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[[File:SunFire_Stove_Project,_11-5-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Crosby Menzies]] of [[SunFire Solutions]], attends a solar cooking demonstration as part of the [http://beyond-carbon.com/projects/africa-2/sunfire-stoves SunFire Stoves Project] in South Africa.]]
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*'''November 2013: SunFire Solutions partners with Beyond Carbon to promote local solar cooking businesses.''' - [[SunFire Solutions]] and Beyond Carbon recognize that long-term solutions need to include local business communities with shared sustainability objectives. Their current [http://beyond-carbon.com/projects/africa-2/sunfire-stoves SunFire Stoves Project] joint venture is based in [[South Africa]]. The project's goal is to protect the area around Kruger National Park from deforestation through the implementation of solar cookers. 300 [[parabolic solar cooker]]s were initially purchased for the project, and 213 have already gone into households as of this fall. With access to the solar cookers, over ten new locally owned enterprises have been created.
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*'''January 2013:''' SunFire Solutions receives media attention for their work - Visit these links to learn more about SunFire Solution's latest projects. [http://www.energynow.com/video/2012/01/07/solar-ovens-south-africa Solar Ovens South Africa] [http://mg.co.za/multimedia/2012-04-25-cooking-with-the-sun Cooking With the Sun] [http://www.voanews.com/content/south-african-firm-aims-to-supply-millions-with-solar-cookers/1495436.html. South African firm aims to supply millions with solar cookers] In June, SunFire Solutions visited [[Ghana]] to look at spreading Solar Cooker Technologies further north, sure to be the first of many visits to West Africa. Recently they have started receiving particularly strong interest from [[Zimbabwe]] - their deteriorating political situation leads to a deteriorating environmental situation. Read more of their update at [[Media:South_Africa_sunfire_crosby.pdf|SunFire Solutions Fall 2012]]
 
*'''January 2013:''' SunFire Solutions receives media attention for their work - Visit these links to learn more about SunFire Solution's latest projects. [http://www.energynow.com/video/2012/01/07/solar-ovens-south-africa Solar Ovens South Africa] [http://mg.co.za/multimedia/2012-04-25-cooking-with-the-sun Cooking With the Sun] [http://www.voanews.com/content/south-african-firm-aims-to-supply-millions-with-solar-cookers/1495436.html. South African firm aims to supply millions with solar cookers] In June, SunFire Solutions visited [[Ghana]] to look at spreading Solar Cooker Technologies further north, sure to be the first of many visits to West Africa. Recently they have started receiving particularly strong interest from [[Zimbabwe]] - their deteriorating political situation leads to a deteriorating environmental situation. Read more of their update at [[Media:South_Africa_sunfire_crosby.pdf|SunFire Solutions Fall 2012]]
   

Revision as of 19:29, November 5, 2013

Crosby Menzies 2013

Crosby Menzies is the director of SunFire Solutions and Solar Cookers for Africa in South Africa.

News and recent developments

SunFire Stove Project, 11-5-13

Crosby Menzies of SunFire Solutions, attends a solar cooking demonstration as part of the SunFire Stoves Project in South Africa.

  • November 2013: SunFire Solutions partners with Beyond Carbon to promote local solar cooking businesses. - SunFire Solutions and Beyond Carbon recognize that long-term solutions need to include local business communities with shared sustainability objectives. Their current SunFire Stoves Project joint venture is based in South Africa. The project's goal is to protect the area around Kruger National Park from deforestation through the implementation of solar cookers. 300 parabolic solar cookers were initially purchased for the project, and 213 have already gone into households as of this fall. With access to the solar cookers, over ten new locally owned enterprises have been created.
  • July 2010: Solar Cookers for Africa: Solar Caravan 2010 - SunFire is a NGO in South Africa that has partnered with Solar Cookers for Africa to create the Caravan as a way to reach the portions of the population that live in areas typically difficult to reach. Led by Crosby Menzies, it will be a convoy of knowledge, experience, and partnerships in the area of sustainable household and community technologies and practices. The Caravan will start in Mozambique, to eventually cover most of Southern Africa. Far from relying in the knowledge and resources of a few, the Caravan will link experts, product suppliers, communities and funders. Starting in August 2010, a core team of 4 people from 3 countries will start traveling from Johannesburg, South Africa, towards Beira, Mozambique. In each community the Caravan visits, its members will be presented with a flexible curriculum of applied introductory workshops and demonstrations about the core topics and technologies. One fixed workshop module concerns clean energy; another food security, waste management and nutrition. To learn more, see how your experience may be of value, and offer to financial support see: Solar Cookers for Africa: Solar Caravan 2010
  • May 2009: The Solar Health and Education Project (SHEP) funded a very successful workshop run by Manda Chisanga and Crosby Menzies in Mfuwe, Zambia in June 2009. Read project report.

Audio and video

  • June 2013:
    Sun Chef Solar Stoves Transform Southern Africa05:34

    Sun Chef Solar Stoves Transform Southern Africa

Free solar cooking in South Africa02:06

Free solar cooking in South Africa

Crosby Menzies explains the recent activities of Solar Cookers for Africa.

Witness - Manda's Prize - 26 Sep 08 - Part 111:40

Witness - Manda's Prize - 26 Sep 08 - Part 1

September 2008: Manda's Prize (Part 1): Video showing Crosby Menzies's solar cooking work work with Manda Chisanga, a Safari guide in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park
Witness - Manda's Prize - 26 Sep 08 - Part 211:07

Witness - Manda's Prize - 26 Sep 08 - Part 2

September 2008: Manda's Prize (Part 2)

Articles in the media

See also

Contact

SunFire Solutions
18 Vardon Rd., Greenside
Johannesburg 2193
South Africa

Tel: +27 82 954 0144 or +27 (0) 11 624 2432

Email: sunfire@sunfire.co.za
Web: http://www.sunfire.co.za

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