Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – “ILCHDIIN GAL” NGO recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to provide a solution to electricity issues in the rural areas of Mongolia. The plan is to protect the nature, continue the traditional lifestyle, and to ensure that the land is properly looked after.
“The traditional nomadic way of life of Mongols is environmentally friendly. They move around from one area to another ensuring minimal damage and pollution to the land,” the creator explains, “Unfortunately the downside of this lifestyle is no access to permanent electricity due to constant moving around. Solar power has been used in the recent times but it does not generate enough electricity to meet modern day needs.”
The project is being initiated by a group of like-minded volunteers who have come together to protect the environment and the way of life of people in Mongolia. The new electricity source will be used for things like access to television, cell phones, fridge and freezers to store meat and produce in the warm months, and for heat in the cold months.
The way that they intend to do this is by re-using animal dung and manure to produce energy. This method would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the release of harmful compounds in the atmosphere.
The fertilizer produced from the machine can also be used to feed the livestock, since Mongolia is facing shortage in pasture land. This will keep the environment pristine and also maintain the traditional way of herding without damaging the land.
Their hope is that each and every family will have ability generate their own electricity and be self-sufficient.
“We have 10 years of experience in working in the area of environmental protection in the country. The wisdom of nomadic Mongols have always lied on effective consumerism in koi day to day life rather than over consumption which western developed countries are now striving to achieve,” says the team, “Advancing the nomadic way of life, a lifestyle that has least negative impact on the environment, and inheriting it to the next generation is the goal of our many years of hard work.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a handwritten postcard for $25, a felt coaster with original Mongolian patterns for $100, and more! Backers can also pledge $250 for a handcrafted seat cover or $5,000 for a private tour of Mongolia for two.
For more information, please visit the Indiegogo page here or contact the creator below.
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Company Name: “ILCHDIIN GAL” NGO
Contact Person: Erdenesuvd Namjildorj