Power the World

power-the-world1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity.
This staggering fact ignited Linkin Park’s interest in helping to find solutions.

To that end, the band pledged to support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Through Music for Relief, Linkin Park has pledged to Power the World: a commitment to help raise awareness about energy access, highlighting solutions and providing opportunities for people to get involved. Music for Relief is dedicated to disaster relief and protecting the environment; sustainable energy access is critical to both activities. Energy is necessary for effective humanitarian response, while it also empowers people living in disaster-prone areas, allowing them to receive warnings and be better prepared.

For every $10 donated Linkin Park will give one solar powered light bulb to a family in Haiti who does not have access to electricity. Their partner, Enèji Pwòp (“Clean Energy” in Haitian Creole), was created by EarthSpark International, a United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) affiliate and Practitioner Network member, to build supply chains and business practices to support small-scale clean energy entrepreneurs in Haiti.

linkin2Linkin Park and the SGMusic for Relief has pledged to help 1 million families gain access to sustainable energy throughout 2012. This will be achieved through multiple activities, including direct donations from supporters, support for energy enterprises such as Enèji Pwòp and energy entrepreneurs to ensure renewable energy tools are made available to families, and raising public awareness to leverage commitments of funding and resources to support energy access from governments and corporations.