Tuesday, November 02, 2010

How to Turn a Photo into 175 Hours of Solar Power

There's a really cool photo project going on right now sponsored by
GE and powered by

This is how it works: Take a photo! Tag it! Help make the world a better place!

This photo project turns your uploaded photos into real donations for three worthy
charities. By tagging your photo “Wind,” “Water,” or “Light” we can help them reach their goal of building fresh water wells, donating solar powered lanterns, and building small-scale wind turbines for communities in need.

In turn, GE will donate:

4.5kW hours of wind energy for every wind photo
175 hours of solar power for every light photo
480 gallons of drinking water for every water photo

Cool, right? Our photos combined will build wind turbines to power clinics in rural Peru, give families in East Timor solar-powered lanterns, and build wells to provide clean water. Read about all the
charities that GE is working with.

What are you waiting for? Get to it!

Here's my contribution...What's yours?

I think mine could be water and wind - check out the way the crest of that wave is being forced in different directions because of the wind. And believe me, it was VERY windy that day.

p.s. Check out the Ecomagination Flickr group to see photos people have submitted so far!

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