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$6 solar cooker to save the world! April 13, 2009

Filed under: environment,science,technology — Radiance @ 11:35 AM

Just came across this amazing story on Discover magazine’s blog!

The Kyoto Box, a $6 solar cooker made from cardboard, has won the Financial Times-sponsored Climate Change Challenge contest for innovative ways to decrease the human impact on the environment. Its capacity to not only cook food but also sterilize water could help three billion people reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Kenya-based Norwegian creator of the cooker, Jon Bøhmer, has been awarded $75,000 to put the idea into production.

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3 Responses to “$6 solar cooker to save the world!”

  1. CJ Says:

    Love this item. Takes me back to days of being a Girl Scout! The seemingly simple ideas sometimes are incredibly brilliant, yes?!

  2. Radiance Says:

    Not just sometimes, CJ. Almost always simple ideas are brilliant :). They’re more useful to people because they’re simple and that’s their brilliance.

  3. 808lika Says:

    Our Middle Schoolers made some of these just before the earthquake in Hawai’i several years ago. They were able to show their families how to cook dinner even though there was no electricity for several days. Talk about a timely lesson! :^D


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