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This page lists events related to solar cooking throughout the world. To add to this page, click the "Edit" button above or email event information to paul@solarcookers.org.

Webcasts

  • November 29, 2012: The Environmental Protection Agency will be sponsoring a webinar on Retained Heat Cooking at 15:00 – 16:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Vincent Okello from Practical Action East Africa along with Miguel Granados and Malcolm Gribble from HELPS International (Guatemala) will share their case studies, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned in retained heat cooker design, commercialization, and community engagement in both rural and urban areas. Registration is required. Register for the webinar...

Cambodia

  • March 18-22, 2013: (Phnom Penh) The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is sponsoring the Clean Cooking Forum 2013, to be held in Cambodia next spring. As with the five Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forums, this will be an excellent opportunity for the household energy community to come together and share what is working around the world, what is causing it to work, and what we can do more of, better, or differently. This will an important event for solar cooking promoters to attend, share information, and show unity in a common mission. Registration information...

Canada

  • 2012 (Nationwide) Teachers, it’s time to register for re-energy.ca’s 2011/12 Solar Oven Challenge. Students build, test, and bake with solar ovens using the construction plans provided at re-energy.ca, or using plans of their own design. You submit photos and descriptions of their creations, and in June, prizes are awarded to the class or group with the best submissions. Open to all Canadians, participants have ranged from grades 3 to 12, and from science classes to environmental clubs. To see past winners and submissions and to learn more about GreenLearning’s Solar Oven Challenge, visit the re-energy.ca website. If you’re not in Canada, the activity itself is still interesting and can be used – it’s only the contest that is restricted. Submission deadline with projects has been extended to June 8th, 2012. Classes and other groups participating in our annual Solar Oven Challenge can collaborate with one another at COOL 2.0. On the COOL 2.0 website, teachers can do it all: find the solar oven resources, pose questions to one another, discuss their class projects, and share project stories and photos. Solar Challenge registration information

India

  • January 18-20, 2013: (Mumbai) The GreenKarbon 2013 festival, sponsored by Deutsche Bank India and Sanctuary Asia, will take place at Bhavan's College. While this is a general green energy event, solar cooking will be supported by Deepak Gadhia and the M.S.A. team. More information...

USA

Arizona

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014: (Tucson) Equinox Solar Potluck and Exhibition - Join Citizens for Solar for our first-ever Equinox Solar Potluck, and experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Solar Guild and Valley of the Moon. More information...

California

  • Thursday, September 4, 6:30pm: (Davis) The Davis Permaculture Guild will be hosting a "Joy of Solar Cooking" workshop. Ray Daystar will lead the workshop and discuss the basics of solar cooking and the environmental and health benefits of eating solar cooked meals. The event is free and open to the public. More info...
  • Saturday, September 13, 10:30 – 12:30: (Palo Alto) Cooking Your Food with the Sun - When you cook with the sun, you save money! Your food tastes better! You reduce your carbon footprint! You can make a simple solar cooker with a cardboard box, aluminum foil and a piece of glass. Or you can buy a solar oven, at Common Ground, that will get as hot as your gas or electric oven. Several different versions of solar cookers will be shown, and we will discuss how to use them. Register here...

Utah

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