Each light produced in the 2012 LunaLight project is donated to a village in rural Kenya, where they help families to make more income, children to study at night, and brighten the futures of people in need.
Your donation to this project provides materials & funds for an engineering student to build one rechargeable, solar-powered LunaLight in the Cal Poly laboratories. The students learn to build and engineer a real product, and also learn the meaning of giving back.
One Million Lights in the Harvard Science Review — Lighting the Way by Julia Ransohoff. Julia along with her sister, Katie, and brother, Sam, has started Running for a Reason, a club that combines non-competitive running and charity giving.
The Running for a Reason crew will be collaborating with One Million Lights on a book drive and solar light program in the developing world. We hope to raise funds to make books and solar lights available through mobile libraries that are based near schools and healthcare centers. We’ll keep you posted on how to get involved!
Clean, Safe Light Changes Lives — Hendrix Students Deliver Solar Powered Lights to Peruvians Living without Electricity. Matt Youngblood, Harmony Hudson, and Katie Jones, all 2010 Hendrix College graduates participating in a service learning program supported by the Hendrix Odyssey Project, went to a collection of small villages near Cuzco, Peru called Parque De Las Papas to deliver 100 solar powered lights. These lights were provided by One Million Lights, a CA based nonprofit whose mission is to improve the daily lives of children and adults in rural parts of the world by providing clean, safe light. When families receive a solar light it replaces their kerosene lamp, making their home cleaner and safer. These lights make study and work easier, eliminate…
Rivals for Light Campaign — Berkeley beat Stanford in the Winter 2010 Challenge between these old opponents
Cal – 31, Stanford – 5… No, this isn’t the score from the Big Game – it’s the score in the newest competition between the two mortal enemies: Rivals for Lights.
Lately, posters and emails announcing this competition have been up around the two campuses. A relatively new organization, One Million Lights has the goal to distribute one million solar powered LED
Business Student Mentoring Program Lights the Way for Social Entrepreneurs in the Making — Students at UNC and Duke Business Schools shadowed Anna Sidana, One Million Lights founder and CEO, in order to learn from a social entrepreneur in action.
Through spending some time with One Million Lights founder, students Anne Stoehr, Stephanie Poole, Nadia Berrio, Melissa Furlong, Abigail Sylvester, and Danphuong Ton were able to put together a social entrepreneur profile of Anna Sidana. The interactions inspired the student group to raise funds for 100 solar lights and distribute them in India over the summer of 2010.
One Million Lights Welcomes Anand Hariharan, Manager at Cisco Systems to its Board — Initially Connected Through Wharton Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, Hariharan to Take on Larger Role with Solar Focused Non Profit
Palo Alto, CA, July 27, 2009–One Million Lights announces that Anand Hariharan, Manager at Cisco Systems, San Jose has joined its board. Hariharan and the solar energy focused One Million Lights were matched through the Wharton Nonprofit Board Leadership Program (NPBLP) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s executive MBA program in San Francisco.