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Catlin Powers speaking about solar cooking on a 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University panel

Dr. Catlin Powers is co-founder and CEO of One Earth Designs. A main goal of Powers’ work and research has been to help communities leverage science and engineering in the evolution of their own innovation lineages rather than abandoning traditional design in favor of well-advertised foreign technologies that may or may not be appropriate within the local context. She founded One Earth Designs (OED) to facilitate this process in the Himalayan region.

One Earth Designs works with Himalayan communities to design and implement science and engineering solutions that help maintain healthy environments in a locally appropriate manner. OED has been recognized for several innovative community centered designs including the SolSource (a low-cost solar cooking, heating, and electricity generating device), HeatSource Textiles (a low-cost thermal storage fabric for mobile personal heating), and various innovations in the area of water quality testing and sanitation.

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Powers The need for a consumer certification for solar cookers

  • July 2014:

Powers “How I Solar” concept presentation

  • July 2014:

Powers The global public image of solar cookers


Unreasonable Barcelona Catlin Powers, One Earth Designs

Catlin Powers of One Earth Designs speaks about indoor air pollution.


Scot Frank & Catlin Powers' Earth Hour 2013 IWIYW challenge

Catlin Powers and Scot Frank of One Earth Designs challenge solar cooks and innovators to share their ideas for new approaches and uses for solar cookers.

  • April 2012:

Catlin Powers of One Earth Designs - 2012 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Catlin Powers provides an update on the development of their product range at One Earth Designs since winning the prize in 2009. The interview was held at the 2012 awards at University of St Andrews on the 25th of April 2012.

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Catlin Powers
One Earth Designs
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Contact Catlin Powers via the One Earth Designs Website