In our discussion groups we found that climate solutions seen as bringing 'real' and tangible benefits are likely to be positively received and shared, especially when they connect with an identifiable individual.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Maasai women from Kenya and an Indian woman following a course on solar energy at the Barefoot College. The solar powered college was founded by Bunker Roy and aims to teach illiterate women from impoverished villages without access to the electricity grid in India, Africa and elsewhere around the world. At the end of their training, the women return to their villages as Barefoot Solar Engineers, who will install, repair and maintain solar lighting units. The college aims to provide sustainable sources of alternative energy at the grassroot level for cooking (parabolic solar cookers), lighting (solar lighting) and heating (solar water heaters).