Solar Cooking: A Viable Solution for Women, Girls and the Environment
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Solar Cookers International will exhibit solar cookers from around the world that are being used to prepare food and safe drinking water. Almost three billion people still cook their daily meals over open fires using various forms of biomass — wood, dung, charcoal and agricultural waste — depleting the earth’s rapidly vanishing forests and groundcover.
Solar cooking is clean technology. It is a technology that will save the environment, preserve trees, soil, and clean air. Solar cooking significantly reduces the need to forage for biomass fuel and frees children to attend school and women to engage in income generating activities. It reduces black carbon and saves lives by eliminating contaminated indoor air. At minimal cost, solar cooking improves the lives of families, increasing their income, empowering women and keeping families together.
A wide variety of solar cookers that are in use around the world will be on display, along with information on the solar cooking process and the many international development projects using solar cooking.
The exhibition will be at the Church Center at the United Nations, at 44th Street and First Avenue on Tuesday, January 18, from 4 – 6:30 p.m. The Church Center has provided the second floor reception room for the Solar Cooking display, which is being offered in coordination with CoNGO (Committee on Non-Government Organizations).
The exhibition is free and open to guests. A light fare of finger foods and refreshments will be served.
SOURCE Solar Cookers International