Help Buy Worlds Largest Solar Oven!

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Raised by 43 people in 30 months
My name is Brennan Blazer Bird and I am an ecological educator, natural builder, and solutioncrafter. I have been teaching about solar cooking now for over a decade, and I'm ready to take my passion for solar energy to the next level. My dream is to start a fossil-fuel free food truck and ecological kitchen classroom called SolutionCraft - or SolCraft for short.

I am seeking community support to pay for half of the world's largest solar oven - the Villager Sun Oven made by Sun Oven International. This is the only commercially manufactured  solar oven in the world - it uses sunlight alone to reach temperatures of 350 - 400F; it can cook 100s of loaves of bread and over 1000 meals a day; pasteurize gallons of water; and even sterilize medical equipment - without any fuel costs or pollution. The Villager is built of durable materials such as stainless steel and it has an optional back-up propane oven attachment in case of cloudy weather - two characteristics that will allow it to pass inspection by Environmental, Health & Safety.

Imagine a food truck that is nearly fossil fuel-free - a mobile ecological classroom that demonstrates a truly regenerative kitchen. A food truck where the meal itself becomes a medium for education - a tasty testament to the tremendous potential of renewable energy and regenerative design.

The ultimate vision for SolutionCraft is to create a multi-media educational curriculum that can be presented to classrooms, school assemblies, community workshops, and lecture halls - a hands-on way to teach ecological education, climate justice, emergency preparedness, and community resiliency. The SolutionCraft curriculum will be spread by the SolCraft food truck - an ecocatering and food service provider at public and private events, farmers markets,
festivals, for the homeless, and for emergency situations.

The SolCraft food truck will be a model demonstration of all the appropriate technology and infrastructure needed to provide sanitation, clean water, hot meals, and sterilized medical equipment in any emergency situation - including the ever increasing climate refugee crisis. A model ecological kitchen that can be scaled up to feed a fossil-fuel free world.

This is the vision for the SolutionCraft collective and the SolCraft Food Truck.

The Villager Sun Oven retails for $10,000. There have only been ~4-5 ever sold in the states (they are mostly used as micro-solar bakeries in developing countries). I have found a used one in Colorado from a sweet couple who started the first solar thermal food truck in the United States. I am purchasing their oven for $6,000. I have already paid for half of the oven - will you help me pay for the second half?

Thank you for your support! Adelante con el Sol! (forward with the sun!)

~Brennan Blazer Bird~
http://www.solutioncraft.org


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Keisha Dixon
29 months ago

Can youll help me with mines i really need help thank u

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Raised by 43 people in 30 months
Created June 27, 2016
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$50
Finn Smith
18 months ago

Could it be an alternative to Choice Lunch?

SO
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Susan Ohanian
25 months ago

I admire the Thanksgiving feat.

$10
alexa Rosenthal
29 months ago

Hell yeah! Love this idea so much.

ND
$50
Nell Duke
29 months ago

Best wishes in this important work!

$20
Susan Park
29 months ago

Can't wait to see it around Oakland!

JL
$50
Judith Lowry
29 months ago

Brennan - I love the photo of this wondrous mobile solar oven and look forward to hearing about its and your next chapter.

$100
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29 months ago
Keisha Dixon
29 months ago

Can youll help me with mines i really need help thank u

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