Liter of Light, one of the largest organizations in the world that work with the youth to engage companies in Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa on building simple and repairable solar lights, mobile charging systems, and street lights to empower lives across the globe and lower carbon emissions, has collaborated with SM Mall of Asia to hold the largest hand-built solar light art exhibit in the Philippines in commemoration of United Nations Environment Day last June 5, 2021.
Through its “Light It Forward” campaign, launched in July 2020, Liter of Light paid tribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through solar lights that were built by thousands of participants from the safety of their homes. Those who participated in the campaign received a kit that they will use to build a solar light and were asked to dedicate their light to an essential or frontline worker that has impacted them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This latest solar tribute coincides with the UN Decade of Action: “a global push to halt and reverse the degradation of our precious ecosystems so that they can continue to support humanity’s survival.”
Four large-scale solar artworks were built at the bayside property to honor the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The installation was also done in partnership with the Philippine Italian Association, Rotary Club of Makati Business District, Pasay City Police Station Force Multipliers – Barangay Peace Keeping Action Team (BPATs) and SALAAM Force Multiplier, Pasay City Substation 10, First Gen Corporation, Philippines AirAsia, Kyani Philippines, and Walk the Talk with Mache.
The UN designated the 5th of June as World Environment Day to in which all the governments and organizations under it must partake in “worldwide activities reaffirming their concern for the preservation and enhancement of the environment, with a view to deepening environmental awareness.”
The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” as this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
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