Bright Ideas for a Resilient World

Date: April 22, 2014

Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Host: Green Light New York

Type: Lecture/Presentation


Join Green Light New York for an Earth Day celebration, exhibition and discussion of low carbon lighting solutions and their ability to empower the underserved and strengthen communities in crisis.


NGOs around the world are embracing access to artificial light as a primary component of healthy and vital communities.  Low- and zero-carbon lighting solutions can be hugely impactful for the more than 1.5 billion people in the world without access to regular electricity and artificial lighting- enabling simple but fundamentally humanizing activities like nighttime reading, and reducing reliance on unhealthy and expensive light sources such as kerosene lamps and wood fires.  Here at home, superstorm Sandy was a potent reminder that our communities are not immune to crisis.  Access to lighting solutions that do not rely on batteries or elaborate and expensive distributed generation systems could dramatically improve the resiliency of our community and provide a massive array of benefits.


What are most effective means of deployment?  Should these solutions be high tech or low tech?  What are the challenges to adoption in the developing word?  Can New Yorkers be encouraged to plan for future blackouts and have these solutions on hand?  The questions and many more will be addressed by our speakers.


This event will include a modest exhibit of a variety of low carbon lighting solutions from organizations working throughout the world.


Speakers: Toby Cumberbatch | Cooper Union Jean-Claude Fouere | Light up the World Jacques-Philippe Piverger | MPOWERD


Moderator: Yetsuh Frank | Green Light New York


Featured Lighting Solutions: Gravity Light Luci Lantern   Nokero Lantern Little Sun SociaLite Schedule:


Registration: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Presentation and Discussion: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Reception: 6:30pm – 7:00pm