Solar Ovens can work!
SUN OVENS INTERNATIONAL is committed to providing an alternative to cooking with wood, dung and charcoal in deforested developing countries that have been blessed with an abundance of sunshine.
Start Reducing Your Carbon Footprint the Fun Nutritious Delicious Way!
What can I do?
Many Australians are becoming increasingly aware of the need to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions we create. Carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels like oil, coal, and gas can be harmful to the environment. Using a SUN OVEN can be an important step on the path towards your family becoming "carbon neutral".
The New Oxford American Dictionary states: " Being carbon neutral involves calculating your total climate-damaging carbon emissions, reducing them where possible, and then balancing your remaining emissions, often by purchasing a carbon offset, paying to plant new trees or investing in "green" technologies such as solar and wind power."
Reducing your carbon footprint can be fun when you turn your own back yard into a gourmet kitchen with a SUN OVEN. You will be amazed at how the sun can transform ordinary foods into mouth-watering delights while curtailing your consumption fossil fuels. Using a SUN OVEN sends an important message to your friends and neighbors that you care about the environment.
The energy you waste when cooking indoors is more than what's burned on your stovetop or in your oven. In the summer, additional energy is often required to cool down the rest of the house, which can get heated up by cooking in the kitchen. When you use a SUN OVEN to bake, boil, or steam your food, the heat stays outdoors, saving energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint. Join the thousands of others who have chosen to improve their quality of life and the quality of the earth at large by cooking with the sun.
SUN OVENS can have an
enormous impact on the everyday life of millions of people by:
1. Forests are
dwindling at a more rapid rate than ever before. One third of humanity,
over 2.4 billion people, depends on wood and charcoal to prepare food and
the worldwide supply of wood is rapidly decreasing. The demands of massive
population growth and the inefficient conversion of wood to charcoal have
outstripped much of the world's forest's ability to regenerate, creating a
phenomenon known as deforestation.
Deforestation is the gravest environmental crisis facing the world today. Its far-reaching effects include:
The use of SUN OVENS can eliminate the use of up to 70% of the wood which is currently being consumed for household cooking.
2. The acrid smoke from cooking fires subjects women and their children to levels of smoke that at times are often 100 times above the international safety standards. This results in 3 deaths a minute, totaling over 1.6 million deaths each year.
Bio-mass smoke has many harmful effects which can cause or contribute to:
The use of SUN OVENS reduces the amount of acrid smoke from cooking fires by up to 70%.
3. In many deforested communities, the gathering of wood is no longer a simple matter. As the supply of wood decreases, women must travel great distances to find wood. Many women in developing countries must spend several hours each day collecting fuel-wood. As women and girls travel increasing distances gathering firewood, they are forced to expose themselves to greater risk of beatings and rape.
Once wood is gathered, women spend many hours stirring food. Food cooked in a SUN OVEN does not require stirring, freeing up time for income generation and other more productive activities.
The use of SUN OVENS can dramatically improve the quality of life for women and girls.
Safe - no fire risk, Easy - anyone can do it, Can even cook while your at work...
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