I have been hearing about this amazing eco fridge that was invented by a 21 year old student in a potting shed, on the radio all day, so I decided to have a look around on the web and find out if what I was hearing was actually true.
As it turns out, what I had been hearing wasn’t strictly true. I think www.treehugger.com summarises it best:
“Congratulations to Emily Cummins for building a portable evaporator fridge out of household parts in her grandpa’s potting shed. The Daily Mail claims that she has “invented an Amazing Solar Powered Fridge,” which would be a terrific thing if it was a) solar powered and b) she invented it.”
To read the rest of their article click here.
The important thing here, as far as I’m concerned, is not who invented it first.
To me, the main exitement , the real ‘news’ is that someone who is obviously young and talented is interested in solving human problems in an eco-friendly fashion rather than chasing cash.
“I do want to use my skills to make a difference. I’m not interested in making a bigger TV or greater sound system. I want to create change for the better.”
According to what I have read and heard, it seems safe to say that basically Emily has improved upon an existing design, she plans to further improve upon it and make sure that people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to an actual fridge, can benefit from it.
If you’re really interested, why not hear it straight from the horses mouth?
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