Reach for the Sun

Digital Toolkit

Welcome to the Reach for the Sun toolkit. We have compiled copy and illustrations adapted for websites, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Sharing the campaign and our ten different steps to #ReachForTheSun is easy: scroll down the page, click on the platform you want to use, download the image, and copy-paste the text.

Hashtag: #ReachForTheSun

Follow us on @littlesunenergy (Instagram) @ilovelittlesun (Facebook) @LittleSun (Twitter) and @Little Sun (LinkedIn) and share our content with our digital toolkit.

About Reach for the Sun

Credit: Reach for the Sun – Little Sun / Diana Ejaita

Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World is a digital, artist-illustrated campaign to mobilize individuals and organizations in the global energy transition to solar. Produced by Little Sun and supported by the IKEA Foundation, the campaign harnesses the power of arts to effect individual transformation and drive collective change. Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita, Reach for the Sun consists of a ten-step digital guide to creating a solar-powered world, an open-source communications toolkit, and resources for organizations and individuals to take action. The campaign is endorsed by the Global Solar Council, with partners including The Climate Museum, Community Arts Network, Sail GP, Sustainable Energy for All, SolarPower Europe, Efficiency for Access, GOGLA and SELCO. www.littlesun.org/reachforthesun

Copy and illustrations related to Reach for the Sun are to be shared in relation to the campaign only and remain the copyright of Little Sun. You will credit the campaign and relevant organisations when sharing content on your social media channels and do not use content for the sole promotion of your own organisation, for example to illustrate products or offers on your website. 

Campaign Posts

Instagram

Did you know that solar is now the cheapest energy source in history? What’s more, it could produce 70% of the world’s electricity by 2040, solving climate change, and providing everyone with access to affordable power and lighting. So, the only question here is: What are we waiting for? It’s time to #ReachForTheSun.

Read more…

To celebrate Earth Day, @littlesunenergy is launching Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World. Its aim is to inspire, inform, and activate both individuals and companies to achieve a zero-carbon world by 2040.  From personal behavior change to community activism and policy engagement, Little Sun invites everyone to start creating a solar powered world. Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita and supported by @IKEAFoundation, @littlesunenergy’s ten-step digital guide is designed to help us reach for the sun now in order to create a thriving world tomorrow: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#RestoreOurEarth #earthdayeveryday #climatechange #solar #cleanenergy #littlesun #sun #renewables #solarenergy #solarpower #creatives #earthday2021

At {insert organization name}, we want to pave the way for a thriving, zero-carbon future for all and to do so, we are committed to being powered by {insert percentage} renewables by {insert date}. But we also wonder: What can we all do right now to help solve climate change, and provide everyone with access to clean, affordable energy? It’s simple: we #ReachForTheSun.

Read more…

To celebrate Earth Day, we invite you to join Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World, conceived and produced by @littlesunenergy. Its mission is to prove that powering the world with solar is possible. Getting there requires a collective effort, but mostly, getting there depends on you. That’s why in the next few months, our goal is to inspire, inform, and activate you to achieve a zero carbon world by 2040. 

Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist @dianaejaita and supported by @ikea_foundation, this ten-step digital guide is designed to help you reach for the sun now in order to create a thriving world tomorrow.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#RestoreOurEarth #earthdayeveryday #climatechange #solar #cleanenergy #littlesun #sun #renewables #solarenergy #solarpower #creatives #earthday2021

Twitter

How can we solve climate change, and provide everyone with access to clean, affordable energy? It’s simple: we #ReachForTheSun. Learn how to create a solar powered world with this open-source digital toolkit from @LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#engage

How can we solve climate change, and provide everyone with access to clean, affordable energy? It’s simple: we #ReachForTheSun. Learn how to create a solar powered world with this open-source digital toolkit from @LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#engage

Facebook

Did you know that solar is now the cheapest energy source in history? What’s more, it could produce 70% of the world’s electricity by 2040, solving climate change, and providing everyone with access to affordable power and lighting. So, the only question here is: What are we waiting for? It’s time to #ReachForTheSun.

Read more…

To celebrate Earth Day, @ilovelittlesun is launching Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World. Its aim is to inspire, inform, and activate both individuals and companies to achieve a zero-carbon world by 2040. 

From personal behavior change to community activism and policy engagement, Little Sun invites everyone to start creating a solar powered world. Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita and supported by @IKEAFoundation, Little Sun’s ten-step digital guide is designed to help us reach for the sun now in order to create a thriving world tomorrow: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#engage

#RestoreOurEarth #earthdayeveryday #climatechange

At {insert organization name}, we want to pave the way for a thriving, zero-carbon future for all and to do so, we are committed to being powered by {insert percentage} renewables by {insert date}. But we also wonder: What can we all do right now to help solve climate change, and provide everyone with access to clean, affordable energy? It’s simple: we #ReachForTheSun.

Read more…

To celebrate Earth Day, we invite you to join Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World, conceived and produced by @ilovelittlesun. Its mission is to prove that powering the world with solar is possible. Getting there requires a collective effort, but mostly, getting there depends on you. That’s why in the next few months, our goal is to inspire, inform, and activate you to achieve a zero carbon world by 2040.

Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita and supported by @IKEAFoundation, this ten-step digital guide is designed to help you reach for the sun now in order to create a thriving world tomorrow: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/

LinkedIn

Did you know that solar is now the cheapest energy source in history? What’s more, it could produce 70% of the world’s electricity by 2040, solving climate change, and providing everyone with access to affordable power and lighting. So, the only question here is: What are we waiting for? It’s time to #ReachForTheSun.

Read more…

To celebrate Earth Day, @Little Sun is launching Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World. Its aim is to inspire, inform, and activate both individuals and companies to achieve a zero-carbon world by 2040.  From personal behavior change to community activism and policy engagement, Little Sun invites everyone to start creating a solar powered world. Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita and supported by @IKEAFoundation, this ten-step digital guide is designed to help us reach for the sun now in order to create a thriving world tomorrow: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#engage

At {insert organization name}, we want to pave the way for a thriving, zero-carbon future for all and to do so, we are committed to being powered by {insert percentage} renewables by {insert date}. But we also wonder: What can we all do right now to help solve climate change, and provide everyone with access to clean, affordable energy? It’s simple: we #ReachForTheSun.

Read more…

To celebrate Earth Day, we invite you to join Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World, conceived and produced by @Little Sun. Its mission is to prove that powering the world with solar is possible. Getting there requires a collective effort, but mostly, getting there depends on you. That’s why in the next few months, our goal is to inspire, inform, and activate you to achieve a zero carbon world by 2040. 

Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita and supported by @IKEA Foundation, this ten-step digital guide is designed to help you reach for the sun now in order to create a thriving world tomorrow: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/ 

#sun #earthday2021 #earthdayeveryday #renewables

Ten Steps to Creating a Solar Powered World Posts

Instagram

Feel

The journey to change
begins with feeling. Feeling
shapes what you believe and
drives what you do.

#ReachForTheSun

@littlesunenergy @ikea_foundation @dianaejaita

1

We all know what we have to do to stop climate change in its tracks: Keep the world’s remaining fossil fuels in the ground and #ReachForTheSun

The journey to change begins with feeling. Feeling shapes what we believe and drives what we do.

Read more…

That’s why in Step 1 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide, we invite you to imagine a solar powered world. And if this sounds like a tall order, simply go outside, lie down, and breathe in the sun. Close your eyes and feel the sun on your face; let it warm your body and let it into your heart. Imagine a world in which the sun is at the center of our lives, a world that you made possible for future generations.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#solar #solarenergy #solarpower #renewableenergy #gosolar #gogreen #sun #RestoreOurEarth #earthdayeveryday #climatechange #littlesun

2

The energy of the sun, captured by plants and passed on to animals, powers everything in our world — dolphins leaping out of the ocean, geese moving across the sky, people stirring their morning oatmeal.

Read more…

In Step 2 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we ask you to touch the sun and feel its potential. Touch something created by photosynthesis: a tree, a plant, a flower, or perhaps a piece of lettuce. Take five minutes to feel the sun’s magic alchemy in the plant you are touching. This is a kind of magic we cannot accomplish on our own.

Think about how by connecting with the sun, we could begin to share that magic; we could learn how to meet our needs without degrading the natural riches all around us.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#solar #cleanenergy #sun #powerofthesun #gogreen #renewables #gosolar #sustainability #climatechange #environment #littlesun

3

Energy awareness could and is changing the world and local communities in very real ways. Now is your time to make a mark on the world and become part of this powerful movement with Step 3 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Reflect on your energy behavior.

Read more…

Where does your energy come from? How do you use it well? How do you waste it? How might you be more thoughtful about energy?

This step works best when we all make small, specific, and smart changes, as it is based on three basic truths:

⚡ Energy efficiency can be a pathway to positive change.

🙌 Individuals make a difference.

🌎 Actions you take today can protect the climate tomorrow.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#energy #electricity #power #gogreen #littlesun #change #energyawareness #climatefriendly #eco #energyefficiency

Change

The most important change always starts with you. It then multiplies, as our behavior influences not only our friends but also their friends and their friends’ friends. And this is because of a simple truth: We humans are interconnected.

#ReachForTheSun

@littlesunenergy @ikea_foundation @dianaejaita

4

Ever wonder what one person can do to help the climate? Often, the problem seems so large that our actions can feel small. But here’s the thing: The most important change always starts with you. It then multiplies, as our behavior influences not only our friends but also their friends and their friends’ friends.

Read more…

In other words, if you buy a veggie burger or go to a climate protest today, you will also be influencing people who you will never meet. And this is because of a simple truth: We humans are interconnected.

In Step 4 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Changing the world begins with changing habits, we ask you to think about how you can make a change today.

Imagine how you can make your world – our world – more sustainable. Perhaps it’s switching lights off, taking public transport instead of driving, growing food from seeds, or repairing and reusing things. Can you change three small habits in the next two months? 

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#carbonfree #sustainability #gogreen #climatechange #environment #savetheplanet #ecofriendly #zerowaste #climateaction #littlesun #lowimpactliving #plasticfree

5

Renewable energy is key to building a brighter future for all of us because: 

🌱 It’s the most powerful tool we have to stop climate change.

Read more…

🌟 It creates a stable economic future. 

🙌  It’s the only way to get affordable power and lighting to everyone, particularly for the 800 million of us who live beyond the reach of the electricity grid.

And since most CO2 emissions come from generating energy, in Step 5 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we ask you to think about how you can power your home with renewables. It’s easier than you think. 

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#renewableenergy #solarenergy #solarpower #carbonfootprint #CO2 #emissions #electricity #brighterfuture #planetearth #littlesun

6

Global economic growth has long been powered by fossil fuels. But new developments, including a surge in solar power, suggest that as the cheapest form of electricity – our future is in fact solar powered.

Read more…

In Step 6 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we urge you to consume from and invest in clean companies. You can drive the shift toward renewables by buying from businesses that are powered by green energy and committed to sustainability, and moving your money away from fossil fuels. This is how radical change happens and how we can be part of it.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#ecofriendly #sustainability #zerowaste #sustainableliving #environment #greenenergy #change #renewables #littlesun #divestment #divest

7

It’s time to #ReachForTheSun again and Step 7 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide: Support nonprofits advancing solar. 

Read more…

Why? Because solar is our opportunity to finally create a fair energy system, meaning that affordable, clean power gets to everybody on the planet. 

Solar can bring affordable energy to schools and low-income households in your community or neighborhood. It can also power better health, education, and livelihoods for the 800 million people living without electricity in Africa and South Asia.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#solar #nonprofits #NGO #community #democracy #climatechange #energytransition #wellbeing #climatejustice #sustainability #oil #fossilfuels #littlesun #sustainableenergyforall #SDG7bebold #SDG7

Engage

The biggest changes happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

#ReachForTheSun

@littlesunenergy @ikea_foundation @dianaejaita

8

Big things happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence, and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

Read more…

If you, like us, believe in the power of the sun to drive the shift toward a zero carbon world, it’s time to take Step 8 of the @littlesunenergy digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Involve your family and community. 

Become a solar advocate and tell people about the power of solar at home, in schools, and at work; be the face (and voice) of the change we are all aiming for. 

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#community #giveback #education #inspiration #family #climatechange #brighterfuture #solar #local #home #sun #littlesun

9

For those of us relying heavily on fossil fuels, solar energy offers a way to create a balanced and healthy world for everyone, today and for future generations.

Read more…

According to research, solar power could fulfill 70% of the world’s energy needs as well as employ 22 million people by 2040.

Isn’t that mindblowing? It’s time to shift our focus from fossil fuels to the sun. It’s time to make a difference and make our voices even louder with Step 9 of the @littlesunenergy guide #ReachForTheSun: Write to your elected officials.

Share your passion for solar with them. Clearly outline the benefits of solar and why they should support it.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita

#solarenergy #solar #cleanenergy #climate #climatechange #climateaction #earth #savetheplanet #climatechangeisreal #fridaysforfuture #littlesun #COP26

10

If you wonder what’s the number one thing you can do for the climate, we have the answer: vote. Vote local, vote national, and in every election, vote solar!

Read more…

If we’re going to create a thriving world, we must elect politicians who will prioritize our future, support renewable energy, and stand up for us and our planet. 

Political will and smart policy are our biggest tools to bring about a solar powered world. Cities like Barcelona, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Malmö are already on their way to being powered by renewables thanks to public interest and forward-thinking leaders. This is why in Step 10 of the @littlesunenergy guide #ReachForTheSun, we urge you: Vote solar! 

And don’t forget to reach out to your elected officials. In between elections, it is important we get organized, to make sure we’re holding our leaders accountable and keeping our eyes on the goal — decarbonizing our future as quickly as possible.

@ikea_foundation @dianaejaita 

#vote #elections #politics #votingmatters #democracy #govote #ivoted #civilrights #solar #cleanenergy #future #littlesun #greennewdeal #votesolar

Twitter

Feel

The journey to change
begins with feeling. Feeling
shapes what you believe and
drives what you do.

#ReachForTheSun

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

1

Here’s how to #ReachForTheSun. Step 1: Imagine a solar powered world ☀️ Go outside, lie down, and breathe in the sun. Imagine a world in which the sun is at the center of our lives: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step1

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

2

Let’s #ReachForTheSun with Step 2: Touch the sun and feel its potential ☀️ The sun creates all life. It makes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Touch something created by photosynthesis and feel the sun’s magic alchemy: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step2

@IKEAFoundation @LittleSun

3

It’s time to #ReachForTheSun and Step 3: Reflect on your energy behavior. Where does your energy come from? How might you be more thoughtful about it? Tell us what are your personal steps that add up to a better 🌎: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step3

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

Change

The most important change always starts with you. It then multiplies, as our behavior influences not only our friends but also their friends and their friends’ friends. And this is because of a simple truth: We humans are interconnected.

#ReachForTheSun

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

4

In Step 4 of #ReachForTheSun: Changing the 🌎 begins with changing habits, we ask you to make 3 small changes in your life. Perhaps it’s switching lights off or reusing things. There’s plenty you can do but here are some tips: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step4

@IKEAFoundation @LittleSun

5

Since most CO2 emissions come from generating energy, in Step 5 of #ReachForTheSun, we suggest: power your home with renewables. It’s easier than you think and to prove that, we offer you a few ideas: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step5

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

6

In Step 6 of #ReachForTheSun, we urge you to consume from and invest in clean companies. Divest from fossil fuels, and put your money to work building a renewable future. This is how radical change happens: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step6

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

7

Step 7 of #ReachForTheSun: Support nonprofits advancing solar. Help them power better health, education, and livelihoods for 800 million people living without electricity in Africa and South Asia. Find out how: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step7

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

Engage

The biggest changes happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

8

Time to take Step 8 of #ReachForTheSun: Involve your family and community. Tell them about the power of solar at home, in school, or at work. Share this toolkit with them and be the face (and voice) of the change: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/digital-toolkit/

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

9

Big things happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, and our vote. In Step 9 of #ReachForTheSun: Write to your elected officials, we’ve prepared a letter you can send to them and share your passion for solar: https://littlesun.org/changeandengage/#letter

@LittleSun @IKEAFoundation

10

In Step 10 of #ReachForTheSun, we urge you: Vote solar! If we’re going to create a thriving world, we must elect politicians who will stand up for us and our planet. Find out who supports solar https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step10 and use your vote. @LittleSun @IKEAFoundation @dianaejaita

Facebook

Feel

The journey to change
begins with feeling. Feeling
shapes what you believe and
drives what you do.

#ReachForTheSun

@ilovelittlesun @IKEAFoundation

1

We all know what we have to do to stop climate change in its tracks: Keep the world’s remaining fossil fuels in the ground and #ReachForTheSun

Read more…

The journey to change begins with feeling. Feeling shapes what we believe and drives what we do. That’s why in Step 1 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide, we invite you to imagine a solar powered world. 

And if this sounds like a tall order, simply go outside, lie down, and breathe in the sun. Close your eyes and feel the sun on your face; let it warm your body and let it into your heart. Imagine a world in which the sun is at the center of our lives, a world that you made possible for future generations: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step1 

@IKEAFoundation

2

The energy of the sun, captured by plants and passed on to animals, powers everything in our world — dolphins leaping out of the ocean, geese moving across the sky, people stirring their morning oatmeal.

Read more…

In Step 2 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we ask you to touch the sun and feel its potential. Touch something created by photosynthesis: a tree, a plant, a flower, or perhaps a piece of lettuce. Take five minutes to feel the sun’s magic alchemy in the plant you are touching. This is a kind of magic we cannot accomplish on our own: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step2 

@IKEAFoundation

3

It’s time to make a mark on the world by increasing your energy awareness. It’s time to #ReachForTheSun and Step 3 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide: Reflect on your energy behavior.

Read more…

Where does your energy come from? How do you use it well? How do you waste it? How might you be more thoughtful about energy?

This step works best when we all make small, specific, and smart changes, as it is based on three basic truths:

⚡ Energy efficiency can be a pathway to positive change.

🙌 Individuals make a difference.

🌎 Actions you take today can protect the climate tomorrow.

https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step3

@IKEAFoundation

Change

The most important change always starts with you. It then multiplies, as our behavior influences not only our friends but also their friends and their friends’ friends. And this is because of a simple truth: We humans are interconnected.

#ReachForTheSun

@ilovelittlesun @IKEAFoundation

4

Ever wonder what one person can do to help the climate? Often, the problem seems so large that our actions can feel small. But here’s the thing: The most important change always starts with you.

Read more…

 It then multiplies, as our behavior influences not only our friends but also their friends and their friends’ friends. In other words, if you buy a veggie burger or go to a climate protest today, you will also be influencing people who you will never meet. 

In Step 4 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Changing the world begins with changing habits, we ask you to think about how you can make a change today. Perhaps it’s switching lights off, taking public transport instead of driving, growing food from seeds, or repairing and reusing things. Can you change three small habits in the next two months? There are plenty of things you can do but here are some ideas that you might find useful: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step4 

@IKEAFoundation

5

Renewable energy is key to building a brighter future for all of us because: 

🌱 It’s the most powerful tool we have to stop climate change.

Read more…

🌟 It creates a stable economic future. 

🙌  It’s the only way to get affordable power and lighting to everyone, particularly for the 800 million of us who live beyond the reach of the electricity grid.

And since most CO2 emissions come from generating energy, in Step 5 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we ask you to think about how you can power your home with renewables. It’s easier than you think and to prove that, here are just a few ideas: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step5 

@IKEAFoundation

6

Global economic growth has long been powered by fossil fuels. But new developments, including surge in solar power, suggest that as the cheapest form of electricity – our future is in fact solar powered.

Read more…

In Step 6 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we urge you to consume from and invest in clean companies. You can drive the shift toward renewables by buying from businesses that are powered by green energy and committed to sustainability, and moving your money away from fossil fuels. This is how radical change happens and how we can be part of it: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step6 

@IKEAFoundation

7

It’s time to #ReachForTheSun again and Step 7 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide: Support nonprofits advancing solar. 

Why? Because solar is our opportunity to finally create a fair energy system, meaning that affordable, clean power gets to everybody on the planet.

Read more…

Solar can bring affordable energy to schools and low-income households in your community or neighborhood. It can also power better health, education, and livelihoods for the 800 million people living without electricity in Africa and South Asia: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step7 

@IKEAFoundation

Engage

The biggest changes happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

#ReachForTheSun

@ilovelittlesun @IKEAFoundation

8

Big things happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence, and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

Read more…

If you, like us, believe in the power of the sun to drive the shift toward a zero carbon world, it’s time to take Step 8 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Involve your family and community. 

Become a solar advocate and tell people about the power of solar at home, in schools, and at work. Share this digital toolkit with them and be the face (and voice) of the change we are all aiming for: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/digital-toolkit/ 

@IKEAFoundation

9

For those of us relying heavily on fossil fuels, solar energy offers a way to create a balanced and healthy world for everyone, today and for future generations. According to research, solar power could fulfill 70% of the world’s energy needs as well as employ 22 million people by 2040. 

Read more…

Isn’t that mindblowing? It’s time to shift our focus from fossil fuels to the sun. It’s time to make a difference and make our voices even louder with Step 9 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Write to your elected officials. 

Share your passion for solar with them. Clearly outline the benefits of solar and why they should support it. To help you do that, here’s a letter that you can download and send to your elected officials: https://littlesun.org/changeandengage/#letter 

@IKEAFoundation

10

If you wonder what’s the number one thing you can do for the climate, we have the answer: vote. Vote local, vote national, and in every election, vote solar!

Read more…

If we’re going to create a thriving world, we must elect politicians who will prioritize our future, support renewable energy, and stand up for us and our planet. 

This is why in Step 10 of the @ilovelittlesun digital guide #ReachForTheSun, we urge you: Vote solar! Political will and smart policy are our biggest tools to bring about a solar powered world. Cities like Barcelona, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Malmö are already on their way to being powered by renewables thanks to public interest and forward-thinking leaders: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step10

@IKEAFoundation

LinkedIn

Feel

The journey to change
begins with feeling. Feeling
shapes what you believe and
drives what you do.

#ReachForTheSun

@Little Sun @IKEA Foundation

1

Working from home can be a struggle sometimes. Tied to our laptops that ask for attention almost 24/7, it’s easy to lose touch with our feelings

Read more…

The journey to every significant change, however, begins with feeling. Feeling shapes what we believe and drives what we do. 

That’s why in Step 1 of the @Little Sun digital guide, we invite you to go outside, lie down, and breathe in the sun. Close your eyes and feel the sun on your face; let it warm your body and let it into your heart. Imagine a world in which the sun is at the center of our lives, a world that you made possible for future generations: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step1

@IKEA Foundation 

#sun #timeoff #powerofthesun #littlesun

2

Do you know about biophilia? The term was first used by Erich Fromm who suggested that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature.

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Now, that the majority of us are spending most of our time indoors because of COVID-19, we urge you to #ReachForTheSun and take Step 2 of the @Little Sun digital guide. 

Touch something created by photosynthesis: a tree, a plant, a flower, or perhaps a piece of lettuce. Take five minutes to feel the sun’s magic alchemy in the plant you are touching. This is a kind of magic we cannot accomplish on our own: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step2 

@IKEA Foundation

#nature #timeoff #powerofthesun #littlesun

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As the urgency of climate change escalates, organizations and employees are taking collective action to be more sustainable at work.

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If you want to become part of this movement,  you can do so by raising the energy awareness of your colleagues with Step 3 of the @Little Sun digital guide #ReachForTheSun 

Let your organization know why saving energy is something we should all do. Convince them that if we all make small, specific, and smart changes today, we’ll be able to protect the climate tomorrow. 

Influencing your workplace can have a huge impact not only on the environment. Persuading your coworkers on the importance of sustainability will have an effect on them, their families, and their communities: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step3

@IKEA Foundation

#climatechange #office #energyawareness #littlesun 

Change

The most important change always starts with you. It then multiplies, as our behavior influences not only our friends but also their friends and their friends’ friends. And this is because of a simple truth: We humans are interconnected.

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In Step 4 of the @Little Sun guide #ReachForTheSun, we ask you to think about how you can make a change today.

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Imagine how you can make your world – our world – more sustainable. Perhaps it’s switching lights off, taking public transport instead of driving, growing food from seeds, or repairing and reusing things. 

Share three climate-friendly resolutions you’re willing to commit to in the next two months and tag your colleagues 💪 There are plenty of things you can do together but here are some ideas that you might find useful: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step4  

@IKEA Foundation

#climatechange #ecofriendly #sustainable #zerowaste #littlesun

5

Renewable energy is key to building a brighter future for all of us because: 

🌱 It’s the most powerful tool we have to stop climate change.

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🌟 It creates a stable economic future. 

🙌  It’s the only way to get affordable power and lighting to everyone, particularly for the 800 million of us who live beyond the reach of the electricity grid.

And since most CO2 emissions come from generating energy, in Step 5 of the @Little Sun guide #ReachForTheSun, we ask you to think about how you can power your home with renewables. Switching to clean energy is not only good for the planet and for the people, but it’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, make your home more sustainable, and potentially lower your energy costs. 

It’s easier than you think and to prove that, here are just a few ideas:: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step5

@IKEA Foundation

#cleanenergy #renewables #greenenergy #solar #littlesun

6

Global economic growth has long been powered by fossil fuels. But new developments, including a surge in solar power, suggest that as the cheapest form of electricity – our future is in fact solar powered

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In Step 6 of the @Little Sun guide #ReachForTheSun, we urge you to consume from and invest in clean companies. You can drive the shift toward renewables by buying from businesses that are powered by green energy and committed to sustainability, and moving your money away from fossil fuels. This is how radical change happens and how we can be part of it: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step6 

@IKEA Foundation

#makeachange #community #sustainability #greenenergy #RE100 #littlesun

7

It’s time to #ReachForTheSun again and Step 7 of the @Little Sun digital guide: Support nonprofits advancing solar. 

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Why? Because solar is our opportunity to finally create a fair energy system, meaning that affordable, clean power gets to everybody on the planet. 

Solar can bring affordable energy to schools and low-income households in your community or neighborhood. It can also power better health, education, and livelihoods for the 800 million people living without electricity in Africa and South Asia: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step7 

@IKEA Foundation

#NGO #grassroots #democracy #solar #mission #givelight #littlesun



Engage

The biggest changes happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

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Big things happen when we act together – when we use our love, our voice, our influence, and our vote to create an unstoppable force of change.

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If you, like us, believe in the power of the sun to drive the shift toward a zero carbon world, it’s time to take Step 8 of the @Little Sun guide #ReachForTheSun. 

Become a solar advocate and tell people about the power of solar at home, in schools, and at work. Share this open-source digital toolkit with them and be the face (and voice) of the change we are all aiming for: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/digital-toolkit/ 

@IKEA Foundation

#solar #sun #brighterfuture #community #sharingiscaring #littlesun

9

For those of us relying heavily on fossil fuels, solar energy offers a way to create a balanced and healthy world for everyone, today and for future generations.

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According to research, solar power could fulfill 70% of the world’s energy needs as well as employ 22 million people by 2040. 

Isn’t that mindblowing? It’s time to shift our focus from fossil fuels to the sun. It’s time to make a difference and make our voices even louder with Step 9 of the @Little Sun digital guide #ReachForTheSun: Write to your elected officials. 

Share your passion for solar with them. Clearly outline the benefits of solar and why they should support it. To help you do that, here’s a letter that you can download and send to your elected officials: https://littlesun.org/changeandengage/#letter 

@IKEA Foundation#climateaction #solar #fridaysforfuture #sharingiscaring #littlesun

10

If you wonder what’s the number one thing you can do for the climate, we have the answer: vote.

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Vote local, vote national, and in every election, vote solar! If we’re going to create a thriving world, we must elect politicians who will prioritize our future, support renewable energy, and stand up for us and our planet. 

This is why in Step 10 of the @Little Sun guide #ReachForTheSun, we urge you: Vote solar! Political will and smart policy are our biggest tools to bring about a solar powered world. Cities like Barcelona, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Malmö are already on their way to being powered by renewables thanks to public interest and forward-thinking leaders: https://littlesun.org/reachforthesun/#step10 

@IKEA Foundation

#solarcommunity #renewables #votesolar #unite #littlesun

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