Litre Of Light And The Embassy Of Italy To Unveil Participative Solar Art In BGC
The Philippines is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries on the planet. Every year, more and more supertyphoons come to wreck our shores, while temperatures seem to be reaching record-breaking highs. In honour of climate awareness, non-government organisation (NGO) Litre of Light, in partnership with the Italian Embassy of Manila and the Philippine Italian Association (PIA), are organising a Day of Climate Action come 3-4 July 2021. It will feature an impressive solar artwork that will be displayed on 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
The artwork will be unveiled on 4 July 2021 at 6:30pm. Its impressive size is made up of 1,500 hand-built solar lights, featuring a symbol for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for Climate Action. This will be revealed to coincide with the International Day of Cooperation and is also a reminder of the impending global climate change conference (COP26) to be held in Scotland this November.
Ilac Diaz, Founder and Executive Director of Litre of Light, says: "Through these artworks, we are making a strong statement to raise awareness on climate action by giving people an opportunity to contribute to real solutions and have a tangible impact, even at a time when public art has disappeared and people are confined to their homes.”
Litre of Light will be participating in this year's COP26, and will also join the pre-COP26 youth program, Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition, in Italy in September. "The importance of these meetings in Milan and Glasgow cannot be overstated," says Mr Eugeniu Rotaru, Deputy Head of Mission of the Italian Embassy in Manila. Alessandro Milani, general manager of the PIA, adds: "As PIA, we are very happy to endorse this campaign that is able, through public art, to bring people together for the defence of the environment and the purpose of giving the right to access clean electrical power to those who are more in need."
For those who are interested, there will also be socially distant workshops to be held at the tented area of My Street High. Funds raised will go directly to help communities that have been affected by the lack of tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through grassroots campaigns such as these, Litre of Light has been able to mobilise thousands of youth to take action for energy poverty. This new art installation is merely another reminder of the power we hold in our hands as grassroots activists.
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To learn more about Liter of Light and its Light It Forward campaign, visit their website, Instagram, Facebook page, or Youtube channel.