MICHSIM Solar Powered Cooke
Hi, how can we do more, or demand more from those in power to reduce global warming. How can we develop a more practical holistic lifestyle? for example, finding environmentally friendly ways to prepare our meals.
According to Smithsonian Magazine 2012 addition, “millions of people in the developing world die each year from illnesses linked to smoke spewing out of crude stoves”.
I am, Michael Richard Simpson, while growing up in rural Jamaica, I have seen how some families relied on wood-fuels and kerosene to prepare their meals.
Soon I would realise that not only does the smoke from burning of fire woods affects their health but also it is not good for our environment.
After migrating from Jamaica to the United Kingdom, I became an ordained minister and have served in several Methodist Circuits.
While stationed and serving in the Islington and Camden Methodist circuit I realised that there were people who couldn’t afford a stove. It became clear, to me that the issue of preparing a meal not only affects the urban and rural poor in developing countries such as Jamaica, but also affects people in rich countries such as the United Kingdom.
After years of using wood fuel, I have seen my beloved Grandmother eventually went blind. It is from this personal experience I am moved acted.
- Knowing of the danger women and children face when go to the forest to harvest fire wood.
- Meeting people who do not have the means of preparing a meal.
- Fundamentally, the urgent need to take action against global warming.
- These are issues that had inspired me to invent a Solar Powered Cooker that will enable us to use healthy method to prepare our meals that does not cause health and environmental problem.
The irony is, electric and gas is a source of CO2 emissions, which contributes to global warming.
As a Ministers of the gospel, we are called to word and action, a holistic approach is now needed, as we co-create with God a clean environment and a just society, where human being and all lifeform strive and flourish.
A Balance world in which Social Holiness becomes an integral part of every community, as a way of life.
The 18th century Wesleyan Holiness Movement “John Wesley said that, there are two types of holiness. personal holiness, which is growing your personal relationship with God, and social holiness, which is showing love to others through caring for their physical needs” and that of the environment.
It is from this understanding I felt the call to put into action my inspired idea of a solar powered cooker that will be beneficial to all of humanity globally.
This product consists of a portable kitchen that can be use in remote areas using only the power of the sun. it enables people to cook in locations where resources are scarce in addition, it also provides a source of power to charge mobile phone, or power external devices such as light.
How can you help? You can help with your financial support to my project a Solo Powered Cooker, to reduce, the effect of global warming and prevent illnesses and death linked to smoke from wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene.
Light and Love to you all,