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SolFest  |  August 18, 2008

SolFest is the annual two-day celebration of solar technologies, renewable energy and sustainable living put on by the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA,; about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. Heifer International was kind enough to share their coveted booth with us (thanks Heifer!) providing us with a prime location for promoting Solar Cookers International with a like-minded crowd. We had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day, and this kind of exposure at such a venue is unparalleled. It was hot as hell, but worth the trip ~ we made some yummy solar cooked treats and were one of the most popular booths present, hardly giving us a free moment!

Bio-tents at SolFest.

The hub of SolFest, complete with own Burning Man.

A Renewable Energy Booth on the grounds.

Patricia and Michael setting up the booth @ SolFest.

Solar Living Booth.

A Solar Cooking workshop at SolFest.

The Solar Living Institute has an active solar goods retail store on it's grounds called Real Goods ~ they already sells the Sun Oven, the SOS Sport and the Hot Pot. While we were there I spoke with Tina Meyers, Retail Buyer for Real Goods, and they will be carrying the CooKit and other items from SCI's store soon as a result.

The Hot Pot for sale @ Real Goods.

Zero waste is the name of the game @ SolFest.

An overview of SolFest.

Even the babies @ SolFest are hippies.



You're Invited to Shine On! 2008  |  August 15, 2008

Bring your family and friends to SCI's annual Shine On event on Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Sacramento Zoo's Kampala Center, 3930 West Land Park Dr. Enjoy festive music, refreshing drinks, a light dinner, solar cooked desserts and a free raffle - all compliments of SCI. You will also have a chance to hear about some of SCI's newest initiatives and activities, including an innovative approach to making water testing widely available at the community level in Kenya through the introduction of a simple new technology. For more information, phone SCI at (916) 455-4499.


SCI-sponsored wiki passes 1,000 article milestone

The number of articles on the SCI-sponsored Solar Cooking Archive Wiki (solarcooking.wikia.com) recently surpassed 1,000, triggering acknowledgement and a press release from Wikia, Inc., which hosts the site.

A wiki is a collaborative Web site editable by everyone. The Solar Cooking Archive Wiki is a companion site to the very popular Solar Cooking Archive (solarcooking.org). Whereas the Solar Cooking Archive is limited by the number of people that can actually create and edit its content, the wiki is free from such bottlenecks. If you use, promote, design, manufacture, or support solar cookers, then the Wiki is for you!



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