SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Roberto Medrano, Dmitriy Stepanov, Gilad Parann-Nissany, Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, Sean Houghton

News Feed Item

Energizer Night Race in Chicago Empowers Runners to Make a Positive Impact; Unique Global Race Series to Donate 14 Million Hours of Solar Light in 2014

CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From Peru to the Philippines, Mexico to Montreal, Spain to South Africa, more than 220,000 runners have laced up their running shoes to help make a positive impact through the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World. The power and light company is picking up the pace with the first North American race this year in Chicago. As participants race at night, with the light of an Energizer® headlight to guide them, they unite to raise awareness for the global need for safe, affordable solar light for the 1.3 billion people in the world living without electricity.1 In honor of the 2014 race series, Energizer is pledging to donate an unprecedented 14 million hours of solar light through their work with the international nonprofit One Million Lights.

On Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Lake Shore East Park, runners can participate in a 5K race or a 2.6K kids' fun run. All participants will receive an Energizer® LED headlight to pave the way for the run. There will also be pre- and post-race celebrations with family-friendly activities, concessions and live entertainment. More race-day information, including registration details, is available at www.energizernightrace.com.

"Solar light has the power to make a dramatic impact on the life of a family living without electricity," said Anna Sidana, founder of One Million Lights. "Many rural families spend up to half of their income on kerosene lighting2 that is not only expensive, but harmful to a family's health3 and to the environment4. Solar lights are clean and renewable, and they allow a person to work, study and play longer each day, helping to enhance a family's overall quality of life."

The mission of One Million Lights is to improve the daily lives of children and adults by replacing kerosene lamps with safe, rechargeable solar lights through their international distribution programs. One Million Lights and Energizer work together to distribute the Energizer solar lights to communities in need around the world, including donations in Latin America, the Philippines, Indonesia, Tanzania and Kenya. Since its first year, 26 countries have hosted more than 60 races around the world. The program represents the company's commitment to both performance and responsibility through the Energizer global communication "that's positivenergy" platform.

"The Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World is a great example of our 'that's positivenergy' philosophy," said Brad Harrison, vice president of marketing, Energizer North America. "The runners depend on the high-quality performance of Energizer® headlights to light their path and, through our work with One Million Lights, their footsteps translate into millions of hours of solar light donated to families without electricity around the world."

Harrison continued: "We know the Chicago running community is very passionate and this race is a great opportunity for local runners, and their friends and families, to raise awareness for this important issue."

More information about the 2014 Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World in Chicago can be found at www.energizernightrace.com.

About Energizer
Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer goods company operating globally in the broad categories of personal care and household products. Energizer's Household Products Division offers consumers the broadest range of portable power solutions, anchored by our universally recognized Energizer® and Eveready® brands.

About One Million Lights
One Million Lights is a registered nonprofit with a mission to improve the daily lives of children and adults by providing clean and healthy solar lighting. Its goal is to distribute one million solar lights and replace dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps in communities where people are dependent on nonrenewable and toxic fuels for their lighting needs.

One Million Lights provides clean, safe, affordable solar lighting to rural communities around the world through its international distribution programs, made possible by partnerships and donations. These solar lights enable children to study at night and adults to extend their workday, all while eliminating carbon emissions, improving household health, and greatly increasing income savings. 

For more information on One Million Lights, please visit www.onemillionlights.org, www.facebook.com/onemillionlights and http://twitter.com/millionlights.

1 2011 World Energy Outlook, International Energy Agency
2 United Nations Development Program (UNDP), www.undp.org 
3 Christian Science Monitor, www.csmonitor.com 
4 Alternatives to fuel-based lighting in rural areas: lbl.gov, Evan Mills (2006), http://evanmills.lbl.gov/presentations/fuel_based_lightinggrocc.pdf
Mills (2005), Mills (2010), United States Environmental Protection Agency (2010), Radecksy (2009), www.epa.gov

SOURCE Energizer Holdings, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big D...
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrateg...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from ha...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...