More than a billion households around the world depend on wood, charcoal and other biomass for their daily cooking, leading to respiratory disease and deaths, wasting of meager household incomes spent on fuel, time lost collecting wood, in addition to land degradation, deforestation and biodiversity loss from gathering fuelwood and a significant global contribution to climate change. Solar thermal cooking offers a healthy, no-cost, pollution-free, ecosystem-friendly alternative to biomass cooking. This poster will demonstrate how substituting the sun for wood or charcoal cooking can protect forests, land and biodiversity. It will introduce the multiple resilience benefits of solar cooking – human health, economic, community, ecosystem and planetary. The poster will draw on examples of solar cooking projects around the world and their contributions, particularly recent projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti of Solar Household Energy, The Nature Conservancy and Grupo Jaragua in which solar cooking is being introduced to reduce the harvest of wood for cooking and charcoal. In sun-rich regions, solar thermal cooking should be one of the tools available to increase the health and resilience of people, communities, ecosystems and the planet.