Media Highlights – June 2012
There's so much going on in the cookstoves sector these days, it's sometimes hard to keep up! We will be sharing some of our favorite media highlights from the past few weeks every other Friday — so subscribe to our blogs, and check back often for updates. If we miss your favorite highlight, let us know in the comments below and we will add it!
- Jacob Moss, Director of the U.S. Cookstoves Initiative in the Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State has recently contributed a cookstove blog post to Forbes magazine.
- Another interesting articleappeared in The Guardian newspaper, which highlights how CleanStar, a for-profit venture in Mozambique is providing a sustainable alternative to charcoal for cooking.
- The Daily Star, one of the few English newspapers in Bangladesh published an article about the Alliance and the problems connected to cooking on open fires and inefficient cookstoves a few days after the Alliance held its Bangladesh workshop.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention highlights its work with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and its efforts in scaling up the clean cookstove and fuels sector.
- This video clip, released today by CNN. It features a Sacramento, CA. teacher who has been solar cooking for years. The device shown at the beginning of the clip is the CooKit, a solar cooker that was developed by Solar Cookers International in the 1990s for use in refugee camps in northern Kenya. Today tens of thousands of CooKits are still being made and used in Africa — principally in four Darfur refugee camps in Eastern Chad in projects sponsored by LA-based Jewish World Watch. The CooKit works very well, it's easy to use — but it still needs R&D to make it more durable. As earth's population increases and its forests vanish, more people are turning to solar cooking every year.