Last Saturday night marked the launch party of local nonprofit Empowered By Light, founded to distribute lighting-based clean technologies to people in developing countries. Blue Practice was fortunate to be involved with the event and the amazing people behind the organization, husband and wife team Marco Krapels and Moira Hanes and BP client Warner Philips. The night was co-hosted by Entourage star Adrian Grenier of SHFT (check out PACT underwear and Lemnis’ Pharox Solar Kit on SHFT.com) , and the star certainly was in good company with the “Who’s Who of the Bay Area Greenies”. Blue Practice friends included Bridgett Luther Chair and CEO of Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Stuart Rudick, Mindful Investors.
Marco Krapels had just come from a flight from Zambia where he was laying the foundation for Empowered by Light’s first project: Solar:Zambia. The project will involve delivering 5,000 Lemnis Lighting produced Pharox Solar Kits- a solar-powered LED light/cell phone charge kit- to rural families who do not have access to electric power. Marco described how the solar-powered LED lights are already making a difference for rural communities in Africa. Instead of spending 20% of their income on toxic kerosene lighting, which causes lung cancer, families are now able to gather around the clean light from the Pharox kits and study and read into the night.
Blue Practice is working to increase awareness about Empowered by Light in the days leading up to the Solar:Zambia mission. To read more, visit the Examiner piece and see a great recap of the night on The Bold Italic.