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 [...]

Biochar: Carbon Capture that Improves Soil

By |January 21st, 2015|improved cookstoves, low tech/high impact, sustainable agriculture|

Improving soil with biochar in Cameroonbiochar-international.orgBiochar isn't very photogenic - it is carbonized plant matter. But when added to soil, [...]

Clean Cookstoves: an Upgrade with Multiple Benefits

By |January 15th, 2015|improved cookstoves|

Neja Jujneja, co-founder of Grameen Greenway stoves demonstratesroti baking on their best sellerCooking over fires is standard procedure for hundreds [...]