Solar Ovens can work!
Also See Helping the Environment
SUN OVENS International is looking to form working relationships with NGOs and PVOs in regions of the world that are blessed with an abundance of sunshine to develop and implement projects.
SUN OVENS can be utilized in
sustainable programs in the following areas:
Expanding Womens Capacities to Transform
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL SUN OVEN Assembly
NGOs and PVOs that are interested in learning more about these programs or can see other ways that SUN OVENS can fit into their work should contact SUN OVENS International at email@example.com.
Tom Burns, the inventor of the SUN OVENS, has been a member of Rotary International for more than 40 years. It was Toms involvement in Rotary that showed him the need people around the world had for a way to cook that did not require cutting down trees.
A VILLAGER SUN OVEN at the Village of Hope School donated by Rotary District 6930 of Boca Raton Florida.
Since 1986, Rotarians have supported SUN OVEN projects on five continents, saving countless trees and improving the lives of thousands of people. Rotary still remains an active participant in numerous projects around the world.
Tom Burns (left), the SUN OVEN inventor, Paul
Munsen President of SUN OVENS International, and Rotarian Ken Schumann of
Hartland, Wisconsin supervise the preparation of a sun cooked meal. Ken
Schumann coordinated a matching grant through the Rotary Foundation to
provide two VILLAGER SUN OVENS for Port-au-Prince,
District Governor elect Kent Converse, of district 5690, and Rotarian Sam Muyskens demonstrate a GLOBAL SUN OVEN to members of the Rotary Club Cap-Haitian, Haiti. The Rotary Clubs of District 5690, in cooperation with the Cap-Haitian Rotarians, are starting a GLOBAL SUN OVEN assembly plant in Lambert, Haiti in January 2004.
THE TEMPLE SOLAR PROJECT
The TEMPLE SOLAR PROJECT (TSP) is a district level of Rotary District 6450 (the birthplace of Rotary Chicago) program established in November of 1997 in memory of Past District Governor William Temple ('94-'95).
HOW THE TEMPLE SOLAR PROJECT WORKS
One of the many Micro-Sun-Bakeries provided by the Temple Solar Project in Honduras.
The Temple Solar Project facilitates the funding to purchase these large ovens, arranges a partnership with Rotary Clubs in receiving nations and manages the shipment. Receiving clubs arrange for the delivery, set up and training to put the project into effect. This solar energy cooking and baking equipment forms the nucleus of micro-bakeries, which serve the basic needs of small communities and enable women to learn enterprise and greater self-sufficiency.
To date more than 50 VILLAGER SUN OVENS will have been placed
throughout the world in order to accomplish this improvement. These
countries were poor to start with and have suffered due to natural
disasters or war. The countries that have benefited from this project
These ovens are being used to provide food for refugee camps, aids orphans, schools, hospitals and remote villages that are frequently women enterprise projects. To best view how the ovens have been successfully implemented, please visit the TSP web site at http://www.rotarysolarovens.org/
Why Solar Ovens?
These global trends will surely lead to environmental destabilization in two major ways, deforestation and global warming. Science strongly supports the fact that deforestation for agricultural and fuel use is changing weather patterns, causing soil erosion and depleting plant and animal life. It is predicted that wide-spread suffering will occur, including forced migration, crop failures, famine, destructive weather patterns and economic mayhem.
No one on earth will be spared from these events, but those groups with the least resources and ability to respond will suffer the most.
One-half of the world cooks with wood or charcoal fires. Fuelwood shortages make essential, daily cooking very difficult for one-fourth of humanity. As forests are eliminated, villagers have to travel great distances to find wood. This often takes half of their day or requires that they spend half of their household income for cooking fuel. Solar cooking can have an enormous impact on the everyday life of millions of people in underdeveloped countries. Smoke from cooking fires is the leading cause of infectious lung afflictions among young children leading to the death of over five million children in the third world each year.
The benefits are to:
A well-known proverb states, Feed a starving man a fish and youve nourished him for a day. Teach him to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime.
THE TEMPLE SOLAR PROJECT has:
ROTARIANS are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in developing countries. Over the next decade we will make a difference in the lives of all of mankind. Empowering the weak through micro-enterprise offers the greatest potential to alleviate poverty and enhance the quality of life for generations to come.
You can help by supporting THE TEMPLE SOLAR PROJECT. Get involved! Adopt a village! Make a difference! Contact:
One of the VILLAGER SUN OVENS purchased and donated by the Rotary Club of Naperville, Illinois. They, along with the other Rotary Clubs of Rotary District 6450, have started a major drive of support for solar cooking and the use of renewable resources, called The Temple Solar Project." This project has placed more than 40 Micro-Sun-Bakeries on 3 continents.
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PREVENT ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION!
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES!
SUN OVENS were invented by a Rotarian in 1986. Since then thousands of people in more than 126 countries have benefited from these wonderful devices that cook with the power of the sun. Our objective is to bring together like-minded Rotary Clubs from around the world, committed to placing solar ovens in developing countries plagued by poverty and deforestation to save lives by preserving forests.
Rotary projects serve as a model to the world that solar energy and micro-enterprise can be combined to create self-sustaining solutions to environmental and economic dilemmas. We have identified worthy projects around the world and are seeking to match these projects with Rotary clubs and districts that want to make a difference. We stand ready to assist in matching clubs and districts with projects. When you provide SUN OVENS to a deforested area, you are creating a sustainable international project for your club with social, economic and environmental benefits for many years to come.
Safe - no fire risk, Easy - anyone can do it, Can even cook while your at work...
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