Category Archives: Community project

Solar Cooking Project at the Korando Educational Center

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Leo Tolstoy once said, “Add your light to the sum of light,” and so even darkness is brightened by the countless candle flames of people illuminating their individual corners of the night. So Mama Dolfine, overcame the tragedy of her own personal darknesses to found the Korando Educational Center —a non-formal school and orphanage on the […]

Solar Cooking Pilot Project in Haiti

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  In 2015, together with Solar Electric Light Fund and Solar Household Energy (SHE), we at One Earth Designs started a project in Tilori, Haiti – a small rural community on the Dominican Republic border. The project’s goal was to bring 25 SolSource solar stoves to Tilori and teach residents how to use them to replace […]

Fighting Air Pollution in Rural China

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  In 2007, while studying chemistry at Wellesley College, I traveled to the Himalayan Plateau to study climate change. As usual, however, I decided to add my own little science experiment into the mix. I took air quality monitors with me and literally wore them on my body as I traveled across China. I thought […]

SolSource Solar Cooker Fighting Cookstove Smoke

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While working with Maasai families in Kenya, Niccolo, Madison, and Adam–students from the University of San Diego–realized open fire cooking inside homes was causing high rates of respiratory illnesses among women and children (approximately 25 out of 1,000 children die in Maasai communities before the age of 5 due to cookstove smoke). They wanted to […]