100 Under $100 Goes to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60

By |March 16th, 2016|biodigesters, efficient cooking, fuel savings, Global South, improved cookstoves, microloans, UN|

At the UN for CSW60   Back in 2009 I was the Communications Director for a GreenMicrofinance, a small NGO/Social Business hybrid with a big idea, linking eco-smart technology to microfinancing. While our primary goal was poverty alleviation, we were well aware that women at home hugely benefit from domestic-based upgrades. […]

Self-Help International’s Poverty-Busting Double Barrel Stove

By |December 8th, 2015|efficient cooking, fuel savings, Ghana, improved cookstoves, income generation, microloans|

Nicaraguan Baker Using a Fuel Efficient Double Barrel Oven – Photo: Self-Help International After my book came out, I hoped to learn of additional efficient, affordable, well-designed tools to help global women escape poverty to promote and share. I was thrilled when an email from Self-Help International appeared in my inbox […]

STEM Summer Students Design Solar Stoves, by Sophia Gluskin-Braun (Brown ’18)

By |October 1st, 2015|efficient cooking, fuel savings, improved cookstoves|

Spira campers creating solar stoves To start off the environmental engineering unit at Spira, a free engineering camp [...]

Solar Bottle Light Bulbs: Free Light!

By |February 10th, 2015|fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Cleaning off a newly installed solar bottle light bulbPhoto: A Liter of Light MumbaiTool 76 in the #countdown is solar bottle light [...]

Bottle Bricks: Upcycyling Plastic, Building Schools

By |February 8th, 2015|bottle bricks, construction, fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Bottle Brick school wall - Photo: Hug It Forward/Rotary Bottle bricks, empty plastic bottles filled with compressed non-biodegradable waste, originated [...]

THe Slow Cooker that Requires No Electricity

By |April 30th, 2014|Atlantic Things That Work Series, efficient cooking, fuel savings|

My third column for The AtlanticWonderbags are thermal-retention cookers, technology that's been around since humans realized that wrapping up a hot [...]

Photo of the Week: a new artform – Solar lantern paper cuts

By |February 4th, 2014|fuel savings, picture of the week, solar lights|

title: TOGETHER author: GABRIELLI KUHNPanasonic has introduced a portable solar lantern to the growing collection of off-grid lighting options.To celebrate, [...]

Portable Solar LED Lighting: I Love Luci – Photo of the Week

By |May 24th, 2013|cell-phone charging, fuel savings, income generation, portable solar lighting, solar lights|

13 year old Amina Ibrahim Abdallah of  theUNHCR camp Doro Mabaan, South Sudanholding her Luci solar LED lanternphoto by Sebastian [...]

Photo of the Week: The Hay Basket: Low Tech, Free, Tried & True

By |May 17th, 2013|efficient cooking, fuel savings, Global South export to the Global North, health, picture of the week, South Africa, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

This young lady definitely wants to see what's cooking.  Insulating hay baskets are excellent for cooking large quantities of food, [...]