Sunday, April 22, 2012

Solar-Cooking Pioneer Prized Sustainability

In the 1970s, Tempe residents Barbara Kerr and Sherry Cole were working on a clean-air campaign and often had friends over to help brainstorm. Kerr was happy to help feed the group, but wanted to figure out a way to serve a lot of people and not have to heat up her house.

Kerr, who for years had been environmentally conscious, tinkered with creating a backyard solar oven. Cole would offer suggestions until the cardboard device finally did the job.

The two never realized their work would lead to not only helping the average household cook, but aiding Third World countries.

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