06 Jun WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: #BEATAIRPOLLUTION
5th June is the annual World Environmental Day. It is celebrated every year worldwide to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. As a result, we reap the fruits of a healthy environment, clean air and a solution to food security, drought and a number of natural disasters.
The theme this year was “Air pollution”. We can’t stop breathing but we can do something about the quality of the air we breathe. Both human activity and natural processes can generate air pollution which brings us to the fact that 92% of people, worldwide, do not breathe clean air. The world works in such a way that there are equally natural processes to purify the air. However, if we destroy the agents that carry out these natural processes, there will be no air purification. Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution due to the development of fatal respiratory diseases and carbon monoxide poisoning. On this day, governments, industries, communities and individuals we encouraged to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.
DREAM EP Global Energy has taken initiative to reduce air pollution through our kerosene eradication campaigns. Kerosene use also causes health effects such as; respiratory complications, gastrointestinal problems, carbon-monoxide poisoning, and blindness. Kerosene is not only detrimental to human health and the environment. It is also a financial burden to households and the country at large.
DREAM EP Global Energy was invited to Homabay County on 5th June 5th, 2018 to join Homabay County in celebrating World Environmental Day. We were identified as one of the investors in clean energy within Homabay County given our impact on Remba Island’s mini-grid system and the effort to provide clean, green energy to the community. According to the United Nations, one in five people still lack access to modern electricity and three billion people rely on wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and eating. More so, every year indoor air pollution kills 4.3
million people – most of them women and children not to mention the housefires statistics with property damage and deaths. DREAM provided sustainable solutions to residents in Remba Island who, due to their location, could not access electricity from the national provider. The mini-grid has ensured that the community has access to clean, affordable, reliable and modern energy paving a way for the already developing economy and telecommunications.
We exhibited our home solar power systems; The Little DREAM Box and the Big Little DREAM Box. The Little DREAM Box, is an off-grid solution that provides power for lighting and charging for households with no electricity access. Meanwhile, the Big Little DREAM Box is designed to provide larger households and small to medium businesses and can power a number of lights and electrical appliances which include TVs, Radios, fans, and laptops. Various potential customers visited our stand and Caren Okombo, our representative in Homabay County gladly received them. Among them were the Deputy Governor, His Excellency Hamilton Orata and the County Executive Committee member, Hon. Dickson Oruko.
For many households that have fallen through the cracks of public energy access, solar energy has come to the rescue. DREAM EP Global Energy has invested in renewable energy and enhanced its dissemination through our various products and projects which are based on our pillars; healthcare and education, communities, commerce and industries and expanding first-time access to electricity.