Shine On Students

A campaign for climate action and environmental justice made for student organizations. 

Program Overview
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Shine On Students (S.O.S)

A Student Campaign for Global Climate Action

Providing student groups with all the tools and resources necessary to take action against Climate Change and Global Poverty.

Shine On Students will...

Learn about how solar lights brighten lives and reduce pollution

Receive solar fundraising training and resources

Access slideshows, buttons, stickers and other fun resources to raise awereness

Join an organization aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement and the U.N. climate goals

Connect with research and volunteer opportunities


As a proud Civil Service Signatory of the Paris Climate Accord and a grassroots nonprofit committed to fighting Climate Change, Let There Be Light International is uniquely positioned to leverage the passion and energy of your campus! Join the S.O.S Campaign for Climate Action and create meaningful change today! We’ve impacted 500,000 lives and we invite students to help us light 1 Million lives!


Solar lights are changing lives and you can too. Students can now join Let There Be Light International as we donate solar lights to vulnerable students in off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Students living in energy poverty often struggle to study without safe lights. Many students have experienced burns or house fires and even have had their books go up in flames when using kerosene lamps for light at home. That’s why S.O.S focuses on students and the power we have to change the world when we Shine On together.

If you are a representative of a student organization, you can fill out the form below to express your interest in joining S.O.S. The S.O.S team will get back to you within 24 hours!

Once we join, what’s expected of our group?

There are no set expectations of S.O.S participants. We only ask that you have a genuine passion to be involved in climate action and making a difference. You can do this in numerous ways such as raising awareness online, tabling on your campus, hosting an event, raising funds for solar programming in Africa, and many other ways!

How much does participation in the program cost?

Nothing! Being an active member of S.O.S is always free.

How much money should we be raising and how?

There is no minimum or maximum limit. You can aim to raise any quantity in any amount of time you wish. We’ll provide you with dates & events for which you can aim to raise a certain amount of money. Fundraising is only one of many ways in which you can support global climate action.

You can take donations digitally through an online campaign. Or, you can take donations in-person by tabling or hosting an event on your campus by taking cash or checks.

Start your own S.O.S campaign

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S.O.S. is a call to climate action!

Leadership development

Sharpen your leadership skills by taking action today to help fight climate change and environmental injustice.

S.O.S. is a growing global movement!

Networking opportunities

Join a group of climate leaders and have the opportunity to share stories and impact lives together.

S.O.S. is a platform for activism!


Receive recognition for your organizations actions and awards based fundraising goals. View recognition opportunities.

Fill out the form below to join Shine On Students!

We can’t wait to work with you to raise awareness and fight climate injustice!

Contact us at [email protected] or by submitting the form below:

Solar lights change lives and you can, too!