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Haitian Sun Ovens
August 7, 2009
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Sun Ovens fight deforestation! Vote now at www.elfuegodelsol.com for our projects and travel with us to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to plant trees, distribute Sun Ovens, and save the planet. Learn about solar cooking in Haiti and solar cooking in the Dominican Republic.
March 2,009. Students and their leader from the University of San Francisco visited the DR and Haiti through the El Fuego del Sol GeoTourism EcoVillage excursion program in cooperation with Global Exchange. We delivered Sun Ovens to the Border with Haiti where they can assist in our fight against deforestation and help create micro-enterprise.
El Fuego del Sol provides cultural programming, voluntourism, and sustainable development excursions to our rural ranch site in the Eastern tourist region and across the island. Interactive historical, ecological, and cultural excursions connect tourists with local Dominicans and the unique qualities of life in the DR.
The Dominican Republic is the business and tourism center of the Caribbean, but international visitors are often unaware of the countrys rich GeoTourism options. The vast majority visit the beach, then go home.
Tours are coordinated from the EFdS facility, across the DR and into Haiti, visiting NGO social action sites in regions with the greatest human need and ecological risk. Trips are customized to connect with the specific interests of each visiting group, from colonial history to adventure tours to bird-watching to philanthropic travel. Our EcoIndustry center manufactures Sun Ovens which cook delicious food by the power of the sun, fighting deforestation and creating Fair-Trade jobs. The Sun Ovens produced are available to buy for Dominicans in need. Our Outdoor Classroom program offers classes in English, Spanish and Ecology. All programs feature the use and demonstration of alternative energies and sustainable technologies.