Bohmer's invention, a $5 cardboard box solar oven won the FT Climate Change Challenge, for the most innovative and practical solution to climate change.

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mdr's picture
mdr says:

What a remarkable invention. But if knowledge of this simple and effective technology goes as far back as the 1960's, why hasn't it caught on?

posted on Sun, 04/12/2009 - 8:40am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

That sheet of plastic is probably the key ingredient. Very simple inventions can make big differences in the lives of these very poor people.
This post about Design makes a difference has some more examples.

posted on Sun, 04/12/2009 - 9:25am
tree hugger's picture
tree hugger says:

cattle don't need all that room!

posted on Sun, 04/12/2009 - 2:02pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Remember the $5 solar oven that won the climate change challenge? I saw it for sale on a website which calls it a Kyoto Box.
If you still need to cook with a fire, they also have what is called the Kyoto Turbo to make the burning more efficient.

posted on Sun, 07/26/2009 - 12:36pm

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