Brighter Lives for Refugees


I hate buying lightbulbs. It's more complicated than it needs to be and even when I do manage to get the right bulb I still find myself moaning about the colour of the light: too orangey, too bright, too blue. However, things are improving all the time, or at least that's what we keep being told, so we shouldn't complain and instead should be thankful we're not wasting so much energy. I know this is what I should be feeling. 

A bit of perspective is required then and over at IKEA they've come up with a way to encourage us to buy low energy LED bulbs. For every one bought they will give €1 to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in their work lighting refugee camps.

The campaign 'Brighter Lives for Refugees' runs from 3rd February until 29th March and money raised will go towards solar lanterns and solar street lights which improve safety, help children study after dark, enable small shops and kiosks stay open later, and encourage more community and social gatherings. There are around 10.5 million refugees worldwide, of which half are children. 

Perspective regained.