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  Personal Stories from Indonesia: Photo: Sierra Fan Reflections on Indonesia 2015 In January 2015,  Sierra Fan, a One Million Lights volunteer, traveled with One Million Lights and Energizer Indonesia to distribute 7,000 Energizer solar lights in West Java, Indonesia:  This January, I took on the ambitious project of distributing 7000 solar lights in West [Read more…]

Sekai’s Story

Sekai's Story

Indonesia, August 2013 Sekai’s story, by Sierra Fan “What are you drawing?” I ask the little girl sitting next to me, using the bamboo porch as a makeshift table. The OML and Energizer teams sit around in the brisk and humid Indonesian air with a few local families. It is only around 7:30pm, but the [Read more…]

Intuit Diwali Celebration – Wed, Nov 3, 2010

Intuit Diwali Celebration - Wed, Nov 3, 2010

One Million Lights joining Intuit Employees in Celebrating Diwali — Wednesday, November 3 from 2:30-5pm at the Mountain View, CA campus.

Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and is celebrated in India by families placing lights and candles all over their homes. The event will open to all Intuit employees. The café will be decorated with lights and a beautiful design made of colored rice. Music, dancing, food, drinks and sweets for the employees to come and enjoy.

Come say hello!



Solar Lights a Big Hit at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2010 — One Million Lights leverages SPIE conference to illuminate the developing world.

Sponsored by SPIE in the “Photonics for a Better World” pavilion at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2010, the One Million Lights exhibitor booth intrigued attendees and spurred donations. One Million Lights is a Palo Alto, CA based nonprofit with a goal to distribute 1,000,000 environmentally friendly, re-chargeable solar lights to adults and children in off-the-grid, developing regions around the world to replace toxic and expensive kerosene lanterns.



Earth Day at Intuit — One Million Lights celebrated Earth Day with Intuit Employees at the Mountain View and Menlo Park Campuses in 2010

The event was a mixture of community businesses and organizations along with employee booths – there were 20-25 booths this year. The event highlighted social responsibility along with Intuit’s sustainability initiatives.

Employees had tables with topics such as biodiesel cars, line-drying clothes, composting…


Happy Earth Day! — One Million Lights joined Nvidia for an Environmental Awareness Event on Earth Day 2010.

We were thrilled to join a number of local green initiatives and nonprofits at the Nvidia Earth Day Fair in Santa Clara, CA. Many employees purchased solar lights, made donations, and pledged to volunteer, including Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer who purchased 14 solar lights. Thanks for the support, Nvidia!

Here’s a note on Nvidia’s green initiatives from their webiste: At NVIDIA, Visualize Green means…

Whole Foods

Whole Foods

One Million Lights to participate in Whole Foods Market Palo Alto Earth Day 2009 celebration — One Million Lights to promote awareness of innovative solar lights as an alternative to dangerous kerosene lamps.

PALO ALTO, CA – One Million Lights has been selected as one of 25 South Bay organizations to participate in Whole Foods Market’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 25th, at Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto, California. The downtown Palo Alto store is partnering with socially conscious organizations to celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness of social and environmental issues in the local community.