Additional Supplies to Add for Emergency Preparation

Water, non-perishable food and first aid kits are essential, but there are additional supplies to add for emergency preparation. As Hurricane Florence pounded North Carolina in September, residents scrambled to evacuate or hunker down until the waters recede, winds subside and the coast was clear. Ahead of the disaster, local stores were inundated by people[…]

Portable Lights: Sustainability from the Sun

A growing scarcity of natural resources is prompting social enterprises, environmentally conscious consumers and humanitarians to ask how they can help reduce the effects of environmental degradation by tapping into the sustainability of the sun. Purchasing eco-friendly products for your emergency preparedness initiatives, disaster relief programs or global development project is a great start. Promoting[…]

What to Expect for the 2018 Hurricane Season

Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st, 2018. So far, it’s been relatively quiet in terms of adverse weather activity. Experts say this could be attributed to the cooler ocean temperatures this season and El Nino’s weather pattern this year. But we’re not out of the woods yet and analysts are keeping a close[…]

Podcast: After the Sun Goes Down with MPOWERD

In this week’s episode of 22 Lightbulbs, I talk to John Salzinger, cofounder and chief business development officer of MPOWERD.  A native New Yorker and born entrepreneur, John co-founded MPOWERD with the idea that innovative companies have a responsibility to lead – not only in the marketplace, but as a real force for good. He[…]

Podcast: Hope, Light and Water for Puerto Rico

In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, we talk with World Hope President and CEO, John Lyon esq. World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice. It works in 15 of the poorest countries in the world, helping all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or[…]

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Podcast: Solar Lending Libraries in Africa

Megan Birney is the President of Unite to Light, which aims to bring light to those in poverty. Megan is an expert in renewable energy policy and finance. Throughout her career she has focused on increasing access to renewable energy.  In this episode, we’ll talk about how solar lending libraries dramatically improves education in Africa[…]