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Kyoto Protocol - Al Gore, but what can YOU do for the world?
March 12, 2008
This simple solar oven made me a delicious chicken pot roast dinner, all while I was at work!
Solar ovens are easy to make and use, and are not only good for the environment but in Africa and other parts of the world, they are literally saving and CHANGING people's LIVES!
Address fuelwood scarcities:
- Solar cooking one meal a day, three times a week has been proven to reduce fuelwood consumption and related smoke by one third.
- Solar ovens save more than four times its value in fuelwood each year.
- With careful use and storage, a solar oven can be used for two years, reducing fuelwood consumption by TWO TONNES.
- Solar ovens can pasteurize household drinking water, MAKE WATER SAFE TO DRINK.
- The solar cooking process is smokeless, REDUCING respiratory DISEASES and eye irritation
- Solar cooked foods retain vitamins, nutrients and their natural flavors; there is no smoky taste; the foods cook slowly in their own juices.
- Nutritious, slow-cooking traditional foods (beans, root crops, and some grains) are restored to the family diet.
- Clean up is easy as the food never burns or sticks to the cooking pot.
- Money saved on cooking fuel purchases is used to for many essentials, such as extra food, school supplies, and medical care.
- Without having to gather wood or dung, breathe smoke, and tend a fire
-- all associated with traditional cooking
-- solar cooking is easy and safe for people with AIDS and other illnesses, the elderly, disabled and young orphans.
Enhancing household and women's economic status:
- Solar ovens represent a new opportunity for women to capitalize on an underserved market and better meet their own cooking energy needs
- Solar cooking saves time as there is less need to tend a fire or collect firewood. A person can cook while at work, at the market, or tending crops.
- Young girls can attend school instead of searching for fuelwood.
- Solar energy is free and abundant in many areas of Kenya, providing a safe, clean, healthy supplement to traditional fuels.