Wikia

Solar Cookers World Network

Changes: Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center

Edit

Back to page

m (Visit the Center)
(Adding categories)
 
(12 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[File:Kerr-Cole_house.jpg|left]]
+
{{GoogleTranslateLinks}}
The '''Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center''' was created by [[Barbara Kerr]] and [[Sherry Cole]]. The Center envisions a future where humans live sustainably and in harmony with the natural world in a fashion that fosters social and economic justice. We believe the path to a meaningful and enriching life can and should be built on processes that will secure the foundations of our civilizations in the millennia to come.
+
{{Updated|6|2|14}}
Our mission is to educate individuals and families to integrate sustainable living methods into their lives. Our focus is on: solar cooking and food drying; renewable energy; organic gardening; and other technologies and practices relating to the home environment. The center is committed to on-going research, development and testing of these methods, and to the sharing of this knowledge locally and globally. We demonstrate that living responsibly goes hand-in-hand with a physically and spiritually fulfilling lifestyle.
+
  +
[[File:Kerr-Cole_house.jpg|right]]
  +
The '''Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center''' was created by the late [[Barbara Kerr]] and the late [[Sherry Cole]]. The Center envisions a future where humans live sustainably and in harmony with the natural world in a fashion that fosters social and economic justice. We believe the path to a meaningful and enriching life can and should be built on processes that will secure the foundations of our civilizations in the millennia to come.
  +
Our mission is to educate individuals and families to integrate sustainable living methods into their lives. Our focus is on: solar cooking and food drying; renewable energy; organic gardening; and other technologies and practices relating to the home environment. The center is committed to on-going research, development and testing of these methods, and to the sharing of this knowledge locally and globally. We demonstrate that living responsibly goes hand-in-hand with a physically and spiritually fulfilling lifestyle. [http://www.solarcooking.org/bkerr/Informational%20Brochure%20Rev1.9,%20SLC%20003.9,%20Oct%202013.pdf]
   
 
==Visit the Center==
 
==Visit the Center==
Visitors are welcome by appointment. Call 928-536-2269 or email [mailto:kerrcole@frontiernet.net kerrcole@frontiernet.net]
+
Visitors are welcome by appointment. Call 928-536-2269 or email [mailto:kerrcole@frontiernet.net kerrcole@frontiernet.net]
   
 
===Group Tours, Seminars and Private Tutorials===
 
===Group Tours, Seminars and Private Tutorials===
 
You can have a general tour of the Sustainable Home, or we can focus on a particular interest. 1 to 6 persons, 2-hour session; $5 per person. School field trips can be negotiated.
 
You can have a general tour of the Sustainable Home, or we can focus on a particular interest. 1 to 6 persons, 2-hour session; $5 per person. School field trips can be negotiated.
  +
 
===Guest Accommodations===
 
===Guest Accommodations===
 
Overnight stays are possibile: guests provide their own food, vehicle, tent, sleeping bag, personal equipment, etc. A motel is three miles away. Meals are often shared and evenings spent together. In the past the on-site living spaces were available for longer term residency and internships, but the availability of these options can no longer be guaranteed.
 
Overnight stays are possibile: guests provide their own food, vehicle, tent, sleeping bag, personal equipment, etc. A motel is three miles away. Meals are often shared and evenings spent together. In the past the on-site living spaces were available for longer term residency and internships, but the availability of these options can no longer be guaranteed.
Line 13: Line 14:
   
 
You can rent a car in Phoenix or take the White Mountain Bus Line to Show Low. By prior arrangement, we will pick up and return to Show Low.
 
You can rent a car in Phoenix or take the White Mountain Bus Line to Show Low. By prior arrangement, we will pick up and return to Show Low.
  +
  +
==History of the 7-Panel Backpacker solar cooker==
  +
[[Barbara Kerr]] designed the 7-Panel Backpacker solar cooker, which is based on the [[ROB]] (Reflective Open Box Cooker), in response to a request from a hiker needing a readily transportable solar cooker. This cooker is the direct ancestor of the [[CooKit]], which was engineered by [[Solar Cookers International]] for mass production. To convince the SCI Board that perhaps this was a better third-world choice than her cardboard box cooker that SCI was promoting at the time, Barbara simply sent a Backpacker to each SCI Board member as a Christmas present (without comment). Initially the SCI folk thought it would be ineffective, until some of them actually tried it. The rest is history.
  +
  +
Below are the original construction plans for the 7-Panel Backpacker solar cooker.
  +
<gallery orientation="portrait" widths="250">
  +
7 Back Pg-1. 2_300.jpeg
  +
7 Back Pg. 2_300.jpeg
  +
7 Back Pg. 3_300.jpeg
  +
7 Back Pg. 4_300.jpeg
  +
7 Back Pg. 5_300.jpeg
  +
7 Back Pg. 6_300.jpeg
  +
7 Back Pg. 7_300.jpeg
  +
</gallery>
  +
  +
==Articles in the media==
  +
*'''June 2014:''' [http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/2014/06/02/barbara-kerr-arizona-icon/9187597/ Solar-cooking pioneer prized sustainability] - ''azcentral''
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
Line 25: Line 43:
 
Tel. +1 (928) 536 2269
 
Tel. +1 (928) 536 2269
   
Email: [mailto:kerrcole@frontiernet.net kerrcole@frontiernet.net]
+
Email: [mailto:kerrcole@frontiernet.net kerrcole@frontiernet.net]<br>
 
 
Web: http://www.solarcooking.org/bkerr/
 
Web: http://www.solarcooking.org/bkerr/
 
[[Category:NGOs]]
 
[[Category:NGOs]]
Line 31: Line 49:
 
[[Category:USA]]
 
[[Category:USA]]
 
[[Category:Solar Cookers International Network members]]
 
[[Category:Solar Cookers International Network members]]
  +
[[Category:Verified active 2014]]

Latest revision as of 12:13, November 8, 2014

Last updated: 2 June 2014      
Kerr-Cole house

The Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center was created by the late Barbara Kerr and the late Sherry Cole. The Center envisions a future where humans live sustainably and in harmony with the natural world in a fashion that fosters social and economic justice. We believe the path to a meaningful and enriching life can and should be built on processes that will secure the foundations of our civilizations in the millennia to come. Our mission is to educate individuals and families to integrate sustainable living methods into their lives. Our focus is on: solar cooking and food drying; renewable energy; organic gardening; and other technologies and practices relating to the home environment. The center is committed to on-going research, development and testing of these methods, and to the sharing of this knowledge locally and globally. We demonstrate that living responsibly goes hand-in-hand with a physically and spiritually fulfilling lifestyle. [1]

Visit the CenterEdit

Visitors are welcome by appointment. Call 928-536-2269 or email kerrcole@frontiernet.net

Group Tours, Seminars and Private TutorialsEdit

You can have a general tour of the Sustainable Home, or we can focus on a particular interest. 1 to 6 persons, 2-hour session; $5 per person. School field trips can be negotiated.

Guest AccommodationsEdit

Overnight stays are possibile: guests provide their own food, vehicle, tent, sleeping bag, personal equipment, etc. A motel is three miles away. Meals are often shared and evenings spent together. In the past the on-site living spaces were available for longer term residency and internships, but the availability of these options can no longer be guaranteed.

TransportationEdit

You can rent a car in Phoenix or take the White Mountain Bus Line to Show Low. By prior arrangement, we will pick up and return to Show Low.

History of the 7-Panel Backpacker solar cookerEdit

Barbara Kerr designed the 7-Panel Backpacker solar cooker, which is based on the ROB (Reflective Open Box Cooker), in response to a request from a hiker needing a readily transportable solar cooker. This cooker is the direct ancestor of the CooKit, which was engineered by Solar Cookers International for mass production. To convince the SCI Board that perhaps this was a better third-world choice than her cardboard box cooker that SCI was promoting at the time, Barbara simply sent a Backpacker to each SCI Board member as a Christmas present (without comment). Initially the SCI folk thought it would be ineffective, until some of them actually tried it. The rest is history.

Below are the original construction plans for the 7-Panel Backpacker solar cooker.

Articles in the mediaEdit

External linksEdit

ContactEdit

Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center
P.O. Box 576
Taylor, Arizona 85939
USA

Tel. +1 (928) 536 2269

Email: kerrcole@frontiernet.net
Web: http://www.solarcooking.org/bkerr/

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki