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Fast Forward: Behind the scenes with Naod Lemma

At Little Sun, we believe in the power of the arts to raise climate change awareness and help us imagine a more sustainable future in which everyone thrives. This is why we’re delighted to present you Fast Forward, a series of short films created by artists from Ethiopia, Senegal, and the United States and featuring […]

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Fast Forward: Behind the scenes with Ezra Wube

At Little Sun, we believe in the power of the arts to raise climate change awareness and help us imagine a more sustainable future in which everyone thrives. This is why we’re delighted to present you Fast Forward, a series of short films created by artists from Ethiopia, Senegal, and the United States and featuring […]

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The Unbearable Lightness of Empowering

John Heller, CEO at Little Sun I have always been slightly uncomfortable with the term empowerment.  Development organizations always seem to be empowering somebody about something. “We empower women to take control of their lives.” “We empower children to become active learners.”  The sentiment is no doubt noble and good, but I sometimes struggle to figure out how […]

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Reach for the Sun: The art of changing the world with solar

What do you imagine when you hear the phrase solar power? Photovoltaic panels. Power grids. Gigawatts. Distributed systems. Sometimes, industry technicality and jargon can be so overwhelming that it makes solar energy feel impersonal, abstract, and inaccessible. And this often hinders us from seeing the essence of solar for what it truly is — a […]

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Meet the artist: Diana Ejaita

Art and culture hold great potential to move us. A painting can bring us joy, a song can lift us up, a film can connect us to new characters and stories. An encounter with a work of art is a deeply human experience, both personal and universal. At Little Sun, we believe in the power […]

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Little Sun Launches New Creative Digital Campaign for Solar Power

Reach for the Sun: Ten Steps to Creating a Solar-Powered World, is a new creative communications campaign from Little Sun. Illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita and supported by the IKEA Foundation, Reach for the Sun is designed to inspire, inform and activate those concerned by climate change to create a thriving world for all […]

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Powering Women in Rwanda

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the stories of women in Rwanda. Rwanda currently has the world’s highest percentage of female leaders in parliament. Still, young Rwandan women face many challenges when it comes to energy access and education opportunity, and these barriers have increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. A 16-year-old […]

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