Solar cookers sponsored by the Canada Fund, the German Embassy, and other Western donors, along with a substantial local contribution, have provided Tibetan residents of, particularly, Qinghai, Gansu, and Sichuan, an environmentally-friendly way of heating water and cooking. Collecting fuel is often defined as a woman-girl activity and in areas where dung and wood is scant, the cookers have been very helpful by giving women and girls more time to do other activities. They also have substantial health benefits, e.g., less time is spent in smoky kitchens.


This film was made by འཕགས་པ་དོན་འགྲུབ། 'phags pa don 'grub/ Puhua Dongzhi.