Bollywood star, Asin, recently joined forces with UN climate chair, R.K. Pachauri, to promote solar powered lanterns in the developing world. Asin has added her famous voice and face to help rally support for the organization, “Lighting a Billion Lives.”
The organization received a boost today when US Sec. of Energy, Steven Chu, announced new funding from the US and the World Bank to help the group achieve its goal of providing 200 million solar LED lanterns to families who now use kerosene. A petroleum product, kerosene pollutes the environment, is a health hazard for those who breath its fumes and is expensive.