LINKIN PARK AND MUSIC FOR RELIEF LAUNCH POWER THE WORLD CAMPAIGN THROUGH IMANI’S STORY

Linkin Park and Music for Relief have pledged to support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Year of Sustainable Energy for All through Power the World. To support the campaign, the band and Music for Relief are encouraging fans to share Imani’s Story at youtu.be/_sxeAlR68gE and raise awareness around the issue of energy access. Then sign the pledge to support sustainable energy for all at powertheworld.org. The goal is to get as many signatures as possible by June 19th, when Music For Relief will deliver it to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20.

Linkin Park and Music For Relief’s ‘Power The World’ campaign asks fans to use their voice to support Sustainable Energy For All, by signing a pledge to help the 1.3 Billion people worldwide who have no access to electricity. Without electricity, children cannot study after dark, parents cannot work once the sun sets and clinics cannot offer life-saving medical help. Linkin Park launched Power the World to raise awareness and help bring clean energy solutions to the 1 in 5 people worldwide who do not currently have access to energy. One example of the clean energy solutions Power the World will highlight on the upcoming Honda Civic Tour is the Solar Suitcase from non-profit partner WE CARE Solar. The WE CARE Solar Suitcase brings lights, power and hope to health facilities in regions without reliable electricity. It is an economical, easy-to-use portable power unit that provides health workers with highly efficient medical lighting and power to help save lives.

The ‘Power The World’ campaign is also helping another a clean energy partner, Nokero (nokero.com), a for-profit social enterprise that is bringing solar light bulbs to the world’s energy poor. Nokero’s founder, Steve Katsaros says: “It is amazing to see how Linkin Park and Music For Relief have shined a light on energy poverty that cripples about 20% of the world’s population. [it is] so exciting to have partners like this during the UN’s Year of Sustainable Energy for All.”

Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $5 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs as a means of disaster risk mitigation including the planting of over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. For more information visit musicforrelief.org.
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