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what you can do to spread solar cooking

solar cookers international (sci) in sacramento, california is a mostly volunteer organization, and the spread of solar cooking is basically people-to-people. that's why you can make a difference in many ways. thanks in advance for doing your part. here is how you can participate:

  • educate yourself - read the documents presented here in the solar cooking archive and the solar cooking archive wiki to gain a background knowledge. build your own solar cooker and become proficient in cooking with it.
  • advocacy - introduce solar cooking to people who can encourage its spread to the people who need it most. urge leaders and policy makers to support sustainable energy solutions.
  • become a member - our work depends on support from people like you. go to for more info.
  • donate to the effort - donate online here
  • friend-raising - help your friends become friends of sci. if each of us gets one new member, our strength and activities can double.
  • solar cooking demonstrations - at public events, for school children and youth groups, for special friends in your home. with advance notice, sci can send display photos and brochures by surface mail.
  • fun(d)-raising for sci - your group or community can support sci, be listed in this newsletter as an organizational member, and have fun too. creative events people have organized include community solarbrations, sol food pot-lucks and sun runs.
  • direct participation - start your own solar cooking project in your part of the world. we have everything you need to get started here.
  • help with the solar cooking archive wiki - help us make the wiki as comprehensive as possible. the wiki is here and our list of tasks that need doing is here.
  • translating educational materials - most of our educational materials have been recently updated in english, but not in other languages. tell us what language(s) you are very fluent in and what you would like to translate. we'll send the latest version to translate. if you can offer assistance in translating pages from the solar cooking archive, please write to webmaster tom sponheim.
  • donate your computer skills - help us make the solar cooking archive the most complete repository of solar cooking information in the world.
  • add a link to our materials to your www pages.
  • buy books - enter via this link and 10% of your purchases will be donated to solar cookers international. this is possible via the amazon associates program and a matching grant from microsoft.


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