Let's just remember that when we start talking about the divide between the City of Darkness and the rest of Manhattan which still has electricity that we will be in these conditions for a few days. It is a lifetime for many people.
As expected, the House version of the 2012 farm bill contains deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. With its $16 billion proposed cut in this critical safety net, the House leadership is about three times as cruel as the Senate.
Next time someone tries telling you that without using such and such genetically engineered biotech crop we won't be able to solve world hunger, just quote them some Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
Access to reliably electricity is what defines civilization in the 21st century, but in many parts of the world, and for a shockingly large number of people, even basic access to electricity is rare, unstable, or nonexistent. This has to change.
Power the World has already brought solar lights to Haiti, now it's working to bring solar powered healthcare kits to Uganda + get a million signatures so that policymakers know we care about ending energy poverty.
As it just so happens I really enjoy going barefoot, and do so wherever possible. Going barefoot for me is a choice. But for too many people in the w orld going barefoot isn't a choice. Which is where One Day Without Shoes comes in.