You can make a difference in the world with just a flip of the switch.
When I was in my 20s, I was ready to save everything. I wanted to save the rainforest, I marched for Gay Rights, I raised money for HIV/AIDS…you get it, I was active about giving back.
Actually it was my activism that started me in the blogosphere. I wanted to share my experience of having a CHD baby and through my story met so other moms JUST.LIKE.ME.
That was engagement. That was connection. That was real.
However, as a mom, while we are championing the efforts of our children, sometimes it gets hard to champion the other things that fill our hearts. It’s not that we don’t want to make an impact, but you just can’t always make time to make a difference in the world beyond your own home…
And as a parent we also feel compelled to teach our children to not just be good, but also to teach them to do good. Social responsibility IS something we should all do but it’s not always activism, but being smart about working with businesses that make activism part of their platform, too.
Direct Energy had a bright idea to actually make it THAT easy to make a change…just by turning on and off your lights.
Direct Energy recently partnered with MPOWERD to bring their solar Luci light to the developing world. For everyone who participates in Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12-month plan, MPOWERD will send one Luci light to a developing part of the world, and to you!
1.5 billion people in the developing world live without electricity. That means when the sun goes down, women and children walk home in the dark. Or a health clinic can’t stay open. While many turn to kerosene lamps, they are dangerous to use, expensive to buy and maintain, and toxic to individuals and the environment.
Luci lights were created to provide a safe, efficient solution to help end life in the dark. Luci lights can shine for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
In every way life is impacted by a little Luci light, there is a big opportunity for a brighter future.
Learn more about the Luci Light and Direct Energy’s 12 month plan.
What other organizations do you think do a good job of social responsibility?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.