Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

Using Local Materials for Food Preservation and Preparation While Reducing Food Waste, Purchased Fossil Fuels, & GHG Emissions [04/09/2017]


  • Afzal Syed, Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Zainab Syed, Youth Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Samina Syed, Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

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Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)

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Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)

Segment 3Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 3.45.44 PM

Zainab Syed, Youth Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

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Samina Syed and Zainab Syed, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’: Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’: Zainab Syed, Youth Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘4’: Samina Syed and Zainab SyedVolunteers, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

Program overview

We are hearing from four very special internationally known volunteers representing Solar Cookers International.  Solar Cookers International is a nonprofit organization working to promote renewable ways of cooking and preserving food as well pasteurizing water. With its international focus on ADVOCACY and EDUCATION, Solar Cookers International organizes international conferences and has a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC).  
The Solar Cookers International WIKI has a wealth of information on designs and design principles for creating solar cookers. The SCI web site (www.solarcooking.org) is invaluable for any person, community based enterprise, non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, educational institution, women entrepreneurs, among others seeking to create solar cookers from local repurposed or new materials.  Solar Cookers International works with 500 partners in 133 countries.
Even more good news on solar cooking!  The “California Science Framework” (CSF) (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/documents/science framework.pdf) is adding solar cooking to its science curriculum (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc/cf/). SCI is providing graphics and links to the CSF curriculum so teachers of 6.3 million students in 10,000 California public K-12 schools can easily obtain high-quality plans to teach the next generation of citizens. Teachers, students, principals, administrators, school board members, and parents of any school or educational system either in the United States or country abroad can access SCI’s technical and educational materials at no charge as a public service.

Our Solar Cookers International volunteers, in order of appearance, are: Afzal Syed, ‘Verizon Employee Environmental Excellence Award Winner’, ‘Volunteer of the Year’, and  TADWEER Center for  Waste Management Abu Dhabi, Award 2016; Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Dean (Ret.) and Tenured Professor, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University; Zainab Syed, National (High School) Honor Society Awardee and Youth Volunteer Leader; along with Samina  Syed, Solar Cooking Food Preparation Specialist.  

As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.