To start off the environmental engineering unit at Spira, a free engineering camp for rising 10th grade girls who live in the Providence area, campers engaged in an activity that was inspired by 100 Under $100. The activity involved learning about solar ovens followed by designing and creating solar ovens. The campers learned about how in many countries, wood burning, in ovens or just over open fires, is typically used for cooking food. As a result, families are at a higher risk for respiratory diseases. Additionally, women and girls are often responsible for collecting the wood for these stoves or open fires. Going out to retrieve the wood poses risks and also reduces available time for education. By using solar ovens as an alternative to wood burning, deforestation can be reduced, the risk of respiratory disease can be lowered, fossil fuel emissions can be brought down, and women and girls can have more time on their hands.