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Edmunds, 71, a New Mexican retiree, founded the nonprofit organization Border Partners to address poverty in the desolate US-Mexico border area of Columbus, NM and Palomas, Mexico last year.
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- March 2010: Because jobs and resources are scarce, Border Partners utilizes alternative technologies to boost the area's standard of living. Desert sun is plentiful in the region, so last spring Edmunds began teaching the public middle school students how to use solar cookers."One of my students really got into solar energy. He began experimenting: cooking and heating lots of stuff," explains Edmunds. "He suggested that the school should have solar cookers, so the students could heat their lunches. Thus was born the solar hot lunch idea."