Project of the Week>>>Decrease respiratory illness through use of stovesVeröffentlicht am 29. November 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, Project of the Week, Videos | Trackback URL | Zur Diskussion
Join this project, or set one up yourself. The idea: Everyone can contribute to the success of a project that aims to bring as many stoves as needed to people who are still cooking with open fire. Apart from reducing the toxic smoke, stoves because of their much higher heat efficiency also greatly reduce the consumption of charcoal or any other fuel. This in turn reduces deforestation and Co2 emissions. Background Information: Every day, 3 billion people in developing countries are exposed to toxic smoke when preparing meals. Cooking on traditional stoves and open fires causes almost 2 million deaths per year, mainly affecting women and young children who are closest to the fire. “The smoke is the equivalent of breathing in two packs of cigarettes per day.”
The reason for choosing ”Decrease respiratory illness through use of stoves” by Adventure Project as “Project of the Week” for “Week 48″ in 2011: We like simple projects with a large impact. A project like this lends itself to coworking as it offers a wide range of activities to get involved in and to support. Apart from the “groundwork” of producing and distributing the stoves there is a need for creative ways of education, publicity and financing. This can be done through websites, online shops, via blogs, through organizing fund raising events etc. When the first world gets its act together, the third world will flourish.
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