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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@solarcooking.org.

Online

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 (Webinar): Do you want to learn about enabling and limiting factors that have been found to influence large scale uptake of clean cookstoves and fuels? If so, register today for the Winrock and U.S. EPA-organized webinar “Key Factors Influencing Adoption” from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Dr. Elisa Puzzolo from the World Health Organization and Dr. Debbi Stanistreet from The University of Liverpool will present findings from the recently released systematic review “Factors influencing the large-scale update by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies.” Information and registration links...
  • Renewable Energy for the Developing World is a class offered online by Solar Energy International. The six week course will explore different applications for renewable energy technologies in developing countries. Participants will learn how to successfully accomplish sustainable development projects with renewable energy. Case studies will be presented on solar cooking, rural household electrification, appropriate building technologies, rural health care and micro-enterprises utilizing renewable energy. Start dates include November 4th, 2013, and April 21st, and November 10th, 2014. More information.

Colombia

Ecuador

  • Classes throughout the year (Quito) The Ecuadorian Research and Training Institute (IECAIM), under the direction of Fabiola Cuvi, has scheduled six workshops on solar cooking for 2013, one every two months. These classes are open to the public, and participants of all ages are encouraged to attend. Their objective is to train 180 people this year. For more information contact Fabiola Cuvi.

USA

Arizona

  • Saturday, April 26th, 2014: (Tucson) Join Citizens for Solar to 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 at Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road, near Mile Post 81. Oven set-up will begin at 9:30am, and the event opens to the public at 10am. The potluck will begin at 5:30pm. The cost of the Solar Potluck is free; $7/car to get into the Park. The event is co-sponsored by Catalina State Park and Arizona State Parks. For inquiries, email Bruce Joseph at chair@citizensforsolar.org

California

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014: (Glendale) Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will host the Solar Discovery Faire from 10am - 2pm. This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by the nonprofit Rahus Institute, demonstrations will include solar cooking, solar etching, solar whirligigs, medallions and much more. The Rahus Institute seeks to provide clean-energy solutions for a sustainable world. More information...
  • July 17-18, 2014: (Sacramento) The SCInet Solar Cooking Convention 2014, sponsored by Solar Cookers International with support from Agua Fund, Inc., is encouraging solar cooking project directors, promoters, designers, researchers, and manufacturers with experience in the transfer of solar cooking technologies to gather in Sacramento, California, USA for an exchange of information convention. The format will include presentations, panel discussions, working groups, and public demonstration of solar cookers. It will be held at the California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street. The Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival will follow on Saturday. Details and Event registration information...
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014: (Sacramento): The Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival, sponsored by Solar Cookers International, is open to the public at no charge. Local solar cooks are encouraged to participate. It will take place from 10am - 3 pm. at Land Park, the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. Event registration information...

Utah

Virginia

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014: (Arlington) Is the day the National Guard Bureau Headquarters will be holding its annual Earth Day / Take Your Child to Work Day celebration. This year they are highlighting sustainability technologies that are applicable to their domestic response mission. Afzal Syed, a volunteer with Solar Cookers International, will be demonstrating solar cooking as appropriate emergency technology. More information...

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