Make Solar Go Viral This Earth Day

Make Solar Go Viral This Earth Day

Earth Day is happening Monday (April 22), but at GoSun, we prefer to think in terms of Earth Month, or even better, Earth Year. There are so many ways to revere and respect our Earth. Start by getting outdoors, into places you love.

What is one of the easiest Earth Day activities you can get involved in to help out the Earth? One of the best, but most overlooked, ways is to find a better way to cook.

Approximately three billion people worldwide rely on dung, wood and charcoal to cook their food--with catastrophic effects on the environment

Residential solid fuel burning accounts for up to 25 percent of global black carbon emissions, about 84 percent of which is from households in developing countries. In South Asia for example, where more than half of black carbon particles come from cookstoves, black carbon also disrupts the monsoon and accelerates melting of the Himalayan-Tibetan glaciers.

As a result, water availability and food security are threatened for millions of people. These problems are compounded by crop damage from ozone produced in part by cookstove emissions and from surface dimming, as airborne black carbon intercepts sunlight.

But solar cookers can conservatively save two metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year per household. And the GoSun Fusion is the most technologically advanced solar cooker on the market.

GoSun was awarded the prestigious CES Climate Change Innovator Award by the Consumer Technology Association for its latest launch, the GoSun Fusion. The hybrid solar cooker is the world's first portable, electric oven to work off-grid – the most resourceful source clean-energy available.

The GoSun Fusion is five times more efficient than anything else on the market, through

  • reduced power consumption
  • reduced weight
  • deployment of off-grid solar energy, including a back-up rechargeable lithium-ion battery power bank and
  • a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions with zero need for fuel.

Most recently, at the Youth Resiliency Waters Middle School of Portsmouth calculated that if people used a solar cooker only once a year, that would save as much energy as turning off 720 light bulbs for an hour, officials said.

“They also really like that it gives people a chance to cook and boil water in a natural disaster,” said Marlee Fuller-Morris of the Elizabeth River Project.

At GoSun we focus on creating products that are both Earth friendly and convenient. They allow you to live your best while off-grid and make you more resilient and independent while contributing to the environment.

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Planet Vs. Plastics

Help eliminate the waste of single use plastics such as water bottles with GoSun's Flow water filtration system. The Flow is a water purifier device small enough to fit into a backpack. It uses solar energy to pump water at 15 PSI, and can function as a portable handwashing station, source of clean drinking water, and much more. No longer rely on plastic water bottles when on the go. Simply pack the Flow in a bag and access clean drinking water whenever, wherever. 

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