Light Warriors

June 4, 2019, St Thomas       This tall, extremely thin young man, had a spring to his step as he walked toward me. I recognized him from his talk in a panel discussion the morning I met him...
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I saw an article a while back in National Geographic photos showing how solar lights are helping marginalized communities in Africa and India, the photos were beautiful and told a compelling story of the life of the people working and living in regions where they make a few dollars a day, but using solar lights to survive and perhaps even thrive.  I reached out to the photographer, Ruben Salgado, and to my surprise he replied. Ruben was in Columbia on another shoot and I asked him if he would shoot some solar portraits of how our Solights were helping the immigrants leaving Venezuela after the government Blackouts there. Here is one story of a woman who opened her house to 50-60 women and children every night, families who were walking for miles a day to reach freedom and opportunities for surviving the inhuman conditions of their homeland. Martha is a light warrior, by fighting with her mind and heart, for strangers in the dark. We were fortunate to be able to help her through Operation Blessing and the lens of Ruben the passionate photographer of Solar Portraits.
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September is National Preparedness month. The theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This month more than ever, it is important that we all take the time to go over our emergency plans and replenish our disaster kits. Officials across...
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In honor of National Preparedness Month, we are introducing a new section to the Solight Design Journal: Preparedness Pointers! Disaster mitigation and relief is a key part of what we do; our lanterns are engineered for extreme weather, we were...
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This week, we are introducing a new section to the Solight Design Journal, Solar Warriors. Humanitarian work is a huge part of our mission; in fact, Solight Design was originally founded as a non-profit organization. So far, we have been...
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Here at Solight Design, we are passionate about what we do. Be it the products we invent, or the daily lifestyle choices we make, our commitment to sustainability, humanitarian work and design is at the core of everything we do....
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With summer almost over, it's time to begin planning for the fall months ahead. We've had so much fun with our #sustainablesummer campaign, but we want eco-friendly practices to be in place year round! Sustainable living is a lifestyle that...
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From "Ground Rules in Humanitarian Design," a book written by Solight Design's CEO and co-founder Alice Min Soo Chun, and Irene E. Brisson: Particularly in the context of humanitarian architecture, we are in pursuit of radically ecological and natural methods...
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Summertime means getting outdoors and reconnecting with nature, and one of the best ways of doing this is the tried and true favorite: picnics. They are the perfect afternoon excursion and a great activity for families and friends! However, sometimes...
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This week at Solight Design we are focusing on the impact that our traditional indoor and outdoor lights can have on the environment. Residential outdoor lighting is one of the highest producers of carbon dioxide emissions with over 15 million...
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It starts with a single straw. This month, as part of our Sustainable Summer, the team at Solight Design will be participating in #StrawlessSummer and encouraging everyone to do the same! Since our founding, Solight has been committed to sustainability...
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Join us this summer as we share ideas, information, tips, and articles to help our staff, friends and followers be a part of the global movement to save our planet. Solight Design was created with sustainability at the forefront of...
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