Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Can Cooking Save the World?


I've been working a project at work for Darfur/Darfur, a travelling photo installation that brings attention to the genocide in Darfur. 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million are displaced (that's equal to the population of Chicago).

Check out the website here. Below is a stunning photo from the exhibit.

Or, for a more general overview of the crisis and to learn how to get involved, check this out.

But, to the point: for just a little dough, you can buy a Darfuri family a solar cooker, which will allow them to cook in their hut rather than leave the refugee camps (located mostly in neighboring country Chad). Women risk rape and murder and men risk castration and murder if they so much as leave the camps for food and water. To buy a family 2 solar cookers for a donation of $30, or to learn more about the project, click here.

Isn't it great to know you can actually make a real difference?

And check out this great organization. Chefs uniting for the greater good!

One other thing, on a lighter note: I changed my blog preferences so that anyone can comment - you no longer have to sign up with blogger. Woot! Leave a sister some comments!

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