SCI Honors John Collentine


John Collentine was a remarkable man, dedicated to making the world better with solar cooking technology. Solar Cookers International proudly welcomed John as a member of SCI's Order of Excellence in 2001.

John enjoyed a long history with SCI, serving as a volunteer, as Board President, and as interim Executive Director. As he wrote for the “President’s Corner” of the Solar Cooker Review in 1996, “If I sound over-enthused, it is because I get to hear news firsthand during the time I spend in the office each week – news from dedicated people from all corners of the world….My enthusiasm for solar cooking increases regularly as they report to us its benefits in their lives and what they are doing to help many more.”

We’re so pleased and grateful that John chose to focus his considerable talent, intelligence, and skill on solar cookers and Solar Cookers International. He’ll be greatly missed by SCI, and by many in the greater Sacramento community—in short, by so many who were fortunate to be within the sphere of his influence.

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