With over one billion people living without clean, safe power the issue of energy poverty could not be more urgent.
As well as signing the petition calling for multilateral development banks (MDBs) to accelerate the pace of energy access, and supporting this Call to Action via social media, please find some tools below to help you get campaigning!
- A sample email you can use to get your friends, family and colleagues to lend their support and help #endenergypovertyfaster
- An example press release to give you ideas for contacting media
- Tips for raising your voice about the need to accelerate energy access
Please contact us if you are also interested in learning more about the Power for All campaign and how you, or your organization, can get involved.
Encourage your friends and family to support the #endenergypovertyfaster Call to Action. Use this sample email and add your own personal story to inspire others to join.
Example Press Release
If you have an exciting story about the speed of energy access via distributed renewables, and can push the message to MDBs further, raise your voice by engaging with local, national or online press.
Some tips on putting a press release together can also be found on the Huffington Post Blog Piece: 8 Tips for Writing a Great Press Release, while the press release launching this Call to Action is a great way to get key facts and stats.
Tips for Raising Your Voice
Accelerating energy access will take all of us: whether you are an individual who can act as an energy access ambassador, an energy practitioner engaging with decision-makers, or an employee of an influential organization who can become a champion of action.
Please use our Call to Action to get campaigning:
Energy Access Ambassadors: Energy impacts all aspects of human development, tell the energy access story to NGOs and campaign groups, urging them to support the call to action on social media and share the petition to MDBs with their supporters.
Energy Practitioners: Use our infographics in events or meetings to urge faster action on energy access. Make sure you partner with the campaign so we can support you, and to find out about other initiatives happening throughout the year.
Stakeholder Champions: Work with us to share information and resources with colleagues and other influential organizations. Let us know if we can help you with more details on decentralized renewables and the steps MDBs can take to accelerate energy access.