Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting, has announced its decision to partner with the Shiv Nadar Foundation with an aim to create awareness among the youth of India, especially school children about importance of energy efficiency and the effects of climate change. Since the urban population has increased and is continuing to increase, demand of lighting has also increased contributing to almost 15% of the world’s energy consumption. Hence, Philips and Shiv Nadar foundation identified the urgent need to create awareness about energy efficiency and enlighten the world about its positive effects on the environment.
The program has many fold; Philips Lighting has arranged for interactive workshops for school children, which will include live models, discussions and creative projects to help children understand topics such as climate change, sustainability, safe disposal of lighting products and energy efficiency amongst others.
“We are delighted to collaborate with the Shiv Nadar Foundation to create awareness about energy efficiency and environment sustainability amongst school children. Population growth and rapid urbanization demand more and better lighting, while resource constraints and the imperative to slow climate change require maximum energy efficiency. Through this unique initiative, we seek to educate children about the importance of being responsible towards the environment from an early age.” said Harshavardhan Chitale, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India.