1. Cookstoves and pneumonia- BBC Breakfast 2014-12-14


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    Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have recruited nine thousand children in Malawi for the largest ever study to test whether a simple stove could prevent pneumonia. Smoke from indoor cooking fires is thought to trigger the lung infection, which kills around four million children every year throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Here's our science reporter Victoria Gill

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    • Fuel for Change trailer


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      Fuel for Change is the story of Haiti's unsustainable appetite for charcoal - and this appetite is deadly to Haitians and the environment. Incredibly, nearly all of Haiti's 10 million people cook with charcoal... that means 97% of Haiti's forest cover has been cut down to meet this demand. Deforestation, flash-floods, indoor air pollution... Haiti is at a crossroads... can it change course? USAID thinks it can though programs that help Haitians use less charcoal by using alternative fuels and stoves.

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      • Prakti Campaign 2014:15


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        • Sustainable Cooking Demonstration at COP 20


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          During the UN climate talks (#COP20), we invited two famed Peruvian chefs--Gaston Acurio and Virgilio Martínez--to prepare some ceviche for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mrs. Ban, UNFCCC Executive for Secretary Christiana Figueres, Minister of Environment of Peru Manuel Pulgar Vidal and Kopernik's Monica Christy Wibawa. They prepared the food using low-carbon, fuel-efficient cook stoves from Ibu Inspirasi, one of Momentum for Change's 2014 Lighthouse Activity winners.

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          • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony


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            In developing countries many women cook indoors on polluting, wood-burning stoves. The poorest women are tasked with gathering that wood. Kongi was one of these women. For nine years Kongi spent 14 hours a day, six days a week gathering wood around Addis Ababa with her mother. Each day ended with the two women carrying sixty-five pound bundles many miles home. At 14, Kongi was forced to marry after her mother could no longer bear the work and fled the city. Kongi continued to collect firewood eight months into her first and second pregnancies. Today, Kongi uses ethanol to cook her meals and is part of the Former Women Fuelwood Carriers, a group that helps women find new livelihoods. She believes a clean, quick stove can drastically improve the lives of millions of families, just as it did hers. Like Kongi, nearly three billion people cook on biomass stoves. 4 million people die each year from illnesses caused by cooking smoke. Women fuelwood collectors suffer a high risk of violence and rape. Project Gaia has a simple solution, alcohol fuels for clean cooking, giving women and their families a chance to live their lives.

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            • One Acre Fund Innovations Cookstove Demo Days


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              One Acre Fund's Kenya Innovations Team held five demonstration and testing days to allow farmers we work with to tell us which cookstoves they'd like to purchase.

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              • Ethanol Stoves for Refugee Homes - Ashden Award 2008


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                In 2008, Project Gaia and Gaia Association won an Ashden Award for our work in the Eastern Ethiopian Refugee camps. Check out this video to learn a little more about our work. http://www.ashden.org/winners/gaia08

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                • Harvest Fuel Initiative - Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development - Follow-Up to March 5th Webinar


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                  On March 5th, EPA Cookstoves and CleanAir and Winrock International hosted a webinar on "Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative" This webinar is a Q&A session to answer further questions from interested parties. Panelists include, Sylvia Herzog, The Charcoal Project and Dan Sweeney and Kendra Leith from MIT D-Lab

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                  • Why Is Cooking Important?


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                    In 2005, an energy revolution began in the eastern Somali refugee camps that continues today. In many parts of the world, cooking is a dangerous activity. Women must travel long distances through inhospitable communities and climates to gather firewood to cook for their families. Project Gaia works with the UNHCR and ARRA to provide refugees in the Ethiopian Jijiga camps with clean burning stoves powered with ethanol fuel. This video features "Wavin' Flag" by hip-hop star K'naan and is directed by filmmaker Jake Boritt. Thank you to K'naan, Sol Guy and David Boxenbaum at A&M Octone Records for the track.

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                    • Our LA Marathon Team: Running for Project Cookstoves!


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                      Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers who are running the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon to support Project Cookstoves in Guatemala! Here's a quick recap of what Project Cookstoves is all about so you can see how your support and donations will go toward changing lives. THANK YOU to the members of Team Good Neighbors, and THANK YOU to everyone who makes a donation to support this project on behalf of our runners! To support a specific member of Team Good Neighbors, visit http://www.crowdrise.com/gnusa-lamarathon

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