unesco is now sponsoring the on-going earthwatch solar cooking project in kenya. the un body is sending selected african educators and officials to participate in the project and learn everything they can about solar cooking.
honorary solar cookers international (sci) advisor roma stibravy has made numerous presentations at united nations meetings and published several articles about solar cooking.
lichen in san francisco provides solar cooking demonstrations and solar cooked food at shelters for homeless families.
girl scouts staffed a demonstration of solar cooking at a gathering of 15,000 girl scouts in stockton, california.
secondary school english textbooks in mozambique will soon contain a page with illustrations and text and describing the single-reflector solar box cooker and its use.
ms. vilma castro, the president of federation of cuban woman has formally invited canadian joe froese to return to cuba and begin serious solar cooker production with her group, which has 3.5 million members. interview
kawesa mwuaia has opened a shop, in kampala, uganda to sell a variety of solar cookers.
saw robin, trained by bob metcalf through the trickle-up program, has held three training workshops in myanmar.
mrs. lydia gordon mkan of the environmental education institute in nigeria has taught 250 students to solar cook.
aklilu yemane and nozreat abiel have experimented with several solar cooker models adapted for eritrea.
hafeez ahmed has found great interest in solar cooking in penang, malaysia. he is working with the world wildlife organization to encourage environmental education in schools.
leonarda camacho of the metro manila council of women balikatan movement donated a solar cooker and 100 copies of instructions to the vice-mayor of quezon city, rosario planas, who is now promoting them.
carol cox of ecology action in california recently introduced solar cookers on the island of montserrat.
inta\teca at the university of chile has published an excellent solar cooking manual. the address for more information: casilla 138-11, santiago, chile.
dr. s.k. philip of the sardar patel renewable energy research institute writes that a cardboard cooker he built out-performs the aluminum cookers popular in india.
leo gese is experimenting with bamboo and adobe to bring solar ovens to remote areas of the mexican state of guerrero. so far a dozen cookers have been carried back to that many villages after hands-on training sessions.
anna pearce of box aid in london, has received a winston churchill travel scholarship to support her work with the versatile wonderbox in south africa and elsewhere. she combines a solar cooker, retained heat cooker, and a candle cooker.
in catarina, guatemala a mayan grandmother inspired the maryknoll sisters to help her community learn about solar cookers and build their own. the handsome wooden cookers cost about the same as a propane gas stove, but once in use there are no fuel costs.
in the kangra district of india, didi contractor sends new insights from her long-term promotion of an adobe solar cooker in the rural himalayas. she finds that intense activity in a small area is more effective than widely scattered efforts. she finds need for public education on nutrition and safe water issues. she finds women's networks ideal for solar cooking promotion. her co-worker, jugal kishore, provides cooker adaptations and individual consumer help, and he trains young volunteers to help build and promote solar cookers.
joe radabough, author of heaven's flame, has new plans available for his sunstar solar cooker. he also sells a pre-cut kit for $22 plus $6 shipping. for info: p.o. box 111, mt. shasta, ca 96067 usa.
barbara kerr organized the first northeast arizona solar potluck for earth day. the event included demonstrations, food to taste, a potluck, and experienced builders helping people repair old cookers.
jack anderson has written a report detailing the activities of thirty groups working with solar cookers in haiti. for info: c.i.p., 6833 cranberry st., powell river, b.c. v8a 3z3, canada.
christopher nyerges is now offering sbc workshops in los angeles, california. p.o. box 41834, los angeles, ca 90041 usa tel. (323) 255-9502.