Alzheimer’s—leprosy patients are also susceptible to human degenerative diseases. I’ve seen her more than once, at night, just laying down on the concrete ground in front of the treatment center building having forgotten her bed, and the other patients fetch her back into the building. Well, guess what? She hasn’t lost her urge for chewing tobacco. And, even though, Br Jolly indulges her once a day, she keeps coming back for more—like in this photo, a second helping of some of her favorite leaf is what she’s arguing for. And she does this not out of some self-destructive bent, but for the sensuous, aesthetic gratification—where in those few moments, she can be rewarded for just being. Not a day goes by when one doesn’t hear her shouts of torment filling the corridors of the treatment facility.
For patients, especially of life-threatening diseases, so much of it comes down to loving their time by way of the sense, by way of the body, the very thing doing the living and the dying. And this discussion is not less relevant when concerning leprosy patients.
—at the Missionaries of Charity Nirmal Bhawan Leprosy Treatment Center in Rourkela, Odisha, India
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"strangers are endearing because you don't know them yet" ~ Dejan Stojanovic
In the "Dose of Inspiration" newsletter this morning we discuss the idea of opening ourselves up to the experience of meeting new people. Of learning their stories. One thing I have learned through my journey with Personal Hero is that there are so many amazing, unique and inspiring people in our world, and I am so very blessed to have crossed paths with some of them! I learn so many fascinating, uplifting and heart warming stories that I would not have learned if I did not put myself in a place to welcome others in. .
This week I challenge you to look for opportunities to meet new people, or get to know some you casually know better. Our world is made up of so many amazing people just waiting for you to get to know! Who knows, that person that was a stranger yesterday might end up being one of your new Personal Heroes tomorrow!
I'd love to hear your thoughts in comments . Are you good at getting to know people? Anyone you would like to learn their story? And if you haven't already done so, please head over to my website and join our awesome community and help me spread love and inspiration to more people
Ministry of Human Resource Development team visited Kundwa Cluster in Devgarh.
SHG women engaged in a healthy discussion with the team regarding the challenges faced by them in development of their community. The experts shared their valuable experience with the community to solve their problems.
Picture Credit: Ravi Kaushal