Greenpop - Solar for Trees is a nonprofit organization conducting research using parabolic solar cookers in Livingstone, Zambia with a women's group called Solar Venture. They intend to encourage solar cooking by slowly breaking down barriers to behavior change and teaching children about solar power. The aim is to encourage local design and innovation around solar cooking.
They began teaching solar cooking in 2012, and have already taught 300 people to solar cook by spring 2013.
Recent news and developments
- December 2013: Greenpop is hosting the third annual Trees for Zambia Festival of Action from June 15th through July 6th, 2014 in Livingstone, Zambia. Thousands of trees will be planted. The three week festival will also be a gathering place for individuals and organizations to provide workshops that help provide solutions to environmental challenges. Greenpop has sponsored solar cooking programs in the past, and would welcome solar cooking workshops at the festival. Festival participation information..
- August 2013: As part of their Trees for Zambia 2013 project, Greenpop constructed 20 solar cookers out of recycled materials with their participating school groups. The goal was not only to build these 20 solar cookers, but to demonstrate that solar cooking is a cheap and effect way to cook. For more information, visit the Trees for Zambia project page.
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