Let There Be Light

Sometimes, solving some of the biggest problems involve the simplest of ideas. At least, that was the case in the Philippines; where a bottled liter of water with a few teaspoons of bleach is proving to be a successful recipe for dwellers in light-deprived slums. The simple technology is spreading sunlight in places where it has never been, and saving residents money at the same time.

Just another reminder that the biggest change often involves dreaming big and doing small.

(Reuters, 7/11/11)

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.