UNDP-Kyrgyzstan promotes energy conservation and energy efficiency through light bulb exchange campaign

More than 250 people answered the UNDP call to exchange incandescent bulbs for domestically produced LED lamps as part of “Together Brighter-Kyrgyzstan!” campaign, held on October 26, 2019, in the cities of Bishkek and Osh.

This initiative, supporting the international Together Brighter energy saving movement and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 “Affordable and clean energy”, was part of the UN Day celebration in Osh and Bishkek, organized by UN agencies and programs in the Kyrgyz Republic. The main goal of the UN Day was to promote the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Kyrgyzstan based on the principles of integrated approach, partnership and public ownership.

During the UN Day celebration, at specially equipped stands, schoolchildren who became Youth Ambassadors of SDG 7, explained to visitors how various types of light bulbs (incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, LED, with built-in photo- and motion sensors) work and with the help of special devices demonstrated the amount of electricity consumed by different types of lamps.

The representatives of the Mailuu-Sui Electric Bulb Plant provided UN Day visitors who brought incandescent bulbs with new LED ones of high quality and equal light intensity. Following the light bulb exchange, visitors had the chance to participate in a recycling workshop and make Christmas tree decorations and oil lanterns from glass bulbs of old incandescent lamps.

Overall, more than 250 people in Bishkek and Osh took part in “Together Brighter-Kyrgyzstan!” light bulb exchange campaign, and more than 1,500 people visited SDG 7 booths in both cities.

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