Provide biogas for Nepali village‚ meet Linkin Park
KATHMANDU: Stepping one stride further from its usual work of catering music, Linking Park, a multi-platinum American rock band, is all set to provide clean energy to a Nepali village.
And Music For Relief (MFR) — a non-profit organisation founded by the two-time Grammy winning band — will be working together with World Wildlife Fun (WWF) for that purpose. As such, WWF and MFR launched a campaign on October 22 to raise necessary funds to provide an entire village of Chitwan with clean, green biogas technology, as per a WWF press statement.
The MFR and WWF are partners in the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership working to create a global market for clean cooking solutions.
“It’s exciting to find a solution that helps on multiple levels,” the press release quoted Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell of Linkin Park as saying. “The clean, biogas cookstoves WWF is implementing will improve families’ health, keep women and children safer and protect the environment. We hope our supporters will join us in providing technology for those living in the Tarai in Nepal.”
“The campaign aims to raise $100,000,” informed Simrika Sharma, Senior Communications Officer at WWF Nepal. And MFR will reward supporters who raise funds for the campaign with a chance to win tickets to see Linkin Park at a small, private performance in Las Vegas in January, the press release further mentions.”