Thanks Jon Boehmer
Jon Boehmer has shown solar inventing is the goal the world over. Many are coming up with ideas to stop global warming and to help this be a green planet again. His Koyoto Box is an example of a simple product which will assist in saving trees all over the world. His box cost about $6.60 to make and allow many persons in third world countries to warm themselves and boil water to purify it and saving the trees that would have been cut down to do these activities. As he stated, “We’re saving lives and saving trees,” a Norwegian based in Kenya. Hopefully many more inventors will be coming up with more and more ways to use solar power to enhance our world.
The reward, to him for his efforts, is $75,000. The reward to the 190 nations who are testing his Box is better water for the billions of persons in South Africa, India and Indonesia.
The FT Climate Change Challenge was backed by Financial Times and Hewlett-Packard and a development group Forum for the Future. The competition had four other finalists. One used garlic-based feed additive to cut methane emissions from livestock, another look at and indoor cooling system using hollow tiles, still another concerned a cover for truck wheels to reduce fuel use and lastly was a giant industrial microwave for creating charcoal.
Even the United Nations is discussing an offering for developing countries for saving tropical forests. It is great to see more of the world paying attention to the global warming. We Americans have always been inventive; let us show more inventions to help the world.