Solar ovens are crucial. Help save some kids and critters (especially the raccoons) of the future by making or getting a solar oven to cook your food. Whether you use a simple cardboard box lined with aluminum foil tape and a big clear plastic bag over it, or a fancy premade mirror box, or premade parabolic mirror, you can help defend the planet and its future inhabitants by Cooking With The Sun.
cook our yummies with the sun,
in solar stoves that are way fun,
photons will boil, bake and dehydrate,
so our future selves can celebrate.
Cooking With The Sun /Nate and stele c14
[Nate and Stele did a mind meld with the raccoons for Cooking With The Sun. They "listened in" to find out what these smart critters have to say about how cooking with the sun conserves energy. Using less fossil fuels to cook food helps make it possible for them to have a good time in the future.
Recorded in the café at Alfalfas Market in Boulder Colorado.]
I love my little home made solar oven. Search for DIY solar ovens on Youtube to find a bunch of fun ways to make them yourself. XOEarth Stele.
A solar cooker, or solar oven, is a device which uses the energy of direct sun rays (which is the heat from the sun) to heat, cook or pasteurize food or drink. The vast majority of solar cookers presently in use are relatively cheap, low-tech devices. Because they use no fuel and cost nothing to operate, many nonprofit organizations are promoting their use worldwide in order to help reduce fuel costs (for low-income people) and air pollution, and to slow down the deforestation and desertification caused by gathering firewood for cooking. Solar cooking is a form of outdoor cooking and is often used in situations where minimal fuel consumption is important, or the danger of accidental fires is high.
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