By: Maria E. Luna Issue: Rebuilding Our Infrastructure Section: Collaboration
Solar Light Bulbs to Tafert, Morocco
In the Big Ideas, Smart People…Changing the World issue of ICOSA we published a story featuring Nokero solar light bulbs. We are inspired by Nokero’s story and decided to send and deliver bulbs to Tafert, Morocco. This effort is more than a coincidence, but as an opportunity to promote environmental, economic, and cultural growth. We have formed a partnership with Nokero to provide an indigenous village in Tafert, Morocco with solar light bulbs, for both personal and community use. Currently the Tafert village uses kerosene as their main source of lighting.
We know that fuel lanterns release 190 million tons of carbon each year which is the equivalent of 30 million cars, and that more than one million deaths are attributed to fires caused by fuel lighting each year.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that has,” is a guiding principle of ICOSA so when we heard these staggering statistics we had to act!
Join us in the movement and donate today at www.icosamag.com or www.nokero.com/morocco
By: Annette Perez Tim Sanders, best-selling author of the book Saving the World at Work and featured in ICOSA’s Corporate Social Responsibility issue has released a new book. In Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence, Sanders provides realistic guidelines to have a successful life and not just how to be successful. Many of his ideas are based on lessons learned from his grandmother — an example of wholesome ideals and pure living. He shares brief reflections of his grandmother, Billye's, way of life, during what seems like a simpler, more innocent time.
He shares what really matters in our lives — strong faith and reliable people. That notion is backed up with abundant tips on positive thinking and avoiding negative effects from media, people, gossip, and the internet, suggesting instead, to surround oneself with fruitful knowledge.
Sanders' concepts remind us that we feed our minds just as we feed our bodies, and of the importance of similarly making healthy choices.
Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence was released in April. For more information on Sanders book or to download a free section of the book please visit www.twar.com.