Jaguar Land Rover has formed an exciting new partnership with ClimateCare to launch 'Lighting up Lives' an innovative social impact programme. Lighting up Lives will bring clean solar technology to 1.2 million people living in off-grid communities in Kenya
The collaboration will empower communities with affordable technology that changes lives. The benefits of the programme are vast:
A time-lapse of the Night Time Sun solar light installation, created for Hay Festival
Lighting up Lives is particularly relevant to Jaguar Land Rover's own operations and commitment to a zero emissions future. It recently announced a move to 100% renewable electricity for its UK facilities and has installed the UK's largest rooftop solar array at its Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands. The project fits with an ambition to drive sustainable, innovative growth not just for the business but for communities around the world including Kalawa, Kenya. By sharing skills, technology, people and passions, Jaguar Land Rover can make a real difference to people's lives and prosperity.
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The Storytelling Nook
At this year’s Hay Festival, Jaguar Land Rover created the Storytelling Nook – a unique storytelling venue where the company and ClimateCare are running daily immersive sessions for children to learn about Lighting up Lives, including videos, sounds and storytelling from Kenya to show the transformative impact of solar power in rural communities.
Guest storytellers included:
Solar expert Dr Chris Jardine from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute ran ‘Science of Solar’ sessions to teach children how solar panels work and the huge impact the power source can make in the future of developing countries.
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