SOLIGHT Design’s SolarPuff Lights the Way at the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Summit 2015

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During this week’s United Nations’ Sustainable Development Conference, there will be a breathtaking spectacle — 500 youths will march onto the floor, each one holding a blue SolarPuff light in their outstretched hands. This poignant display is meant to express the UN’s initiative to improve the lives of over 1.3 billion people living without electricity.

SolarPuff - Solight Design makes beautifully-architected and sustainable home lighting products that appeal to the design and environmentally conscious consumer while providing lights to those in need

This is the kind of partnership we’ve always dreamed of. We’re so proud to join forces with the UN, especially on a focused long-term program like the Millennium Development Goals.

During this week’s United Nations’ Sustainable Development Conference, there will be a breathtaking spectacle — 500 youths will march onto the floor, each one holding a blue SolarPuff light in their outstretched hands. This poignant display is meant to express the UN’s initiative to improve the lives of over 1.3 billion people living without electricity. In the midst of growing concerns over climate change and global warming, solar lights and renewable energy play key roles in the achievement of the UN’s “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). The purpose of MDGs are to address and alleviate the effects of extreme poverty, and SOLIGHT Design is honored to have been chosen as a symbol of their commitment.

“This is the kind of partnership we’ve always dreamed of,” explains SOLIGHT Design’s founder and designer Alice Min Soo Chun, “we’re so proud to join forces with the UN, especially on a focused long-term program like the Millennium Development Goals. Each one of their goals—from addressing widespread hunger and a lack of shelter to energy poverty and sustainability—is so critically important, and impossible to solve without a consistent and reliable source of light … which the SolarPuff provides.”

The opening ceremony marks a milestone success for SOLIGHT Design, as the company’s products faced stiff competition in testing. Ultimately, it was decided that SOLIGHT Design’s SolarPuff is more eco-friendly, more practical due to its flat-pack design, more effective due to its 90-lumen output, and even more sanitary (due to its pop-open technology).

A Chance to Change the World
With over 150 world leaders expected to attend, the Conference is billed by the UN as the potential “launch pad for action by the international community … to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.”

And it couldn’t have come at a better time—with some 18% of the world’s population now living without electric light … effectively living half their lives in the dark and the issue of climate change becoming more and more real.

While this simple fact leads to a range of complicated problems—from increased crime and lack of proper study conditions to full-scale deforestation and overuse of toxic kerosene—SOLIGHT Design sees the conference as an opportunity to kick start a massive change with their small company … much the same as their small light can banish a room full of darkness.

About SOLIGHT Design
SOLIGHT Design is a New York-based company that crafts beautifully-architected and sustainable home lighting products that appeal to eco-friendly and design-conscious consumers while offering much-needed light to those in need. Founded by Alice Min Soo Chun, SOLIGHT Design is widely known for its groundbreaking outreach efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, and for the early success of its SolarPuff portable lantern. Backed by a brain trust of successful entrepreneurs & advisors, SOLIGHT Design offers both the SolarPuff and Helix products and is dedicated to delivering innovative, 21st Century solutions for the world’s renewable lighting needs.

For more information please contact:
SOLIGHT Design
2 Peter Cooper Road 6h
New York, NY 10010
info(at)solight-design(dot)com
http://www.solight-design.com

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