Energy and Deforestation Grade 9 Shekou International School November 2011
What is deforestation?
The conversion of forest to another land use or the long-term reduction of the tree canopy cover below a 10 percent threshold. Deforestation implies the long-term or permanent loss of forest cover and its transformation into another land use.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 167/183 by International Monetary Fund (2010) by per capita GDP $1,167 USD). Compare this to: US ($46,860); Hong Kong ($45,944); Australia ($39,764); France ($33,910); South Korea ($29.997); Israel ($29,602); Brazil ($11,273); South Africa ($10,518); and China ($7,544)
People need to cook food and heat their homes what fuel will they use?
Haiti: One country’s story
It is estimated that Haitians use at least 4 million tons of wood annually, 33% of which is transformed into charcoal, chiefly for cooking purposes (2007 ESMAP)
Try solar ovens !!
You and a partner (more on that later) will work together to design and build a solar oven that is capable of cooking food!!
You will have 3 attempts to get the temperature inside the oven to exceed 100° C, the minimum temperature for cooking.
Once we are done, you will cook your lunch inside it!