Help us bring “Little Suns” to Nepal

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Updates | Comments Off

Help us bring “Little Suns” to Nepal

Nomads Clinic is proud to support this important project to bring light and health to the people of the Himalayas.

Point person on this project is Dr. Charles McDonald, a pulmonary physician from San Francisco who joined us in 2012. He was moved by the prevalence of lung disease, caused in large part by the use of open indoor fires for heat and light. With the support of ‘little suns’ and  generous donations from many we hope to take several hundred solar powered lights to the deep regions of the Himalayas..Donations: You may contribute to this project by sending a check made out to Upaya Zen Center. Please write “Little Suns Project” in the memo field, and send it to:

Upaya Zen Center / 1404 Cerro Gordo Road / Santa Fe, NM / 87501 

Little Sun Factsheet (PDF)

Thank you for considering a more generous donation. In order to take 250 little suns, we need to raise $2200.

1.6 billion people in the world currently have no access to electricity. Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed the Little Sun solar-powered lamp for everyone.

1.6 billion people in the world currently have no access to electricity and rely on toxic kerosene lamps to produce light after hours.

“Inhaling the emissions of a kerosene lamp is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes in a single day.”

— source: UNEP

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