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Zero-Emission Cooking With SolSource at Mother Earth News Fair 2017

Awareness project
Get Up Close & Personal With SolSource at Mother Earth News Fair in North Carolina This weekend, One Earth Designs will join people looking to enhance their sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle at Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, North Carolina. SolSource has been featured on the popular cooking show Top Chef, and is used by families wanting to take the first steps in reducing their environmental impact. At Mother Earth News Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to see solar cooking in action, learn about how it works, and what it can be used for. Bob and Betsy Bradshaw will provide live demonstrations of  theSolSourcesolar cooker. For a sneak peak on what you might experience this weekend, watch Bob Bradshaw cooking breakfast with SolSource at Earth Day Texas last year: We want…
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Pollution and Clean Stove

Pollution and Clean Stove

Awareness project, Clean stove project, Education project
Smoke from Cooking: A Global Health Threat Imagine coming home to a house filled with so much smoke that you can barely see across the room. This is the reality for 2.8 billion people around the world who rely on polluting fuels to meet their basic energy needs (WHO IRIS). This is Lhamotso. Every time Lhamotso cooks a meal, she puts her family at risk of death and disease. Indeed, in 2012 the World Health Organization identified household air pollution from cooking fires as one of the biggest global health threats, causing 4.3 million premature deaths per year (WHO 2012). See map.  Which cooking fuels are polluting and which are clean?   The most polluting fuels are solid fuels like: coal, wood, charcoal, dung, and crop residues (key pollutants include:…
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Zero-Emission Cooking This Earth Day

Zero-Emission Cooking This Earth Day

Awareness project, Education project
Test the SolSource Solar Cooker at Earth Day Texas 2017 This weekend, One Earth Designs will join thousands of other environmentally-minded people at the world’s largest Earth Day celebration in Dallas, Texas. SolSource has been featured on the popular cooking show Top Chef, and is used by families wanting to take the first steps in reducing their environmental impact. At Earth Day Texas, attendees will have the opportunity to see solar cooking in action, learn about how it works, and what it can be used for.     For a sneak peak on what you might experience this weekend, watch Bob Bradshaw cooking breakfast with SolSource at Earth Day Texas last year:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5jfQAvh2Hg   Why Earth Day Matters   Though Earth Day only comes around once each year, One Earth Designs is…
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Solar Oven Or Solar Cooker?

Solar Oven Or Solar Cooker?

Awareness project, Education project
Solar Oven Or Solar Cooker? When someone mentions solar cooker or solar cookers, the image that often comes to mind is a box with a glass top and reflectors standing up around the lid. You might have baked chocolate chip cookies in one like that during summer camp. Maybe you even helped construct it using cardboard and aluminum foil. But such a solar oven is just one kind of solar cooking technology. There are different solar ovens and solar cookers: each with its strengths, each with its uses. It turns out that human ingenuity has devised a myriad of designs for cooking with the sun. Here we present two main categories: solar ovens and parabolic solar cookers. Both concepts are based on the same cool idea: to concentrate sunlight onto cookware, produce…
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Solar Cooking on Summer Camp in Tokyo

Solar Cooking on Summer Camp in Tokyo

Education project
"Here Comes the Sun" summer camp Robin Kwasnica lives in Tokyo as a teacher, and has been fascinated by the concept of solar cooking for many years. Last summer, his school LEXIS in the Japanese metropolis Tokyo arranged a summer camp with the theme “Here comes the sun”. Topics included the solar system, sun worship in history and solar cooking. Kwasnica had wanted to show the children solar cooking in action, but it was hard to figure out how. “I had been looking into parabolic solar cookers for some time, but most of the options on the market were either too flimsy, too heavy, or too awkward to use easily. Once I found the SolSource from One Earth Designs, I couldn’t help but buy one. Weight, strength, and ease of…
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