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I read this article today and felt I HAD to share it - it's about this girl who invented a fridge which didn't run on power but on evaporation...

This invention is amazing and the impact it could have on 3rd world countries is more than what I want to discuss here.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/12/solar-...-emily-cummins/

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WOW! If this is true & eco & viable, it's amazing!!

I've been contemplating living without a fridge a bit, & it isn't easy.. (except in winter months maybe.. just utilize window shelf & cellar.. in fact those could be utilized more, especially in cold countries!!)

I checked the link.. hmm..?!!

Just how did she 'invent' it though-??

See this: http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2008/06/cool-stuff-mond.html

Pot-in-pot. This is the invention of Mohammed Bah Abba of Nigeria. He is from a family of pot makers and discovered a way to preserve food despite in the country's high temperatures. One earthenware pot is place within another, and the space between the two is filled with sand. Users add water to the sand, and when this water evaporates, the inside pot is cooled.

It seems clay may be a more local & sustainable source than cardboard & recycled metal-??

EDIT: Okay, just seen it's been discussed in the comments already, & on Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/01/st...olar-fridge.php Interesting discussion.. Apparently the marines & ancient peoples of the desert have used similar concepts before?

It seems one could easily make something like this at home too.. hmm.. Maybe it would be interesting to experiment a bit..?!! :)

Has anyone tried to make your own yet?

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