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  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014: From 8am - 9:30am (PDT), the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) is featuring a a webinar showcasing the Research, Development, and Innovations in the Clean Cooking Sector. The presenters include reps from the Dept of Energy, Colorado State University, Applied Sunshine (designer of the Go Sun solar cooker) and Catapult Design. For registration information see the attached file. file:///Users/paul/Downloads/Untitled%20attachment%2000684.htm
  • Friday, April 4, 2014: SES Webinar - Solar Cooking Around the World: Challenges, Solutions and Best Practices' - This webinar, from 3:00 - 4: 30 pm GMT/UTC, will focus on current examples of the use of solar cookers and on recent technical advances in this technology. It will also present a comparative analysis of the development of solar cooking technology in different latitudes with various cultural parameters and energy situations. The moderator of the webinar is Celestino Ruivo, and speakers will include Ajay Chandak, Patricia McArdle, and Pedro Serrano, Director, Extreme Unit Architecture, Technical University Federico Santa Maria, Chile. Please register before 12:00pm GMT. Registration and webinar details.
  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 (Webinar): Do you want to learn about enabling and limiting factors that have been found to influence large scale uptake of clean cookstoves and fuels? If so, register today for the Winrock and U.S. EPA-organized webinar “Key Factors Influencing Adoption” from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Dr. Elisa Puzzolo from the World Health Organization and Dr. Debbi Stanistreet from The University of Liverpool will present findings from the recently released systematic review “Factors influencing the large-scale update by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies.” Information and registration links...
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Join the Winrock and U.S. EPA “Advances in Cookstove Field Monitoring” webinar on Wednesday, September 25th to hear from experts who are developing and applying new innovative technologies, tools, and methods to evaluate cookstoves and fuels in the field. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST (15:00 – 16:30 (UTC)/ (GMT)) Read more... The webinar is free, but registration is required.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST (6:00 - 12:30 GMT) Institutional stove technology webinar: Register for the upcoming EPA and Winrock webinar on Institutional Stoves. It appears the program will include discussions on fuel burning stoves only. Xavier Brandao from Prakti Design, Peter Scott from BURN Design Lab and BURN Manufacturing Co. and Fred Colgan from Institutional Stove Solutions (InStove) will each present on their experience and lessons learned with institutional stoves covering topics such as design principles, manufacturing techniques and dissemination tools. The webinar is free, but requires advance registration. Registration information...
  • Thursday, January 17, 2013: The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) will present a webinar on Cookstove Durability Testing at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time(15:00 – 16:30 Coordinated Universal Time). Hear the results of durability testing, and how they are being used, from experienced designers and technicians. Discover how to test the durability of different materials and stove components to improve the design of cookstoves . The webinar is free but requires advance registration. Program and Registration information...
  • Sunday, December 2, 2012: TEDxGrassValley, an independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will webcast the programming and talks from TEDxWomen in Washington DC along with presenting seven local exciting speakers from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. PST. The schedule of speakers will include Julie Greene, Executive Director of Solar Cookers International speaking on harnessing the sun to improve health and environments. This year's theme is "The Space Between" and will address how women and girls are changing the world. More information...
  • Thursday, November 29, 2012: The Environmental Protection Agency will be sponsoring a webinar on Retained Heat Cooking at 15:00 – 16:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Vincent Okello from Practical Action East Africa along with Miguel Granados and Malcolm Gribble from HELPS International (Guatemala) will share their case studies, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned in retained heat cooker design, commercialization, and community engagement in both rural and urban areas. There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Register for the webinar...
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012: Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) will present; Correlation of Laboratory Tests with Controlled Cooking Tests in Rwanda, Laos, and Bangladesh. The testing focusses on fuel efficient stoves. It will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m EDT, which is 15:00 - 16:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Registration information...
  • January 12, 2012: There is still time to register for the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) Laboratory Test Results of Cook Stove Performance Webinar. 16:00 – 17:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Nordica McCarty and Dean Still of Aprovecho Research Center, leading cook stove researchers, will present an overview of the laboratory test method and will share the test results of numerous household cook stoves and fuels, including wood-burning stoves with and without chimneys, wood-burning stoves with electric fans, charcoal stoves, liquid-fuel stoves and a solar cooker. The testing evaluated fuel economy, emissions, safety and cost. Registration Information...
  • Monday, November 21, 2011: The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) will host a webinar entitled "Case Studies:Gold Standard in Practice" from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST), 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT). It will walk participants through the details of cook stove projects that have successfully navigated the Gold Standard project cycle, with the goal of increasing the number of viable projects. You must be a PCIA Partner to participate in this free webinar. If you are not yet a Partner please consider joining. More Information...
  • September 21, 2009 - November 1, 2009 This six-week online "Renewable Energy for the Developing World" course will explore different applications for renewable energy technologies in developing countries. Participants will learn how to successfully accomplish sustainable development projects with renewable energy. Registration & More Information here...

Earth, Northern HemisphereEdit

  • August 1, 2009 Second Annual International Smoke-Free Solar Cookout Day! The first Saturday in August is the midsummer Saturday, so if the sun is shining, get out your cookers and cook. If possible, take your cookers to a park or town square and cook where other people can see. Let's show the world what solar cookers can do! Locations of special community events last year included Moscow, Idaho; Wichita, Kansas; and Corvallis, Oregon (if you know of a celebration that isn't listed here, please add it to the holiday page linked in at the bottom of this announcement). How many cookers can we light up the world with on the first of August this year? (Due to the way weather and climate work, there is no opportunity for an effective solar cookout for the whole world on one day. Hopefully the equatorial regions and the southern tier will decide to have a similar holiday during their best cooking seasons.) See International Solar Cooking Holiday for further information or to list your event.
  • March 31, 2009 Scientists, engineers and researchers are invited to submit abstracts before the deadline of 31 March if they want to present at the ISES Solar World Congress 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa from 11 – 14 October 2009. Please submit your abstract online at http://www.swc2009.co.za before 31 March 2009. Enquiries and information: Tel: +27 (0)12 807 7171, Fax: +27 (0)86 567 0319 Email: info@swc2009.co.za
  • October 4, 2008 SCI to attend Renewable Energy Picnic hosted by Engineers without Borders
  • August 8, 2008 Rick Palkovic, co-author of Cooking with Sunshine will be signing books @ the Avid Reader in Davis.
  • August 2, 2008 First Annual International Smoke-Free Solar Cookout Day! The first Saturday in August is the midsummer Saturday, so if the sun is shining, get out your cookers and cook. If possible, take your cookers to a park or town square and cook where other people can see. Let's show the world what solar cookers can do! SharonID is declaring it a holiday and hopes others will join her. How many cookers can we light up the world with on the second of August? (Due to the way weather works, there is no way to have a solar cooking celebration for the whole world on one day. Hopefully the equatorial regions and the southern tier will decide to have a similar holiday during their best cooking seasons.) See International Solar Cooking Holiday for further information.

ArgentinaEdit

  • October 11-13, 2013: (Junin) The Permaculture Argentine Meeting this year aims to disseminate, exchange, share, teach, learn about permaculture projects, sustainability, transition, diversity of use of alternative energies, and essentially bring the principles to daily life. There are planned conferences, workshops and permaculture practices, with facilitators coming from across the country. Accommodations will be camping in the park. The event is open to the public. Registration information (en español)...
  • Thursday, June 10, 2010: (Puerto Madero) The Director of EcoAndina, Silvia Rojo, will speak on solar towns at Madero Mystic at Azucena Villaflor and Olga Cossettini in Puerto Madero at 9 a.m.
  • November 7: El Programa Argentina Sustentable y la Mesa de Consenso y Gestión del Parque Federal invitan a participar de la jornada Santa Fe Solar 09, a realizarse el día sábado 7 de noviembre a partir de las 10. en el CAMCO (Ciclovía I, a la altura del 4300 de calle Pedro Vittori) de la ciudad de Santa Fe. La jornada consistirá en exposiciones prácticas del funcionamiento de distintos equipos de la energía solar: colectores, calefones, cocinas y hornos solares. Además, habrá charlas explicativas y demostraciones de cocineros que elaboran sus productos en cocinas solares y se realizará el lanzamiento de la propuesta de Ordenanza Solar para la ciudad de Santa Fe. La finalidad de esta actividad es difundir las distintas tecnologías de aprovechamiento de la energía solar entre el público, permitiendo su interacción y familiarización con dichas herramientas. Esta jornada se basa en la promoción del uso de estas fuentes como alternativas al modelo energético actual, centrado en explotaciones hidrocarburíferas y nucleares, mineras de todo tipo y construcción de grandes represas, generando fuertes impactos locales, regionales y globales, como el del Cambio Climático.

ArmeniaEdit

  • July and August 2012: Volunteer in Armenia. You are invited to come to; Spitak, Armenia as a Volunteer to help in a Summer Camp coordinated by the, International Volunteer Cultural Centre (IVCC) a non-profit organization. The candidate, he or she must be 18 years or older, preferred experience in education, languages, sports, and medical. Minimum working period 2 weeks. Lodging is provided (free Room). International coordinator: Mr. Vasken Melkonian, (France) Tel. + 33— 637 14 86 43. In Armenia: Professor, Vahan Hamazaspyan + 34- 93 35 95 53 Email: vaskenconsulting@aol.com
  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 (Spitak) The International Volunteer Cultural Centre (IVCC) is sponsoring the 'Solar Food Cooking Contest'. Please join local students and scientists who have created their own solar cookers and other ecological inventions. Bring your solar cooker, inventions, and be welcome to stay at the centre free of charge for up to three nights. To receive more details and travel information, please contact in Armenia: Professor Vahan Hamazaspyan Tel: + 374 - 93 35 95 53, International Coordinator: Mr. V. Melkonian Tel: + 33 - 6 37 14 86 43 vaskenconsulting@aol.com

AustraliaEdit

  • Sunday, March 2, 2014: (Penguin, Tasmania) Join Philip Nicholas as he shares his solar cooking expertise at a demonstration event to be held at the RESEED Centre, 30 King Edward Street beginning at 11:00 a.m. He has been able to cook a variety of foods with his simple panel solar cooker. The event is free. More information...
  • Sunday, February 2nd, 2014: (Wallsend) Newcastle-based Sun Cooking Australia is holding a free solar-cooking workshop, which will include sampling of food cooked in a solar oven. The workshop will take place at 3 Lewis Street, Wallsend, from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013: (New Castle) Celestino Ruivo, solar cooking enthusiast and designer, will be delivering a presentation on the “Potencialities of Solar cooking in Australia” at the University of New Castle. Solar food at 10:30 a.m., and the lecture at 11 a.m., in the IDC Building. He will review some real examples of other regions of the world, namely in Chile and in India, the integration of a solar cooking process in canteens of schools and companies as well as in restaurants seems to be an attractive strategy towards the rational and sustainable use of energy. More information...
  • Saturday, February 25, 2012: (Felixstow) The Felixstow Community Group of Sustainable Communities SA will present a demonstration using the power of the sun to cook food with a home-made Solar Cooker (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. - 3p.m. at Linear Park. Learn how to use the Solar Cooker and get the free pattern available to make your own solar cooker using cardboard and aluminum foil. Pattern provided by Ashley Campbell. Felixstow is just outside of Adelaide. More Information...
  • Sunday, June 5, 2011: (Sunshine Coast, Queensland) the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival which is expected to attract over 5,000 to the University of the Sunshine Coast. This vibrant one-day festival focuses on acting as a catalyst for effective and sustainable change with some great family fun thrown in on the side. Said to be one of Australia's longest running environmental events, it is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. The many events will include a solar cooking demonstration. More Information...
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2011: (Brisbane) This hands on workshop covers different solar cooker designs and how to use them. Make a simple cooker to take home. Suitable for 50+ and grandchildren. Sponsored by Gold n' Kids. 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. at Northey Street City Farm, Northey St, Windsor. Registration required. More information...
  • Saturday, February 26, 2011: (Gateshead) A free demonstration of the Sun Cook solar oven will held at the home of Tom and Margaret Toogood, 22 Bean Street, at 10 a.m. More Information...
  • Saturday, February 26, 2011: (Hindmarsh) The 2011 UN Year of the Forest conference at the Education Development Center is planned to bolster efforts that promote sustainable management, conservation, and development of forests worldwide. Educators of R-12 are encouraged to attend. Workshops on various topics are being held throughout the weekend, including a 1:45 p.m. workshop by Michael Coggins addressing collecting wood for fuel as a major cause of deforestation. A summary of various international solar cooking efforts helping to stem the loss of more forested land will be presented. More Information...
  • Saturday, November 13, 2010: (Windsor) Northey Street City Farm is having an all day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., session featuring solar cooking. See different designs and materials for solar cookers. Make your own cooker and take it home with you. More Information...
  • Sunday , October 31, 2010: (Woy Woy) Woytopia festival being held on the NSW Central Coast. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Woy Woy South Public School. Featuring a full program of green activities, Woytopia includes talks on solar power, energy saving, climate change and sustainable home design, and workshops on beekeeping, worm farms, keeping chickens, no-dig gardening, starting to grow your own veggies, as well as a selection of short film documentaries on green themes. There will be a “Bike Zone” with bike repair workshops and electric bikes demonstrations and, weather permitting, a Solar Oven demonstration by local school students. More Information...
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2010: (Brisbane) Learn to cook using the sun's power and build a solar cooker that really works at the Northey St. City Farm. This is part of the Brisbane City Council Chillout Program, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. More Information...
  • Saturday, July 3, 2010: (Henley) Build your own Solar Oven, Free Workshop 11 a.m. at Fulham Gardens Primary School. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 5, 2010: (Bellingen) Come along and celebrate the sustainable living Energy Festival at the Bellingen Showground (World Environment Day). Transition Bellingen will be running re-skilling workshops on the medicinal uses of local plants and simple solar oven design. There will also be demonstrations of vegetarian cooking, and workshops on Deep Ecology and DIY electric bikes. More Information...
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2010: (Sydney) The next Alternative Energy Association meeting will feature Nevin Sweeney speaking on the topic of “Cooking with the Sun – A Homebrew Experience”. Fifteen years ago, Nevin Sweeney became interested in cooking food with the power of the sun alone and soon built a working solar oven. From there he developed others, including a complex parabolic reflecting cooker and a homebrew cooker called the Nelpa. Time: 6pm to 8pm. More Information...
  • August 23, 2009: Cassie McMahon will be holding a workshop at the Leichhardt Community Centre on August 23. “These cookers are made from recyclable materials and are cheap, and easy for people to make," says McMahon. With a cover charge of $15 dollars to cover the cost of the materials, participants will come out of the workshop with brand new ovens and some solar cooking hints. For more information, click here.
  • April 26, 2009: Free concert to launch Greenfest 2009 Program at Brisbane City Councils Community Fair. When: 10:00am to 1pm. Where: Perrin Park, Josling St, Taringa Free plants and sustainability exhibitors as part of BCC Community Fair Exhibitors from Greenfest’s lineup of over 200 exhibitors including: Local inventors with a claimed 20% efficiency gain for combustion engines via new retro fit mechanics / Local innovator with world’s first air to water machine, produces 12 liters of water per day from one solar panel / Greencross and the extreme weather heroes / Australian Certified Organic / Peppermint eco fashion magazine / Solar cooking with solar BBQ’s / Electric scooters with Ecomotion Fair trade and upcycled goods with Siham Craft Link / Community farming with Food Connect / Bauer’s organic farm / Sustainable Insight eco-bookstore / Greenfest team with free hats, CDs and program launch for 2009 and share the letter from Achim Steiner (UN) congratulating Brisbane on the initiative.
  • September 20, 2008: Alice Springs, located in central Australia, will host its second annual Solar Oven Bakeoff on September 20, 2008, as part of the Alice Desert Festival at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden. All are welcome to join in the fun and compete for the Green Spoon Trophy. Oven design and use of local bush foods are two of the award categories. Last year’s recipes included an Australian Quandong dish and a cacciatore. Respected food writer and cook Stephanie Alexander is among the judges. Alice Springs has on average 300 sunny days per year, and recently became one of five communities participating in the government’s Solar Cities program. Contact: Kat Taylor, project manager, Desert Knowledge Australia COOLmob, Arid Lands Environment Centre, PO Box 2796, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia. E-mail: dka.coolmob@coolmob.org, Web: http://www.dkacoolmob.org

AustriaEdit

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012: (Vienna) There will be a solar cooking demonstration with a parabolic solar cooker at Perfektastraße 83, 1230 Wien, at 14 p.m.
  • September 1-2, 2012: (Wien) Cooking demonstration with a parabolic solar cooker: SOLAR COOKING on the Volksstimmefest, Jesuitenwiese im Prater. Anmeldung unter: schmihe@gmx.at

BrazilEdit

  • September 18-21, 2012 (São Paulo) The IV Brazilian Solar Energy Congress (IV CBENS) and V ISES Latin American Conference (V ISES-CLA) have combined resources to sponsor a conference on the current and potential uses of solar energy. This will include both thermal and photovoltaic applications. Scientific papers will be presented, fostering an exchange of information and experiences between researchers, professionals, and students interested in the development of solar energy strategies. Papers are still being accepted for consideration if received before April 15, 2012. More Information...
  • June 19, 2008: II Concurso SABOR SOLAR, Público-alvo: Todos os utilizadores de fornos solares, Das 9:30 às 15:30h, Local: Ecoteca de Olhão, Inscrições: Entrega das receitas até 12 de Junho. http://www.ecotecadeolhao.blogspot.com

BurundiEdit

  • ALERT-International aid organization seeks solar cooker proposal for bakery in Burundi by February 28, 2014 - The global relief organization R20-Regions of Climate Action has organized a solar bakery project in Rutegama, Burundi. Currently the bakery, in operation since 2006, has relied on wood-fired ovens, with the wood needing to be gathered by the women working at the bakery. They are soliciting proposals from tenders interested in providing three institutional solar ovens required to convert the bakery to solar. The ovens must be limited to three meters(a little under 10 ft.) in height, and if carried, weighing no more than 10 kg (22 lbs.). Update: new deadline of offers to be submitted by Friday 28th February 2014. Interested parties will find more information here: Invitation to Tender For Solar Bakery Project, Burundi. The scale of the project may be rather small, but the funding and implementation is coming from world leaders in the field of economic and environmental relief.

BoliviaEdit

  • March 5-7, 2007: "Stoves for a Better Life" seminar to be held in La Paz, Bolivia on 5-7 March, 2007. Integrated cooking methods, including solar cookers and improved biomass stoves, will be highlighted. The draft program is available for download in Spanish and English.

CambodiaEdit

  • March 18-22, 2013: (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is sponsoring the Clean Cooking Forum 2013, to be held in Cambodia. As with the five Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forums, this will be an excellent opportunity for the household energy community to come together and share what is working around the world, what is causing it to work, and what we can do more of, better, or differently. This will an important event for solar cooking promoters to attend, share information, and show unity in a common mission. Julie Greene, the Executive Director of Solar Cookers International, will be attending and acting as representative for the Solar Cookers World Network. She has offered to any Network member wishing to address a particular concern, but unable to attend, to please contact her to pass along a discussion topic. Registration information...

CanadaEdit

  • 2012 (Nationwide) Teachers, it’s time to register for re-energy.ca’s 2011/12 Solar Oven Challenge. Students build, test, and bake with solar ovens using the construction plans provided at re-energy.ca, or using plans of their own design. You submit photos and descriptions of their creations, and in June, prizes are awarded to the class or group with the best submissions. Open to all Canadians, participants have ranged from grades 3 to 12, and from science classes to environmental clubs. To see past winners and submissions and to learn more about GreenLearning’s Solar Oven Challenge, visit the re-energy.ca website. If you’re not in Canada, the activity itself is still interesting and can be used – it’s only the contest that is restricted. Submission deadline with projects has been extended to June 8th, 2012. Classes and other groups participating in our annual Solar Oven Challenge can collaborate with one another at COOL 2.0. On the COOL 2.0 website, teachers can do it all: find the solar oven resources, pose questions to one another, discuss their class projects, and share project stories and photos. Solar Challenge registration information
  • Sunday, August 19, 2012: (Halton Hills, Ontario) The Great Solar Cook-Off Contest is taking place at the Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC) from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. This year the centre is encouraging groups (families, friends, co-workers etc.) to create their own solar cooking device and enter it in the cooking challenge. You can create your own model, or you can check out the WPEC website for links for easy and cost-effective suggestions. It is important to note that you need to build your solar cooker before the event as the challenge requires you to cook something in it. If you are interested in signing up for the Solar Cook-Off Challenge, register as soon as possible online. More information...
  • Monday, June 25, 2012: (Toronto) Come and make your own solar oven with the Fourth Pig Worker Co-op! Solar cooking is a great way to cook good food, save energy and not heat up your house in the summer time or use all year round when the sun is out! Solar cooked food just tastes better too. Bring a cardboard box (20" square is a good size) if you can, one box will make two ovens. Kids and families welcome (adult supervision required for children). We will provide the other materials and help you make your own solar oven that you can take home and start using right away. We will also provide tips on solar cooking and share some recipes. If the sun is shining we will do some solar cooking too! 1 - 5 p.m. at Sorauren Park, Sorauren & Wabash Avenues. RSVP ezra@westendfood.coopMore information...
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012,: (Bloomfield, Ontario) Solar oven construction workshop with Brooke Gilmour, Renewable Energy Coordinator for Transition Prince Edward County, Ontario. To be held at the Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main St. from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required, after which you will get information on what materials you'll need to bring to make your own solar oven. More Information...
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011: (Wolfe Island, Ontario) Share information and educate about new energy in a fun and active way for the whole family to enjoy. This event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the great sustainability initiatives that are going on right in your backyard. There will be music, children’s art activities, kite flying, solar oven building, a business showcase, free lunch and information on new energy. All events will take place beginning at 10 a.m. in and around the Community Center in Marysville, Wolfe Island. Participants are encouraged to walk or ride a bike and Cycle Kingston will be there to supervise the bike parking area. This event is presented by the New Energy Project and is free for the whole family. More Information...
  • July 9-10, 2011: (Sudbury, Ontario) Seven youth, ages 14-18, from Big Brothers Big Sisters will share what they know about climate change through drama, dance and song at Northern Lights Festival Boreal this weekend. They will use a solar powered microphone at the Children’s Tent, and if the sun is shining, they will cook food in a solar oven in their education tent in Greenville. Their demonstrations are happening throughout the festival, being held at Bell Park. More Information...
  • June 3, 2011: Registration is now open for the 2010/11 Solar Oven Challenge. GreenLearning Canada hosts this popular renewable energy challenge for Canadian classes every year. Students build, test and bake with solar ovens using the solar oven construction plan provided at re-energy.ca , or using plans of their own design. In the past, participants have ranged from grade 3 through to grade 12, and from science classes to environmental clubs. The Solar Oven Challenge is open to all Canadian students. Teachers, register your class by sending an email with your name, school, grade, address, and phone number to Kathy Worobec at GreenLearning Canada. Email us photos and descriptions of your creations by June 3, 2011 to be eligible. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 12, 2010: (Toronto) Strawberries and Asparagus Festival - Organizer Chris Chopik is calling for partners, volunteers, entertainers and of course attendees for Toronto's 4th annual Strawberries and Asparagus Festival. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 at the Children's Garden in Cedarvale Park, not far northwest of St. Clair and Bathurst (and close to the Green Barns!). It will include free food, music, solar cooking, green gardening, children's activities, a Yoga and Zen Zone, and the Inorganic Market, which collects e-waste and teaches about e-waste diversion. More Information...
  • Saturday, May 29, 2010: (Vancouver) Join the Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) at the Sustainability Demonstration center, located at 2150 Maple Street, for a fun family day of solar activities. SPEC is hopeful that BC Solar Days will encourage more people to visit our building to learn how to reduce their energy foot print and strive towards achieving sustainable cities. Events will include a solar oven construction demonstration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More Information...
  • Friday, May 28, 2010: (Invermere) from 10am to 2pm, the Community Greenhouse at David Thompson Secondary School will be the venue for a solar open house, conducted by Bill Swann and Dale Wilker, where the public and students will tour the solar hot water and PV systems and even get to see a cookie-baking demo in a solar oven.
  • June 1, 2008: A fundraising event called “Christmas in June for Darfur” is being held at the Unitarian Church of Montreal 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday June 1 to benefit Darfuri women refugees, Save Darfur Canada has announced. The church is located at 5035 De Maisonneuve West. The funds will be raised through the sale of gift cards to buy solar cookers at $15 each. Refugees use solar cookers to convert sunlight to heat for the cooking of food and purifying of water. For more information on this event, call Mary-Louise Engels at 514-487-2665, or mlengels@sympatico.ca. For more information on the work providing Darfur refugees with solar cookers, see Jewish World Watch.

CubaEdit

  • April 19 - 29, 2012: (Havana) Eco Cuba Exchange and Solar Energy International are offering you an opportunity to study renewable energy/energy efficiency policy and programs in Cuba. This year you may choose to participate in the entire program involving policy meetings and installation site visits in Havana City, Pinar del Rio and Santiago de Cuba, as well as the Tenth International CUBA SOLAR Conference in Santiago de Cuba. Or you may choose to participate only in the research tour of Havana and Pinar del Rio. More Information...
  • March 8-15, 2009:' Renewable Energy & Energy Education Tour of Cuba! Join SEI and Global Exchange on a renewable energy delegation to Cuba. Cuba's high priority on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy education have led the World Wildlife Fund to declare Cuba the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development due to their high development level and low ecological footprint. In this Renewable Energy and Energy Education Tour of Cuba we will meet with energy representatives from NGO's, the government, and educational institutions. We'll visit renewable energy sites, and see first hand how Cuba has become a model of sustainable energy development. For more information contact Laurie at SEI: 970-963-8855 or laurie@solarenergy.org. To register contact Leslie at Global Exchange: 415-255-7296 or leslie@globalexchange.org

ChinaEdit

  • September 18– 21, 2007: ISES Solar World Congress 2007 (SWC2007) in Beijing, China, under auspices of International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and hosted by Chinese Solar Energy Society (CSES).

ColombiaEdit

  • November 18-23, 2013: (Bogota) Escuela Colombiana de Carreras Industriales, ECCI Technologia, will offer a course ranging from solar energy contextualization within the integrated environmental field renewables such as wind, biomass, thermal, biogas, geothermal, etc.. up to practice physical configuration and assembly of all the elements of a real solar plant. The objective is to provide the basic tools of design and calculation to be applied to implement energy solutions based on solar photovoltaic technologies. More information...

Costa RicaEdit

  • Monday, April 16, 2012: (Santa Cruz) The Festival of the Sun will take place at the Parque y Casa de la Cultura from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The topics of the festival will focus on solar energy and community ecology. There will also be tasty food to enjoy prepared with solar cookers. There will be solar cooking demonstrations, and a general celebration of the gifts available through solar energy. Contact Jaime García, Área de Agricultura y Ambiente del Centro de Educación Ambiental, Universidad Estatal a Distancia - UNED, Tel. 2527-2251, 2224-6849, biodiversidadcr@gmail.com for additional information.
  • March 10 - 18, 2012: (San Jose) Solar Energy International is offering a hands-on one week training program, for individuals interested in learning about energy efficiency for Central America. A variety of topics will be covered, including working with Sol Verde to build and use solar cookers. More Information...
  • July 21-24 (21 al 24 de Julio): Felicito por su interes en Energia Solar. Tengo al placer de informar que Una vez mas, vamos organizar un Seminario/ Taller sobre Las Aplicaciones Pracicas de Energia Solar del 21 al 24 de Julio del 2009, en la Universidad Nacional. En el caso quiere aprender mas, le adjunto algunos detalles y la hoja de inscripcion. Más información
  • Jan. 31 - Feb. 9, 2009: Learn about renewable energy technologies for the developing world in the developing world! This is an overview workshop of solar energy technologies for the developing world. Participants will learn how to evaluate each resource and plan for high quality systems. Classroom sessions and labs will supplement field experience. Hands-on projects for 2009 will include building and using solar cookers, installing a methane biodigester, and a solar hot water installation. We will also be touring and inspecting solar-, wind-, and hydro-electric systems. More than half of our time will be spent working on actual projects. The middle day of the workshop will be open for cultural and recreational pursuits in the area. This workshop will include classroom sessions, labs, and hands-on field work. Tuition, lodging, food, and in-country travel: $1,450. For more information, visit http://www.solarenergy.org/workshops/redwhandson.html.

Dominican RepublicEdit

  • Fall 2009: Join Kevin Adair for a trip across the Dominican Republic and to the Haitian border region and even into Haiti. This is one of the most underserved areas of the world, and you can help bring solar cooking to the place where they need it the most. See deforestation first hand, and see the programs that are working now to replace harmful traditional charcoal cooking with the delicious food of the island cooked by the sun. More information and trip reservations available at http://ecofair09.viviti.com.

El SalvadorEdit

FranceEdit

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014: (Nantes) A day to learn more about how to integrate solar cookers in daily use presented by Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil. Learn how to make and use your own cooker. You can choose to assemble your solar cooker or to make a thermos cooker. The presentation is intended for individual and association members. More information...
Forum Ouvert III

Contact: fours-solaires@gmail.com

Logo courrier
  • Saturday, November 5, 2011: (Nantes) In the context of the 2011: International Year of Forests, declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations, intended to increase public awareness of the importance of sustainable management and conservation of forests, French NGO Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil (BISS) has organized a national conference about the deforestation struggle in Africa. It will take place at the Hotel de Région des Pays de la Loire from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration and program information...
  • Sunday, June 12, 2011: (Mûrs-Erigné) On the occasion of the Feast to be held in Bio-Ripe Erigné (49), Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil organizes Sunday, June 12, 2011 the "International Day of Solar Cooking". More Information...
  • Les samedi et dimanche 19,20 juin 2010: (Nantes) De 9h00 à 17h00 // 18 rue Gaëtan Rondeau à Nantes (44). Stage « la cuisson écologique et solidaire : comprendre, assembler et cuisiner » Comme chaque année, l’association vous propose de venir apprendre à utiliser les cuiseurs écologiques chez vous ici ! Ou encore pour diffuser de manière solidaire ces outils là-bas dans le cadre de vos projets de développement. Ne manquez ce temps de formation indispensable pour vous lancer dans la cuisson solaire et solidaire ! Sur inscription au 02 51 86 04 04 ou soleil@boliviainti.org
  • Le samedi et le dimanche, 5,6 juin 2010: (Nantes) Rendez vous au jardin des plantes à Nantes (44). Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil sera présent à la « fête des plantes» organisée par la ville de Nantes pour vous faire découvrir la cuisson solaire. Pour plus d’information ou 02 51 86 04 04 ou soleil@boliviainti.org
  • May 15-16, 2010: (Nantes) Les samedi 15 et dimanche 16 mai 2010 De 9h00 à 17h00 // 18 rue Gaëtan Rondeau à Nantes (44). Stage « la cuisson écologique et solidaire : comprendre, assembler et cuisiner. Comme chaque année, l’association vous propose de venir apprendre à utiliser les cuiseurs écologiques chez vous ici ! Ou encore pour diffuser de manière solidaire ces outils là-bas dans le cadre de vos projets de développement. Ne manquez ce temps de formation indispensable pour vous lancer dans la cuisson solaire et solidaire ! Sur inscription au 02 51 86 04 04 ou soleil@boliviainti.org
  • May 8, 2010: (partout en France) Le samedi 8 mai 2010 De 9h00 à 17h00 // partout en France. La « fête nationale de la cuisson solaire et écologique » pour éveiller les consciences des habitants des pays riches à la solidarité climatique ! Une autre cuisson est possible. Retrouvez toutes les initiatives solaires et solidaires sur le site Internet : Pour plus d’Informations : 02 51 86 04 04 ou soleil@boliviainti.org
  • May 4th & 7th, 2010: (Nantes) Le mardi 4 mai 2010 à 14h15, à 16h30 et le vendredi 7 mai 2010 à 10h00 à 12h30 // à Nantes (44). Dans le cadre des journées européennes du solaire, vous pouvez participer à la visite de la Centrale Photovoltaïque de Beaulieu réalisée par Nantes Métropole et venez découvrir les cuiseurs solaires de BISS. Sur inscription : jb@alisee.org Pour plus d’Informations ou 02 40 99 48 63
  • April 24, 2010: (Nantes) A partir de 14h, à la Faculté de Pharmacie, 1 rue Gaston Veil, Nantes (44). Conférence-débat « Les fours solaires de Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil en Amérique du Sud » au congrès national de Pharmacie Humanitaire Internationale (PHI). Plus d’informations sur http://www.phi.asso.fr
  • April 11, 2010: De 10h à 18h // au Gâvre (44). Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil participe au forum « Bien- être dans nos assiettes ». Venez déguster la cuisine solaire. Plus d’informations au 06 23 90 55 O7 ou Carobaze@aol.com ou myspace.com/ idealetmusique
  • April 9 -10, 2010: De 9h à 17h // 18 rue Gaëtan Rondeau à Nantes (44). Comme chaque année, Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil propose plusieurs stages pour apprendre à utiliser les cuiseurs écologiques chez vous ici ! Ou encore pour diffuser de manière solidaire ces outils là-bas dans le cadre de vos projets de développement. Sur inscription au 02 51 86 04 04 ou soleil@boliviainti.org.
  • March 26-29, 2010: Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil participe à l’animation d’un stand proposé par le réseau Ecopole au Salon Natura. More info...
  • March 27-28, 2010: Stage « la cuisson écologique et solidaire : comprendre, assembler et cuisiner ». Comme chaque année, l’association propose plusieurs stages pour apprendre à utiliser les cuiseurs écologiques chez vous ici ! Ou encore pour diffuser de manière solidaire ces outils là-bas dans le cadre de vos projets de développement. Ne manquez pas le 1er stage de l’année 2010 pour vous lancer dans la cuisson solaire et solidaire ! More info...
  • March 6, 2010: Assemblée générale de Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil. More info...
  • Upcoming events of Association Boara:
30th may : Construct your solar cooker with us in Manosque (south of France)
20th june: Solar day in Forcalquier
27th june : Solidarity fair in Sainte Tulle
28th june : GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • June 28, 2009: Venez construire vous-mêmes votre four solaire ! - Où? Au lieu dit « Bois Gervaz »,74440 Mieussy, Haute; Savoie (en arrivant d'Annemasse: route de Taninges/Samoens, avant l'entrée de Mieussy, tourner à gauche en direction d'Ivoray, suivre écritaux « poterie » Bois Gervaz); route en terre sur les derniers 300m; parking « poterie »avant le.
  • July 27, 2008: Invitation journée solaire portes ouvertes & Stage de construction
Vous trouverez ci joint le document .pdf avec toutes les informations!
Samedi 26 juillet de 10h à 18heures
STAGE DE CONSTRUCTION
Dimanche 27 juillet de 10h à 18heures
DECOUVERTE CUISINE SOLAIRE
More information
Map
  • April 26, 2008: l'inauguration de Solemyo et ExSol. 15 rue des Gares - Quartier Îlot 13 - 1201 GENEVE. à partager... participer... déguster... manger... boire... fêter... découvrir... venir voir !!! dès 16h Dégustation de cuisine solaire et présentation des lieux, dès 19h Buffet, musique, à la Castafiore, salle de fêtes à proximité, 20 rue Montbrillant dès 21h 30 possibilité d'assister à 2 concerts de musique expérimentale organisé par l'Ecurie, salle de concert du Quartier de l'îlot 13, entrée 10.-
  • May 8-9: Grenelle Grenelle de la cuisson solaire et écologique - Organisé par Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil en partenariat avec le CPIE Loire Océane du Pouliguen. Robert Chiron, le chef de cuisine, et son équipe de Bolivia Inti–Sud Soleil ont le plaisir de vous inviter à participer à ces deux journées festives et plus particulièrement à l’inauguration programmée le 8 mai à 12h00 dans le jardin jouxtant le Cpie Loire Océane au Pouliguen.
  • June 10, 2007: Venez découvrir une autre façon de cuisiner à l’aide d’une énergie propre, gratuite et inépuisable … vous serez surpris de l’efficacité de l’énergie solaire ! Vous pourrez déguster les plats concoctés par un chef cuisinier à l’aide des fours solaires, lors du pique-nique organisé par ID COOK le 10 Juin 2007 au parc de la Bergère de Bobigny à partir de 11h. On vous attend nombreux autour de nos différentes animations. Pour participer pleinement à cet évènement, toutes les personnes possédant un four sont conviées à venir, accompagnées de leur four solaire. Pour tous compléments d’informations, contactez-nous : par mail : infos@idsolaire.com par téléphone : 01 42 36 15 07. N’hésitez pas à visiter notre site : http://www.idsolaire.com; http://www.idcook.com (en ligne à partir de juin)

GermanyEdit

  • August 28 - September 2, 2011: (Kassel) ISES Solar World Congress 2011. Extra topic Solar food processing for the first time.
  • November 19-20th, 2010: (Hannover) The first German Transition Conference will be held in Hannover. All those wishing to contribute and learn about the Transition movement of change in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux countries are invited. People involved with successful Transition projects will share their experiences, and numerous lectures and workshops on all areas of the energy and culture change are planned. We want together to learn discuss and laugh and dance and celebrate. More Information...
  • March 20-21, 2010 - 18th International Solarcooker Conference in Germany - Burghausen On 20./21.03.2010 the international Solarcooker Conference takes Place at the Bürgerhauses Burghausen/Germany. Besides an exhibition in the foyer a lot of interesting project reports are planned. Highlights are always the colourful pictures and stories of success from our partner countries. When there is sunny weather we cook with the Solarcookers of course.
  • May 23, 2009 The Solar Center Mecklenburg in Western Pomerania (North Germany) will be hosting its very first "SOL-KOCH" conference put on by Michael Bonke. It will feature guest speakers, overviews on solar cookers, and demonstrations.
    Schedule is as follows:
9.30 Welcome– Dr.-Ing. Brigitte Schmidt, Solarinitiative MV e.V./Solarzentrum MV –Renate Schmidt, Solarkochschule e.V., Rheinbach
9.45 Solar cookers - a short overview about technologies and applications Heike Hoedt, Solare Brücke e.V., Aislingen
10.25 Scheffler Reflectors: from solar canteen kitchens to small industry applications Dipl.-Phys. Wolfgang Scheffler, Solare Brücke e.V. , Aislingen
11.05 Coffee break
11.30 Solar dryers, hygienic food preservation Ludolf Bähr, Emmingen
12.10 Hot oil solar cookers Doz. Dr.-Ing. D. Schmidt, SIMV e.V., Triwalk
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 Guided tour across the solar center Doz. Dr.-Ing. D.Schmidt, SIMV e.V., Triwalk 14.30 Demonstration of different solar cooker types Solarkochschule e.V.,
Rheinbach
15.00 Discussion groups with the speakers 16.30 Closing plenum and forecast

See flier for more information and full schedule

  • January 29th to 31st, 2009: The conference „Heat Storage for Renewable Energies – Storage technology in low- and high-temperature ranges“ as a part of the leading trade fair CEP® CLEAN ENERGY POWER that will take place in Stuttgart from January 29th to 31st 2009 at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre Stuttgart will offer an overview on current storage possibilities and new suggestions to these and further innovations in effective heat storage. More information...

GreeceEdit

Aftarkeia workshop 2, 5-14-14

Aftarkeia solar cooking display

  • 30th May - 1st June 2014: (Athens) The Alternative Festival of Cooperative & Solidarity Economy - You are invited to a three-day event on Solidarity, Creativity and Sustainability, held at the Self-managed Camping of Voula (Athens) from May 30 to June 1, 2014. Aftarkeia will be there solar cooking, organizing a solar cooker construction workshop and a workshop of collective work in practice. More information...

IndiaEdit

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014: (Pabal Dist., Pune) Vigyan Ashram is organizing an 'Open House Exhibition' of all its activities on the occasion of eleventh anniversary of Dr.S.S.Kalbag (founder of Vigyan Ashram). All our projects, which include solar cooking, will be demonstrated and all sections will be open for visitors. You are cordially invited to visit the exhibition. Contact information...
  • March 11-13, 2014: (Lucknow, U.P.) The North India Solar Summit (NISS) is being organized to address the huge power deficit in this region. As the states are devising the ways and means to address this burgeoning problem, solar energy is being viewed as the best solution to address this. While considerable attention will be given to photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies will be included. More information...
  • January 30, 2013: Sarvesh Chadda has planned a one-day solar cooking demonstration at the CT group of colleges of Jalandhar in Punjab, India to help raise awareness for solar cooking technology. Anyone who would like to contribute their solar cooking experience to help with the promotion are encouraged to contact the organizers at manikinnovation@gmail.com
  • January 26-28, 2013: (Vadodara) There will be a three-day solar food processing workshop at the Muni Seva Ashram in Goraj, Vadodara, India. The Ashram is known regionally for its environmental programs and extensive experience with organic gardening. Rolf Behringer reports that the German NGO WISIONS has agreed to support the establishment in India of the first regional Solar Food Processing Network. He is helping to organize the event. The aim of the Solar Food Processing Network (SFPN) is to establish a global network of interested parties (NGOs, governments, farmers, and manufacturers) to develop and promote efficient methods of solar food processing and conservation. On Jan. 28th there will be field trips to visit local solar food processing plants. See the Invitation and Registration information.
  • January 18-20, 2013: (Mumbai) The GreenKarbon 2013 festival, sponsored by Deutsche Bank India and Sanctuary Asia, will take place at Bhavan's College. While this is a general green energy event, solar cooking will be supported by Deepak Gadhia and the M.S.A. team. More information...
  • July 2011 - June 2012: (Maharashtra) International opportunity for testing solar cooker designs - Originally announced as a one-time event Oct. 11-13, 2011 with a related conference, the solar cooker competition has been cancelled, and instead there will be a year-long opportunity for having solar cookers and fuel stoves tested free. India’s Promoters and Researchers in Non-Conventional Energy (PRINCE) group has updated standards for solar cookers, developed in conjunction with input from SCWNet members. These universal testing standards will be used to evaluate the cookers by simulating real world conditions. Designers, manufacturers, NGOs and individuals are invited to submit solar cookers for testing, and need not be present for the tests. While there will be no cash prizes, solar cookers will be rated on thermal performance, cost of manufacture and transport, and user convenience. Send cookers anytime between now and June 2012 to: Prof. Ajay Chandak, PRINCE, Shamgiri, Opp Swagat Lodge, Agra Road, Deopur, Dhuli – 424005, Maharashtra, India. Include your usual instructions for consumers. If you wish your cooker returned, please arrange to cover return shipping costs. After testing, entrants will be contacted with results, and have the option of omitting their information in the publicly listed ratings. No reply from entrants within two weeks or so after receiving their results will be taken as consent to publish. Other questions? Email: renewable.india@gmail.com.
  • September 28 - October 2, 2011: (Madras) IIT Madras seeks solutions to create a Stored Energy Solar Cook Stove - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will be holding the 13th edition of Shaastra, the technical festival of this premier institution, between September 28th and October 2nd, 2011. A main focus of this year's Shaastra is a design competition for a stored energy solar cook stove. The designed prototype should be capable of storing energy in sufficient volumes for functioning for many hours past sunset (ideally 14 hours). The stored energy can be discharged at a minimum of two uses (at different times), and must be of sufficient capacity to provide two traditional meals (while traditional meals vary across regions, the prototype must be versatile enough to accommodate such variations) for a family of five. Read more...
  • April 17-18, 2010: (Gurgaon) Energy Fair 2010 in Leisure Valley- Delhi Greens and Advit Foundation invite you to The Energy Fair 2010, Gurgaon’s first energy efficiency & renewable energy fair from 10 a.m. both days. There will be renewable energy products, livelihood products targeting climate change adaptation, information material about energy efficiency and climate change by civil society organizations, sustainable building technologies, film festival – screening a few nominated environment films, street plays, workshops and low carbon, organic food festival and electric vehicles, and solar cooking and baking workshops. More Information...
  • March 4-5, 2010 (Mumbai): The Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) and Electronic Today are jointly organizing the International Conference on National Solar Mission during the PV+ Solar India Expo 2010 at World Trade Centre in Mumbai. The theme of the conference is National Solar Mission - The Road Ahead.

IndonesiaEdit

  • November 5-7, 2007: World Renewable Energy Regional Congress and Exhibition 2007; Theme: Renewable Energy For Our Future; Congress venue: GRAND HYATT HOTEL, Jln. M.H.Thamrin Kav. 28-30, JAKARTA; Full paper submission, September 15, 2007. CONTACT PERSON: Prof. Dr. Herliyani Suharta (herli@iptek.net.id) and Erwin S. Sadirsan, MBA (erwin@medcogroup.co.id); More info: http://www.meti.or.id

ItalyEdit

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014: (Milano) Noted solar cooking advocate and cooker designer, Celestino Ruivo, will be presenting a workshop on the potential of solar cooking in room 1.06 at the Department of Energy, Bovisa Campus. Registration is required for the presentation, but there is no charge. More information...

JapanEdit

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 (Noda): The Chiba prefectural Shimizu High School, with sponsorship from the Kikkoman Corporation, will be holding the first High School Solar Cooker Competition. The intent is to help students cultivate sensitivity to the environment, ecology, and disaster management. By building their own solar cookers and competing with their new solar cooking techniques, the students also become aware of their own food culture. If this event is successful, it may be the precedent required to sponsor a national competition. More information contact: Nakajo Yuichi
  • June 4-5, 2011: (Tokyo) The Eco-Life Fair will be at Yoyogi Park from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. The fair brings together some of Japan’s most interesting charitable organizations, along with green-minded performers, organic cafes and lots of family-friendly activities. Drop by the information booths of NGOs like Friends of the Earth Japan, Veggie Culture Network and the Japan Solar Cooking Association. Attendance is free. More Information...

KenyaEdit

  • February 10-14, 2014: (Nairobi) The first international standards meeting for ISO Technical Committee 285 for clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions will take place at the Heron Portico Hotel. All National Bodies who plan to send delegations to the meeting are invited to offer a 15 minute presentation on national activities surround Cookstoves and Cookstoves standards. The emphasis will be on fuel-efficient bio-mass stoves, and not solar cooking. More information...
  • February 4-7, 2014: (Nairobi) The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya (CCAK) will host a national conference to promote Clean Cookstoves and Fuels for all at Safari Park Hotel. While the conference will focus on reduced air pollution, fuel savings, and empowerment for women, there will be little content regarding solar cooking as a complement to fuel-efficient stoves. More information...
  • June 19-21, 2013: (Nairobi) Kathleen Harrison of Project Harambee extends an invitation to concerned individuals to attend the Promoting Justice and Peace: University/Community Collaborative Initiatives conference to be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa - Lang'ata campus. Project Hamambee has been involved for a number of years promoting education, microeconomics, and health care in Kenya. Part of their program is focused on creating income to allow villagers to purchase solar cookers. More information...
  • February 11, 2012: (Tetu, Nyeri) RSSS Self Help Group is launching and demonstrating the RSS Solar Water Heater, the product of 2 years of village-based research which is cheap, highly efficient, and with a totally effective large surface area whereby the household package worth US$10 will heat to near-boiling point 20 liters of water in 10 minutes of sun shine and cook 10 liters of tea, coffee or cocoa in 10 minutes while the average institutional package of 100 square meters of effective surface area and worth US$ 1 000 will be shown to heat 4 000 liters of water in 1 hour of sun shine (20 000 liters in an averagely sunny day). Also in display will be the prestigeous Kenya Hybrid Solar Cooker that switches off solar energy and sends instant alerts to cooks` mobile phones when foods such as milk start boiling or when an intruder approaches the `solar kitchen` to show the many things one can do with the sun.The event was to take place last October but was hindered by the heavy rains in Central kenya at that time. The time lapse has however enabled us to include a much needful electronic flow control unit to regulate flow of water with respect to ambient temperaures to enhance efficiency. Retreat Site for Solar Sciences for channeling of research information for rapid technological adoption will also be opened for the public the same day. We don`t expect further postphonement. Contact: Peter Mwathi at petermwathi@ymail.com
  • Saturday, October 22, 2011: (Tetu, Nyeri) RSSS Self Help Group is launching and demonstrating the RSS Solar Water Heater, the product of 2 years of village-based research which is cheap, highly efficient, and with a totally effective large surface area whereby the household package worth US$10 will heat to near-boiling point 20 liters of water in 10 minutes of sun shine and cook 10 liters of tea, coffee or cocoa in 10 minutes while the average institutional package of 100 square meters of effective surface area and worth US$ 1 000 will be shown to heat 4 000 liters of water in 1 hour of sun shine (20 000 liters in an averagely sunny day). Also in display will be the prestigeous Kenya Hybrid Solar Cooker that switches off solar energy and sends instant alerts to cooks` mobile phones when foods such as milk start boiling or when an intruder approaches the `solar kitchen` to show the many things one can do with the sun. Contact: Peter Mwathi at petermwathi@ymail.com
  • Saturday, February 26, 2011 (Eldoret) Eldoret Student Projects, in Eldoret, Kenya will hold a ceremony to honor the students who invented a new model of solar panel cooker in the Eldoret Students Solar Cooker Science Pilot Project. Students will receive certificates and other awards, there will be speeches and celebration, and guests will learn about solar cooking and see solar cookers as well as celebrating the kind of smart young people we need to help solve the challenges the world faces. Contact Camily Wedende or Sharon Cousins for more information.
  • November 23-25, 2010: (Nairobi) The Sudanese Summit, taking place this November in Nairobi, is a dynamic conference to build grassroots leadership, strengthen Sudanese civil society, and support peace and stability in Sudan. As the January 9, 2011 referendum approaches, the Sudanese Summit aims to ensure that our young people, and fellow brothers and sisters are committed to peace and change through responsible action. Two days of inspiring talks are planned by a diverse group of leaders from South Sudan (or related to Sudan), musical performances, film screenings and theater. Those involved with solar cooking in the area may wish to attend. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 9, 2010: (Nairobi) The Community Alliance for Change is sponsoring their energy and climate change event at the Sibanga Market in the Trans-Nzoia East District. The event is one of the most comprehensive climate change events ever in the North Rift. Contact commchangers@yahoo.com for more information on attending and exhibiting.
  • June 30 - July 5, 2008: African Women and Water Conference in Nairobi

MexicoEdit

  • March 25-27, 2011: (outside Mexico City) Workshop on solar technology by Dr. Michael Goetz and solar cooking by Lorena Harp sponsored by GRUPEDSAC at their CEDER training center about one hour from Mexico City in a beautiful pine forest environment. Enjoy an introduction to environmentally friendly technologies for water, food, housing and energy solutions, organic vegetarian food made with solar energy, a walk in the forest and workshop on solar panels and autonomous solar systems. More Information...
  • April 19-25, 2009 Appropriate Technology for the Developing World workshop. This workshop provides an overview of technologies which promote small scale renewable energy and resource management systems in the developing world. With an emphasis on the unique challenges presented by international project work, the workshop is ideal for people wanting to get involved in sustainable development work, organizations working in rural areas, and those who wish to reduce their own ecological impact. This course will be taught in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit http://www.solarenergy.org/workshops/apptech.html
  • March 19-22, 2009: Foro Naciónal de Tecnologías Apropiadas - Ideas, equipos y actitudes para la vida buena - Ciudad de Oaxaca. Informaciones y registro.

MoroccoEdit

  • October 17-19, 2014: (Ouarzazate) Solarama Energy & Services, a solar cooker manufacturer in Morocco, is participating in the International Exhibition Solar Festival. They will be offering a free solar cooker construction workshop with provided locally available materials. More information...
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013: (Ouarzazate) Hicham Dahbi has been invited by the University of Ouarzazate to present two parabolic solar cookers for students in renewable energy and other associations interested by solar cooking.
  • August 4-8, 2008: Operation Friends of the Sun. NGO Youth Volunteers for Environment and Development Committee of the District of Casablanca have the honour to invite you to the opening ceremony and closing of an activity called, 'Operation Friends of the Sun' (OAS) to be instead of Monday 04 August 2008 to Friday 08 August 2008 in the district of Casablanca, on the public plaza in front of the bar MIKOUNOUNOU. The activity will be in effect the production of solar cookers (boxes) by youths in the area who will be trained for the occasion. Indeed, three years ago that JVE runs in collaboration with NNV, a Norwegian NGO, a draft pasteurization solar water in the prefecture Vo. Objectives: To provide drinking water, strengthen the capacity of women and fight against desertification. The impact and enthusiasm generated by this project require constant availability of solar cookers, what the 11 women's groups with whom we work, unable to satisfy. This justifies the raison d'etre of this operation intended to educate more people on the need to switch to solar and behave respectful of our fragile environment. Thus, successor for 5 days, training, production, demonstrations, solar dishes, football games etc… according to the attached programme. Having no doubt about your support for everything related to sustainable development, and hoping to count on your presence, please accept Sir / Madam, the assurances of our highest consideration.

NamibiaEdit

  • Saturday, May 14, 2011: (Windhoek) Gobabeb Open Day will feature music, information regarding radiation safety, and events for kids. Included will a solar cooking demonstration. More Information...
  • September 24 - October 2, 2010: (Windhoek) The Döbra Solar Development Project will be present at this year's annual Windhoek Show to promote solar cooking and alternative energy production. The show has its origin in the agricultural sector, being the earliest backbone of the Namibian economy. The 1st Windhoek Agricultural Show in German South West Africa was held as early 2 and 3 June 1899, with 22 exhibitors. At that show, the farmers from Klein Windhoek exhibited a variety of products ranging from fresh produce to wine. More information...


NepalEdit

  • November 9-12, 2014: (Kathmandu) - Mountain People Adapting to Change - Solutions Beyond Boundaries Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice. More information...
The main objective of this workshop is to promote solar cooking and food processing in Asia and share best practices from the international, regional and national communities. The workshop will provide a forum for sharing experiences and expertise on various solar cooking and food processing technologies among the participants, experts and business enterprises. There will be paper presentation on various themes as well as exhibition of solar cookers and dryers from this region. The Workshop is being jointly organized by the Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N), Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Foundation for Sustainable Technologies (FoST), and International Solar Cookers Association (ISCA). For more information, contact Workshop Secretariat at http://asiarwscfp@crtnepal.org; Tel: +977-1-4260165, +977-1-4256819.

NetherlandsEdit

  • July 12, 2014 (Rotterdam): During the workshop you will build your own solar cooker and put it to the test. Afterwards you'll take your newly hand-built Fortune Cooker solar cooker home. With the Fortune Cooker you can conveniently boil, fry and cook when the sun is shining with ZERO emission! Speaker: Leon "Sunny" Simons. Time: 09:30 to 15:00. More information...
  • February 28 -29, 2012: (Amsterdam) The first ISO International Workshop on Clean and Efficient Cook Stoves. The purpose of this conference will be to establish international rating standards for emissions from improved cookstoves. These rating standards will be used in the future to obtain Gold Standard accreditation, CDM certification and carbon credits for improved cook stove projects. There is no charge to attend. The workshop will be conducted in English with no translation available. More Information...
  • July 2011: There is still time to enter the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. This is a worldwide competition where the winner wins €500,000, expert coaching and help bringing a new solar cooking product to market. Registration closes July 29, 2011. The jury will announce the finalists on September 1, 2011. The deciding round will be held on September 14th, and the award ceremony will follow on September 15th as part of the PICNIC in Amsterdam. This is the competition Scot Frank won last year for the SolSource 3-in-1. For more information on entering see: Green Challenge information

New ZealandEdit

  • Till May 30, 2013: (Nationwide) Schoolgen, a program developed by Genesis Energy to bring solar energy to life for children and schools across New Zealand is sponsoring the Hot Solar Oven Challenge. The competition is open to all Year 1 to Year 8 students in New Zealand in four divisions. Students are to research solar ovens, and then design, build and test their own solar oven. More information...

NicaraguaEdit

  • August 5-12, 2013: (Jiquillio) Volunteer for one week with Color My World and the Hughes Family. Spend a week working in this amazing developing country, volunteering in the fishing village of Jiquillio and the garbage dump of Chinandega, Nicaragua. Activities will include: Working at a local elementary school with children, creating raised garden beds out of recycled pop bottles in a community garden, serving lunch in the garbage dump, teaching/training solar cooking methods and rescuing sea turtles washed up on the beach. Serve in the morning and surf, horseback ride and play sports in the afternoon on one of the most raw, beautiful, untouched beaches in the world. Trip specifics and registration information
  • February 17, 2011: (Totogalpa) The Solar Women of Totogalpa and Eco-Zone Explorers have partnered to offer a two week tour to the remote village of Totogalpa for a solar cooking workshop, both making and baking with a solar oven. Then a few days at a beach town near the border of Costa Rica. Also included will be a tour of an organic coffee farm. More Information...
  • December 1-9, 2010: (Totogalpa) Sustainable Community Development - Renewable Energy for Rural Villages through Solar Energy International. Learn about renewable energy technologies for the developing world in the developing world! This workshop will include classroom sessions, and a lot of hands-on field work including installing a PV system on a rural health center or community center, building solar cookers, and building your own solar battery charger. Details and Registration Information...
  • January 4-14, 2010: Solar Culture Course hosted by Grupo Fenix - Come to Nicaragua and engage your head, heart, and hands in the real work of developing countries. The hands-on courses allow you to be immersed in the daily life of rural Nicaraguans by living with host families and working alongside local community members to create their vision of a model community through renewable energy and sustainable practices. [http://www.saluddelsol.org/2009/10/solar-culture-course-in-nicaragua-january-2010/ More information here.
  • Nov. 3-8, 2008: Learn about renewable energy technologies for the developing world in the developing world! This workshop will include classroom sessions, labs, and hands-on field work. For more information, visit http://www.solarenergy.org/workshops/redwhandson.html.
  • Jan. 5-19, 2009: Solar Culture Course given by Grupo Fenix. For more information, please see http://www.saluddelsol.org/2008/07/solar-culture-course/
  • July 21-31, 2008: Solar Culture Course given by Grupo Fenix

NigeriaEdit

  • March 9, 2010: Commonwealth Youth Conversation Commemorating the 2010 Commonwealth Day celebration on the theme ‘Science, Technology and Society'. This Year’s theme ‘Science, Technology and Society’ focuses on providing quality education on the role of science and technology on youth and societal development across the commonwealth. Noticing solar cooking's active contributions to youth development, they are hereby invited to participate in the Commonwealth Day Celebration featuring Youth Roundtable Dialogue with Policy Makers, Special Awards, Mock Head of Government meeting (CHOGM)/Debate for students on the theme. To be held at 8:30am in Banquet Hall 2 of the Agura Hotel in Abuja

PakistanEdit

  • October 1 - 3, 2013: (Faisalabad) The Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan) has organized an international conference on “Renewable Energy Technologies in Pakistan” from October 1-3, 2013 sponsored by “German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)” and “International Center for development and decent work (ICDD)”. Renowned international experts on renewable energy (RE) like Prof. Dr. Oliver Hensel, Mr. Wolfgang Scheffler, Ms. Heike Hoedt, Mr. Christian Schellert, Dr. Uwe Richter, Dr. Franz Roman, Prof. Dr. Hubert Leitner, Prof. Dr. Rainer Kertess, Prof. Dr. Anton Josef Hotz and Mr. Daniele Marrazzi will participate in all the activities during the conference. Student training programs will also be organized to educate about the innovative RE technologies. Eminent RE experts from Pakistan and other countries will also participate and present their work in the conference. This will provide memorable and excellent opportunity to present the research outputs related to the RE technologies to mitigate the energy issues in the country. The submittal date for papers is July 31, 2013. More information...

PeruEdit

  • February, 21-26, 2011: (Lima) The 5th Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air(PCIA) Forum. The world’s leading household energy and health experts will gather and offer five days of dynamic workshops, technical presentations and stories from successful programs around the world. Topics include stove performance standards and testing, monitoring and evaluation, carbon financing, expanded commercial markets, recent research outcomes, community engagement and much more. Hopefully the more will include the discussion on integrated cooking systems incorporating solar cooking. More Information...

PolandEdit

  • Saturday, July 5, 2014: (Poznan) The Podest Sun Bridge Restaurant, provided by Radek Nejm, Chef of the Vine Bridge and Dark Restaurants will present solar cooking techniques with food and wine tasting from noon - 2pm, providing the sun cooperates.

PortugalEdit

Tamera April 2014
  • April 12-18, 2014: Setting up models of autonomy - Tamera's technology team is happy to host the first “Introduction Week” of 2014. As in every introduction week we will offer a brief and yet profound look into Tamera as a whole. Key members of the various project groups will introduce our approaches to ecology, food, water, energy, community, love, sexuality and partnership and the creation of models which integrate all aspects of life in a healing way as one answer to the world situation.
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014: (Monte do Cerro) You are invited to join Tamera's Energy-Technology team, and special guest Prof. Celestino Ruivo from the University of Algarve, for a day's tours and practical demonstrations at Tamera from 9:30am - 2 pm. We will be based in Tamera's energy testfield, where we will examine the technologies, build simple solar cookers together and visit the new workshop, with a chance to contribute financially to its success. Lunch will be cooked using the sun and/or biogas renewable energy. Intended for newcomers and seasoned technologists alike. There is no fee for the day. Donations to help finance the new workshop are very welcome. Please email RSVP by April 10. More information...
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013: (Faro) There will be a joint presentation on solar air conditioning and solar cooking at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia Universidade do Algarve. Marks Goldworthy will present the talk on solar air conditioning from from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., and Celestino Ruivo will present a lecture on the potential of solar cooking from 6:50 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration information...
  • May 17-18, 2013: (Faro) The Institute of Engineering at the University of the Algarve Campus da Penha is sponsoring a two day conference about solar cooking. Different solar cooking technologies will be discussed, as well as possible commercial applications each day. There will also be solar cooking demonstrations by Professor Celestino Ruivo. Here is a link to the registration form. For more information contact cruivo@ualg.pt.
  • June 25, 2012: (Faro) Professor Pedro Serrano is coming again to Iberian Peninsula to share his experience on solar cooking. The meeting will take place at Algarve University- Campus da Penha. For more information contact Celestino Ruivo.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011: (Faro) A morning seminar on solar cooking will be presented by the College of Engineering at the University of Algarve from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information on solar oven construction and the various types of cookers, as well as potential commercial applications for solar cooking is on the adgenda. Speakers include professors Jaime Goncalves and Celestino Rodrigues Ruivo. Contact Prof. Ruivo at cruivo@ualg.pt for more information.
  • Friday, July 8, 2011 - Solar Oven Workshop The "ENGENHO&OBRA" (work and ingenuity) hereby make the call for your participation in a training initiative with the support of one of the founders of NGO, the ISEP (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto) andl will be directed by the Engineer Armando Herculano. This initiative, which involves carrying out a workshop on solar ovens, aims to enable and provide a training day open to all citizens who wish to reflect around the themes of alternative energy sources, food security and responsibility and individual conscience regarding protection of the environment, thus aiming to provide them with a tool that brings citizens in the South, in the reflection on issues related to global environmental issues. » Registration Form
  • January 29, 2011: (Soure) A Solar Cooking Workshop in Soure, Portugal will be held at Termas da Azenha from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Professor Celestino Ruivo will talk about types of solar cookers and their capacities, and share some of his experiences. Solar cooker construction will be demonstrated, followed by a solar food tasting. The workshop costs 20 euros. Register by 12 p.m. on January 28, 2011 to Helena Lanser, Termas da Azenha, Rua João Henriques Foja Oliveira, 3130-433 Vinha da Rainha, Soure, Portugal. Tel. +351 – 916589145 or +351 –239508493, e-mail: info@termas-da-azenha.com
  • 12 de Setembro, 2010: (Salina Eiras Largas) Explore Figueira, irá dinamizar uma “ Oficina de Fornos Solares” na Casa Do Sal da Figueira da Foz (Salina Eiras Largas, Armazéns de Lavos), com o prof. Celestino Ruivo da Universidade do Algarve, membro fundador da "Solar Cookers International Association". No início da actividade serão colocados alguns alimentos em fornos solares a fim de provar a eficiência destes. Durante a cozedura, será feita uma pequena visita às Salinas, guiada por Jael Palhas e uma breve palestra “Potencialidades dos Fornos Solares” pelo Prof. Celestino Ruivo, seguida de uma demonstração da construção de fornos solares. Por fim, haverá a oportunidade de provar alguns “petiscos solares”. Para poder participar terá de se inscrever até dia 9 de Setembro pelo número 910 219 021 ou pelo e-mail figueira@explore.com.pt e terá um custo de 15€/pessoa. É uma boa oportunidade para conhecerem e testarem os fornos solares e aprenderem a poupar mais algum dinheiro e energia nas vossas casas.
  • June 20, 2010: (Termas da Azenha) Solar Cooking Workshop and Solar Lunch. More information...
  • 28 de Novembro de 2009: irá realizar-se no Instituto Superior de Engenharia da Universidade do Algarve o seguinte encontro: cozinha solar, casos práticos, educação ambiental, segurança alimentar e campo de teste de aldeia solar.Informações detalhadas...
Celestino Rodrigues Ruivo
Instituto Superior Engenharia-Universidade do Algarve Campus da Penha
8005-139 Faro-Portugal
  • June 15, 2008: OFICINA DE COZINHAS SOLARES: CONSTRUÇÃO DE COZINHAS SOLARES E JANTAR SOLAR
Programa previsto
14h00 - Abertura
14h15 - Início da cocção dos alimentos para o jantar (pão, sopa, carne, peixe, sobremesa, café e chá)
14h30 - Evolução das cozinhas solares, Orador: Professor Pedro Serrano (Universidade Santa Maria- Chile)
15h15 - Utilização efectiva de cozinhas solares, Orador: Professor Celestino Ruivo (Esc. Superior de Tecnologia
da Universidade do Algarve)
16h00- Pausa para café, chá e bolo solar
16h30 - Sessão de construção de cozinhas de baixo custo, Formadores: Pedro Serrano, Celestino Ruivo e Frank Albrecht
18h00 - Banho termal
19h00 - Jantar solar
Local: Termas da Azenha, Rua João Henrique Foja Oliveira, 3130-434 Soure, Portugal
Tel: 916 589 145, email: info@termas-da-azenha.com, http://www.termas-da-azenha.com
As Termas da Azenha estão localizadas junto aos campos de arroz da margem sul do Baixo Mondego, a 2 km da estação de comboios de Amieira (Linha do Oeste), a 20 km da Figueira da Foz e a 12 km de Soure (distâncias aproximadas). As coordenadas são: latitude : 40° 80' 127" e longitude: 8° 73' 931"
reservas: info@termas-da-azenha.com
site: http://www.termas-da-azenha.com
  • June 17, 2008: Manhã técnica: "DAS COZINHAS SOLARES À ANTÁRTICA"
No próximo dia 17 de Junho de 2008, a partir das 9:15, realiza-se no Auditório do departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, no Pólo II da Universidade de Coimbra, uma manhã técnica subordinada ao tema Das Cozinhas Solares à Antártica. O encontro tem por base as palestras proferidas pelo Prof. Pedro Serrano, da Universidade Técnica de Santa Maria, de Santiago de Chile, e pelo Prof. Celestino Ruivo, da Escola Superior de Tecnologia, da Universidade do Algarve.
PROGRAMA PREVISTO
9:15 - Abertura
9:30 - Evolução das cozinhas solares - Pedro Serrano
10:30 - Experiências e utilização efectiva da cozinha solar - Prof. Celestino Ruivo, EST, Univ. Algarve
11:30 - Pausa para café e bolo solar
12:00 - Abrigo para cientistas na Antártica - Prof. Pedro Serrano, Univ. T. Santa Maria, Santiago do CHILE
13:00 - Encerramento
A entrada é livre.
  • September 15, 2007: OFICINA DE COZINHA SOLAR - CONSTRUÇÃO DE FORNOS SOLARES E ALMOÇO SOLAR - Salina Eiras Largas - Lavos – Figueira da Foz - Com Celestino Ruivo – Prof. Da Universidade do Algarve (Esc. Superior de Tecnologia).
  • 14 de Julho de 2007: Irá realizar-se mais um Encontro de Cozinhas Solares (IV ECOSOL) Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Universidade do Algarve ­Campus da Penha . Aceitam-se inscrições até ao dia 10 de Julho de 2007. Assim sendo, todos os potenciais interessados deverão increver-se até essa data para que a organização possa preparar a realização do evento de forma adequada. Os interessados em participar no Encontro de Cozinhas Solares (IV ECOSOL) deverão efectuar a sua inscrição, entregando ou enviando a ficha anexa devidamente preenchida para: Secretariado da Área Dep. Eng. Mecânica, Escola Superior de Tecnologia-Universidade do Algarve Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro. Junto segue em anexo folheto de divulgação do IV ECOSOL-Encontro de Cozinhas Solares com a respectiva ficha de inscrição. Agradece-se a divulgação do encontro junto de potenciais interessados. Celestino Ruivo
  • June 18, 2007: Concurso SABOR SOLAR - Público-alvo: Todos os utilizadores de fornos solares Data: 18 de Junho na Ecoteca de Olhão das 9:30 às 15:30h - Entrega das receitas e inscrições, até 8 de Junho - mais informação
  • June 23, 2007: Encontro Solar em Tavira
  • March 16-17: Nos dias 16 e 17 de Março de 2007 irá realizar-se um "Piquenique Solar" na Ecoteca de Olhão.
  • 12 a 15 de Abril de 2007: Informo que as Cozinhas Solares maracarão presença na Expocozinha-Feira Nacional das Cozinhas que irá realizar-se na Exposalão- Batalha. Para além dos vários modelos de cozinhas solares que irão estar expostos no stand das Cozinhas Solares da Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Universidade do Algarve haverá lugar a algumas sessões de construção de cozinhas solares de baixo custo do tipo "faça voçê mesmo", bem como algumas palestras sobre o tema com vista a uma dessiminação efectiva do tema. Se São Pedro ajudar haverá lugar também para prova de comida solar. Prof. Celestino Rodrigues Ruivo (*) Escola Sup. Tecnologia-Universidade do Algarve,Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro e-mail: cruivo@ualg.pt; Tel: 289800166/289800100 (ext. 6571); Fax: 289888405 (*)- Membro fundador da Solar Cookers International Association

RwandaEdit

SenegalEdit

  • April 14-17, 2010: (Ziguinchor) capitale de la Casamance (région du Sénégal), accueillera pour la deuxième fois le workshop Casamansun EnR dédié aux énergies renouvelables. Plus d'information ici.... Pour le site Web de conférence...

South AfricaEdit

  • May 16-18, 2014: (Platbos) Once again the Greenpop - Solar for Trees Platbos Reforest Fest is happening in 2014. Camp in Africa’s southernmost forest, help plant thousands of trees to reforest the surrounding area, dance to live music and be part of growing Platbos Forest back to its original abundance. In conjunction with teaching solar cooking, Greenpop - Solar for Trees sponsors planting sessions to help offset the trees lost to development and fuel usage. Meals and musical entertainment is included. More information...
  • Saturday, November 27th, 2010: (Cape Town) Cooking your food with the sun in South Africa A gathering of solar cookers to prepare a community meal for 1000 people. Before the community sits down to feast they will engage in an intergalactic photo shoot. There will be a 59 second window where the design will be photographed from a passing satellite. The goal of this event is finding a permanent solution to carbon reduction in the Khayelitsha neighborhood of Cape Town. More information...
  • October 11-14, 2009 ISES Solar World Congress 2009 in Johannesburg, The theme of the Congress is Renewable Energy: Shaping our Future. Speakers include Dr. Hermann Scheer, Prof. Vivian Alberts, Prof. Eike Weber, and ISES president, Dr. Monica Oliphant. Enquiries and information: Tel: +27 (0)12 807 7171, Fax: +27 (0)86 567 0319 Email: info@swc2009.co.za More information at http://www.swc2009.co.za

SpainEdit

  • May 31 - June 1, 2014: (Valladolid) El cocinero solar is presenting a solar cooker construction workshop, taught by Daniel González, at Shop Azacan C / Carmelo 3. The course is open to everyone interested in cooking with the sun. Workshop participants will make their own cardboard solar cookers, and learn how to use them preparing various dishes. Students will need to bring cardboard boxes for construction material, and their own cookware. The cost of the two day workshop is €55. More information...
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014: (Huesca) Join Manolo Vilchez at a solar cooking workshop to be held at El Taller Natural located at Aren 22583 Noguera from 9am - 3pm. Manolo writes for various publications on sustainable living. He will share his experiences with solar cooking and explain about the efficiency and potential of parabolic solar cookers as well as how these technologies are being used around the world. The group will participate in menu selection and preparation their own solar cooked meal. More information...
Tamera April 2014
  • April 12-18, 2014: Setting up models of autonomy - Tamera's technology team is happy to host the first “Introduction Week” of 2014. As in every introduction week we will offer a brief and yet profound look into Tamera as a whole. Key members of the various project groups will introduce our approaches to ecology, food, water, energy, community, love, sexuality and partnership and the creation of models which integrate all aspects of life in a healing way as one answer to the world situation.
  • Saturday, June 23, 2013: (Bullas) There will be an all-day workshop on organic food and responsible consumption organized by AMPA CEP "ARTERO". The goal is to provide information on organic gardening, and help families make healthy eating choices. The program will begin at 10 a.m., and a solar cooking demonstration will take place at noon. Many organizations will be represented, including Biosecure, Ecoprao, Ecologists in Action, Zagaleco, and the Small Square Association. Program information All are welcome to attend. Map location of the event. Registration information
  • April 28-29, 2012: (Sorbas) Situated in a beautiful village in southern Spain, Sunseed is an English and Spanish Charity which aims to develop, demonstrate and communicate accessible, low-tech methods of living sustainably in semi-arid environments. They are offering a two-day course to learn how to build a simple, low-cost solar oven with inexpensive recycled materials. The course will take place in Cortijo El Saltador in Lucainena de las Torres, in Almeria Province. More information...
  • January 29-30, 2011: (Almeria) Over the course of the weekend participants will construct a Solar ULOG Oven – Cooker, and also will have the possibility to learn different ways of using the solar energy and to see different kinds of solar cookers and ovens at Sunseed. Sunseed is located in southern Spain, and is a center for research and education for sustainable living in semi-arid environments. More Information on registration...
  • November 20-21, 2010: (Los Molinos) The Sunseed community is offering a course on solar oven construction. More Information...
  • November 25-27, 2009 (Valencia): EGETICA-EXPOENERGETICA. An exhibition and conference are outstanding platforms for companies in the renewable and conventional energy sectors. Fossil fuel will continue as the dominant source for many years to come...To read more, see http://www.solarindiaonline.com/detail-subtitle.php?id=5&title_id=206
  • September 25-27, 2009 (Granada): Si te interesa el Medio Ambiente y quieres participar en una actividad al estilo del Parque de las Ciencias, integrando Ciencia, Tecnología, sostenibilidad, ocio y aprendizaje, ven y disfruta del Taller de Cocina Solar que se realizará los días 25, 26 y 27 de septiembre en las instalaciones del Parque, dentro del programa “Ciencia en Acción”. Además de llevarte tu cocina solar, aprenderás a usarla sacándole el mayor provecho, podrás deleitar a tus familiares y amigos con deliciosos platos y contribuirás a mejorar el medio ambiente. El Taller de Cocina Solar cuenta con la colaboración de la empresa alSol y Fundación Terra, entidades con amplia experiencia en acciones dirigidas a la sostenibilidad del medio ambiente y pioneros en los encuentros solares en el ámbito nacional. Más información.
  • August 8-9, 2009: En la Ribera del Ebro, en Cortes, población agrícola, con estación de tren y no lejos de Zaragoza pero ya en Navarra, hemos quedao un grupo de colegas para intercambiar, compartir, conocer y sorprendernos con lo que da de sí la creacción humana en eso que podemos llamar solardomésticos y todo lo que sirva para vivir con más eficiencia energética el camino hacia el futuro, ....en este mundo patas arriba. Para mas información, escribe a Manolo Vilchez.
  • March 28 - May 23, 2009: Fundació Terra is putting on solar cooking demonstrations in various parks around Barcelona on selected days. See schedule.
  • June 23, 2008: El 23 de junio tiene lugar en la Expo Zaragoza 2008 la inauguración del Edificio El Faro, donde se encuentra el Pabellón de Iniciativas Ciudadanas. En este espacio la Fundación Tierra tendrá expuesta una cocina solar alSol 1.4 hirviendo agua con aromas naturales durante los tres meses de la Expo. El día de la inauguración se harán varias recetas de demostración de la cocina solar. Un buen día para visitar y conocer de cerca este interesante edificio bioclimático y las actividades de la Expo. Más informes
  • July 4, 2008: La Agencia Insular de La Energía de Tenerife (AIET) y el Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER) te animan a participar en el II Curso de montaje de cocinas solares que va a celebrarse en sus instalaciones. Se llevará a cabo el montaje de las cocinas solares parabólicas KSOL, que funcionan concentrado la luz solar para convertirla en calor y cocinar. El curso de montaje tendrá lugar el próximo día 5 de julio a las 12 de la mañana, durante el Festival Eólica en ITER, con motivo de la celebración del día de las Energías Renovables de Tenerife. De forma paralela al taller se llevaran a cabo demostraciones de cocina solar, en las que podrá degustar ricas recetas elaboradas mediante cocinas solares. II Curso de montaje de cocinas solares
  • December 17th -18th, 2007: International Conference Science and Technology for Development. El Parque de las Ciencias of Granada (Spain) is preparing an International Conference to spread some projects about appropriate technology that are contributing to the sustainability, to the social development or the improvement of life condition, specially in developing countries. More information: http://www.parqueciencias.com/exposiciones/CyTDesarrollo/en/
  • Septiembre 22-24, 2007: FESTIVAL SOLAR: Fundación Terra organiza el Festival Solar 2007 en el marco de las fiestas de Barcelona, con una demostración de tecnologías solares aplicadas al procesado de alimentos (cocinas solares parabólicas, hornos SOUL ultra ligeros, catas solares, etc.) y otras actividades relacionadas con las energías renovables y la cultura ambiental. Más información: http://www.festivalsolar.org
  • July 14, 2007: CURSO DE MONTAJE DE COCINAS SOLARES: La Agencia Insular de la Energía de Tenerife y el Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables te invitan a participar el "I Curso de montaje de cocinas solares". El curso tendrá lugar durante el festival eólica www.eolica.es(14 de julio). Plazo inscripción. 30 de junio. Más información: http://www.iter.es, difusion@iter.es

SwedenEdit

  • April 18, 2010: (Stockholm) Stockholm Run for Water. The run will raise awareness of the problems faced by many in getting safe water, and it will raise money for three water projects. The length of the race, six kilometers, is the average distance travelled by many women and children in Africa each day to gain access to water. Support will benefit the distribution of Solvatten solar safe water systems.More Information about Solvatten and race

SwitzerlandEdit

  • May 17-18, 2013: (Winterthur, Zurich) This year the Afro-Pfingsten Festival will focus on fairness, and how organizations may address awareness of disparities around the globe, and in particular, Africa. The Association pour le Développement de l'Energie Solaire (ADES) will participate, and will be located directly below the church towers of the City Church in the Old Town.
  • April 6-7, 2013: (Zurich) The Association pour le Développement de l'Energie Solaire (ADES) will be participating with a booth, in a celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the Masoala Hall at the Zurich Zoo. It includes the annual Madagascar days, with local craft workshops. From 10 a.m - 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. Come see information on their efforts promoting solar cooking in Madagascar.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2013: (Zurich) Register now for Swiss NGO ADES’ solar cooking workshop in Switzerland. In groups of eight, you will make your own solar cookers at the Zurich Zoo. For more information: ades@adesolaire.org
  • November 2, 2008: Geneva: Class in the construction of solar cookers at 10:00 - 4:30. Meet at 15 rue des Gares, á SOLEMYO. For more information, visit http://www.cuissinesolaire.com
  • November 30, 2008: Geneva: Class in the construction of solar cookers at 10:00 - 4:30. Meet at 15 rue des Gares, á SOLEMYO. For more information, visit http://www.cuissinesolaire.com
  • October 4-5, 2008: Madagascar days in the Masoala hall in the Zoo of Zurich. Enjoy an imaginary trip to Madagascar thanks to the Malagasy music, stands and much more. ADES will also be present with an information stand in the hall and is looking forward to welcoming you. For further information please see http://www.zoo.ch.

TanzaniaEdit

  • August 24 - September 6, 2010: A two-week exhibition to promote science education is currently taking place at the Alliance Francaise in Dar es Salaam. It’s an interactive and educative exhibition under the theme ‘The earth’s future is in our hands’. The event, organized by the French embassy in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, will be held for two weeks. This year’s event is meant to provide students and the public with alternatives to energy, says Abel Shuma, an official of the Alliance Francaise. The students are able perform a number of experiments, including solar cooking. More Information...

TogoEdit

  • February 6-15, 2009: The NGO Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement, ENDA Tiers Monde, and the Togo Ministry of Mining, Energy and Water in partnership with Friends of the Earth-Norway (NNV) are happy to announce and invite you to the forthcoming CLIMATE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY WEEK, scheduled to take place in Lome and Sotouboua, Togo (West Africa), from 6-15 February 2009. This event is aimed at popularizing the use of the diversity of renewable energy products now available. One main part of this event, for which we particularly call for your participation is the FEEL 2009, the Green Energy Exhibition Fair, which will last 11-15 February, in the premises of the Exhibition Center of the Lome Big Market, that is indeed in the heart of the city. This event will draw about 50 differents exhibition groups and attract more than 5000 visitors. More information...

UgandaEdit

  • Friday, February 22, 2013: (Kisuro) There will be a solar cooking home party at the home of Hajati Safina located in Kisuro, Isingoro District, Uganda. All people using solar cookers around Mbarara and Orukinga Refugee Settlement are welcome. We shall eat solar cooked food and thereafter dance to local folk music. Come with a friend who would like to know about solar cooking. Contact Kawesa Mukasa for more information.
  • February 1-3, 2013: (Lugazi) The Solar Connect Association will teach a group of thirty women in the town of Lugazi, some thirty-five kilometers from Kampala, how to use hay baskets along with solar cookers. All others who would like to learn how to use a solar cooker with a hay basket are welcome to participate during this very hot weather. Contact Kawesa Mukasa for more information.
  • March 23-28, 2009 (Kampala) Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum: More than 200 household energy and health practitioners will share the latest developments in technologies, fuels, monitoring and evaluation, commercialization, carbon financing, awareness raising, and research; and make new commitments to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution from cooking and heating practices...To read more, see http://www.pciaonline.org/node/887
  • March 23-28, 2009: 2009 Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum. Kampala, Uganda. For more information and to register, please visit the PCIA Forum Registration page.

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NationalEdit

  • October 6-9 an array of solar cookers will be on display at the STAR-TIDES exhibit at the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC.
  • October 3, 2009 is the American Solar Energy Society’s Annual Solar Tours. (Please check website as some tours are on alternate days. Event in Boulder, Colorado is Sept. 26.) Calling all Solar Chefs! If you love to tell people about solar cooking, please see if there is a tour in your area and find out if you can do a solar cooking demonstration either at the tour start location or at one of the homes on the tour. Denver and Boulder tours had solar cooking demonstrations last year. They were a big hit, and local solar cooks will demo again this year. For more information, see website.
  • July 29, 2009: Sun Ovens will be featured on Good Morning America. The segment which will feature the Sun Oven will be on during the 8 am segment (Eastern Time). It will be called "Sam spends a sunny summer morning in Philadelphia" and will be hosted by Sam Champion.
  • October 4, 2008: Solar Cookers International is seeking experienced solar cooks to conduct solar cooking demonstrations in communities across the U.S. as part of the ASES National Solar Tour the largest solar energy event in the world. More information
  • August 25 - 29, 2008: Renewable Energy for the Developing World workshop in Carbondale, Colorado with Solar Energy International. Learn how to implement renewable energy projects in the developing world. Guest speakers from around the world will present case studies and lessons learned on solar cooking, biogas, and rural electrification. For more information visit www.solarenergy.org or call SEI at 970-963-8855.
  • June 17, 2008: Suncookers documentary to be shown on the Documentary Channel (6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST)

AlabamaEdit

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013: (Huntsville) Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center is going green and celebrating Earth Day at on April 20 with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Stations will be set-up around Sci-Quest from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. to help visitors discover ways to protect the Earth. During the day, visitors can learn about solar power, and build a solar oven for making and eating s‘mores. More information...
  • Thursday, April 19, 2012: (Montevallo) A celebration in anticipation of Earth Day will be held at the University of Montevallo’s James Wylie Shepherd Observatory from 4-9:30 p.m. “Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest” is a community-wide event featuring live music, as well as tours of the observatory including the new solar generator, rainwater purification system and a solar cooking demonstration. More information...

ArizonaEdit

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014: (Tucson) Equinox Solar Potluck and Exhibition - Join Citizens for Solar for our first-ever Equinox Solar Potluck, and experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Solar Guild and Valley of the Moon. More information...
  • July 9 & 12, 2014: (Taylor) Solar cooking demonstrations at the Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center (subject to sunny days) along with Freehold, a local non-profit organization, to help collect non-perishable food items for Shepherd’s Kitchen. Call +1 (928) 536-2269 for more information.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014: (Taylor) The Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center in Taylor will offer a 1½-hour tour from 9 to 10:30 a.m. of its passive solar designed home and numerous solar amenities, such as a solar wall oven, solar chimneys, greenhouse, solar dehydrator, solar water distiller and much more. More information...
  • Saturday, April 26th, 2014: (Tucson) Join Citizens for Solar to experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts at Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road, near Mile Post 81. Oven set-up will begin at 9:30am, and the event opens to the public at 10am. The potluck will begin at 5:30pm. The cost of the Solar Potluck is free; $7/car to get into the Park. The event is co-sponsored by Catalina State Park and Arizona State Parks. For inquiries, email Bruce Joseph at chair@citizensforsolar.org
  • Saturday, October 12, 2013: (Cedar Hills) Cedar Hills Senior Center is holding the last swap meet of the year. The Center is located at 9419 Concho Highway (near mile marker 12). See Friends of Solar Cooking prototype solar oven for fifth wheel trailer by Berta Nelson. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 1, 2013: (Bisbee) Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include solar cooking demonstrations as well as solar ovens and accessories for sale. At 10:30 a.m., join local experts for a Solar Cooking Basics class. At 11:30, learn how to build your own solar oven with a cardboard box and aluminum foil. Feel free to bring a solar oven and join in the fun, a potluck will follow the event for those who prepare solar food. More information...
  • March 13-16, 2013: (Chandler) Paul Munsen will be demonstrating the updated Sun Oven, reported to be able to reach 180°-230°C (360°- 450°F), at Honeyville Farms, 33 S. 56th St. The free classes will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration is requested. More information...
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012: (Mercado San Agustin) The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will be providing a variety of resources for people who are interested in solar cooking. Several models of solar ovens will be displayed by people who have built or bought their own, and their owners will be on hand to demonstrate how to use them. It takes place 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 100 S. Avenida Del Convento near the corner of Congress and Grande. More information...
  • Saturday, June 2, 2012: (Vista Park) If you want to learn more about the secrets of solar cooking, come to the 10th Annual Bisbee Solar Cookoff on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market, activities will include solar cooking demonstrations, Sun Ovens and accessories for sale, and information on local food production and sustainable agriculture. At 11 a.m., join local experts for a Solar Cooking Basics class to learn how solar ovens work, as well as tips on preparing delicious solar food. More information...
  • Saturday, May 19, 2012: (Phoenix) Urban Farm.org is sponsoring a solar cooking workshop at the Home Ec Department located at 7120 N. 12th St. starting at 12:30 p.m. Urban Farmer Kari Spencer will cover how solar cookers work, and how to make your own cooker. Kits will be available. More Information...
  • Saturday, April 28, 2012: (Tucson) SOLAR POTLUCK AND EXHIBITION (30th Anniversary) at Catalina State Park (11570 N. Oracle Road, near Mile Post 81) from 10:00 am - Sunset. This is one of the longing continually running solar events in the country! Join Citizens for Solar and experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Catalina State Park, Arizona State Parks. We'll have speakers and musicians throughout the day on a stage with a PA system powered by solar energy. The Potluck itself is at 5:00 pm. Bring your own oven and join us for cooking (oven set-up by 9:30 am, event opens to the public at 10:00 am), or if you do not cook with us, visit with us and bring some "solar" food to share: salad, watermelon, berries, etc. Ice is always welcome. Bring your own eating utensils (plate/bowl and fork/spoon) and help make Tucson's Solar Potluck a waste-free event. Make sure you wear comfy shoes, a brimmed hat and sunscreen. The festival will be held come sun, rain or wind! The cost of the Solar Potluck is free; $7/car to get into the Park. Those wishing to be exhibitors should contact J.M. Samaniego at 520-749-3538 or via email. If you have questions or would like more information about the Solar Potluck, please contact Bruce Joseph via email.
  • Saturday, April 21, 2012: (Tempe) Solar Oven Cook-off, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Daley Park, College Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. We will cook food in solar ovens made of recycled materials and listen to live music and storytelling. The cook-off is presented in partnership with the Arizona Interfaith Power and Light. More information...
  • Saturday, April 21, 2012: (Sierra Vista) The Sierra Vista Farmers Market will hold its annual Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NW corner of Carmichael and Wilcox Streets. Check out the solar cooking demonstration and see how foods can be prepared using only the sun. Learn about solar power, solar water heating, water harvesting and conservation. Admission is free. More information...
  • Sunday, April 22, 2012: (Douglas) The Douglas Mercado, the local farmers market, recently opened for their fourth season. They will celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a demonstration of solar cooking by Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture. Find out how you can cook with the sun, saving on energy and keeping the house cool this summer. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More information...
  • Sunday, April 15, 2012: (Tucson) Visit Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture's booth at the Jefferson Park Home & Garden Tour. It runs from noon to 5 p.m. and begins at the International School of Tucson, 1701 E. Seneca St. The tour also includes a sustainability fair at Site 1. BASA will do a solar cooking demonstration and provide information about sustainable food production. More information...
  • Saturday, February 18, 2012: (Snowflake) Join in a celebration of solar cooking pioneers and support the Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center. Barbara Kerr will be joined by Bob Metcalf, Allart Ligtenberg, Mike and Martha Port, and many others involved with solar cooking. Sherry Cole passed away in December 2011. The gathering will take place from 1 - 4 p.m. at Northland Pioneer College, Room 101 in the Learning Center. More Information and to RSVP
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011: (Marana) The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Marana Heritage Farm will host a “Honey Mesquite Festival” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Marana Farm is located at 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive. Among the activities there will be a salsa making and solar oven cook-off. More Information...
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011: (Prescott) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is sponsoring a free community preparedness fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn in front of the church at 1001 Ruth Street. There will be 25 informative booths at the fair where people can learn about creating a family emergency plan, water storage and purification, Dutch oven and solar cooking, long-term food storage, first aid, alternative sources of fuel and how to store it, financial preparedness, identity theft prevention, and more. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 4, 2011: (Bisbee) 9th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Expo at the Bisbee Farmers Market from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Solar chefs welcome to show off their cooking skills and will take home an event t-shirt for their participation. Solar cookbook prizes available as well as a solar potluck for participants at noon. There will also be a solar raffle. A free solar cooking 101 mini class will be offered at 10 am and 11 am to show you how to get started cooking with a solar oven. More Information...
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011 (Tempe) Great Solar Cookout, Daley Park (on College, just south of ASU) from 10 until 2 (cookers start at 9). Includes steel drum band, jugglers, story telling, and, of course, lots of solar cooking, including opportunity to make your own oven and cooking demonstrations. Info@aiper.org or (480) 38-AIPER for more information.
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011: (Tucson) The Annual Solar Potluck and Festival of the Sun takes place at Catalina State Park, several miles north of Tucson 10 a.m. - sunset. The event is free, but requires $7/car park admission. Discover how to use solar energy to power your home, cook your food, heat your water and live more responsibly. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and enjoy solar-powered music, children's activities, solar appliances and exhibitions. In addition, several solar experts will speak about local solar projects and today's solar technologies and energy conservation. More Information...
  • Saturday, March 26, 2011: (Glendale) The fourth annual Green Festival will be happening noon to 4 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown Street. At 1:30 p.m., learn to build a solar oven/cooker from inexpensive and/or reusable materials. Cook food with natural and renewable solar power, and keep your kitchen cooler during the summer. This innovative class teaches how to build a solar oven/cooker and how to prepare foods. More Information...
  • Sunday, March 27, 2011: (Tucson) Solar Rock Tucson is an outdoor, solar-powered music concert and vendor fair. The rock concert demonstrates the power of the sun loud and clear. Last year, there was information on solar panels, solar hot water systems, and solar cooking demonstrations. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Armory Park.
  • Saturday, March 12, 2011: (Phoenix) Learn to build your very own solar dehydrator and a solar oven from inexpensive and/or reusable materials. At the Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 South Central Avenue, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. $15 Suggested Donation More Information...
  • Saturday, February 19, 2011: (Phoenix) The Phoenix Permaculture Guild will present a workshop on how to build a solar dehydrator and solar oven from 1- 2:30 p.m. at the Rio Salado Audubon Center. Join Chris Byers for this innovative class, and learn the basics of building a solar food dehydrator and a solar oven, and how to use them. Also, he will discuss some of the different foods that can be dehydrated easily, as well as what works well for solar cooking. More Information...
  • Thursday, January 20, 2011: (Sierra Vista) The Sierra Vista Regional Health Center’s Wellness Depot will provide information about solar cooking at 11 a.m. Edna Weigel and a friend will explain how easy it is to make solar cooking part of your regular cooking routine. More Information...
  • Friday, November 5, 2010: (Tucson) UA Engineering students harnessing solar energy will meet on the UA Mall in first ‘Solar Oven Throw Down’. Inaugural solar cooking ‘battle royale’ involving up to 80 solar oven designs will take place on The University of Arizona campus at 9 a.m. More Information...
  • Saturday & Sunday, October 30,31, 2010: (Tucson) The Tucson Innovative Home Tour and Tucson Solar Tour will feature more than 20 homes showing everything from floor heating to underground water-collecting cisterns to solar cooking. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Tickets, $10 per person, are on sale now at locations around Tucson. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 9, 2010: (Chandler) Learn how to use a solar oven and the Stove-Tec Rocket Stove. See how easy it is to go off-grid with your cooking. $15. The Survival Mom presents a class at Honeyville Farms 10 a.m. - noon. More information...
  • Friday, August 27, 2010: (Tucson) 28th Annual Festival of the Sun, Solar Potluck and Exhibition at Catalina State Park. Exhibits & demonstrations of all types of solar energy devices including ovens, cookers, water heaters, photo-voltaics, solar-powered music, children's activities, promotes the development & use of solar energy, 10 a.m. More Information...
  • Saturday, July 24, 2010: (Flagstaff) Solar oven demonstrations at the NoHo neighborhood block party. 5-8 p.m., at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1601 N. San Francisco St. [More Information...]
  • Wednesday, 21, 5 - 8 p.m. & Thursday, 22, 2010 9 a.m.- noon: (Solomon) Solar cooking demonstration at Eastern Arizona College. A lot of tasting of cooking efforts included. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 12, 2010: The 2010 Sunny Side of Cooking Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location is to be announced. This is Lisa Rayner’s annual solar cooking workshop through Coconino Community College. "I cook an entire meal for students using four different cooker models. We will also discuss cooking all kinds of food in a solar cooker, water pasteurization, and solar canning that follows USDA canning guidelines. The location and registration details will be in the CCC Summer 2010 class listings. These should be available by early spring." More info…
  • Saturday, June 12, 2010: (Bisbee) Bisbee's 8th Annual Solar Cook-off & Expo sponsored by the Solar Store in Tucsan. Saturday 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Vista Park in Warren - Bisbee. Solar cooking demonstrations and a potluck for contestants. Solar ovens, plans and cookbooks will be for sale and there will also be a Solar Cook Ware Raffle. More Information...
  • Saturday, May 8, 2010: (Phoenix) Build Your Own Solar Cooker with Chris Byers. This class will show you the merits of some of the different designs and how easy it is to build an inexpensive oven. 1-2:30 p.m. More Information...
  • April 24-27, 2010: (Tuscan) The 28th Annual Solar Pot Luck will be held at Catalina State Park,11570 N. Oracle Rd. on Saturday. The Potluck is free of charge and open to everyone. Catalina State Park is offering free admission the day of the Potluck. There will be solar cooking demonstrations all day long, and a free pot luck featuring a wide variety of solar cooked dishes toward the end of the day. There will also be entertainment and guest speakers discussing solar and other conservation technologies throughout the day. Date & time Description, contact number, and driving directions
  • April 21, 2010: (Tuscan) Earth Day celebration at Pima Community College - The annual family-friendly event will take place at the Northwest Campus. Participants will learn about native plants and animals, conservation, recycling, astronomy and geology through displays by government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The free event will also feature a giant sundial and participants will enjoy food cooked in a solar oven. More Information...
  • April 16-17: (Snowflake) Solar cooking course with instruction in building solar cookers, at Northland Pioneer College, Silver Creek Campus. More Information...
  • April 17, 2010: (Tempe) 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Great Solar Cookout to be held at Daley Park. Try out solar oven cuisine prepared with locally grown food beginning at 11 a.m.. Make your own solar cooker, kits available for $10. For more information contact Doug Bland. doug.bland@tempeccc.com (480) 967-5266.
  • November 22, 2009: The Basics of Solar Cooking. 10;00 AM - 11:30 AM. Location: Scottsdale Community Garden in Scottsdale. Contact Anne at (480) 282-8488, Anne@AZHomegrownSolutions.org
  • May 23, 2009: Happy Jack, a cool and easy drive from Phoenix: Join us at Happy Jack, AZ in the cool pines on May 23, 2009 for an early Memorial Day event. It's a Saturday and we will be demonstrating solar cooking in the beautiful town of Happy Jack. The sun should be fantastic, and the food good. Using solar ovens, Jackie Harsha will be giving out samples of Orange Banana Oatmeal bread. It is healthy, delicious, and completely baked by the sun. You can find the recipe at http://www.HeavenSentFood.com if you want to preview it.
  • June 20, 2009: Bisbee 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7th Annual Summer Solstice Solar Cook-off & Expo at the Bisbee Farmers Market, in Vista Park. Find out how to cook with the sun. Solar ovens, solar cookbooks and solar cooker kits for sale. Prizes & Potluck for solar chefs at noon. Information on photovoltaics, solar hot water and solar coolers. Solar contractors and appliance vendors welcome. For more information see our flier, call (520)378-2973, or email valerie.mccaffrey@bajaaz.org.
  • April 25, 2009: Catalina State Park, Tucson. Tucson's annual solar cooking festival will be held at this park from 10AM to 8 PM. A buffet will be held at 5 for people to eat solar cooked food. Bring your own plates and silverware. The entrance fees to the park are going to be waived for everyone that day. This is a beautiful state park and you can hike while the food cooks.
  • April 25, 2009: The statewide MESA Day 2009 Design Competition will be held on the UA campus on Saturday. More information...
  • April 22, 2009: Tucson 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Earth Day at the Northwest Campus Pima Community College, Promenade Level. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about our planet and environment. Come and see our telescopes, small creatures, PCC's solar oven, mineral collection, and campus sundial.
  • April 18, 2009: ASU's Polytechnic Campus on Williams Field Road and Power will host an Earth Day event from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Jackie Harsha and others will demonstrate solar cooking. The event is free for both vendors and attendees. Join others for samples of locally grown food and see sustainable products from both the public and private sectors. ASU Polytehcnic is in the East Valley. More information...
  • April 18, 2009: Sierra Vista 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Earth Day event planned at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market, There will be solar-powered live music and entertainment throughout the day, along with demonstrations and exhibits of solar cooking, sun observations, worm composting, rainwater harvesting, native reptiles, a book signing by local authors and a plant and seed sale. It will feature a school recycling collection on items such as plastic bags and aluminum cans, and a focus on greener transportation, especially “pedal power.”
  • April 4, 2009: Learn how to cook with the power of the sun! Take advantage of our 300 sunny days per year and cook your food in a way that tastes better and retains greater nutritional content. We’ll have four different models of solar cookers on hand (Sun Oven, Sport, HotPot, and CooKit) and also will discuss how to make your own from found materials. Co-taught by Anne Goldfeld and Sammi Goldfeld, second place winner in the Solar Cookoff at the 2007 Green Building Expo. Downtown Phoenix Public Market, Mtg Rm - 721 N Central Ave Street: SE Corner of Central Ave. & McKinley St.
  • March 21-22, 2009: Glendale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival. During this festival the Arizona Solar Cookers group will be demonstrating home constructed solar ovens. Entrance to the festival is free. Enjoy over 150 performers with styles ranging from Folk and Bluegrass to Cowboy Poetry and Storytelling at Saguaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave.
  • June 16, 2007: 5th Annual Solar Cook-off & Expo - Saturday, June 16 at the Bisbee Farmers Market Vista Park in Warren 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • May 21, 2007: DARFUR|DARFUR: A special exhibition and benefit reception. Ticket proceeds will benefit The Solar Cooker Project for the Touloum refugee camp in Chad.
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – The internationally touring photographic exhibition DARFUR|DARFUR will be presented at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on May 21, 2007, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $15 through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).
DARFUR|DARFUR is a digitally projected exhibition of images by internationally acclaimed photojournalists depicting life in the war-torn region of Darfur, Sudan, where at least 400,000 people have been killed and more than two million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes since the genocide began in 2003. The exhibition features images by former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv, Paolo Pellegrin, Ryan Spencer Reed and Michal Safdie, accompanied by traditional Sudanese music as well as clips from several documentaries in current production. Guest speakers include John Prendergast, senior policy analyst with the International Crisis Group who is currently co-authoring Not on our Watch with actor Don Cheadle, and Brian Steidle who, in addition to providing images for the exhibition, is the subject of The Devil Came on Horseback, a documentary exposing the violence and tragedy of the genocide of Darfur that premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Books by both speakers also will be available for sale at the event. DARFUR|DARFUR has been presented throughout the United States and abroad to raise awareness of Darfur’s multi-cultural population and the violence and mass killings that have devastated the region.
BENEFIT RECEPTION
A special benefit reception with the guest speakers and music by AZ Rhythm Connection follows the program. Ticket proceeds will benefit The Solar Cooker Project for the Touloum Refugee Camp in Chad. Women and girls fleeing the genocide in Darfur are placed in extreme jeopardy of rape and other forms of violence when undertaking the simple, but vital, task of collecting firewood for cooking fuel. By outfitting the refugees of the Touloum Camp with solar cookers, the need for women and children to collect firewood outside camp is significantly reduced. This project is being implemented successfully at the Iridimi Camp in Chad. Tickets for the exhibition and benefit reception are available through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

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  • Monday, September 22, 2014: (Jackson) The Rotary Club of Jackson will be sponsoring classed with Irene Perbal in how to cook with the energy of the sun. Will include instructions to easily make solar cookers. The training sessions will be at the St.Katharine Drexel Church from 10am to 2:30pm. More information...
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014: (Palo Alto) Cooking Your Food with the Sun - When you cook with the sun, you save money! Your food tastes better! You reduce your carbon footprint! You can make a simple solar cooker with a cardboard box, aluminum foil and a piece of glass. Or you can buy a solar oven, at Common Ground, that will get as hot as your gas or electric oven. Several different versions of solar cookers will be shown, and we will discuss how to use them. From 10:30am – 12:30pm. Register here...
  • Thursday, September 4, 6:30pm: (Davis) The Davis Permaculture Guild will be hosting a "Joy of Solar Cooking" workshop. Ray Daystar will lead the workshop and discuss the basics of solar cooking and the environmental and health benefits of eating solar cooked meals. The event is free and open to the public. More info...
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014: (Lodi) The World of Wonders Science Museum is sponsoring Solar Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hands-on solar activities to be held throughout the day include racing solar cars, building solar water fountains and cooking with a solar oven or an 8-foot solar parabolic dish. More information...
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014: (San Jose) Learn the tricks to cooking food using only the natural power from the sun. We will demonstrate of a natural, healthy slow cooking method designed for all ages, that also helps our environment. Basic techniques and the different kinds of ovens available will be discussed. Tasty samples will be provided. New Leaf Market, Alterra Solar & Solar Cookers International presenting. More information...
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014: (San Jose) Learn the tricks to cooking food using only the natural power from the sun. We will demonstrate of a natural, healthy slow cooking method designed for all ages, that also helps our environment. Basic techniques and the different kinds of ovens available will be discussed. Tasty samples will be provided. New Leaf Market, Alterra Solar & Solar Cookers International presenting. More information...
  • July 17-18, 2014: (Sacramento) The SCInet Solar Cooking Convention 2014, sponsored by Solar Cookers International with support from Agua Fund, Inc., is encouraging solar cooking project directors, promoters, designers, researchers, and manufacturers with experience in the transfer of solar cooking technologies to gather in Sacramento, California, USA for an exchange of information convention. The format will include presentations, panel discussions, working groups, and public demonstration of solar cookers. It will be held at the California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street. The Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival will follow on Saturday. Details and Event registration information...
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  • Saturday, July 19, 2014: (Sacramento): The Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival, sponsored by Solar Cookers International, is open to the public at no charge. Local solar cooks are encouraged to participate. It will take place from 10am - 3 pm. at Land Park, the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. Event registration information...
  • May 17-18, 2014: (San Mateo) The Raspberry Pi: Solrmatic solar tracking system will demonstrated by the designer, Michael Nicholas, at the Maker Faire Bay Area held at the San Mateo Event Center. The event will be open 10am - 8pm on Saturday and 10am - 6pm on Sunday. More information...
  • Sunday, May 11, 2014: (Sacramento) The Sacramento Vegetarian Society is sponsoring a lecture and demonstration on solar cooking at 5:30pm at the Grange Hall located at 3830 U Street, at it's monthly vegan potluck. All are welcome. More Information...
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014: (Glendale) Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will host the Solar Discovery Faire from 10am - 2pm. This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by the nonprofit Rahus Institute, demonstrations will include solar cooking, solar etching, solar whirligigs, medallions and much more. The Rahus Institute seeks to provide clean-energy solutions for a sustainable world. More information...
  • April 10-12, 2014: (Berkeley) the Berkeley Rural Energy Research Group (BREG) and TU Berlin Microenergy Systems Research Group (MES) is holding a symposium on Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering untapped resources. Noted solar cooker advocate and researcher, Deepak Gadhia, will be presenting on Thursday, April 10th, a case study of experiences on promotion and implementation of a decentralized energy project for a smoke-free village. More information...
  • Saturday, April 12: (Sacramento) The second annual Home Energy Efficiency Expo. takes place at SMUD’s Energy and Technology Center from 9am - 4pm., located at 6301 S Street. SMUD is hosting the expo for their residential customers. There will be over 80 vendors and exhibits, and 35 workshops presented in 5 classroom venues with topics ranging from solar, insulation, weather stripping to electric vehicle technology, including classes on solar cooking. Parking an lunch are free. For more information contact: Suzette Bienvenue
  • Saturday, October 19, 2013 (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM): (Camp Pollack) Come out and enjoy the 11 acres of beauty by the American River at Camp Pollock this Saturday. Food, music, speakers, arts & crafts, educational activities, games, adult & kids' activities, booths, demos, presentations, & more! I will be handing out free samples of Nacheez and giving a solar cooking demo! More info...
  • August 25, 2013: (Clovis) Potluck meeting at Dry Creek Park 1:30 to 3:30 pm. John Martin has arranged to have live music for us. Bring a 3' x 4' piece of cardboard if you would like to trace a Cook-it. Come early if you can; especially if you need to make a cooker or need to learn more about solar cooking. If you haven't made a meeting yet ; it's time. Please try to be there this Sunday. You don't have to cook to participate. You can bring some fruit or a salad for the potluck. Also, is any one interested in helping to demonstrate solar cooking at The Master Gardener's "Taste of the Harvest," Please let us know by Sunday. More information: Central Valley Solar Cookers
  • Saturday, August 17, 2013: (Hopland) SolFest XV is returning to the Solar Living Center located at 13771 Hwy 101 for one day only. Live music, educational solar workshops, and good times. More information...
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013: (Sacramento) Solar Cookers International is holding its annual Shine On! gathering to pay tribute to the work of many who have helped teach solar cooking and water pasteurization around the world. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Sacramento Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th St. See http://solarcookers.org for more information.
  • Saturday, August 3, 2013: (Nevada City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (no alcohol, drugs, tobacco or foul language allowed) will be having a Solar Cook-Off and Potluck at 615 Hollow Way. Cooking will begin at 10 a.m., and the potluck will start at 4 p.m. Bring tasty ingredients of your favorite dish to solar cook and share. If you don’t have a solar cooker, bring yourself and see what the excitement is about. Information available to learn how to make a cooker to use the sun to cook food. For more information contact Ken Dorris, +1 (530) 292-4213.
  • Monday, July 29, 2013: (Mendocino County Public Broadcasting) Join Jeff and Doug and their guest Julie Greene, Executive Director of Solar Cookers International. They will be discussing solar cooking strategies and equipment, and the impact of SCI's work in emerging nations. On these FM stations: 90.7 Philo, 91.5 Willits and Ukiah, 88.1 Fort Bragg. More information...
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013: (Rohnert Park) This one hour class will provide an overview of the steps and supplies necessary to build your very own solar oven. A great hands-on project - this is the perfect afternoon activity for families, friends, and groups. It takes place at Sonoma Mountain Village, 1300 Valley House Dr, from 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. More information...
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013: (Davis) Come out this Wednesday to learn how to use the sun to cook eggs, bake bread, and other culinary marvels in a sun powered oven. Our featured guests – Kendall Essex and Claire Black Slotton - will bring their solar ovens and you can Ask the Experts how to use and make your own solar oven. Cool Davis will be hosting solar oven demonstrations at the Farmers Market, at Picnic in the Park from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. More information...
  • Saturday, June 22, 2013: (Fresno) Central Valley Solar Cookers will be holding a solar cooking festival at The Gazebo in Woodward Park, Fresno, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Set-up will begin at 9 a.m. The festival will feature solar cooking demonstrations, music by Cerro Negro, Eva Scow, and Samba Central, and other solar science. A Parasol Parade at 11 a.m. led by Samba Central, and a potluck food tasting for members, family and friends. Also a raffle and information on how to get started solar cooking. Please come join us to celebrate solar cooking and the summer solstice. Bring your Cooker (if you can), food to solar cook(or to share at the potluck - members only), parasol or umbrella, chairs, sunglasses, family and friends, and a spirit for adventure and innovation. Let's get California solar cooking. More Information...
  • Saturday June 15, 2013: (Victorville) The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is hosting its first Solar Oven Cook-Off Competition for teams of High Desert students from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MDAQMD office at 14306 Park Avenue . Teams of two to five students will build and design solar cookers and develop original recipes to cook on their creations. Teams will be separated by divisions of grades 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. Cash prizes will be given in each division. Register by May 29th. More information...
  • Sunday, May 26, 2013: (Carmichael) Solar Cooking with Denis Zanchi at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Ancil Hoffman County Park from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. With summer around the corner, it’s time to explore solar cooking. Discover how easy it is cook a variety of foods using the sun. Space is limited so come early. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Sign-ups taken the day of the event. It is recommended arriving 30 minutes prior to start time. Donations gratefully accepted. There is a $5 per car admission county entrance fee into Ancil Hoffman Park (Free to members). More information...
  • Saturday, May 18, 2013: (Sunnyvale) Full Circle Farm, 1055 Dunford Way, is offering a solar cooker construction workshop 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. In the class we will make homemade solar ovens from simple materials you have at home. We will make a solar panel cooker and a solar box cooker. We will also have a ‘sport’ solar oven from the Solar Oven Society to examine, and see how it performs. More information...
  • Saturday, May 18, 2013: (Vacaville) A new Solar Cooking/Build a Solar Cooker course is being offered by the City of Vacaville’s Community Services Department that will teach participants the benefits of cooking with sunshine. Participants in this class will create an economical, portable solar cooker and receive instruction on essential solar cooking tips. It’s a great way to add solar cooking to your camping/backpacking adventures or emergency preparedness plan. The one day class is from 10 a.m - noon. Registration information...
  • Saturday, March 16, 2013: (Clovis) Central Valley Solar Cookers will be presenting a solar cooker building and solar cooking workshop at Dry Creek Park from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Carl Peters.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013: (Sacramento) "Training the Trainers" is the theme for this course provided by Solar Cookers International. The workshop is designed for experienced solar cooks and trainers to exchange best practices, and teach new volunteers the art of teaching solar cooking well. For all new and continuing solar cooker trainers. It will be held from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at SFBFS, 3333 Third Ave, Sacramento. RSVP to Maureen, SCI Volunteer Coordinator, 916-455-4499, or volunteers@solarcookers.org All are welcome.
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013: (Fresno) Central Valley Solar Cookers will be represented with a solar cooking information booth at the Chinese New Years Parade in downtown Fresno.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2012: (Fresno) Central Valley Solar Cookers will be presenting a solar cooking demonstration at "Holiday Cheer" from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at San Joaquin River Parkway's "River Ranch" on Old Friant Road. Contact Carl Peters if you might be able to help out. More Information...
  • Thursday, October 25, 2012: (Fresno) Central Valley Solar Cookers will be meeting to plan next summer's Solar Cooking Festival at the Woodland Park Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. From 6:30 to 7 p.m. For those still needing cookers, members will help anyone wanting to trace a CooKit. They should bring a 3' x 4' piece of cardboard.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012: (Sacramento) Patricia McArdle is a retired American diplomat and past board member of SCI. Her debut novel "Farishta", which won the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Grand Prize for General Fiction, was inspired by events that occurred during the year she spent in northern Afghanistan with a British Army unit. Join us at the Avid Reader on Broadway for a book signing and discussion. More information...
  • Saturday, October 13, 2012: (Chico) Todd Harris will be leading a workshop on solar oven construction at the Gateway Science Museum from 1-3 p.m. Participants will leave with their own solar cooker. Museum entrance and materials are included in the registration fee. More information...
  • October 6-7, 2012: (Sacramento) The California Sunlight Corporation will be joining the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and hundreds of organizations throughout America, to showcase solar energy technologies and more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses ― in Sacramento and across North America -- for the 17th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event. The California Sunlight Corporation will hold an open house tour showcasing their solar powered BBQ at 3791 Power Inn Road in Sacramento from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. More information...
  • Sunday, September 2, 2012: (Redwood City) Green Sangha will be hosting their 2nd annual Solar Cooking Demo and food sharing at 1257 Main St, Redwood City (end of Beech Street), from 12-4. Arrive at 12 to set up cookers and discuss Green Sangha (http://www.greensangha.org). Demonstrations, info and free food will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of Redwood City "Really Really Free Market" held from 1-5 pm in the park. This is a free exchange of goods you no longer need and discarded but still healthy produce, and we'll cook a solar stew using donated veggies. If you have a cooker to demonstrate please bring it. Note: very simple facilities (grass lawn in a nice sunny location). All are welcome. For more info contact taraihito@yahoo.com.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2012: (Fresno) The Central Valley Solar Cookers Club will be having their next meeting and potluck at Selma M Layne Park ( SE corner of Maple and Shepherd, 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. The theme is Mexican Solar Cooked. We will also be discussing plans for the Taste of the Harvest Event, Sept. 8th and for our Solar Cooking Festival next June. All are welcome. cvsolarcookers@googlegroups.com
  • Saturday, August 11, 2012: (Chico) How to Build a Solar Cooker, with Todd Harris from 10 a.m. - noon at the GRUB Cooperative 1525 Dayton Ave. In this workshop you will build a light-weight, efficient “CooKit” solar cooker. Free for qualifiers, $10 all others to cover cost of building materials. More information...
  • Saturday, August 4, 2012: (Nevada City) There will be a Solar Cookoff & Potluck happening at the Nevada City LDS Building. Cooking stars at 10 a.m., with the potluck following at 4 p.m. More information...
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012 (Clovis) The Central Valley Solar Cookers Club will hold its next meeting at San Gabriel Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The park is located on San Gabriel Ave just east of Willow Ave. and about 2 blocks south of Shaw Ave.( 1/2 way to Gettysburg Ave). It's a nice Park with lots of shade. Our plan will be to start cooking about 10 am ( or earlier) and have member cooked food to taste. Open to all interested in learning more about solar cooking. Please RSVP if possible. solar.man.peters@gmail.com
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012 (Oakland) An introduction to solar cookers and food preparation with solar energy at the Institute of Urban Homesteading, 60th St. and Adeline St, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. with David Glaser. It will include the theory and practice of solar cookers, how to build them, where to obtain specialty materials, and how to cook with them. Several box, parabolic solar cookers, as well as a food dehydrator will be on display. Weather permitting, we’ll watch them in action. We’ll discuss some of the successes and failures in using them and sample some foods cooked on site in the oven. Registration information...
  • Saturday, July 7, 2012: (Fresno) A solar cooker construction workshop, sponsored by the Central Valley Solar Cookers will be take place at Selma M Layne Park (SE corner of Maple and Shepard),Fresno, 9 a.m.- noon. Participants should bring their own 3'x4' piece of cardboard to make a CooKit type cooker. If possible also bring aluminium foil or Mylar ( potato chip bags turned inside out), and scissors and/or a knife. Please RSVP. cvsolarcookers@googlegroups.com
  • Sunday, July 8, 2012: (Fresno) A solar cooker construction workshop, sponsored by the Central Valley Solar Cookers Club will be take place at Selma M Layne Park ( SE corner of Maple and Sheparda0, Fresno, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Participants should bring their own 3'x4' piece of cardboard to make a CooKit type cooker. If possible also bring aluminium foil or Mylar ( potato chip bags turned inside out), and scissors and/or a knife. Please RSVP. cvsolarcookers@googlegroups.com
  • Saturday, June 23, 2012: (Redlands) Slow Food Redlands presents slow foods demonstrations and tastings 10 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday of the month at the Grove School farmers' market, 200 Nevada St., at the corner of Iowa Street and Citrus Avenue. This Saturday, Jim La Joie from the San Diego Solar Cooking Club will talk about solar cooking and prepare foods from the farmers' market for a tasting. La Joie built his first solar cooker in 1978 and has been solar cooking ever since. He has built and used many types of solar cooking devices and has created the All Season Solar Cooker. More information...
  • Saturday, June 23, 2012: (Fresno) Carl Peters and the Central Valley Solar Cookers Club will be sponsoring the Central Valley Solar Cooking Festival at the Discovery Center, 1937 N. Winery Ave. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be music, dancing, a raffle, solar science demonstrations, solar cooking demonstrations and food for the public to taste. The festival ties into International Solar Day, June 20th. Please let Carl know if you can help out. contact@cvsolarcookers.org
  • Saturday, June 9, 2012: (Berkeley) Kick off summer with a solar cooking picnic for the public sponsored by the Northern California Solar Energy Association. Socialize with solar professionals and enthusiasts from around the the Bay area. It will be happening at San Pablo Park in Berkeley, on Russel between Park and Mabel Streets from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Ashby BART stop is one mile away, and there is plenty of parking available near the park. Pets and kids are welcome. Learn about solar cooking, and what is happening with solar cooking around the world. More information...
  • Saturday, May 26, 2012: (Fresno) Carl Peters and the Central Valley Solar Cookers Club will be meeting at the Discovery Center, 1937 N. Winery Ave. Cooking will begin about 11 a.m. (Carl will be there at 10 a.m.) weather permitting. Please bring something to cook or share (potluck), something to drink, plates and utensils. We will be introducing solar cooking to people at the Discovery Center and will also discuss plans for celebrating Solar Day, June 20,2012 ( perhaps a celebration on June 23rd). If you are not solar cooking yet, there will be help to get you started.
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012: (Encino) Jewish World Watch of Encino is hosting the 6th annual Walk to End Genocide. It will begin at 9 a.m. at Pan Pacific Park, which is located in close proximity to The Grove and Farmers Market. The event will raise awareness, support, hope and funds to help the survivors of genocide in Sudan. Last year’s walk attracted more than 2,200 people from local synagogues, churches, schools, organizations, and community groups who raised more than $145,000 US to support programs like JWW’s Solar Cooker Project for Darfuri refugees. They will be showcasing the popular project with solar cooking demonstrations. More information...
  • Sunday, April 29, 2012 (Fresno) The Central Valley Solar Cookers club with Carl Peters will be having their first club cooking meeting potluck at the San Joaquin River Parkway River Ranch on old Friant Rd. from 1 - 3 p.m. Bring something to cook, something you cooked at home or just a salad, fruit or snacks. Everyone should bring their own plates, utensils and something to drink.
  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 (Reedley) The Central Valley Solar Cookers club with Carl Peters will be demonstrating solar cooking as part of the Green Summit held at Reedley College The event takes place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., with solar cooking starting at 11 a.m. Members please check with Carl to help out.
  • Saturday, April 21, 2012 (Laguna Beach) For the first time in city history, lower Park Avenue at the nexus of Forest Avenue and Coast Highway will turn into a free Earth Day celebration as an Eco Village from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The environmentally curious will find three “eco pods” where they can sample solar-oven baked cookies and chicken, take a bicycle tour of nearby neighborhoods that are planting edible gardens where lawns once stood and then relax to live music. More information...
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 (Santa Clarita) An Earth Arbor Day celebration takes place at Central Park from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Energy Zone will offer tips on how to reduce energy use and lower your utility bills, while the Girls Scouts of America will demonstrate how to use a solar oven for baking. More Information...
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 (Clovis) The Central Valley Solar Cookers club with Carl Peters will be demonstrating solar cooking as part of the Fresno Earth Day activities from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E Alluvial Ave. Members are encouraged to come to help demonstrate the cookers.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 (Sebastopol) Analy EcoAction Class & Solar Schoolhouse present a solar box oven construction workshop at Analy High School from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants at this workshop will build a family-sized solar box oven. It will be a small group, register early. More information...
  • Saturday, March 10, 2012 (Julian) As part of the Second San Diego Coveregence, Sharon Clausson will be teaching a workshop on how to build and use a solar cooker for less than $5 USD in materials. The event takes place at the Green Owl Sustainable Living Center, 3833 Pine Hills Rd. in Julian., and the solar cooking workshop is from 10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Sharon is a creative designer of solar cookers, having developed the popular Copenhagen Solar Cooker Light panel cooker. More information...
  • Saturday, December 3, 2011: (Fresno) The Central Valley Solar Cookers with Carl Peters, will have a solar cooking demonstration booth at the San Joaquin River Parkway Trust, Holiday Cheer Event. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 11605 Old Friant Rd. More Information on the River Parkways website.
  • Sunday, November 6, 2011: (San Diego) City Farmers Nursery will have a solar cooker construction workshop at their 4832 Home Ave. location. The class will be building the All Season Solar Cooker in two available sizes. Registration required. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 8, 2011: (La Mesa) La Mesa's Environmental Sustainability Commission is holding the fourth annual "Sustain La Mesa" Environmental Festival October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, 91942. See the latest on water, energy, gardening, transportation, solar cooking, recycling and more from festival booths and guest speakers. More Information...
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011: (Clovis) The Central Valley Solar Cookers club will be meeting at Dry Creek Park, at the corner of Clovis and Alluvial Ave. from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Help support a healthy environment, and learn about solar cooking. The public is welcome.
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011: (Santa Cruz) Greenspace is holding a hands-on solar cooking workshop. Students will work with the sun ovens and learn to prepare pasta dishes, vegetables, bean dishes, desserts and more. The class, from 2 - 4 p.m., is $15. Greenspace is at 1122 Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz. RSVP at +1 (831) 423-7200. More Information...
  • Saturday, August 13, 2011: (Nevada City) Prepare for the next power outage by attending the Solar Cook-Off the Church of Latter-day Saints, located at 615 Hollow Way. Cooking to begin at 10 a.m., then an early dinner pot-luck at 4 p.m. More Information...
  • Sunday, August 21, 2011: (Fresno) The Central Valley Solar Cookers will be meeting from 2 - 4 p.m. at Layne Park, at the SE corner of Maple and Shephard Aves. Carl Peters will be there from 11 a.m., so come earlier if you wish. The theme of the gathering will be solar cooked treats. Cook and visit (and make cook-its if someone wants to use our pattern). Then a short meeting and food tasting. Members please bring a dessert to share if you can. Anyone interested in solar cooking is welcome; bring a guest if you want. Bring chairs, your own drinks, plates, utensils and sunglasses.
  • Saturday, July 30, 2011: (Redwood City) Green Sangha's Peninsula Chapter presents a demonstration of solar cooking and complementary heat retention cooking methods at Stafford Park, King St & Hopkins Ave., from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Enjoy a picnic cooked using solar power and see a variety of commercially available and homemade solar cooking devices. Try your hand at assembling a simple model of cooker. Learn how solar cooking and other clean cooking methods can save money and resources, and contribute to the fight against global warming and deforestation around the world. No charge, you are welcome to bring cold drinks or a salad to share. More Information...
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011: (Los Olivos) The Wildling Art Museum is offering “Solar Saturday,” from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit the Wildling and learn about different ways to harness the power of the sun. Activities will include solar cooking demonstrations by Bonny Ahern and Craig Bansmer — and if you are inspired, you can purchase your own solar cooker. The Wildling Art Museum is at 2928 San Marcos Avenue in Los Olivos (next to Corner House Coffee). More Information...
  • July 8 - 9, 2011: (Taylorsville) The 20th annual Solar Cook-Off takes place at the Taylorsville Campground. More Information...
  • Sunday, July 10, 2011: (Auburn) Learn to cook with sun power from Karen Nodolf and Greta Hendrickson of Solar Cookers International at the Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Rd. from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. They will lead cooking demonstrations with solar cookers. Solar cooked food will be available for tasting! Hands-on activities and experiments with the sun's energy will be available for people of all ages, including taking temperature readings, make your own sun dial, and learning about plants that can take the heat! [http://theloomisnews.com/detail/181892.html More Infromation...
  • June 26 - July 1, 2011: (Ridgecrest) The Southern Sierra Boys and Girls Club is offering summer camps with different themes and age-appropriate activities. This week will feature solar cooking, science experiments, a Lego building contest and a star-gazing sleepover with pancakes for breakfast. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011: (Lodi) Learn how to solar cook on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Grove Nature Center. Bev Blum, former executive director of Solar Cookers International, will discuss how to start solar cooking at home and how it is used around the world. Those who attend will also have the chance to sample solar cooked foods. The event is free with a $5 vehicle entrance fee. For more information, call +1 (209) 953-8814.
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011: (Stockton) Solar Cooking at Oak Grove Nature Center. Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Location: Oak Grove Regional Park 4520 W. Eight Mile Rd. Just east of I-5. More information...
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011: (Canoga Park) The Frugal Festival Food is happening at Canoga Park High School from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be a food swap and food preservation workshop, as well as a solar cooking demonstration. Admission is $10, or $5 with a canned food donation, with $1 of that going to the food bank. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011: (Westchester) Summer Solstice Celebration 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Holy Nativity, 6700 West 83rd Street. In addition to a concert, Summer Solstice Celebration will offer workshops in beer brewing, bike repair, matchless fire making, a potluck feast, solar cooking demonstrations, face painting beginning at 1 p.m. People are encouraged to bring extra backyard fruits and veggies to swap or donate to Food Pantry LAX. More Information...
  • Monday, June 20, 2011: (San Jose) Monday is part of a four day Sensational Science workshop presented by KnowledgeQuest, Inc. programs for kids. This session is from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and will include constructing a solar oven. More Information on the series...
  • Saturday, June 18, 2011: (Fresno) The Fresno Chile Festival will feature the 1st Annual Solar Cooking Challenge to celebrate the abundant available sunshine. The festival takes place on the Fulton Mall from 11 a. m. - 7 p.m. The solar cook-off happens from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. All solar cooks are welcome to participate.
  • Saturday, June 18, 2011: (Irvine) The Ecology Center will conduct a solar oven construction workshop from 1 - 3 p.m. Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Class is limited to 15 participants. You will learn to harness the sun’s energy and enjoy solar oven-baked goodies. All students will go home with their own solar oven. More Information...
  • Friday, June 10, 2011: (San Andreas) The Calaveras Rotary Community Garden makes its debut. The fully fenced garden located at the Food Bank in San Andreas, is entitled "A Day In The Garden". During the grand opening, plots will be available for interested community members, solar cooking demonstrations will be presented, and the Food Bank's Produce Day which includes free produce to anyone in the community, will also be taking place. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 11, 2011: (Palo Alto) Common Ground will present a solar cooking workshop from noon - 2 p.m. at their garden supply and education center, 559 College Avenue. Create easy soups, breads, healthy snacks and glorious grain dishes. Modify your favorite recipes for solar ovens. Participate in a hands-on demonstration of aiming, pre-heating, and cooking using the Global Sun Oven and Solar CooKit." Registration required. The instructor, Don Larson, has experience with various type of solar cookers. More Information...
  • Sunday, June 12, 2011: (Santa Cruz) A solar cooking demonstration with Solar Mike from 1-3 p.m. at the Greenspace center located at 1122 Soquel Avenue. Solar Mike has been building and using solar cookers for more than 30 years. He'll explain how to build your own cooker and also how to use the Sun Oven to cook your favorite foods.
  • Thursday, May 19, 2011: (Chico) Evergreen 6, a PG&E Solar school in Paradise, will host its annual E6 Solarbration energy fair 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (lunch break 11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m.) Friday at 5665 Recreation Drive. Presentations from PG&E and showcasing stations: solar cooking, high-density fruit orchard planting, rainwater harvesting, energy efficiency, photovoltaics and other topics.
  • Saturday, May 21, 2011: (Salinas) Tour the NASA aerospace lab, watch robotics demos and learn about solar cooking during the annual family science and health day. 11am-3pm. Hartnell College, Alisal Campus, 1752 E. Alisal St. Free. www.hartnell.edu.

  • Friday - Sunday, May 6-8, 2011: (Davis) Solar Cookers International will be demonstrating solar cooking at the Whole Earth Festival in Davis
  • Saturday, April 30, Sunday, May 1, 2011, (Murphys) Sierra Green Days will focus on “economy, ecology and energy” and introduce event-goers to a variety of ways of implementing environmentally friendly practices in their lives. The two-day festival is free, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ironstone Vineyards. The Green Village will feature various booths set up by businesses, organizations and agencies. The village will also feature outdoor classes and demonstrations with topics including solar cooking, mushrooms and grassroots health care. More Information...
  • Friday, April 29, 2011 (Sacramento) Solar Cookers International welcomes the public to an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Come visit the Sacramento headquarters, at 1919 21st Street #101, and review the extensive display of solar cookers and photos from international projects. More Information...
  • Friday, April 22, 2011 (Riverside) The University of California at Riverside Earth Week activities on campus April 18th - 22nd offer a range of green ideas. Daily exhibits will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCR bell tower. Each day of the week will represent a different sustainability topic. On Friday, find out how much energy it takes to get things done and learn about some renewable energy options. A solar oven will be used to cook bread or fruit cobblers. After Earth Week the oven will be moved to a campus residence hall for student use. All events are free and open to the public. More Information...
  • Saturday April 16, 2011: (Santa Clarita) Join the city of Santa Clarita and thousands of community members at the 2011 Earth Arbor Day Festival at Central Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Energy Zone will offer tips on how to reduce energy use and lower utility bills, in addition to a solar oven cooking demonstration. More Information...
  • Saturday, April 9, 2011: (San Diego) The 4th Annual San Diego Food Justice Event at University Ave at Fairmount, City Heights. Learn about solar cooking and make your own solar cooker in this interactive workshop, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sharon Clausson, Presenter: Sharon has been making and cooking in solar cookers for five years. She developed a low cost (under $5), easy-to-use solar cooker which cooks as well as commercial solar cookers costing over $200. It can be made in about half an hour, weighs only 8 ounces, fits in a backpack, withstands wind gusts and cooks well! Free event, but RSVP required. More Information...
  • Saturday, April 9, 2011: (Irvine) The Ecology Center Presents: Solar Oven Construction - You will learn to harness the sun’s energy and enjoy solar oven-baked goodies. All students will go home with their own solar oven. At the Center For Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive Registration Information...
  • Saturday, April 2, 2011: (Arcata) The fifth annual Green Community Conference will be held at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way. The theme of this year's conference, “The Next Generation,” focuses on next-generation technologies as well as the next generation of people who are creating the future. There is no charge for admission to this daylong conference. It features an expo/tradeshow, workshops and seminars, the first farmers market of the year, the “Electric Kinetic Samba Parade,” the Humboldt Electric Vehicle Association, solar cooking demonstrations, kids' zone, silent auction, bicycle valet parking with mechanics on duty, buffet dinner ($10 with pre-registration) and the keynote address. More Information...
  • Tuesday, March 8, Friday, March 11, 2011: (Sonoma) There will be a performance of the play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, "a riveting Irish comic-tragedy" by Martin McDonagh at Murphy's Irish Pub, 464 First St. E., to benefit Solar Cookers International, and their on-going solar cooking education program in Haiti. The plot centers around an aging Irish woman who tries to prevent her 40 year-old daughter, Maureen, from having a life of her own. Tickets are $22 advance, and $25 at the door. For more information call Rose Murphy, +(1)-707-996-4359.
  • Saturday, March 5, 2011: (Santee) The San Diego Solar Cooking Club will present a solar cooking demonstration from 9 a.m. - noon, at the Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive. More Information...
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011: (San Rafael) Author Deborah Eden Tull will be speaking at Café Gratitude, 2200 Fourth St. 6 - 8 p.m. She has recently written The Natural Kitchen, and will be speaking on; mindful eating, zero waste, how to create sustainable cooking for children, solar cooking, green menu planning and more. More Information...
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011: (Fresno) The Central Valley Solar Cookers Club will be having an evening meeting 7-8 p.m., at the Woodward Park Library, to discuss plans for the year, show every one a new cooker design and discuss solar cooking adventures since our last meeting. More Information...
  • Sunday, January 30, 2011: (Los Angeles) Help staff the JWW Solar Cooker Project potholder decorating FOR THE KIDS event from 1-5p.m. at 6111 Melrose Ave. Sponsored by JEWISH WORLD WATCH'S SOLAR COOKER PROJECT, decorate potholders for Darfuri refugees to use when solar cooking their food. Open shifts are from 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5p.m. Earn community service hours. Contact Jewish World Watch for more information.
  • Friday, January 14, 2011: (Borrego Springs) The Anza Borrego Foundation will sponsor a solar cooking demonstration outside the Visitor Center at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, from 1-2 p.m. More Information...
  • Sunday, December 12, 2010: (Echo Park) Join the Elysian Park Museum of Art (EPMoA) for a Solar Oven Workshop taught by Alyse Emdur and Michael Parker from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Learn how to build your own solar oven, the simple science behind solar cooking, and learn practical recipes. The workshop takes place at the Elysian Fields in Elysian Park. More Information...
  • Saturday, November 27, 2010: (Lake Hollywood) Chef Neal Fraser and The Apron Project benefit for families in Africa. The cause is about raising money to bring 15 solar ovens to small villages in Mozambique, so that they the families (primarily the women) don’t have to pay for firewood. The local event to raise awareness and funds will take place at a private Lake Hollywood residence with Iron Chef champion and Los Angeles restaurateur Neal Fraser (Los Angeles’ Grace and BLD). More information and tickets...
  • Saturday, November 13, 2010: (Escondido) The San Diego Solar Cooking Club will be presenting a solar cooking demonstration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grape Day park located at 321 N. Broadway. If you have a solar cooker, please bring it. If not, bring a dish to share. If you are solar cooking you may begin setup at 8 a.m. We will be pot-lucking and tasting our creations at 1 p.m. Please RSVP if coming.
  • Saturday, November 13, 2010: (Sacramento) Macy's Community Shoppping Day provides local non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds and increase awareness of their programs. It’s a fun community event that will include live music, giveaways, food and gives shoppers a special discount on all purchases. If you'd like to volunteer to help SCI on that day, please contact robin@solarcookers.org. Tickets are available through Solar Cookers International in advance of November 13th. You can call our office directly to purchase: 916-455-4499
  • November 7-9, 2010: (Sacramento) Emerging Technologies Summit at the Sacramento Convention Center. Explore new technologies and learn about key policy considerations at local, state and national levels. Top industry experts will discuss the latest innovations. Solar Cookers International, in partnership with SMUD, will be hosting a booth on November 8-9 to provide information on solar cooking. More information is available here.
  • Sunday, October 31, 2010: (Davis) Members of the Davis branch of the urban farm group F.A.R.M are planning a solar cooking demonstration with panel and box cookers from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. at 808 K Street, as part of the one year anniversary celebration for F.A.R.M.(overall event runs from noon to 5 p.m.). Please RSVP for the solar cooking demonstration.
  • Friday, October 22, 2010: (Sacramento) The California Science Education Conference will provide teachers a workshop, by Suzette DelBono, on introducing solar cooking to middle school age students at the Sacramento Convention Center. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Solar cooking allows teachers to explore climate change, energy conduction, convection, electromagnetic-spectrum, and issues facing non-renewable energy resources. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 16, 2010: (Sacramento) Emergency Preparedness Community Fair hosted by Sacramento Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 7401 24th Street (24th & Gardendale) Sacramento. The fair is from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and will include free workshops, exhibits, activities for children and emergency service vehicle exhibits. Solar Cookers International will be providing a demonstration of solar cooking and showing various types of solar cookers. Admission is free. Questions, call 916-429-7701.
  • Saturday, October 16, 2010: (Salinas) A tribute to Mayan culture at Hartnell College will include festivities from noon - 6p.m., including traditional foods prepared in a demonstration solar oven. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 16, 2010: (Sacramento) Ripon Community Health Fair part of Ripon Main Street Day, located at Ripon Athletic Club 318 West Main Street, Ripon, CA.The fair will run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and will include information booths to promote healthier lifestyles. Solar Cookers International will be providing a demonstration of solar cooking!
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010: (San Francisco) Solar cooking workshop from noon - 4 p.m. at Esprit Park in the Burningman Decompression. Learn to make your own simple and effective solar cooker, and share some of the prepared treats. More Information...
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010: (Los Osos) Global Work Party, Workshops, Music, Potluck at Bear Creek Ranch, 3698 Clark Valley Rd. 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. There will be solar oven making, biochar making, compost tub and bokashi making, seed exchange, and more. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 9, 2010: (La Mesa) All Season Solar Cooker (ASSC) demonstration and construction workshop, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Harry Griffin Park , 9550 Milden St. All solar cooks and cookers welcome, but you need to set up earlier. If you would like to build a cooker, you must let us know when you RSVP. The donation to cover the materials for a cut and folded, ready to cover cooker will be $30. ASSC plans will be available at no charge. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 2, 2010: (Three Rivers) The 4th Annual Three Rivers Environmental Weekend will include the Green Faire on Saturday, from 9 - 5 p.m. at the Three Rivers Arts Center, on North Fork Drive. Demonstration of solar cooking will be included. The Green Faire is a free event, open to the public. More Information...
  • Saturday, September 25, 2010: (Palo Alto) The Electric Car and Rally Show at Palo Alto High School happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a solar oven display. Come learn about solar ovens and electric cars. More Information...
  • September 25, 26, 2010: (Ukiah) The Solar Living Institute's is sponsoring their annual fundraising weekend festival. There will be over fifty green workshops, including a solar oven cook-off. More Information...
  • Saturday, September 18, 2010: (Sausalito) The Homegrown Marin Market will have a demonstration featuring instruction in solar cooking from noon to 6 p.m., Studio 333, 333A Caledonia (at Litho). $5 at the door. More Information...
  • September 18 -19, 2010: (Lafayette) The annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival also includes exhibits on sustainable living, and there will a demonstration yard including a solar oven. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. each day. More Information...
  • Sunday, August 29, 2010: (Santa Cruz) Solar oven cookout and picnic in DeLaveaga Park, at the Lone Tree picnic area. Instruction in solar cooking will begin at 3 p.m., and the picnicking will start at 5 p.m. More Information...
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2010: (Sacramento) Solar Cookers International invites you to attend their annual Shine On! celebration. Experience solar-baked desserts, silent auction, and updates on the organization's latest efforts to spread solar cooking awareness around the world. Guest speaker will be Bob Christopherson whose expertise is in geography, with strong interests in polar regions, global climate change, energy issues, and environmental awareness. Music will be by Bob Wren and the Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble. The celebration is on a Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. See our Shine On! 2010 article for additional information.
  • Saturday, August 7, 2010: (San Marcos) Solar Cooking Demo at Family Solar Day at Jacks Pond. Located at 986 La Moree, cooking activities will begin at 9 a. m. More Information...
  • Saturday, August 7, 2010: (Sacramento) Solar Cookers International invites you to a solar cookout at William Land Park. Due to budget cuts, the number of workers maintaining the Park has been reduced, resulting in a big need to keep the Park attractive and clean. As a result, volunteers have been giving their time on the first Saturday of every month to keep the Park in good shape. Different entities have been providing the workers with lunch, and SCI will do so in August. This will be a fun way to get together and to inform people about solar cooking, so please let us know if you will be able to make it! More information...
  • Saturday, July 31, 2010: (Berkeley) The Art of Solar Cooking, a presentation given at EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This workshop will teach participants about the use, design, and practical applications of solar cookers and demonstrate several different professional designs and several made from recycled materials. We will explore the connections between function and aesthetics of solar cookers in the garden, the health benefits of solar cooking, and as components of improved sustainability. More Information...
  • July 26-30, 2010: (Sunnyvale) Full Circle Farm is teaming with Schmahl Science to provide a fun-filled, hands-on summer science camp. Activities include exploring plants under a microscope, working in the garden, planting seeds, constructing a solar oven, making flower bookmarks, eating farm fresh snacks, and lots more! 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. each day. ages 7-11. More Information...
  • Saturday, July 24, 2010: (San Juan Capistrano) Solar oven construction at the Ecology Center. Using only cardboard, newspaper, plastic wrap and sunshine, students will construct fully functional solar ovens and enjoy a sample of some tasty solar oven-baked goodies. Cost: $25 + $10 materials More Information...
  • Saturday, July 17th, 2010: (Palo Alto) Prepare delicious sun-cooked meals using fresh produce from your garden. Create easy soups, breads, healthy snacks and glorious grain dishes. Modify your favorite recipes for solar ovens. Participate in a hands-on demonstration of aiming, pre-heating, and cooking using the “Global Sun Oven” and “Solar Cookit.” Both ovens are available for purchase at Common Ground. Recipes included. Don is knowledgeable and experienced in cooking with a variety of solar ovens. At home he uses a solar water distiller and a solar drier, and generates his electricity using a 2- kilowatt solar photo-voltaic array. Don is Assistant Manager at Common Ground. Contact: Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center for event and ticket information.
  • Saturday, July 10, 2010: (Taylorsville) The 19th annual Solar Cook-Off takes place at the Taylorsville Campground. More Information...
  • Sunday, June 27, 2010: (Fresno) The Central Vally Solar Cookers Club Meeting: Celebration of Summer Friut from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at one of our member's house where we will be cooking with fresh local fruits. Please bring something to cook and share if you can. We will have a food tasting after the 1 pm meeting. The meeting is free, and open to the public. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 19, 2010: (San Diego) Solar Cooking Demo & Cook Off at the California Center for Sustainable Energy, 8690 Balboa Ave, located in Kearny Mesa. Come and help us demo solar cooking at 9 a.m. More Information...
  • Saturday, June, 6th, 2010: (Sacramento) SCI will be conducting a solar cooking class at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Intended for beginners, this class is a hands-on introduction to cooking with the sun. Participants will also learn the environmental and humanitarian benefits of solar cooking. Fee includes a CooKit and covered roaster. To register visit the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op website.
  • Saturday, June 5th, 2010: (Rancho Cordova) Come to a fun solar cooking workshop at Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch campus from 1pm to 3pm. The $49 fee for the class includes a CooKit solar cooker and a covered roaster. Register at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op
  • Friday, May 28th, 2010: (Sacramento) SCI will give a presentation and host a solar potluck for senior citizens at the Sierra 2 Center from 10am to noon.
  • Sunday, May 23rd, 2010: (Rancho Cordova) SCI will have a booth at Soil Born Farms' annual "Day on the Farm" event. This is a great family event if you want to introduce those you love to the idea of sustainable urban agriculture, alternative energy and renewable resources.
  • Saturday, May 15th, 2010: (Elk Grove) SCI staff will make a presentation during the annual Walk on the Wildside event at the Stone Lakes Preserve. A great event for families!
  • Friday, May 7th - Sunday May 9th, 2010: (Davis) Now in its 41st year, the Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis is an enormous 3-day event that promotes environmental stewardship, fair trade, food security and alternative energy. SCI will have an educational booth and will also sell solar cookers to attendees.
  • Sunday, May 2, 2010: (San Francisco) 12pm – 4pm, stop by Beth Shalom at 14th and Clement for a special community event, The Energy Blast! Enjoy toe-tapping bluegrass music, Israeli folk dancing, delicious food and energetic activities – including cooking in a solar oven. Tickets are $18 for adults and free for kids. Proceeds benefit Congregation Beth Sholom. More Information...
  • Saturday, May 1st, 2010: (Colfax) The Colfax Spring Green Festival promotes green living through shopping locally, conserving energy and recycling. SCI volunteers will man a booth, demonstrating how to solar cook and passing out literature to attendees. E-waste will be collected and an eco-products gift basket will be raffled off. All are welcome to attend.
  • Saturday April 24, 2010: (Redding) Whole Earth and Watershed Festival - Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Ninty-six exhibitors, art displays, food vendors, live music, and solar cooking demonstrations. Free. Call 243-2403 or More Information
  • Saturday April 24, 2010: (Oakland) Solar Cooking: Three Easy Methods with Hattie Carwell, Ph.D. The Director of MAAT Science Village, Hattie Carwell, will conduct a solar cooker design and cooking demonstration. Three types of solars will be covered: solar concentrator, Cookit, and solar basket. Come learn the basic principles of solar cooking and compare the cooking results of the three cookers presented. It will be free, and held at the Lakeview Branch Library, 550 El Embarcadero. Call (510) 238-7344 for more information.
  • Thursday April 22nd, 2010: (Sacramento) SCI will have a booth at the City of Sacramento's Earth Day Celebration in the heart of downtown at Cesar Chavez Park from 9am to 2pm. Join us with your solar cookers and make a statement at this free event.*April 21st and 22nd, 2010: (Rocklin) SCI volunteers will set up a booth at Sierra College's ECOS Earth Day festival both Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Tuesday April 20th, 2010: (Sacramento) The California State Agency Green Employees (SAGE) first annual Green Fair at the State Capitol from 11am to 1pm. SCI will have an educational booth and make solar samples to hand out.
  • Saturday April 17, 2010: (Camarillo) Camarillo Community Gardens Earth Day is slated from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St. Ventura County Master Gardeners will offer displays of or demonstrations about native plants, sustainable landscape design, creating wildlife habitat, water conservation and more. Other activities include solar cooking demonstrations, biodiesel and permaculture exhibits. More Information...
  • Saturday April 17th, 2010: (Roseville) Placer County's annual Celebrate the Earth festival at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center in Mahany Regional Park from 10am to 3pm. SCI volunteers will demonstrate solar cooking and hand out literature to attendees.
  • Sunday April 11th, 2010: (Santa Ana) The Road Less Traveled Store will be offering a workshop on solar cooking. More Information...
  • Sunday April 11th, 2010: (Sacramento) The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) annual Earth Day event at Southside Park from 11am to 5pm. SCI will man an educational booth while demonstrating how to solar cook. We invite you to bring your friends, your family and your solar cookers out to Southside Park and have a solar picnic at this fun and free earth-friendly festival.
  • Nov. 21, 2009 (Arcata): Arcata Theatre Lounge. Sun Catchers Project presents Africa Revolutions Tour, an adventure movie highlighting solar cooking in Africa. Rita Riewerts will be presenting different types of solar cookers as well as rocket fuel stoves. Attendants will have the chance to win all kinds of prizes including all cookers on display. A local band will wrap up the evening making it an event fun for all ages. For more information please visit www.suncatchersproject.org or email Rita at suncatchers.africa@gmail.com
  • September 29, 2009: San Diego Solar Conference, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego. $25. Registration required (lunch included). The solar conference explores the latest in policy, trends, technologies and many other important industry issues. Speakers include Mayor Jerry Sanders, solar experts and other key stakeholders in the solar marketplace.
  • September 27, 2009: Family Solar Day, Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Liberty Station Ingram Plaza in Point Loma. Free. No registration is required. Bring the family to the kick-off event and learn about solar powering. Enjoy interactive, hands-on exhibits, solar experiments, solar cooking demonstrations, a kids coloring contest, food, games and more.
  • Sept. 26, 2009: Join Transition Towns for a potluck and free solar cooking class (3 - 4:00) at Oak Creek Commons, Paso Robles. For info: call Mike, 805-239-4597.
  • September 19, 2009: The Art of Solar Cooking: We hope you are able to attend our solar cooker workshop. We'll be demonstrating how to use some of the cookers while we build them, and then have a meal at the end. It'll be happening at the Northside and Peralta Community Gardens. For families, kids, adults, anyone interested in learning how to make and use solar cookers! For more information, call Reyel Daystar. Location: Northside Community Garden, Northside and Peralta at Hopkins, Berkeley. Time: 11am - 2pm. Cost: $10 for materials. Info: 510-526-9564, http://www.ecologycenter.org/bcgc/
  • August 29, 2009 (Palo Alto): Electric Auto Association Rally at Palo Alto High School. Event is focused on electric vehicles, but there will be demonstrations of solar cooking there as well. Click here for more information about the event. If you would like to help at the solar cooking booth, please contact Michael Mora at (650) 856-1735.
  • August 26, 2009: Solar Cookers International's annual Shine On event is fast approaching. Save the date: Wednesday, August 26th. This year's Shine On will be at Sacramento's Sierra 2 Center. Our featured speakers will be Dr. Bob Metcalf, who will give an update on the SCI Safe Water Project and Elaine Corn, Sacramento Bee food critic and Capital Public Radio personality. At last year's "Celebrating New Directions" Shine On we hosted 225 people who heard speakers, including Dr. Metcalf, talk about our recent successes and exciting new plans. Dr. Metcalf also showed off SCI's Portable Microbiology Laboratory (PML). Our guests feasted on hot dogs, veggies, and an array of delicious solar-baked desserts. We hope to see you again this year. Remember: Wednesday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento, California.
  • August 23, 2009 (Santa Cruz): The Cabrillo College Summer Academy Energy Fair will take place from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Abbott Square off Cooper Street, next to the Museum of Art & History. The fair will feature interactive displays such as solar battery charging, model sustainable homes, solar cooking, human power generation projects and wind power demonstrations that showcase the capabilities of sustainable energy sources. The hands-on activities and displays have been created by the academy, a four-week program designed to help new Cabrillo students explore the ways we create and use energy and the roles that renewable energy will play in the future. The fair aims to inspire and educate people of all ages on the possibilities for a future of clean, zero-emission, abundant energy. For details, call (831) 331-6992 or email luis.sonsino@cabrillo.edu.
  • August 8, 2009: Take Flight for Kids, San Jose Reid Hillview Airport. Many different solar cookers will be displayed.
  • July 18, 2009: Palo Alto Prepare delicious sun-cooked meals using fresh produce from your garden. Create easy soups, breads, healthy snacks and glorious grain dishes. Modify your favorite recipes for solar ovens. Participate in a hands-on demonstration of aiming, pre-heating, and cooking using the "Global Sun Oven" and "Solar Cookit." Both ovens are available for purchase at Common Ground. Recipes included. 12:00 - 2:00 $29, To register call 650-493-6072. More information here.
  • July 18, 2009: San Jose - Build a solar cooker. From noon to 2 p.m. at Mountain View Community Center. Taught by Assistant Manager Don Larson, this fun and unusual class will show you how to sun cook your meals using two different ovens. He will demonstrate how to cook soup, bread and snacks and recipes are included. Cost: $39. Call 650-493-6072 to register.
  • July 11-12, 2009: The 18th annual Solar Cook-Off - Taylorsville takes place at the Taylorsville Campground. Daytime festivities include awesome craft and food booths, solar displays, and dancing under the parachute to ten bands. Admission to the daytime event is a mere $10, which makes it the best entertainment bargain of this busy summer season. More information here
  • The 18th annual Solar Cook-Off - takes place at the Taylorsville Campground. Daytime festivities include awesome craft and food booths, solar displays, and dancing under the parachute to ten bands. Admission to the daytime event is a mere $10, which makes it the best entertainment bargain of this busy summer season. More information here SLO Solar Cookers will teach a free solar cooking class, 12:00 - 2:00, at Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. Come sample foods cooked only by the sun. For more information or requests for local classes call 805.458.1241.
  • May 25, 2009: San Luis Obispo SLO Solar Cookers will teach a free solar cooking class, 12:00 - 2:00, at Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. Come sample foods cooked only by the sun. Contact malter1011@aol.com.
  • May 30, 2009: Fairytale Town goes Green - Sacramento, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fairytale Town is working towards educating the youth in our area about current environmental issues. This exciting NEW event features a variety of educational displays on global warming, pollution, and responsible conservation. SCI will also be there. Please join us.
  • May 8-10, 2009: Davis - Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis. This year's theme is "Sustainalovability," something that SCI can truly stand behind. Join us as we promote solar cooking, our sustainable solution to worldwide fuel shortages and deforestation. We'll be there from 9am to 6pm all three days.
  • May 16, 2009: Sacramento - Solar Cooking Workshop - at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op A hands-on introduction to solar cooking that will explain the simple science behind this technique, as well as highlight the environmental and humanitarian solutions it provides. Participants will learn how to adapt recipes to a solar cooker and learn basic techniques of cooking with the sun. $40. (Fee includes a solar cooking ensemble of panel cooker and pot for each participant to take home.)
  • April 25 - Saturday 10am - 4pm: Sacramento Whole Foods Earth Day celebration. Please join us at the Sacramento Whole Foods Market at 4315 Arden Way where we will help celebrate Earth Day with a solar cooking demonstration.
  • April 26 - Sunday 11am-6pm: "Be the Solution" Join us for Earth Day at Southside Park (8th and T Streets, downtown Sacramento) EarthDay Sacramento.
  • November 17, 2008: Davis: Explorit Science Center invites the public to a free Solar Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at its Mace Park Branch, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis. The highlight of the event will be a brief ceremony at 1:30 p.m. dedicating the center's new solar-panel tower, which was recently donated and installed courtesy of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. as part of its Solar Schools Program. The panel generates power for the center's use and soon will be incorporated into its education programs. After the ribbon-cutting, guests may enjoy snacks from a solar oven (sun cookies and sun tea) and try a variety of hands-on science activities related to the sun. Families will be able to make solar bracelets and will receive free solar pencils, solar beads and PG&E energy wheels. There will also be a raffle for two Solios, universal solar chargers for handheld electronics.
  • November 3, 2008 - January 19, 2009: Refuge(e) is a photography-based multimedia body of work that evolved from artist Barbara Grover’s 7-week visit to the Darfuri refugee camp, Iridimi, in 2007. Proceeds from photographic sales will benefit Jewish World Watch’ s advocacy, education and refugee relief projects, including the Solar Cooker Project. Sherry Frumkin Gallery. 3026 Airport Ave., Studio 21, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Click here for more information
  • October 2008 - January 11, 2009: Refuge(e) is a photography-based multimedia body of work that evolved from artist Barbara Grover’s 7-week visit to the Darfuri refugee camp, Iridimi, in 2007. Proceeds from photographic sales will benefit Jewish World Watch’ s advocacy, education and refugee relief projects. Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Studio 21, Santa Monica, CA 90405. More information...
  • October 13-16, 2008: San Diego: Solar Power International (formerly Solar Power 2008) will be held in San Diego, California, October 13 - 16. There will be over 420 exhibitors and over 60 conference sessions on the latest market, policy, finance and technology happenings in the industry. SEI will be exhibiting in booth # 1943. Please come by and visit!
  • October 4, 2008: Sacramento: Renewable Energy Picnic hosted by Engineers without Borders. The event will be held at Tahoe Park (8th Ave and 61st). The address is 3501 59th St. SCI will be attending and plans to be holding demonstrations. Register online at http://ewbsacbbq.eventbrite.com or by mail (EWB/Sacramento, PO Box 13526, Sacramento CA 95813). $15.00 per person by Wednesday, October 1 (children under 10 are free). All proceeds will benefit projects in the Sacramento area, Kenya, Belize and South Africa.
  • September 24, 2008: Sacramento: SCI to hold annual supporter-appreciation event, Shine On at the Sacramento Zoo's Kampala Center, 3930 West Land Park Dr. from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Enjoy festive music, refreshing drinks, a light dinner, solar cooked desserts and a free raffle - all compliments of SCI. You will also have a chance to hear about some of SCI's newest initiatives and activities, including an innovative approach to making water testing widely available at the community level in Kenya through the introduction of a simple new technology. For more information, phone SCI at (916) 455-4499.
  • September 13, 2008: Midtown Community Festival Rubicon’s 3rd Annual Midtown Community Festival will take place on Saturday, September 13th, 2008, 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Capitol Avenue between 20th & 21st streets, downtown Sacramento. The event will kick off with a Kids Walk-A-Thon around the capitol followed by live performances by various bands, fun games and activities for kids, great BBQ, raffle prizes and of course the ever famous Beer Tasting Garden with all proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. SCI will have a booth displaying solar cookers t-shirts and informational materials, and be serving solar cooked food throughout the day. Website: http://midtowngrid.com/directory/view/entry/20772?highlight=midtown%20community%20festival
  • September 13, 2008: Second Saturday in Midtown On the 2nd Saturday of every month, galleries host an open house evening starting at 6pm and continuing until 9pm or later. Enjoy the art exhibits, food and wine, music and special events. Many other businesses also exhibit art and have extended hours with a reception. SCI will have a presence at Heifer International's location on 22nd and J Streets, and at Green Sacramento on 20th and H Streets. Website: http://midtowngrid.com/directory/view/entry/20608?view_comment_id=24592#comment_24592
  • September 13, 2008: La Mesa La Mesa Environmental Awareness Festival at Harry Griffin Park in La Mesa, CA, 9550 Milden St. from 10:00 - 2:00 PM. The San Diego Solar Cooking Club will have a booth and solar cooking demo. For more info visit the event website: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/index.asp?nid=833 or the San Diego Solar Cooking Club website: www.sdsolarcooking.org
  • August 23, 2008: San Diego Solar Education Day (10:00 AM-2:00PM) South Clairemont Rec Center, 3605 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. Every one welcome. Solar Cook-Off with prizes. Judging at 2:00. Solar cooking demos 10:30, 12:00 & 2:00, Lots of booths and information. Bring out the whole family for a Fun and Educational Day! Challenge your Garden Club / Boy Scout / Girl Scout Troop …and enter the “Cook-off” Competition. If you're concerned about Global Warming … then help plant the seed in future generations for developing this Clean renewable Energy Source! http://sdsolarcooking.googlepages.com
  • August 16-17, 2008: Hopland: Start planning for Solfest. The annual eco-friendly fest at the Solar Living Center is being held in Hopland, CA on Auguest 16th and 17th. What to expect: More then 50 workshops on everything from solar-powered cooking to how to find a green job. Tickets are $25 - $45. Children under 14 are free. For more information, please visit http://www.pressdemocrat.com.
  • August 8, 2008: Davis: Rick Palkovic, co-author of Cooking with Sunshine will be signing books @ the Avid Reader in Davis.
  • August 2, 2008: Sacramento: Build Your Own Solar Cooker - Meat Meal. Come join me in celebration of the Northern Hemisphere Solar Cooking Holiday, to learn about solar cooking and build your own solar cooker. This is a pre-pay event requiring a payment of $10.00 when you send in your RSVP. [1]
  • June 21, 2008: Roseville: Solar technologies and fun combine at this free family event to celebrate the first official day of summer on the summer solstice. Taste solar-cooked foods, build a solar oven, create solar arts and crafts, watch a solar fountain being built and learn about the latest in home solar technologies and energy conservation. The All Things Solar event runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., June 21, at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
  • July 20, 2008: East Bay: The Art of Solar Cooking A workshop on the design and use of solar cookers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., enter though garden on Peralta. Cost is $15 sliding scale, plus $5 materials fee. 548-2220, ext. 233.
  • July 14, 2008: Taylorsville: 18th annual Solar Cook-Off - Just as the dust settles after the ever-popular parade and Silver Buckle Rodeo in Taylorsville July 4th, the town roars right back to life the following weekend with the 18th annual Solar Cook-Off on Saturday, July 14. Activities include solar cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts fair and plenty of live music throughout the day and well into the evening. The featured entertainer performing at the Grange Hall that evening is Rich Estrin and the Nighcats. For more information contact Blackhawk Solar.[2]
  • May 23-26, 2008: Santa Barbara: Learn how you can cook using the clean free energy of the sun! Solar cookers are now being utilized by people all over the planet. In this workshop I will give you an overview of the different types of solar cookers, and show how you can make your own simple cooker for less than $10. You will also learn how to solar pasteurize water, using the sun to kill microbes including Giardia and E. Coli. Solar cooking is benefiting communities and environments around the world, particularly those countries that are sun rich and fuel scarce. Come see this excellent example of appropriate technology. The cookers will be functioning, so bring your bowl for some yummy snacks! http://lightninginabottle.org/2008/workshops.html
  • May 3-8, 2008: Solar 2008 ASES week long convention at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California will have a solar cooking demonstration in the outdoor display area during the weekend public visit days. This is the premier solar/renewable energy technology convention held annually by the American Solar Energy Association (ASES.org), and coordinated this year by the hosting San Diego Renewable Energy Society (SDRES.org). Besides solar cooking, visitors can learn lots and see hands-on demos for solar water and air heating, solar electric and other types of renewable energy from experts in all fields. Volunteers, exhibitors and registered attendees are invited to sign up now. Use the Solar 2008 link above and for questions contact Deris Jeannette at SDRES by clicking here
  • May 3, 2008: Solar Cooking Class at Common Ground in Palo Alto. Prepare delicious sun-cooked meals using fresh produce from your garden. Create easy soups, breads, healthy snacks and glorious grain dishes. Modify your favorite recipes for solar ovens. Participate in a hands-on demonstration of aiming, pre-heating, and cooking using the “Global Sun Oven” and “Solar Cookit.” Both ovens are available for purchase at Common Ground. Recipes included. Don is knowledgeable and experienced in cooking with a variety of solar ovens. At home he uses a solar water distiller and a solar drier, and generates his electricity using a 2- kilowatt solar photo-voltaic array. Don is our beloved Assistant Manager at Common Ground.
  • February 10, 2008: Jewish World Watch volunteers will discuss their recent visit to the Darfur refugee camps where solar cooking has been adopted. 7:00 PM at Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a lot (co-sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom) 3652 Michelson Dr., Irvine
  • January 25, 2008: Jewish World Watch volunteers will discuss their recent visit to the Darfur refugee camps where solar cooking has been adopted. 7:00 PM at Temple Beth Shalom, 3635 Elm Avenue, Long Beach
  • January 11, 2008: Jewish World Watch volunteers will discuss their recent visit to the Darfur refugee camps where solar cooking has been adopted. 6:00 PM at Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
  • December 4, 2007: Solar Cookers International benefit concert at Luna's Café & Juice Bar. Local independent singer-songwriters, Stacey Raskin and Susan Sellout will perform an acoustic concert on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00pm at Luna?s Caf?, located at 1414 16th Street in Sacramento. No cover charge but donations will be taken at the door to benefit Solar Cookers International. http://www.lunascafe.com
  • September 12: Solar Cookers International cordially invites you to be our guest at Shine On! 2007, kicking off our 20th year of service to the world and its inhabitants … and on to the next 20! Come, bring a friend or two, and share in the celebration as we highlight SCI’s achievements and our continued efforts to spread this simple solar solution for the benefit of people and planet. Wednesday, September 12; 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.; The Sacramento Zoo; Kampala Center; 3930 West Land Park Drive; Sacramento, California 95822, USA; Light refreshments will be served. For more information, directions, volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, contact Yolanda Torrecillas at (916) 455-4499 or yolanda@solarcookers.org.
  • August 18-19, 2007: SolFest is the world’s premier two-day celebration of renewable energy and sustainable living. Since SolFest was born in 1996 over 100,000 people have learned how to change the world while having fun. Each summer SolFest transforms the rural hamlet of Hopland, California, into the global epicenter of green living. Our main stage, family stage, and six workshop tents are filled with world-renowned speakers, musicians and artists, offering keynotes, panels, performances, and over fifty one-hour workshops. The leading developers and distributors of green products and services are here too, sponsoring and exhibiting in hundreds of booths and displays that fill our beautifully landscaped grounds for these two magical days. More information: http://www.solarliving.org/display.asp?catid=17
  • August 2, 2007: MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR OVEN at the City Heights Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Ave. At 6 p.m. Learn how to cook with the sun and turn solar energy into edible food. Free.
  • July 5, 2007: Build Your Own Solar Oven! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to build a well-functioning solar oven for less than $10! Building a solar oven is a great opportunity to fire up your students’ curiosity about the abundant free energy of the sun—as well as the joy of cooking bread, cookies and many other sun-enriched foods! This workshop will equip you with: a teaching plan for gathering building materials (simple items like cardboard boxes and aluminum foil) , instructions for assembling and using solar ovens, and tips for integrating this project into educational curricula. To register for this or other workshops focused on sustainable technologies such as solar power and biodiesel, visit http://www.solarliving.org.
  • May 19, 2007: Solar Ovens: Cooking, Building and Buying. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Common Ground Garden Supply & Education Center, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto. $24. (650)493-6072 or http://www.commonground.com.

ColoradoEdit

  • Saturday, July 23, 2011: (Alamosa) The Valley Farmers Market in Alamosa continues every Saturday at the parking lot near State and Main. Vendors offer locally produced fruits, vegetable, specialty items and crafts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday the market will present a solar cooking demonstration at the SLV Local Foods Booth. 2011 season brochures with the dates and line-up of music and activities are available at the Alamosa Public Library and the Alamosa Visitors Center. More Information...
  • Sunday, July 10, 2011: (Fort Collins) The Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association is presenting a workshop to demonstrate multiple technologies available, from simple to complex, for solar cooking here in our state. Instructor Mary Carhartt has been solar cooking for 4 years. Noon- 4p.m. at the Fort Collins Nursery. Pre-registration required. More Information...
  • Sunday, July 3, 2011: (Paonia) The Kids Eco Village once again joins the annual Cherry Days celebration. There will be solar oven demonstrations and kids will build a solar oven out of pizza boxes at 1 p.m. Other fun activities for kids throughout the weekend. More Information...
  • Sunday, October 17, 2010: (Fort Collins) Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens workshop sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association at the RMSLA office from noon- 4 p.m. This workshop will demonstrate multiple technologies available, from simple to complex, for solar cooking here in our state. Links for plans to make your own cooker along with recipe ideas and samples using local foods will be provided. Class instruction by Mary Carhartt, who has been solar cooking for four years, and often presents to educational groups and events on the subject. More Information...
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010: (Greeley) An event offering education for children and adults about living in an environmentally friendly way. From 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, 929 15th St., “A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions” will help educate the public. Kids will have the chance to make a simple solar oven. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 2, 2010: (Paonia) Workshop on solar canning, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn the secret powers of local herbs and their medicinal qualities while canning local fruit in a sun oven. Instructor Lea Rolfson will discuss the ins and outs of solar cooking. More Information...
  • September 4-5, 2010: (Crestone) 21st Annual San Luis Valley Energy Fair, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day at Little Pearl Park and Artisans Park. Saturday will provide educational resources through demonstrations and presentations covering subjects such as: Strawbale Home Construction, Earthen Plaster & Pigments, Total Solar Home Design, Earth Bag Construction, Geo Thermal Energy in the San Luis Valley, and Building a Solar Oven. More Information...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2010: (Colorado Springs) Solar Days at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join Cool Science to learn more about amazing solar science and see solar oven cooking demonstrations. More Information...
  • Sunday, July 11, 2010: (Colorado Springs) Solar Days at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join Cool Science to learn more about amazing solar science and see solar oven cooking demonstrations. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 5, 2010: (Arvada) Annual Trails Day - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison Street. Activies will include solar cooking. More Information...
  • May 16, 2010: (Niwot): 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Class on renewable energy and appropriate technologies will focus on building solar ovens. You will go home with your own solar oven. More Information...
  • Saturday, May 8, 2010: (Carbondale) Dandelion Day, Carbondale's creative community celebration of sustainability and environmental consciousness, returns for the 12th year on Saturday In Sopris Park. There will also be displays by local non-profit organizations, environmentally-conscience vendors, beer from Stone Brewery, kids arts and crafts, solar cooking, a slow bike race and local food.
  • August 25-29, 2008: Renewable Energy for the Developing World
  • August 24-28, 2008: Solar Cooking DNC. This is a public event to promote solar cooking. It will be held in a sculpture garden in downtown Denver. For more information, please contact Mary Carhartt at broberg0787@msn.com.
  • June 28, 2008. Colorado Springs:The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo wants to encourage the community to stay conservation-minded through out the year. They are holding their annual Earthfest on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Lodge at MooseLake in the new Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit. The family-friendly event teaches kids and parents how to save money and protect the planet. There will be games, puppet shows, even a demonstration on how cook with the sun. Solar ovens use reflected sunlight to heat up and cook meals without using energy. Zoo conservation specialist Della Garelle says the idea behind Earthfest is to promote recycling and energy conservation year round. "Earth Day shouldn't just be one day a year and we're trying to expand it and spread out the information and community connection with the earth here at the zoo,” Garelle said. In addition to the solar oven display, other on going demonstrations include seed planting activities and the Pledge Tree, a place for children and adults to make conservation pledges for the year. Times and locations for other activities are as follows: 10:15 a.m. Recycle Relay outside of the loft, 10:30 a.m. Songs with Judy Feeney by the prairie dogs, 11:15 a.m. Zoopeteers inside the loft, 12:00 p.m. Birgitta performer inside and outside the lodge, 12:45 p.m. Songs with Judy Feeney by the prairie dogs, 1:30 p.m. Recycle Relay outside of the loft, 2:00 p.m. The salamander story inside the lodge, 2:15 p.m. Zoopeteers inside the loft, 2:45 p.m. Top 20 pledge prizes on the patio, 3:00 p.m. All Species Parade outside the loft.
  • July 25-27, 2008: “Neighbors Powering Community” is the theme of the tenth annual SolWest Renewable Energy Fair at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, OR. Admission includes over 50 free workshops on both off-grid and grid-intertied renewable energy (RE) and sustainable living topics (including solar cooking!). A pre-fair workshop will install a grid-intertied solar backup power system. Fifty exhibitors show tools for energy independence and lifestyle self-reliance, including solar, wind and agricultural resources. Keynote speaker Greg Pahl, author of The Citizen-powered Energy Handbook emphasizes renewable resources for neighborhood energy. Alternative vehicle displays highlight efficient transportation technology. Cost is $5 per adult per day, with weekend, youth, and family discounts, volunteers and children under 12 free. Camping is available (free for volunteers). Solar cooking enthusiasts specifically invited to come and demonstrate their craft. For more information contact: Jennifer Barker, SolWest/EORenew, PO Box 485, Canyon City, OR 97820, phone 541-575-3633. info@solwest.org, http://www.solwest.org
  • July 19 - 22, 2007:DREAMTIME FESTIVAL Paonia, Western Colorado, USA, Check out the details at [3]. This is a festival with music and performance, art, workshops, drumming, learning and playing. The festival-goers are primarily young people in the 20 -30 age range, but us elders are respected and have plenty to teach and learn as well. We will have a SOLAR COOKING THEME CAMP, and will be cooking daily while the sun is shining beginning at 10am. Last year was so sunny we never had to use any back-up fuel: solar cooked all our food, and neighboring camps came over and used the cookers. We welcome anyone interested to bring extra cookers (or not) and join us. A limited number of camping passes will be waiting at the gate for those interested in camping near the SC Theme Camp. When you get to the gate, ask for the pass and follow the map to SC to set up camp. Be sure to read the Survival Guide online at the [4] site so you'll know what to bring besides solar cookers and food to cook with the sun. --Tara Miller & Sam Brown

ConnecticutEdit

  • Friday, December 6, 2013: (New Haven) The Social Entrepreneurship Institute will be presented by Unite for Sight at the Shubert Theater from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers. Program and registration information...
  • April 12-13, 2013: (New Haven) the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale is the world’s leading global health conference, as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. For those interested in presenting at the conference, they are currently accepting abstracts for presentation, and the final abstract deadline is September 30. The registration rate for the conference increases after September 30. Currently there appears to be no specific solar cooking topics being presented, and now unfortunately there is little time to prepare an abstract. However, this will be a gathering addressing some larger issues of global health. More information...
  • April 13-14, 2013: (New Haven) The Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 is scheduled to take place next spring at Yale University. The conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship gathering. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Those wishing to present at the conference, may submit an abstract by August 31 for consideration. More information...
  • April 21-22, 2012 (New Haven) The 9th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference will be presented by Unite For Sight at Yale University. It is the world's largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference. The gathering annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Those wanting to attend, and possibly submit a proposal to present at the conference are encouraged to do so. More information...
  • September 12, 2009: The Connecticut Green Expo is being held in New Haven, CT from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Volunteers are needed to present for Solar Cooker Project booth. Click here for more information and to RSVP (Facebook account required).

DelawareEdit

  • April 20, 2008: Sanford School will participate in Power Up Gambia Festival & Energy Day at Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. The Sanford display will showcase a variety of student projects including a solar oven, junior solar sprint cars, and solar city models. Power Up Gambia is a region-wide effort to increase awareness about renewable energy while raising funds for the installation of solar panels at a hospital in The Gambia. More info: http:Link title//www.powerupgambia.org

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FloridaEdit

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014: (Seffner): Use the sun to cook your meal! Whether you want to be prepared for hot meals when the power is out, to reduce your energy costs, or just take it camping, solar cooking can be an answer. With some basic materials you bring and some we provide, you'll make your own cooker during this workshop. We'll have several models on display for you to study, and several out cooking while you work. The food will be ready to taste before you leave. Cooking instructions and sample recipes will be provided. When you register you'll be sent a detailed list of supplies to bring. (Nothing expensive! Pot with lid, cooler or boxes, aluminum foil, cardboard, tape, knife.) Class charge covers the materials we provide for making your cooker, the written materials you get to take home, and the food that we'll prepare and let the sun cook for us while you work. You'll get tastes before you leave. More information...
  • July 18-22, 2011: (Tampa) Spaces are still available at the summer camp that will be offered at the Springs Coast Environmental Education Center, 9170 Cortez Blvd. Camp for those entering sixth and seventh grade July 18-22. Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Activities include kayaking, swimming, discovering birds, bugs, animal tracks, nature photography, games and solar oven cooking. More information...
  • July 12, 2011: (Tallahassee) Our 2nd workshop on building a solar oven for under $1.00. Participants will build a parabolic solar oven from cardboard and aluminum foil. We are developing a community of people here who can train others and will try to move this skills set to folks who financially could benefit greatly from building and using these great life tools! At 6:15 PM at the UU church. Imail sullyfahs@comcast.net for more info.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2011: (Tallahassee) There will be a hands-on workshop at the Unitarian Church, on 2810 N. Meridian Rd. from 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., to teach participants to build a 24 inch parabolic solar oven. The ovens will be made from a cardboard box and aluminum foil. We are hoping that this workshop will give more people a chance to save money and help the environment by using solar cooking. Contact Fran @ +1 (850) 656-5409 for more information.
  • Saturday, May 7, 2011: (Cocoa) The Solar Energy Cook-off, held at the Florida Solar Energy Center, is a solar cooker competition sponsored by Bright House Networks for students in grades 4 - 8. Students working in teams of two to six students, design and build solar cookers. Teams will demonstrate the performance of their solar cookers by creating an original dish of food for the competition. The Solar Cook-off is open to all Florida students in grades 4-8. Teams are to be made up of two to six students with at least one teacher/mentor. More Information...
  • Saturday, March 12, 2011: (St.Petersburg) Make your own solar oven to heat and cook foods outdoors, and harness the sun's heat to preserve vegetables and fruit with a solar dehydrator. 1 p.m. at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. Take home a mini solar oven. Registration Information.
  • Sunday, March 6, 2011: (Sarasota) A solar cooker building workshop will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., sponsored by Transition Sarasota. Cost of the course is $45US, and includes the materials needed for the cooker. Workshop to be taught by Bob Kornic, a retired engineer with a passion for low-cost, simple, alternative energy solutions. Register by March 4th. More Information...
  • Sunday, October 3, 2010: (St. Augustine) The University Of Florida Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences will present a program on storm preparedness from a culinary point of view from noon to 2 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension Service Wind Mitigation and Resource Conservation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive. Attendees will learn the planning techniques to eat well without electricity and will sample delicious and easy recipes. Participants will also learn how to make a solar oven out of a copier box. More Information...
  • Sunday, September 26, 2010: (Daytona Beach) Access to Organics is offering a workshop on water purification in emergency situations, including using a solar oven. More Information...
  • Sunday, September 12, 2010: (Daytona Beach) Access to Organics is offering a solar oven building class. Look at the types and advantages of several types of cookers. More Information...
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2010: (St. Augustine) Storm preparedness class will also include how to construct a solar oven from an empty copier paper box. Held at the St. Johns County Extension Service Wind Mitigation and Resource Conservation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon. More Information...
  • Friday, June 11, 2010: (Seffner) Make a solar cooker, and learn how to use it, at Hillsborough County Extension from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We'll cook chicken and rice - sunshine permitting! While it cooks, you can make a solar cooker (from cardboard boxes, or a foam cooler) in class if you bring the materials, or watch one being made. More Information...

GeorgiaEdit

  • Saturday, August 18, 2012: (Atlanta) This is the perfect time to learn how to harness the energy of the sun for cooking healthy meals for your family. Keep the heat out of your house and utilize the sun’s power. From a simple model built with cardboard boxes to an industrial solar cooker, we’ll explore recipes and methods for keeping the heat out of your home. We’ll be cooking up something during the class. This may be a 2 part class. More information...

HawaiiEdit

  • August 1-12, 2011: (Kailua-Kona) Green Power Girl and the Green Power Heroes in partnership with Friends of NELHA is presenting the Clean Energy Adventure Camp at the Hawaii Gateway Energy Center at NELHA in July and August. Environmental educator Susan Cox (aka Green Power Girl) developed the Green Power Hero School Energy Awareness Program that has been taught in hundreds of schools to over 150,000 students in three states. Activities include: solar energy and solar cooking with Green Power Girl; excursions to NELHA aquaculture tenants including abalone, deep sea water and spirulina farms with the Blue Revolution Man, and more. The Clean Energy Adventure Camp is for children ages 9 – 13 Aug. 1-12, 2011. Participants can sign up for the entire two week session or at a daily or weekly rate for a part of the session. More Information...
  • Sunday, March 6, 2011: (Hilo) The Hawaii Solar Chef is having a solar cooking demonstration at Richardson's Beach Park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Chicken and pineapple shish kabobs on the menu. Stop by for a sample.

IdahoEdit

  • February 26, 2011: (Moscow) Palouse Permaculture and Sharon Cousins will present a solar cooking workshop. Location will probably be the Latah County Fairgrounds, tentative start time 1:00pm. Participants will each make a poster-board solar cooking panel, learn some of the many ways it can be used, learn a good method for foiling large basins or tubs or baskets to use with their poster-board panel, and learn the basics of how to use it (or any other good solar cooker) to effectively cook breads, soups, grains, meat, desserts and more with the free, clean power of sunshine. Time allowing, participants will also learn the basics of how to make and use the oh-so-handy and portable EZ-3 Solar Cooker. There will also be examples of other easy-to-rig solar cookers and discussion of the difference solar cooking can make in the developing world as well as in our own lives. More information will be posted when available. Meanwhile, contact Sharon Cousins for information about this sunny opportunity.
  • August 2, 2008. Moscow, ID Celebrate the new International Solar Cooking Holiday at Mountain View Park. Join Sharon Cousins and other local solar cooks for a local celebration of the northern installment of the First Annual International Smoke-Free Solar Cookout! We have the picnic shelter reserved starting at 10am (so we have a place to hang out in the shade while the sun does the work). There will be information on solar cooking all day, free samples of solar cooked foods in the afternoon, and a solar potluck supper when the sun starts to drop. For more information or to get involved in helping this local event happen, email writersguildgal@moscow.com or phone 208-882-9028.
  • May 10, 2008: Moscow, Idaho - Solar Cooking for Beginners workshop, taught by Sharon Cousins (SharonID), is one of the Spring 2008 Cooking Classes sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. Participants will make a solar panel cooker, see cookers in action (if the sun will shine!), taste solar cooked foods, receive recipes and tips, and learn about the difference solar cooking technologies can make around the world. Space limited. Call Moscow Food Co-op to enroll.

IllinoisEdit

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014: (East St. Louis) This free class will introduce energy saving instructors with consumers. The Citizens For A Better East St. Louis and the Rev. Larry Rice of New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis partnered to provide this session from 3-5 p.m. at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 1500 Bond Ave. Discussion topics include solar cooking, oven construction, preparing for winter heating, solar water distillation, solar car construction, passive solar oven construction and clay pot coffee can heater construction. More information...
  • October 20-21, 2011: (Oglesby) Middle school teachers can register for a free workshop conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration being hosted by Illinois Valley Community College. Teachers will be trained to utilize nine different activities with a STEM focus: build a satellite to orbit the moon; launch your satellite; prepare for a mission; design a lunar buggy; design a landing pad; design a crew exploration vehicle; launch your CEV; design a lunar thermos; and build a solar oven. More Information...
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2011: (Chicago) The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is hosting a "welcome back" party for the sun on the solstice. From 5-9 p.m. the museum will be open with no admission. The evening will also be filled with plenty of fun summer activities including a guided tour of the Museum's Bird Walk, a lesson on solar cooking and a demonstration on how to make a sun clock. More Information...
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011: (Itasca) The Springbrook Nature Center will have an afternoon program for grade school (K-4th) students to explore solar cooking from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Kids will prepare recipes using energy from the sun to cook their food. They will learn how to create their own solar oven boxes and receive a solar recipe booklet to take home. More Information...
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011: (Itasca) The Springbrook Nature Center will have an afternoon program for grade school (K-4th) students to explore solar cooking from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Kids will prepare recipes using energy from the sun to cook their food. They will learn how to create their own solar oven boxes and receive a solar recipe booklet to take home. More Information...
  • Sunday-Tuesday, March 6-8, 2011: (Chicago) ID Cook will be displaying the Sun Cook and its Cookup200 at International Home and Housewares 2011. ID Cook will be at booth number S1065 in the French pavilion. More Information...
  • April 17, 2010: (Chicago) NPR Global Activism Expo - Kevin Adair will be participating again this year at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago from Noon to 6pm. Kevin will be providing information about Sun Ovens as a solution for global warming and deforestation. The event is open to the pubic, for all ages and free. Kevin will also be giving the 30 minute featured presentation. At 3:30p.m. Kevin will also give a presentation of work currently being done in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. More Information...
  • Kevin Adair discusses solar cookers and help for Haiti on Chicago Public Radio's Worldview program Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 noon CST. Listen here.
  • July 20, 2008: Harness the sun's power. Families can make their own solar cooker and then use it to make their own meal starting at 11 a.m. July 20 at the Ecology Center. The cost is $15/ per parent and child couple. [5]
  • October 19th, 2007: Hosted in central Illinois is a monthly class that you can learn how to build a solar oven. It is taught by Derek Pearcy, owner of http://www.FreeEnergySolutions.net and creator of the Pearcy Solar Ovens. The class is held at 221 East Main at Pearcy's Taekwondo in Shelbyville, IL. Visit http://www.FreeEnergySolutions.net and click "Solar Workshops" for more info!

IndianaEdit

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010: (Bloomington) A new exhibit opening Oct. 22 at Indiana University's School of Fine Arts Gallery examines one woman's journey toward self-sufficiency through sustainable food. A workshop on smokers and solar cookers will be held at noon, 11/10/10. More Information...
  • August 6-8, 2010: (Watervilet) “Sewing Seeds of Gratitude,” a Summer Woman Spirit retreat with solar cooking and solar art at Ronora Retreat Center, 9325 Dwight Boyer Road. More Information...
  • July 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2008. Monticello: The Monticello City Parks Department is now registering children going into grades 3, 4, and 5 for a Super Summer Science program and a Summer Garden Club program starring the Science Lady and Friends. Super Summer Science will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 15, 22, and 29. Classes may be changed due to weather. Sbjects include: Here Comes the Sun, solar science: baking cookies in a solar oven and learning about the sun as an alternative energy source; Tree Trails, all about trees: identification, measuring and paper making; Nature Sketches, noticing the details in nature: being earth friendly and sketching nature; and Composting and Other Icky Stuff, learning about garden composting and all the icky creatures that help it happen. Classes cost $3 each session. Summer Garden Club will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 17, 24, and 31 at Woodlawn School. There will be a single $3 fee for all four session. Class size is limited to 30. To register or for more information call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525 after noon.

IowaEdit

  • Thursday, May 6, 2010: (Cedar Falls) The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce the 2010 Solar Olympics held at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education. There will be mini solar car racing, and a solar art and solar oven competition. The event is open to all students grades 4-9. More information... or email jrsolarsprint@uni.edu.

KansasEdit

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012: (Lawrence) A solar cooking workshop sponsored by Transition Kaw Valley from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. At 10 a.m. sharp, we will hurry to place our lunch (mostly vegetarian, organic and locally grown) into a variety of different solar cookers. There will be a video on solar cooking, and construction of three working solar cookers out of cardboard boxes that participants can take home. When the food is cooked, it will be shared for lunch. Pre-registration required. More information...
  • Thursday, September 29, 2011: (Emporia) Flint Hills Technical College continues its community class offerings with Solar Cooking. The class provides an overview of various solar cooker designs used worldwide, including panel, box, and parabolic cookers. Students will explore simple, inexpensive, do-it-yourself creations to commercial models, improvised and experimental designs, economics, and global applications. Participants will construct working solar box or panel cookers. John Crisp has been building and using solar cookers for over thirty years. Pre-registration is appreciated at +1 (620) 341-139-2 or flinthills.augusoft.net.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011: (Emporia) The Flint Hills Sustainability Fair will take place at Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave., from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a community event designed to educate people about what it means to live sustainably. The fair is free, and there will be information about local food systems, recycling, energy efficiency, alternative energy, and sustainable arts. There will be a solar cooking workshop presented at 1 p.m. More Information...
  • Saturday, October 9, 2010: (Mattfield Green) The third annual Celebration of Community and Local Food 3 p.m. at Pioneer Bluffs. The arts and crafts fair will include a solar cooking demonstration. More Information...
  • April 25, 2010: (Great Bend) Earth Day celebration - The public is welcome to have an entertaing and educational learning experience celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by joining in special activities at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center Sunday. The Wetlands Center and GREAT, local grassroots environmental organization, are presenting a unique program from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Activities Sunday include baking with a solar oven and “tabletop” and online environmental education games geared for children and families. More Information...
  • August 28 - 30, 2009: This course provides an introductory overview of various solar cooker designs used worldwide, including panel, box, and parabolic cookers. Students will explore simple, inexpensive, do-it-yourself creations to commercial models, improvised and experimental designs, economics, and global applications. Participants will construct working solar box or panel cookers. Upon course completion, graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a solar cook-off demonstration at the Emporia Farmers Market in late summer, using their home-built solar cookers. Resources and recipes will be provided for advanced experimentation. John Crisp has been building and using solar cookers for over thirty years. Admission is $29. Visit http://flinthills.augusoft.net/ or call 620-341-1392 to enroll.
  • July 28 and 30, 2009: John Crisp will teach an introductory course in solar cooking design from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 and 30 at the Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia. Crisp has more than 30 years’ experience in building and cooking with solar cookers. His course will include panel, box, and parabolic cookers, according to information from Bill Hanlon of the tech college’s sustainable living center. “Students will explore simple, inexpensive, do-it-yourself creations to commercial models, improvised and experimental designs, economics, and global applications,” a news release about the course stated. At the end of the course, graduates will be eligible to participate in a solar cook-off demonstration in late summer at the Farmers Market, Seventh Avenue and Merchant Street. Resources and recipes will be provided for advanced experimentations. Cost of the course is $29. Call (620) 343-4600 for more information.

KentuckyEdit

  • Thursday, November 17, 2011: (Columbia) Diane Rose will discuss the art of cooking using only the sun for power. Everyone is invited to join us at the Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street at 1 p.m. This class is offered free to the community by the Adair County Garden Club. More Information...

LouisianaEdit

  • Saturday, June 11, 2011: (Oak Ridge) Community Day at the Homeplace located on La. 133 about two miles north of Oak Ridge. Founder Joe Rolfe said the day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. Rolfe said Saturday’s events will also include a demonstration on making a solar oven. More Information...

MaineEdit

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014: (Unity) The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will host an event about rural living skills. Organizers said Farm & Homestead Day will include workshops about how to use a solar oven, growing herbs and other handy skills. The event is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. More information...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2010: (Rockport) Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture Design will present an introduction to the concept of permaculture design. Permaculture is a multi-disciplinary design science whose goal is the engineering of sustainable human settlements that produce more energy, water, nutrients and soil than they consume. There will also be a solar oven demonstration. 1-4 p.m. at Farmers Fare, Route 90 @ Cross Street. More Information...
  • May 1, 2010: (Marlborough) Green Marlborough is hosting the Marlborough Earth Day Fair on Saturday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 2, noon to 3 p.m. with about 40 exhibits and activities, including solar oven demonstrations. More Information...

MassachusettsEdit

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014: (Boston) One Earth Designs and Dr. David Gordon Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, are hosting an event to discuss cooking norms in developing nations and the benefits and drawbacks of solar cooking. You’ll also walk away with ideas about how to get involved and ways to help. The event is free but registration is required. Light, solar-cooked refreshments will be provided. Time and place: 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Fourth Presbyterian Church located at 340 Dorchester Street in South Boston. Event registration information...
  • Sunday, January 22, 2012 (Wellfleet) The Mass. Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is sponsoring a presentation on solar cooking at the sanctuary, which is located at 291 State Hwy Rte 6. Jaya Karlson, a member of the Friends of the Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, will be teaching the class from 2 -3 p.m. Registration Information...
  • Saturday, July 31, 2010: (Edgartown) Solar cooking and dehydrating workshop on Martha's Vineyard. From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. More Information...
  • September 2, 2009 (Hudson): altE University offers its Renewable Energy Basics class to the public. This class gives you an all around understanding of the renewable energy technologies that are available and will help you make sense of which ones are appropriate and best for your situation. Once you have identified the technologies you would like to pursue, a more detailed class available from altE U can help you investigate further into the technical details of each. Cost $45. Visit www.altestore.com to sign up or call toll free 877-878-4060 to enroll.

MichiganEdit

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012: (Hastings) Attend a hands-on solar cooker construction workshop with Ben Brown. He will be offering solar cooker builds and demonstrations with the Solar Cooking in Michigan Program, via EarthApprentice and partners this summer. It will take place at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute 701 W. Cloverdale Rd. Contact Ben directly for times and details. humanhumus@hotmail.com
  • Sunday, July 15, 2012: (Ann Arbor) Be part of the solar cook-off at the Ann Arbor Summer ReSkilling Festival from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Rudolf Steiner High School, 2230 Pontiac Trail. It won’t be competitive, but it will be a chance for us to see ovens in action and taste the goods. More information...
  • Friday, July 13, 2012: (Dimondale) Attend a hands-on solar cooker construction workshop with Ben Brown. He will be offering solar cooker builds and demonstrations with the Solar Cooking in Michigan Program, via EarthApprentice and partners this summer. It will take place at Great Lakes Renewable Energy, 257 N. Bridge St. Contact Ben directly for times and details. humanhumus@hotmail.com
  • Sunday, August 22, 2010: (Saugatuck) The group Solar Circle will be showing off the power of the sun from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cook Park. Money raised at the event will help supply the residents of Masasi, Tanzania, with the sun-powered ovens. More Information...
  • Friday, August 13, 2010: (Hastings) Solar Oven Workshop- 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. During the workshop, you have the opportunity to build your own solar oven. More Information...
  • August 6-8, 2010: (Watervliet) Women's retreat offers solar cooking classes as part of the program. More Information...
  • Ann Arbor, Discussion and workshop: A discussion on using solar power in Michigan precedes a hands-on workshop that instructs creating a solar-powered oven from 2 to 4 p.m. at Recycle Ann Arbor, 2420 S. Industrial Highway. Supplies are provided. Info: 734-327-4560.

MinnesotaEdit

  • Saturday, June 2, 2012: (Minneapolis) Minneapolis’s Kingfield neighborhood is hosting a tour of several new solar projects at local businesses. The tour includes Quality Coaches, Twin Town Guitars, and Pat’s Tap; tour participants can check out the businesses at their own pace. TenKsolar, which developed the solar arrays, will be on hand displaying solar models at each stop. There’ll also be other activities at each site, including live music and a solar oven cooking demonstration. More information...
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011: (Minneapolis) The Solar Oven Society and the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society have teamed up to teach a class on solar cooking at the S.O.S. offices, 3225 East Hennepin Ave, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This class will give you all the knowledge you need to handle a solar oven and produce the best results on your own. It doesn't matter whether you're new to solar cooking, want to improve your technique, or simply want to know more about the ovens and their benefits here and around the world. You'll have a great time and end the class enjoying the rewards of your new skills and knowledge. Rain weather back-up date is July 23rd. Registration Information...
  • Sunday, June 6, 2010: (St. Paul) Women's Class: Which Solar Technology is Right for You? 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City Academy/Wilder Recreation Center. We will explore many facets of solar power and the energy it can provide, including solar electricity, solar domestic hot water, solar water heating, solar air heating, passive solar, solar lighting and solar cooking. More Information...
  • Monday, May 17, 2010: (Minneapolis) The Acara Challenge Finals 2010 is sponsored through the Acara Institute based at the University of Minnesota. Focus is on clean water and clean possibilities for India and African countries. Fourteen universities. One long semester of grueling discussions and field visits. Twenty business plans. Several hours of web presentations. Sector experts, VCs, government executives, industry leaders and social entrepreneurs as judges. Watch the finals live with the link provided here at 6:30 IST. More Information...

MissouriEdit

  • Saturday 24, 2011: (St. Louis) This year's Green Homes, Great Health festival, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden, offering workshops on living green and preventing cancer. Workshops will be presented about subjects like tips for saving energy, building your own rain garden and starting a backyard chicken coop. The event also offers solar car races, solar cooking demonstrations, an alternative vehicle show, and a local food court and home grown market place. More Information...


MontanaEdit

  • June 21-24, 2012: (Clinton) The Mother Earth Fest will be held at Red Rock Lodge this year. Festival-goers can attend several green workshops taught by local experts to learn about mushrooms in permaculture and aquaponics, a food production system that combines raising aquatic animals with cultivating plants in water. Learn the ins and outs of solar cooking and how to build your own zero emission solar oven with David Max. More information...

NebraskaEdit

  • Sunday, June 26, 2011: (Lincoln) The Garden Gala, an annual celebration of community gardens in Lincoln, will be at the United Lutheran Church Community Garden, 5945 Fremont Ave from 1 - 4 p.m. Participants will have a chance to meet new gardeners and experience the best of community gardening in Lincoln. Have some ice cream and watch the solar oven demonstration. More Information...

NevadaEdit

  • Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2011: (Carson City) Western Nevada College Community Education division is offering noncredit classes this summer for school age children from grades 4th - 8th. 'Solar Cooking and more' will be from 8 a.m.- noon each day. Solar cooking is the simplest, safest, most convenient way to cook food without consuming fuels or heating up the kitchen. Learn about solar cookers and how to cook creative and nutritious food using the sun's energy. Call for questions on location and registration. Register early to avoid class cancellation. More Information...
  • April 17, 2010: (Pahrump) Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17, at Honeysuckle Park. There will be live music, food, demonstrations and activities. All residents are invited to compete in a solar oven "Snackdown." Prizes will be awarded. Bring your solar ovens. Judging will be at 3 p.m., weather permitting. Call 727-8179 for more information.

New HampshireEdit

  • Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25, 2011: (North Conway) The Mt. Washington Valley Green Team is set to present its second annual Family Funergy Festival, set this year for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, with a full slate of kid-friendly activities and green living exhibits and demonstrations running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a solar cooking demonstration. More Information...

New JerseyEdit

  • Mondays, July 11-August 29, 2011: (Dover) Dover museum will be following Jane Goodall's model to help children make a difference. Beginning July 11, the Community Children’s Museum will host its first Roots and Shoots program. It will run as a weekly club, meeting Mondays for eight consecutive weeks from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Activities are designed for children, ages 7 and older, and the program is free. In Dover, projects could include making their own solar oven and learning what is in landfills. More Information...
  • May 2, 2009: A "Harness the Sun" solar cook off will take place Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District office on Pittstown Road, off Route 12. More information.

New MexicoEdit

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013: (Las Cruces) The 5th Annual Southwest Solar Cook-Off will take place at Mountain View Market Co-op from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This year there will be separate categories for meat and vegetarian entrees, and for breads and desserts. This is our 5th year of fun, food, solar cooking contests, prizes, music, vendors, and more. Bring your homemade or store bought solar oven and cook up your favorite recipe - then enter the cook-off contest for a chance to win prizes! Anyone not entering the cook-off can sign up to be a judge. It's a great time for all ages. More information...
  • August 17-19, 2012: (Taos) The Tribal Vision Festival brings live music, art, sustainability, ceremony , and dance together in one three day celebration. There will be a solar cooking demonstration workshop each day at the Solar Dome beginning at 10 a.m. The festival takes place at Thanksgiving Farms at the end of Salazar Rd. south of Taos. More information...
  • Sunday, June 17, 2012: (Las Cruces) Come and participate in the Fourth Annual Southwest Solar Cook-Off at the Mountain View Market Co-op 1300 El Paseo Road from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event is free. More Information...
  • Saturday, Sunday, August 27, 28, 2011: (Albuquerque) The New Mexico Solar Energy Association presents Solar Fiesta this weekend at Albuquerque Academy from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Learn about alternative energy options and participate in the solar cook-off. More Information...
  • Sunday, June 19, 2011: (Las Cruces) The Mountain View Market (MVM) Outdoor Growers Market is giving energy conscious chefs the opportunity to show their skills in the third annual Southwest Solar Cook-Off on Sunday. Contestants can prepare food in four different categories (meats, breads, desserts and vegetarian) and all entries must be solar cooked on-site. The MVM Farmer's Market is located on the corner of El Paseo and Idaho at 1300 El Paseo Road. The cook-off contest will begin at 10 a.m. More Information...
  • Sunday, September 12, 2010: (Albuquerque) A 'Solar Bake-Off' as part of the the Solar Fiesta sponsored by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association, beginning at 1 p.m. at Menaul School. This year's bake-off competition will feature casseroles, made with or without the state's prized green or red chile. If interested in participating, either as a chef or as a judge, please contact Monica at monica.canaris@gmail.com
  • Sunday, August 15, 2010: (Kingston) Several natural building workshops this weekend by Builders without Borders will serve as fundraisers for rebuilding projects in Haiti. The general public is invited to an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Black Range Lodge. The open house will feature a tour of a strawbale house, and an introduction to building with straw and earth, rainwater harvesting and solar cooking. Admission is free, a $5 donation for rebuilding in Haiti is suggested. Kingston is located in the Gila National Forest, nine miles west of Hillsboro on Highway 152. More Information...
  • July 19 - 23, 2010: (Las Cruces) Space Camp for kids, with instruction in designing and assembling solar ovens. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla. More Information
  • August 23, 2009: (Las Cruces) Peak of the Season Fiesta will feature live music, fresh produce, fun kids' activities, free samples of locally grown foods and Solar cooking events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sunday Growers Market, Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo Road. Cook your favorite recipe using the power of the sun (Sun Ovens and other solar cooking devices used). Arrive as early as 8 a.m. to begin cooking. All dishes must be ready to sample by 1 p.m. Any non-solar preparation of foods must be disclosed. Bring copies of your recipe to share. Winners will receive prizes from Mountain View Market. Info: (575) 523-0436.
  • September 13, 2009: Ever since the 1973 discovery of oil in Darfur, a region in the African nation of the Sudan, the Sudanese government has engaged in what former Secretary of State Colin Powell has determined to be genocide against Darfuri people. To combat the atrocities, Christ Church Cathedral, in partnership with Jewish World Watch, based in Encino, California, formed an ecumenical coalition on human rights. “We will bear witness,” said the Very Reverend James A. Diamond, Dean of the Christ Church Cathedral, “We will not stand silently by.” The cathedral is located at 318 East Fourth Street at the corner of Sycamore in downtown Cincinnati. “We have quite a commitment from other organizations to do solar cooker fundraisers,” says Julieta Simms, the director of the cathedral’s solar cooker project. Solar cookers preclude women’s need to search for cooking firewood outside the safety of desert camps. There will be a solar cooker display at the cathedral’s Darfur fundraiser booth during Cincinnati’s 2009 Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point on August 15 and 16. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 20-21, 2008: Albuquerque - "It's Easy Being Green" is the theme of the 2008 Solar Fiesta, an upcoming New Mexican educational fair for energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainable living. The event, presented by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), will take place Sept. 20-21 at Albuquerque's Highland High School. Both days of the fair will begin with "Energy 101" workshops that will provide information on reducing home energy costs. Other workshops will focus on conducting home energy audits and creating energy reduction plans, the basics of solar thermal and solar electric systems, and an overview of federal and state incentives. Additionally, there will be presentations relating to green building, water conservation, alternative fuels and more. The fair will also feature kid-friendly events, including solar car races, scavenger hunts, local science project exhibits and solar-oven-baked cookies. Technical workshops will be provided for energy and related business professionals. For more information, contact NMSEA at http://www.nmsea.org.

New YorkEdit

  • Sunday, December 16, 2012: (Brooklyn) Sustainable Flatbush brings a fun and delicious twist to being green at the Cortelyou Greenmarket, located at the intersection of Cortelyou and Argyle, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun — using human-powered energy to pedal-puree fresh seasonal ingredients from market vendors for a delicious soup, which we’ll pair with fresh bread, baked in our Solar Oven using energy from the sun. More Information...
  • Saturday, June 9, 2012: (East Bethany) A program titled “Cooking With Solar Ovens — How Lo-Tech can be High Impact” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at the Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center, 11095 Bethany Center Rd. Registration deadline is June 1. More Information...
  • Friday, September 16, 2011: (Buffalo) Tanzanian Solar Oven Project: How can solar ovens reduce sexual assault in Africa? How does this simple technology improve the lives of women and their children? Learn about this Univ. of Buffalo project to provide the means for spreading solar oven technology. Suzanne Tomkins, Law, Katie Biggie, Center for Educational Collaboration, and Kate Foster, Regional Institute, will present. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at 904 Clemens on the North Campus. Free. More Information
  • Saturday, July 23, 2011: (Potsdam) People who would like to know how to take advantage of sun power for cooking and arm power for laundry will be interested in the Ecological Laundry and Solar Cooking Workshop taking place at noon, at the Potsdam Farmers Market. The rain date is Saturday, July 30. Caron Collins, a local business owner and SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music faculty, was looking for ways to make her household more sustainable. She found the Sun Oven and the Wonder Wash, allowing her to do her laundry and cook food year-round without using any electricity. She will demonstrate these products at the workshop, sponsored by the Sustainable Living Project (SLP). More Information...
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011: (Hamburg) It is time for Burgerfest 2011. It will be along Main and Buffalo Streets and in the village municipal parking lot with a number of additional events taking place in several venues from noon to 11:30 p.m. Events will also include the Nickel City Road Show, Rock N Roll to the Rescue and a solar cooking demonstration. More Information...
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011: (Suffern) The Earth Day celebration at Rockland Community College will take place on the Academic Quad from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Included are demonstrations of composting, Xeriscape landscaping, and solar cooking. More Information...
  • Sunday, January 30, 2011: (Port Washington) An Afternoon of Darfur Awareness, 1:30-4:30 p.m. The Community Synagogue and the Port Washington Public Library are pleased to co-sponsor a special event to raise consciousness about the Darfur situation in Sudan. The acclaimed documentary film "The Devil Came on Horseback" will be shown at the library at 1:30 PM. The film will be followed by a presentation by Susan Burgess-Lent, Program Director of Darfur Peace and Development Organization, Washington, DC who has recently returned from her fifth mission in Darfur. A question and answer period will follow her presentation. Information on the part solar cooking is having to help in the area, and a display of solar cookers, will be provided by Solar Cookers International.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2011: (New York) Cooking with the Sun to Feed the World – Global Solar Cooking Exhibition, 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the United Nations Church Center. Please come and discover the critical importance of solar cooking as vital to global environmental, health and women’s issues. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the dynamic new Executive Director of Solar Cookers International, AmyJo Mattheis. Also, world famous artist Mary Frank will be discussing her personal commitment to solar cooking. Wine, hors d'œuvre and literature will be provided. Solar Cookers International New York Area Reception, United Nations Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza (First Avenue, entrance on 44th St., 2nd Floor). Further Information: NYC Area: Dr. Arline J. Lederman +1 (201) 963-7054, ajlederman@gmail.com. Other: AmyJo Mattheis, Executive Director, Solar Cookers International +1 (916) 455–4499 or +1 209-327-3319 – amy@solarcookers.org
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010: (Sharon) Join the Sharon Energy Committee to plant trees and blueberry bushes during the Sharon Sprouts’ Farmer’s Market at Sharon Elementary. We will also be weeding and mulching existing trees and bushes, installing energy-efficient light bulbs, and building a solar oven for classroom use. More Information...
  • Sunday, September 26, 2010: (Rochester) Interactive workshops and other educational activities involving local agriculture will be open to the public at Locafest. The event sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Living hosts 25 different presenters leading activities such as worm composting; canning, freezing and drying to preserve produce; solar cooking; mushroom growing and bee keeping. 1-5 p.m., at Genesee Valley Park in the city of Rochester. More Information...
  • Sunday, September 19, 2010: (Saratoga Springs) Peace and Justice Fair will be at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, from 12 - 4 p.m. Students will be demonstrating solar cookers and explaining how they can be used by women in other countries as a cooking source instead of gathering wood. Empowering them with more free time, enterprise possibilities, and better health. More information...
  • Saturday, August 28, 2010: (Ithaca) The inaugural meeting of the Ithaca Solar Cooker Club is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Washington Park on Buffalo Street. Those with solar cooking experience are invited to attend and demonstrate their cookers while those wishing to learn may learn and share in the solar-cooked food. More Information...
  • Thursday, August 26, 2010: (Massena) Massena Nature Center offers a program for kids, 5-12, to learn all about the sun and cook pizzas in a solar oven. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Robert Moses State Park. More Information...
  • Sunday, July 18, 2010: (Hamburg) Come down to Main St. for the annual Burgerfest. There will be a solar cooking demonstration at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 5, 2010: (Woodstock) The Woodstock Solar 'Shine On' will be at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, 28 Tinker Street, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Demonstration of sustainable solar cooking with tastings to be followed by video and Q & A from Solar Cookers International. Solar cooking equipment and literature will be available. More Information...
  • Sunday, April 25, 2010: (Wappingers falls) Earth Day at Stony Kill Environmental Center - Activities for children and families will include a nature scavenger hunt in the woods, art from recycled materials, wildlife track casting, using a solar oven, and tree planting. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information call (845) 831-8780.
  • February 6, 2010: (Hastings-on-Hudson) Solar Punch for Haiti relief, 3pm - 5pm Concert to be held at Antoinette’s Patisserie at 45 Warburton Ave. See Solar Punch event on January 29th in Greenburgh, New York for a brief description of band and cause. Learn more about Solar Punch at http://www.solarpunch.org
  • January 1, 2010: (Woodstock) 11am - 12:30 Special Class with Linda Lalita Winnick FREE!!!! Please park at Zena School across the street.  We will be accepting donations for Solar Cookers International  http://www.shaktiyogawoodstock.com/index.html
  • January 29, 2010: (Greenburgh) Solar Punch for Haiti relief, 1pm - 6pm Solar Punch is a popular local musical group that will be preforming a benefit concert for the Haiti relief effort. In their own words, their band " uses music to pose questions about, and find solutions to, the modern climate challenge " This event will include contact information about Haiti relief and aid organizations they’ve made contact with doing solar energy work via solar cooking and water treatment. Solar Punch use solar energy exclusively to power their performances and demonstrations, and they usually include solar cooking demonstrations at their performances. Learn more about Solar Punch and the concert at http://www.solarpunch.org
  • April 14, 2009: Ithaca Noon-4:00 p.m. Come enjoy the sunshine with a solar cookout, sponsored by Energy Teachers.org, on Tuesday, April 14, any time between noon and 4:00 p.m. at the Center for Natural Sciences (CNS). The cookout will be held on the patio next to the CNS greenhouse. More information...
  • April 5, 2008: Ithaca" Cooking in Nicaragua Solar Oven Dinner. While filling up on authentic Nicaraguan cuisine, learn about Solar Cooking and the team’s recent trip to Sabana Grande, Nicaragua. Starting at 6:30PM at Hollister Hall in the McManus Lounge. $7 tickets will be sold in Duffield Hall April 2-5 from 11am to 1pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door. For more information, please see this flyer.
  • November 30, 2007 Ithaca,NY: Darfur Benefit to purchase solar cooking stoves for refugees. Dinner, Silent Auction, Music by: Hank Roberts, Speaker: Stephanie Nyombayire, Rwandan Survivor. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARD PURCHING STOVES FOR REFUGEES. All volunteer effort, all food donated, hope to raise compassion, awareness and money for these suffering women who are forced to go outside the camps to gather fire wood and subject themselves to brutal beatings, rape and death. Sponsored by Northern Light Learning Center, http://northernlightlearning.com. Tickets on sale! Contact wss1@cornell.edu for details on how to support this important event.
  • August 10-12, 2007: This year's Green Fest will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Community School of Music and Art, 330 E. State St. All events Saturday will be at Cayuta Sun, 2962 S. Swamp Road, and events Sunday will begin at 10 a.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons.
  • April 10: April 10, Solar Cooker Project meeting. 3 p.m. Vassar Temple - 140 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie. http://www.vassartemple.org or call 845-454-2570

North CarolinaEdit

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013: (Hickory) The public is invited to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library at 375 Third St., NE, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about using the sun to cook food in a solar cooking workshop. The workshop is free, but space is limited so registration is required. The workshop is best suited for adults or a parent participating with their child. The instructor will be Sharlene Thomas, inventor of the Solar Chief. Read more about how to register and what to bring.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2012: (Raleigh) Sharlene Thomas of Mainstream Solar Cooking/Creative Handz will offer solar cooking tips and tricks, recipes, and lots of tasty samples at the Midtown Farmers Market from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kids and families can build their own solar ovens and cook mini pizzas with one of Sharlene's super cool (actually hot!) solar oven kits. More information...
  • November 8, 2008: Sandy Ridge: Local sustainability festival from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Activities include lectures, tours, and demonstrations. For more information, click here.

North DakotaEdit

  • Saturday, September 14, 2013: (Moffit) Dave and Renae Silbernagel and Dennis Benz will hold a picnic lunch, fellowship and Haiti Solar Oven Partners cooking demonstration at the Silbernagel home in Moffit from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees also can meet Haitians Montas and Raymonde Joseph and learn how solar oven parts sent from the Dakotas protect health, purify water, increase food budgets and bring sustainability to families in Haiti. More information...
  • Sunday, November 14, 2010: (Mitchell) Dakota Wesleyan would like to educate people about world hunger – by inviting them to dinner. The DWU theatre department, in partnership with the McGovern Center, will host the second Hunger Awareness Banquet at 7 p.m. in the Sherman Center at DWU. This will be one of the kick-off events for the annual McGovern Conference which takes place Nov. 14-15. Before the dinner, the Bishop William Mwongo Muriuki from the Kaaga Synod in Meru, Kenya, will present “The Problems of Charcoal Cooking and Hunger in Africa,” at 6 p.m. in the East Main Dining Room, upstairs in the Rollins Campus Center. This presentation is free and open to the public. There will also be a dinner presentation by Ron Fesler and members of the Brookings Rotary Club, “Solar Cooking and the Solar Oven Project,” following which Sen. George McGovern will offer a response. Dinner ticket information...

OhioEdit

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011: (Westlake) Westlake Porter Public Library is adding something new to its summer offerings this year: its first annual Science Week, encouraging people of all ages to expand their knowledge of scientific concepts and ideas. Build your own solar oven and learn how it works while your treats bake! For ages 9 and up, 2 - 4 p.m. Please register starting August 1. More Information...
  • Sunday, October 3, 2010: (Alliance) A vendor exhibition and site tour is planned from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Mount Union in Alliance at the newly renovated Timken Physical Education Building. Visitors may also stop by the display area and speak with technical representatives who will be available to answer questions related to wind, solar and renewable topics. Demonstrations include solar cooking, a solar construction trailer and scale models of wind turbines. The complex is located at 480 W. Hartshorn St. More Information...
  • July 7-12, 2007: Solar2007 will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the largest and most inclusive solar and renewable energy conference in the U.S. each year. SOLAR 2007 will explore the theme “Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work .” The Conference combines a premiere technical conference, plenary and forum sessions, a Renewable Energy Products and Services exhibit, and workshops, tours and special events of interest to professionals and consumers. More info...
  • May 22, 2007: Duncan Falls, OH. The fifth grade classes at Duncan Falls Elementary School will hold a Solar Cooking Festival on May 22, 2007 from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM. Over 150 solar unique homemade ovens will be on display and cooking nachos (provided there is enough sunshine). This is the world’s largest display of homemade solar ovens (they are waiting to hear if the solar oven category qualifies for the Guinness Book of World Records). The solar oven project was made possible with the support of Blue Rock Station, Zukebox Pizza, the Muskingum County Community Foundation, and the Muskingum County Master Gardeners. Teams of students will have created amazing salsa recipes and the atmosphere will be “ripe” with Mexican music as everyone waits for the unveiling of the new permanent solar cooker designed and built just for the school by Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station. Salad fixings, also grown by the fifth graders will be available to accompany the nachos and salsa. Guests should plan to arrive no later than 2:30 PM for the taste testing with the unveiling of the oven will taking place at 3:00 PM. For more information on the solar cooking festival project contact Mrs. Jayne Chase at Duncan Falls Elementary (740) 674-5211 or Annie Warmke at Blue Rock Station (740) 674-4300.

OregonEdit

  • July 26-28, 2013: (John Day) This year's SolWest Fair at the Grant County Fairgrounds hopes to include solar cooking demonstrations, with classes for all ages, solar food vendors and a solar potluck. Since 1999, SolWest has been a back-to-our-roots education-oriented event with the aim of helping small businesses and sustainability-oriented attendees, but the fair is endangered by lack of funding. Consider offering what aid you can to continue the SolWest Fair tradition. More information...
  • Saturday, July 27, 2013: (Portland) Build and take home your own solar oven, learn how to cook with solar energy and receive solar recipes and tips. Registration required. 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard; $39; +1 (503) 760-3000
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012: (Portland) Build a box oven that will be large enough to cook a 13 lb. turkey in only 4½ hours, or your favorite casserole in about 2 hours. Your oven will be light enough to carry to a picnic table or take to the beach. Workshop will be taught near 92nd and SE Holgate from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Contact Dawn about registration. More Information...
  • Saturday, August 13, 2011: (Corvallis) “Solar Cooking: Basics and Demo” — 1 to 2 p.m. at CoHo Ecovillage, 1975 S.E. Crystal Lake Drive, Corvallis. Learn how to cook summer meals outdoors using only the sun’s energy. More Information: Lorraine Anderson, +1 541-738-2868.
  • Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2011: (Cottage Grove) Solar Cookers International is proud to partner with Aprovecho and join their Summer Stove Camp “Fuels of the Future” on the grounds of the beautiful Aprovecho labs. Those committed to improving the use of fuel for cooking will gather to spend one week learning, innovating and creating improved designs and prototypes. Bring your best solar cooking design and test and improve it throughout the week with other engineers and designers. Then enter it in the competition. Also tests will be conducted on low-emission fuel options for the Rocket Stove and other designs. Cost is $300 for the week with camping permitted on the lab grounds along the river, or stay at local hotels. Contact Mike at promike@gmail.com or call the lab at +1 (541) 767-0287 to reserve a spot.
  • Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, 2011: (John Day) “Journey to the Future” as you learn about renewable energy and sustainable living at the thirteenth annual SolWest Renewable Energy Fair July 29-31, 2011 in John Day, OR. Listen to keynote speaker Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of “Up Tunket Road,” talk about finding a new path for homesteading in the 21st century. Rendezvous with the Oregon Electric Vehicle Club as they vow to make “John Day or Bust.” Admission includes over 50 free workshops, and exhibitors will show you tools for energy independence and lifestyle self-reliance, including solar, wind and agricultural resources. Cost is $5 per adult per day, with weekend, youth, and family discounts, volunteers and children under 12 free. Camping available on-site (free for volunteers). For more information contact: Jennifer Barker, SolWest/EORenew, PO Box 485, Canyon City, OR 97820. Tel: (541) 575-3633, e-mail: info@solwest.org, web: www.solwest.org. More Information...
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010: (Corvallis) The global work party event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the southeast corner of Avery Park and features a free lunch made from local and sustainable ingredients, a workshop on how to build a solar oven, a Community Skill Share Project, a photo shoot and lessons on how to easily and effectively impact Congress to take action on climate change. More Information...
  • Saturday and Wednesday: (Portland) Lents Park 92nd and Holgate. Through September 15th for 2010. Ongoing class from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to learn about and build your own solar oven that’s large enough to cook a 13lb. turkey in only 4½ hours or your favorite casserole in about 2 hours. This is an outside class so please dress for weather. Everything you need to build your solar oven will be provided plus an oven thermometer, solar cooking instructions, recipes, and handouts. New classes will begin next spring. More Information...
  • Saturday, August 7, 2010: (Elkton) Solar Cookoff - presented by the Elkton Community Education Center. 10 a.m.- 6p.m., 15850 State Hwy 38. Activities include solar cooking demonstrations on various solar cookers, solar workshops (build your own solar oven), sample solar cooked food, solar speakers, solar information, hiking, swimming, live music, much more. More Information...
  • July 23-25, 2010: (John Day): You're invited to exhibit at the twelfth annual SolWest Renewable Energy Fair in John Day, Oregon. The SolWest Exhibitor information kit is posted online here. SolWest Fair draws over 2000 participants and exhibitors from around the region to share new technologies, attend workshops, and network with all the great folks in the renewable energy business.
Great time, sold lots of stuff. Seemed better than ever. I really like the camaraderie of the event, everyone knows it's special and you can feel it throughout the weekend - everyone is there to network, learn and have fun. My favorite annual event. - SolWest exhbitor
  • April 24, 2010: (Portland) Build a Solar Oven. An outdoor class in assembling a solar oven large enough to cook a 13 lb turkey. Materials will be provided. Course with materials is $37. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Solar Element, 92nd & SE Holgate. Call Dawn Starr for more information. (503) 760-3000. See photos...
  • March 27, 2010: (Portland) Build a Solar Oven. An outdoor class in assembling a solar oven large enough to cook a 13 lb turkey. Materials will be provided. You are welcome to register for free as a guest. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Solar Element, 92nd & SE Holgate. Call Dawn Starr for more information. (503) 760-3000. See photos-Oregon Live/ Oregonian Key words-“Build A Solar Oven”
  • July 24-26, 2009 SolWest Renewable Energy Fair at the Grant County Fairgrounds - John Day, The Eastern Oregon Renewable Energies Non-profit presents Solwest Fair the last full weekend of each July. SolWest is an occasion for learning, networking, and supporting all types of renewable energy. This three-day event offers engaging activities for all ages and knowledge levels. Participants from around the western region and beyond come to join the SolWest community and learn about energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, alternatively fueled vehicles, and more. Check out the SolWest photos. For more info contact info@solwest.org.

From August 20th to August 28th, a four person crew, traveling in a converted school bus powered by biodiesel, will be visiting Northeastern Oregon to advance initiatives on renewable energy, sustainable biofuels, energy efficiency, jobs, and local foods. The Homegrown Prosperity Renewable Energy Bus Tour will grade biodiesel availability sites, promote good paying jobs and income for rural communities, as well as offer solutions to reduce greenhouse gases and pollution.

  • August 21: Baker City Extension Office, 10am-noon, Biodiesel Demonstration and Geiser-Pollman Park, 3pm-6pm, with community potluck to follow
  • August 22: La Grande Community Garden, 11am-1pm
  • August 23: Crossing the Blues Festival, 10am-5pm, downtown La Grande
  • August 25: Port of Umatilla, 10:30 am, tour and biofuel discussion
  • August 26: Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, 3pm-7pm
  • August 27: Weiser ID, Weiser High School, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • August 28: Ontario, OR, Tri-County United Fund breakfast, 9am

For more information, please see the associated press release here

  • August 23, 2008: Portland - Build a Solar Oven: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat, Aug. 23; build and take home your own solar oven and learn to cook with solar energy; preregistration required; Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard; Dawn Starr, 503-760-3000; $36.
  • Aug. 9: Portland:Build and take home your own solar oven and learn to cook with solar energy. Preregistration is required ($36). 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, please see [The Oregonian]
  • Aug. 2: Portland:Build and take home your own solar oven and learn to cook with solar energy. Preregistration is required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, please see [The Oregonian]
  • June 7, 2008: Carbon-Free Cooking (Corvalis): 11 a.m. to noon, June 7, Co-op Meeting Room, 1007 S. Third St. $15 for Co-op owners, $20 for nonowners. Lorraine Anderson, co-author of a cooking with solar book, will show the basics of cooking summer meals using only the sun’s energy. This workshop will cover a history and overview of solar cooking, outline equipment required and demonstrate how to cook everything from aparagus, lentils, chicken, desserts. Register at the customer service desk at either north or south Co-op or by mail. Call 753-3115, ext. 0.
  • July 27, 28 and 29, 2007: You're invited to exhibit at the ninth annual SolWest Renewable Energy Fair, at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, Oregon. SolWest Fair draws well over 2000 participants and exhibitors from around the region to share new technologies, attend workshops, and network with all the great folks in the RE business. Exhibitors are already committing to attend, so we are sure you will want to be a part of this event! For more information see SolWest Renewable Energy Fair.

PennsylvaniaEdit

  • September 17 -19, 2010: (Kempton) Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival at the Kempton Community Center. Among a variety of exhibits for a sustainable lifestyle, there will be a solar cooking demonstration with various types of ovens. More Information...

South DakotaEdit

  • Friday, September 20, 2013: (Madison) Montas Joseph, Haitian director of the Haiti Solar Oven Partners, and Raymonde Joseph, HSOP training director, will visit Madison on Friday as part of a 25-community stop in the Dakotas this month. They will be at Madison United Methodist Church for a mission luncheon at 11:45 a.m. with a program at 12:10 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The public is invited. More information...

TexasEdit

  • Saturday, April 9, 2011: (Fort Davis) An open house at McDonald Observatory will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and includes tours of large research telescopes, science talks, a star party and other telescope viewings. Part of the afternoon activities will include a solar cooking demonstration by local Boy Scouts. More Information...
  • September 24 - 26, 2010: (Austin) The 11th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is the largest all sustainability fair in the South. This three-day event will showcase eco-friendly products and renewable energy solutions that help preserve our environment. Solar oven displays and demonstrations are also included. More Information...
  • Friday, August 27, 2010: (College Station) Paul Munsen will be doing a solar cooking seminar at 6:30pm at the stake center. Paul Munsen has a wealth of experience in solar cooking. More Information
  • Saturday, August 28, 2010: (College Station) Paul Munsen will be doing a solar cooking seminar at 10 a.m. at America's Country Store 14675 FM 2154 (Wellborn Road). Paul Munsen has a wealth of experience in solar cooking. More Information
  • April 17, 2010: (Amarillo) 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Earth Day celebration at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. Learn how to make your own electricity using solar panels or windmills. Learn how to build your own led lights. Solar cooking demonstrations from baking bread to cooking vegetables. Games and fun activities for the kids. Free admission. More information...
  • April 10, 2010: (Terlingua) The second annual Green Scene to be held at Ghost Town. There will be demonstrations all day, beginning at 11 a.m., on things like cooking with a solar oven, building with e-crete, knitting with recycled materials, raising native plants and more. More Information...
  • March 20, 2010: (Fort Worth) 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Earth Day celebration at the Forth Worth Museum of Science and History. There will be a dedication at 10:00 a.m. for the new solar PV array, and solar cooking demonstrations will be given throughout the day. Free admission for plaza activities. More information...
  • March 13, 2010: (San Antonio) 9 am to 11 am. Solar Cooking for Spring. Medina River Natural Area, 15890 Hwy 16 South - Monika Salyer-Solar Cooking International. Solar cooking is the simplest, safest, most convenient way to cook food without consuming fuels or heating up the kitchen. Many people choose to solar cook for these reasons. For some in the world it is a life saving skill to have safe drinking water. Learn different methods and types of solar cookers. Make a mini solar cooker to take home. Call (210) 624-2575 for reservations and information. Walk-ins will be accepted on a limited basis. Suggested donation: $3.00 per individual/ $5.00 per family.
  • April 18, 2009 Wildcat Bluff Nature Center will be hosting Earth Day. The admission is free, so bring your family and friends and have a great time. There will be games and educational activities for the kids. There will be presentations on solar and wind electicity. There will be demonstrations on how easy it is to cook healthy meals with solar cookers. Food and drinks will be available from vendors. The hours will be from 10:00 A.M. to 3.00 P.M. - 2301 N Soncy Rd Amarillo, TX 79124, Telephone: (806) 352-6007, http://www.wildcatbluff.org. A little news coverage of the event is here: http://www.newschannel10.com/Global/story.asp?S=10207795
  • March 28, 2009 Texas Solar Cookers will be demonstrating solar cooking on the south steps of the State Capitol in Austin from 11AM-3PM. For more information contact Texas Solar Cookers at texassolarcookers@yahoo.com or (210) 219-6448
  • April 19, 2008: Wildcat Bluff will be celebrating Earth Day. You can learn how to cook using a solar cooker. Several types of solar cookers will be shown. Kids (and adults) can learn how to make their own solar oven. A variety of food and drinks will be available from food vendors as well. There were 1800 attendees at last year's Earth Day celebration. Let's hope for an even larger turnout this year. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and admission is free. The address is: 2301 N Soncy Rd Amarillo, TX 79124 (806) 352-6007. For more information go to http://www.wildcatbluff.org
  • August 12, 2007: Texas Solar Cookers will talk about solar cooking during a San Antonio radio interview. Stations and times are as follows: City: San Antonio, Texas. Time/Radio station: 6:00 AM – KISS (99.5FM), KSMG (105.3FM), and KONO (101.1 FM and 860AM) 6:30 AM – KKYX (680AM) 7:00 AM – Y100 (100.3FM) and KPWT (106.7FM). Y100's Web site has a “Listen Live” feature which “simulcasts” a radio program onto the ‘Net at 7:00 AM. The URL is: http://y100fm.com/listen/

South CarolinaEdit

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011: (Columbia) Anaya Meszoros, will present a free solar oven workshop at the Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Rd. from 6 - 9 p.m. Learn the history of solar cooking, the different types of solar cookers, how to use each one, what you can and cannot do with a solar oven, water pasteurization, instructions for making your own solar oven as well as recipes and much more. Bring your sunglasses. More Information...
  • Saturday, March 12, 2011: (St. Andrews) Learn how to build and use a solar oven, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Congaree Building conference room, 121 Executive Center Drive in St. Andrews (follow the “SOLAR” signs). Participants in the solar oven class will receive free construction instructions and recipes. Space is limited, register by calling Anaya at + 1 (803) 269-3301 or e-mailing ameszoros@sc.rr.com
  • May 16-17, 2009: Greenville - Upstate SC Solar Cooking Meetup.com Group in Cleveland Park near Pavillion #2 (close to the playground next to the entrance to the zoo) from noon until 4pm. Please see meetup link

TexasEdit

  • Saturday, June 9, 2012: (San Antonio) The Medina River Natural Area, located at 15890 HWY 16 South (also called Poteet Highway), will be having a solar cooker construction workshop as part of their Nature Challenge series of events. It takes place from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. More information...

UtahEdit

  • Saturday, July 6, 2013: (Salt Lake City) Experienced solar cooking advocate Scot Frank is organizing a Utah Solar Cooking Club using the Meetup model. He is proposing a solar cookout for the 6th, but the location is still to be determined. More information...
  • Saturday, July 14, 2012: (Salt Lake City) Urban homesteaders Johnathon Krausert and Julie Nelsen are here to help by teaching the joys of solar cooking. This annual workshop covers solar cooking and drying recipes, tips and techniques. Fairpark Garden, 1037 W. 300 North, 1 p.m. More information...
  • September 29 - October 8, 2011 Paul Munsen, of Sun Ovens International, will spend time at various locations in Utah to present emergency preparedness workshops on harnessing the power of the sun to bake, boil and steam foods. He will show how practical and easy it is to cook in a Sun Oven and discuss the many economic, health and environmental benefits of cooking with the sun. More information on dates and locations...
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011: (Rosepark) Come join Wasatch Community Gardens and urban homesteaders Johnathon Krausert and Julie Nelsen to learn about the joys of solar cooking. At Fairpark Garden 1037 W 300 N, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cut down on the environmental and monetary costs of conventional cooking, keep your kitchen cool in the summertime. We will be learning about solar cooking and drying recipes, tips, techniques and guidelines. Be the first in your neighborhood to have a solar cookout instead of the same old summer BBQ. Registration Required. More Information...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011: (Sandy) Solar cooking clinic: How to build and use a simple solar panel cooker. At Galen Schucks house , 6-9 p.m., 2455 E Quail Run Dr. We will build a panel cooker which you can use immediately . All materials will be provided. The clinic is free but donations for materials will be accepted. More Information: +1 (801) 597-1623 or ecogalen@comcast.net
  • Saturday, July 17, 2010: (Salt Lake City) Solar Cooking Workshop 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Tomato Garden, 600 E. 800 S. - Come join Wasatch Community Gardens and urban homesteaders Johnathon Kausert and Julie Nelsen to learn about the joys of solar cooking. More Information...
  • April 24, 2010: (Springdale) Noon to 6 p.m. Zion Canyon Earth Day Celebration will be held at the Bit & Spur Restaurant, 1212 Lion Park Blvd. The event is known for its festive atmosphere, achieved through a green-minded combination of solar-powered live music, alternative fuels and solar oven demonstrations. Free admission. More Information...
  • Thursday April 22, 2010: (Mt. Pleasant) Solar Cooking Class – Have you ever tried Solar Cooking? It is a creative and inexpensive way to cook. Come learn how from Steve Jones at the Mt. Pleasant Library from 7-8 p.m. (downstairs).
  • March 20, 2010: (St. George) Solar Cooking Classes through the Dixie State College Community Education Program. For more information please click on this link St. George, Utah Solar Cooking Classes Note: You may also find links on the same page, the Cantina West website, for solar cooking classes and teachers for your own Town, City or State.
  • September 19, 2009: Connie Mason, The Sun Oven Lady will be demonstrating cooking with the Sun Oven at the annual Health Fair at The Sunflower Farmers Market in Orem, Utah from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 10 - 14, 2009: Connie Mason, The Sun Oven Lady will be demonstrating the Global Sun Oven at the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of the 'Be Ready Utah' event sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. September is National Preparedness Month.
  • May 28, 2009: St. George - Kolob Care and Rehablitation is hosting a solar cooking event. Food will be served at 4:30 PM. Cost is $3 and all the food will be solar cooked. Solar chef Jackie Harsha and Nathan Parry will be cooking up a storm. If you have time, stop by for the demonstrations, music, and view solar cooked food. Tickets are $3 to eat the meal.
  • May 30, 2009 - June 27, 2009: St. George - Solar Cooking Class through the Community Education Program sponsored in part by Dixie State College of Utah, St. George City and Washington County School District. See registration information.
  • June 26, 2009: Ogden, Utah - Kitchen Kneads will be hosting Paul Munsen, president of Sun Ovens International. He will teach class attendees about solar cooking, focusing on the many Green benefits of solar cooking. The class is free and is located at Kitchen Kneads, 3030 Grant Avenue in Ogden Utah at 10 a.m. More information - www.utahsunovens.blogspot.com.
  • June 27, 2009: West Jordan, Utah - Kitchen Kneads will be hosting Paul Munsen, president of Sun Ovens International. He will teach class attendees about solar cooking, focusing on the many Green benefits of solar cooking. The class is free and is located at Kitchen Kneads, 7579 S Redwood Road in West Jordan. More information - www.utahsunovens.blogspot.com.
  • June 27, 2009: St. George, Utah - Solar Chef Nathan Parry will be teaching people about the many health and environmental benefits to solar cooking. For more information about this class, visit http://www.utahsunovens.blogspot.com.
  • March 21, 2009 - April 18, 2009: St. George - Solar Cooking Class through the Community Education Program sponsored in part by Dixie State College of Utah, St. George City and Washington County School District. See Registration information.
Villager with Paul Munsen

Paul Munsen with the Villager Sun Oven

  • April 3-18: Villager Sun Oven on Tour The Villager Sun Oven is coming to Utah. "The VILLAGER SUN OVEN® is designed for large-scale feeding situations that require cooking great volumes of food quickly. Even though it is called an oven, enormous quantities of food can be boiled, steamed or baked at cooking temperatures of 500° F / 260° C with no fuel costs." Here is a list of the times, dates and locations that the Villager Sun Oven will be featured during it's Utah Tour.
  • Saturday, April 4 - St. George - Vernon Worthen Park 300 South 400 E. St. George, Utah
  • Tuesday, April 7 - Salt Lake City - Good Things Utah (Channel 4) at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8 - Salt Lake City - KSL Studio 5 (Channel 5) at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 11 - West Jordan - Kitchen Kneads 7579 S Redwood Rd. (801) 561-9616
  • Saturday, April 18 - Logan/Providence - Maceys 50 North Highway 165 (435)-753-3301
If you are interested in seeing the Villager Sun Oven, you are welcome to e-mail sunovensusa@gmail.com to request a presentation, and we will see what is available.
Once the tour in Utah is complete, the Villager Sun Oven will head to California for a Google Earth Earth Day celebration. Earth Day is planned for April 22, 2009, the same day as the event in California. Here in Utah, the Sun Oven will be featured at Earthfest at the Union Plaza at the University of Utah from 10:30AM-1:30PM.
  • January 19–21, 2007: Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson will be on hand at Project GreenHouse to present his new HGTV show, Living with Ed, a reality show in which Ed lives an eco-friendly lifestyle in Hollywood with his wife who doesn’t always see how to make the good-life green. Ed will also demonstrate how he makes toast with the energy from pedaling a bicycle, and cook in a solar oven. More information here.

VirginiaEdit

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014: (Arlington) Is the day the National Guard Bureau Headquarters will be holding its annual Earth Day / Take Your Child to Work Day celebration. This year they are highlighting sustainability technologies that are applicable to their domestic response mission. Afzal Syed, a volunteer with Solar Cookers International, will be demonstrating solar cooking as appropriate emergency technology. More information...
  • Saturday, June 23, 2012: (Woodbridge) Join Afzal Syed, a volunteer with Solar Cookers International, at the Chinn Park Regional Library courtyard, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for an informal solar cooking demonstration, and instruction on how to build a simple cooker from a pizza box and a potato chip bag. More information...
  • Sunday, June 10, 2012: (Woodbridge) Solar cooking event. From 11 AM to 3 PM at Dar Alnoor, Islamic Community Center. Contact Afzal Syed for more information.
  • Wednesday-Friday, August 10-12, 2011: (Chatham) Pittsylvania County 4-H is offering "NASA-Engineering Day Camp" at the Olde Dominion Ag Complex on U.S. 29. The camp is for ages 12-14 (7th-9th graders). Activities will focus on engineering and will include building a solar oven, electrodynamics propulsion, landing a rover, making a balloon powered Nana rover, and NASA simulations. Registration by August 5th. The cost of the camp is $10. More Information...
  • April 24, 2010: (Halifax) Earth Day celebration beginning at 8 a.m. - There will be something for the entire family when the community comes together to celebrate Earth Day at the Halifax Farmers Market. During the event green technology also will be on display with Virginia Solar Technologies, of Clarksville, offering solar water heater demonstrations and the Carlbrook School performing solar oven demonstrations.

Washington StateEdit

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014: (Shoreline) The NW Solar Fest happens the last Saturday in July on the grounds of Shoreline Community College from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Sustainable living presentations and displays including solar cooking. The college is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, west parking lot Metro Route5, 331 and 345 serve the college on Saturdays. The event is free with free parking. More information...
  • Saturday, July 27, 2013: (Shoreline) The 10th Annual NW SolarFest is an outdoor annual regional event supported by the City of Shoreline, Shoreline Community College, Seattle City Light and many others. The festival is organized by the Shoreline Solar Project. The free event will run from 10 am to 6 pm at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, with the beer garden and the live music continuing until 8 pm. Solar cooking demonstrations will be included in the activities. More Information...
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013: (Seattle) The 5th Annual NE Seattle Solar Cookout at the Hunter Gathering Place, 7744 35th Ave NE, will take place from noon to 8 p.m. If you want to cook with the sun, there will be people tending solar cookers starting at noon. If you prefer to bring a salad or something to drink, join us for dinner at 6:00. Then Rock & Roll with the Barker Boys! All are very welcome, regardless of solar cooking knowledge or ability to stay for the whole event. More Information...
  • Thursday, July 18, 2013: (Seattle) Build a Solar Cooker. Don't have a solar cooker to prepare a dish for our Fifth Annual Solar Cook-Out? Come on by Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, and learn how to make an oven out of simple materials. From 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested to cover the cost of materials, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • January 25-27, 2013: (Kirkland) The 2013 ETHOS Conference aims to expand its reach from previous annual meetings, encouraging participation of Southern partners, international stoves experts, and development specialists with field experience in the transfer of cooking technologies. More info...
  • Saturday, July 21, 2012: (Seattle) Come to the third annual Planet Home sustainable living festival at the Hunter Gathering Place, 7744 35th Ave NE from 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Sustainable NE Seattle. There will be great local bands playing live music, Seattle-grown organic food served fresh, kid's activities, and many educational opportunities with speakers, demonstrations, and workshops. Learn about solar cooking. More information...
  • Sunday, July 8, 2012: (Seattle) Let's cook dinner together using solar power! Bring your solar cooker to the Hunter Gathering Place, 7744 35th Ave NE, during the day and we'll feast there together in the evening. The event is sponsored by Sustainable NE Seattle. All are welcome, regardless of solar cooking knowledge or ability to stay for the whole event. Don't have a solar cooker? Come take the free morning cooker-building workshop from 10 a.m. - noon. The workshop will be limited to 20 people max. Email SusNESeattle@gmail.com to reserve your space.More information...
  • Sunday, June 24, 2012: (Seattle) Sustainable Ballard and the Sunset Hill Community Association are hosting a Solstice Party and Solar Fair at the Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse (3003 NW 66th St.) from 2 - 6 p.m. In addition to celebrating the solstice, the fair will give attendees an opportunity to learn about local solar energy, with information on community solar, solar cooking, plans for local solar substation, and music, food and games. More information...
  • Saturday, June 16, 2012: Come to the annual Fremont Solstice Parade and stay for the We the People Power arts carnival, which will include booths and presentations after the parade at Gasworks Park from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. It will be a celebration of sustainable living, people powered action and grassroots democracy, with hands-on fun for the whole community. Solar Cookers International, Sunergy, SPD Night Out, Shoreline Community College Solar, and the Alternative Energy Club are sponsoring a solar cooker construction workshop. Just show up in the afternoon and someone will help you build a cooker. People will be encouraged to commit to using their solar cookers during the city-wide “Neighbors’ Night Out” in August.
  • June 2-3, 2012: (Puyallup) The Mother Earth News Fair is taking place at the Puyallup Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, and till 6 p.m. on Sunday. The fair is full of various events and demonstrations of sustainable lifestyle ideas. There will be a hands-on demonstration of solar cooking at the NW Eco-Building tent, and at 1 p.m. each day, a short presentation by Tom Sponheim and Paul Hedrick, representatives of the Solar Cookers World Network. They will be comparing different solar cooker designs, and providing information on solar cooking activities happening around the world. More information on the fair.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011: (Seattle) As part of "Moving Planet Seattle", there will be a solar cooking picnic at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N. The focus of the celebration is moving away from fossil fuels and a renewable energy option like solar cooking is a good fit to provide the fuel for the human powered activities. Everyone is invited to bring a solar cooker and a tasty dish to cook for your lunch at the Solar-Q site. The weather should be ideal and we can demonstrate to the world that solar cooking is a viable option, even in Seattle. Solar cooking set up starts around 10am-noon. There will be someone to watch over the cookers and keep them toward the sun so you can be free to participate in other activities at the site. "Moving Planet" is a global event initiated by 350.org.and Bill McKibben. For more information about participation in the Seattle Solar Cooking part contact: lstein@clearwire.net
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2011: (Shoreline) Use the sun to cook your food at home, then meet us at the Zero Energy House on the campus of Shoreline Community College to welcome new members of Sustainable NE Seattle, and feast on the offerings with a pot luck. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. Bring your solar cooker to show if you'd like. More Information...
  • Saturday, August 6, 2011: (Seattle) The Northeast Seattle Neighbors' Sustainability Network invites you to their premiere summer event at the Hunter Tree Farm site located at 7744 35th Ave NE from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come to learn more about our grassroots organization, how you can become involved, and how your participation can assist you to transition to a more sustainable and resilient lifestyle. Sustainable NE Seattle has sponsored a number of solar cooking workshops in the past, as well as the upcoming Solar Cookout Extravaganza mentioned in the listing for July 27th. Details and RSVP
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011: (Seattle) Solar Cookout Extravaganza. Sustainable NE Seattle sponsored potluck on the grass lot just west of the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center. Bring your cooker and contents as early as noon to start the cooking. Cooker-sitters will be there. At 5:30 pm – dusk we will potluck from our cookers. Let's try to set an U.S. record for the most solar cookers assembled at a cookout! More Information...
  • Saturday, July 23, 2011: (Seattle) Construct-a-Solar-Cooker workshop at the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $15, and all the materials required will be provided. Call to reserve your spot: (206) 684-7534 More Information...
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011: (Shoreline) The 8th Annual Solar Festival for renewable energy and sustainable living, presented by the Shoreline Solar Project, will take place at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. It will also feature solar cooking demonstrations with Graham Kerr, long known as the Galloping Gourmet. Though he's cooked practically everything under the sun, Kerr just recently discovered the joy of solar cooking. NW SolarFest will be his first public demonstration of his new craft.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011: (Seattle) Construct-a-Solar-Cooker workshop at the Meadowbrook Community Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $15, and all the materials required will be provided. Call to reserve your spot: (206) 684-7522 More Information...
  • June 4-5, 2011: (Puyallup) The Mother Earth News Fair takes place over Saturday and Sunday at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. The fair is a family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event that features dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on: renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. A solar cooking display and presentation by Solar Cookers International at 3 p.m. will also be included each day. More Information...
  • Saturday, February 12, 2011: (Seattle) Solar Cooker Building Workshop - Come build your own solar cooker at Meadowbrook Center. For more info see the Solar Cooking Seattle Facebook Page.
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010: (Seattle) Sustainable Ballard is sponsoring a solar cooker building workshop as part of the Ballard Community Festival held at Ballard Commons Park (corner of NW 57th & 22nd NW). The class will be from 1-4 p.m. Tom Sponheim, instructor, lives in Seattle and has been solar cooking for twenty years. Through the non-profit Solar Cookers International, he spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with diminishing sources of cooking fuel. Take home a cooker. $10 for materials. Contact Bridget at outdoor_art@yahoo.com. Class size is limited to thirty, so register to secure a spot.
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010: (Shoreline) Solar cooker building workshop 7 - 9 p.m. at Shoreline Community College. Room 2926 in the Science Building. Link to the map of the college: http://www.shoreline.edu/collegemaps1.aspx Tom Sponheim, instructor, lives in Seattle and has been solar cooking for twenty years. Through the non-profit Solar Cookers International, he spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with diminishing sources of cooking fuel. Learn to make a solar cooker and take home an oven. $10 for materials. More Information and to RSVP by 9/13...
  • Saturday, August 28, 2010: (Seattle) Solar cooker building workshop 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the University Heights Community Center. Tom Sponheim, instructor, lives in Seattle and has been solar cooking for twenty years. Through the non-profit Solar Cookers International, he spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with diminishing sources of cooking fuel. Learn to make a solar cooker and take home an oven. $10 for materials. More Information and to RSVP...
  • Saturday, August 21, 2010: (Seattle) A sustainable living festival hosted by Sustainable Northeast Seattle from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Hunter Tree Farm – 7744 35th Ave NE. Learn about solar cooking, bicycle repair (bring your bike!), cheese-making, weatherizing you home, growing your own tea (bring a cup!), sod replacement, worm bins, bee-keeping, tool repair (bring your tools!), edible landscaping, knowledge-sharing with community elders, rain gardens, and much much more. More Information...
  • August 4, 2010: (Shoreline) Solar cooker building workshop at the Richmond Beach library, 19601 21st Ave NW, 6 - 8:45 p.m. Tom Sponheim, instructor, lives in Seattle and has been cooking solar for 20 years. Through the non-profit Solar Cookers International, he spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with diminishing sources of cooking fuel. More Information...
  • Thursday, July 15, 2010: (Seattle) Second Annual Solar Cookout - It is time once again for our solar cookout. We will gather in the lot across the street from Wedgwood Presbyterian with our various alternative energy cooking devices; homemade solar cookers, manufactured solar ovens, rocket stoves, bio-char stoves, etc., and cook various dishes then have a meal together from what we have prepared. Cooking begins at noon, gathering 5:30 - 9 p.m., 8008 35th Ave NE. More Information...
  • April 17, 2010: (Port Townsend) Earth Day celebration has returned with renewed energy for the presentation of renewable resources. About 20 vendors will display their wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Solar Motive parking lot, located across from Safeway on Sims Way in Port Townsend. Demonstrations of renewable technologies such as electric bikes, solar cooking, hydrogen generation and carbon footprinting will be presented alongside family-friendly activities. More Information...
  • October 10, 2009: Renewable energy workshop on Guemes Island, Saturday, 9:15 to 5:30. Tuition: $150 with 50% off for Spouse/SO. This is an overview workshop of renewable energy technologies. Participants will learn how to evaluate each resource and plan for high quality systems. Tours of renewable energy systems in the afternoon will supplement classroom sessions in the morning. Topics include "Why Renewables?"; solar-electric, wind-electric, & microhydro-electric systems; system siting & design principles; solar hot water, solar cooking, & passive solar design; energy conservation & efficiency; and resources for further study. Instructor: Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power magazine & SEI NW and Costa Rica Coordinator
  • April 4, 2009: Anacortes - Introduction to Renewable Energy. This is an overview workshop of renewable energy technologies. Participants will learn how to evaluate each resource and plan for high quality systems. Tours of renewable energy systems will supplement classroom sessions.
Topics Include:
  • Why Renewables?
  • Solar-Electric, Wind-Electric, & Microhydro-Electric Systems
  • System Siting & Design Principles
  • Solar Hot Water, Solar Cooking, & Passive Solar Design
  • Energy Conservation & Efficiency
  • Resources for Further Study

Instructor: Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power magazine & SEI NW and Costa Rica Coordinator

For more information, please contact:

Ian Woofenden, SEI NW & CR Coordinator
PO Box 1001, Anacortes, WA 98221

Telephone: (360) 293-5863 or (360) 770-1520
Email: ian@solarenergy.org

To register, please contact:

Solar Energy International
PO Box 715, Carbondale, CO 81623

Telephone: (970) 963-8855
Fax: (970) 963-8866
Email: sei@solarenergy.org
Web: http://www.solarenergy.org


Washington, D.C.Edit

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013: (Washington D.C.) Join noted chef Jose' Andre's for a culinary adventure, visiting six of the top restaurants in the city from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All the proceeds of the evening will benefit his non-profit World Central Kitchen, where using the power of food and clean technologies, including solar cooking, is changing lives and nourishing hope. Ticket information...
  • Thursday, November 3, 2011: (Washington D.C.) Rob Bailis, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will review the impacts associated with dependence on solid fuels as a source of residential energy throughout the developing world and discuss the current state of household energy interventions. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 1957 E Street NW, Room 505, The Elliott School of International Affairs. RSVP Requested
  • Thursday, October 27, 2011: Louise Meyer will be joining José Andrés and Marcela Valladolid for a TEDx WashingtonCircle presentation titled; Food & Communication: Recipes for Development. Louise Meyer is a founding director of Solar Household Energy, and a tireless and inspirational advocate of solar cooking technology. She has taught solar cooking in the refugee camps of East Africa and in villages from Zimbabwe to Mexico. José Andrés is an awarding winning chef and restauranteur who has made a substantial commitment of his time and resources to provide access to solar cooking in Haiti. Chef Marcela Valladolid, a native of Mexico and long-time advocate of authentic Mexican cuisine, dispels the idea that cheese-laden dishes represent traditional cooking. The event is open to the public, and will take place at the International Food Policy Research institute at 2033 K St. NW. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. EST, and the program runs till noon. Registration Information... The presentation will also be available as a webcast.
  • Saturday, July 9, 2011: (Manassas) Please plan to join us for a solar cooking exhibition at the Dar Alnoor Islamic Community Center, 5404 Hoadly Rd. From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (rain date: July 10, 2011). Admission is free for this inter-faith event. Solar baked cakes will be served. See how you can cook without using electricity or gas! Great for your daily cooking, and most importantly, benefitting countries in the world where there is a scarcity of resources. Sponsored by Solar Cookers International and the Muslim Association of Virginia.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2011: the Sustainable Energy Coalition - in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses - will host the 14th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum. This year’s EXPO will bring together over fifty businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations to showcase the status and near-term potential of the cross-section of renewable energy. The EXPO is free and open to the public. Located at the Cannon House Office Building - Caucus Room (3rd floor) U.S. House of Representatives, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More Information...
  • Sunday, July 11, 2010: Solar Oven Workshop - Learn all about solar cooking in a demonstration from Solar Household Energy, an organization founded in 1998 to introduce solar cooking where it can add quality to life and alleviate stress on the environment. It will be held at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th Street NW. More information and registration details
  • March 20, 2010: Solar Household Energy and Solar Cookers International are presenting films about solar cooking projects in Zambia, Somalia, Madagascar, Ghana and Benin. The films are part of the Washington, D.C.’s annual Environmental Film Festival, and will be screened Friday March 20th at noon at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. Louise Meyer and Pat McArdle will discuss the films after the screening.
  • May 10, 2009: At 12:30pm Solar Household Energy founder, Louise Meyer, will demonstrate solar cooking at All Souls this Sunay. Her non-profit organization with deep roots in Mt. Pleasant supports solar cooking around the world. Families in rural Mexico and El Salvador use the solar ovens to cook their daily meals. In Chad, they have improved the quality of life for thousands of families. They can even be used in sunny DC from April to October and will keep your kitchen cool and reduce your carbon footprint. This event will take place at All Souls, 16th & Harvard St. Metro: Columbia Heights or take metro bus or new circulator route.
  • FAMILY DAYS AT THE U.S. BOTANICAL GARDENS “During the four Family Days at the One Planet - Ours summer sustainability exhibit at the U.S. Botanical Gardens in Washington DC, solar cookers will be exhibited and solar food cooked. Demonstrations will be given on how to make and use solar cookers.

WisconsinEdit

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014: (Dodgeville): A presentation of drawing and model studies by Joel Goodman will be held at the Dodgeville Public Library at 7:00pm. The presentation is titled "Solar Heater and Kitchen Buildings and Regional Renewable Energy Projects. Event flyer...
  • Thursday, August 15, 2013: (Dodgeville) Joel Goodman will be presenting drawings and model studies of the thru-wall fixed concentrator solar cooker he has designed. The fixed location cooker connects the cooking level directly to the interior of the kitchen at counter height. The presentation will be at the Dodgeville Public Library, 139 S. Iowa St. at 7 p.m. Preview images
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012: (Cable) Drop in at the Cable Natural History Museum from 12:00-1:00 p.m. to celebrate the power of the sun with a tasty treat! Weather permitting. Free with admission.
  • Saturday, May 26, 2012: (Madison) The Madison Children's Museum is having a solar cooking workshop for kids of all ages at 3:30 p.m. The museum is located at 100 N. Hamilton St. the event is free with regular admission to the museum. More information...
  • Saturday, June 11, 2011: (Madison) Solar Cooks of Dane County celebrates diversity and self-reliance via a fun local movement to share and spread basic skills of making and cooking with solar cookers. Make a simple solar cooker at the workshop from 3pm - 5pm, Sector 67, 2100 Winnebago St. Space is limited to sixteen people. Please register in advance. More Information...
  • Sunday, January 16, 2011: (Madison) The Madison Children's Museum presents a workshop titled: Make Your Own Solar Oven, 11a.m. Explore how solar ovens work and build your own working oven to take home. Jim Jensen, Madison Gas & Electric’s Community Education Manager, will lead this fun and informative hands-on session. Registration is required. Please send an e-mail to registration@madisonchildrensmuseum.org or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156. More Information...
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2010: (Green Bay) Solar cooking program for kids, ages 6-12. 10:30 a.m. at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive. Class is outdoors and weather dependent. More Information...
  • August 29-30, 2009: 27th annual Festival in the Pines at Carson Park in Eae Claire. The festival is put on by the Spring Mountain Volunteer Association. Join us at 8,000+ and higher for this fun event. We'll be demonstrating solar cooking, selling some cookbooks, teaching and talking about solar cooking in the cool weather. You can also bring your solar ovens and join us. If you have anything like arts and crafts, you can also sell them there, just let me know soon so I can let the organizers know. It's a chance to promote solar cooking and other good works to others who come. Entrance fee is $2 a head. :) Click here for more information.
  • April 25, 2009 Midwest Renewable Energy Association's Move Some Earth Day - Custer, Enjoy Earth Day with friends and help support the MREA! Move Some Earth Day brings together volunteers to help improve our demonstration site, so we can better promote and educate others about renewable energy and sustainable living. More information and Schedule here!
  • June 15-17, 2007: The 18th annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair is being held at the ReNew the Earth Institute in Custer, Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1990, the Fair has shown 190,000 fairgoers how to change the world while having fun. The Fair is the world’s largest renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living educational event of its kind. More info...

ZambiaEdit

  • June 15 - July 6, 2014: (Livingstone) Greenpop is hosting the third annual Trees for Zambia Festival of Action. 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..
  • April 21, 2010: (Lusaka) The Earth Day Green Technology Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by the United States Embassy in partnership with the Environmental Council of Zambia, is pleased to invite you to exhibit your green products or services during the one-day conference at Mulungushi Conference Center on April 21, 2010. More Information...

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