To protect wildlife and wild places, while improving the quality of life for the World's most disadvantaged people. We implement sustainable, humanitarian solutions to ecological problems. Empower communities to implement eco-friendly solutions that the address the World's largest environmental causes of death in humans.
Climate/Environment, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Not Applicable
Clean Cooking Activities
ECOLIFE has implemented a community-based conservation project that protects monarch butterfly habitat and directly improves the quality of life for communities within and surrounding Central Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Since 2004, ECOLIFE has been building safe fuel-efficient Patsari stoves and planting trees in the communities in and around the butterfly forests. Over 500 stoves have been installed and over 30,000 trees have been planted.
In Uganda ECOLIFE engages communities surrounding the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to build safe, fuel-efficient stoves that reduce fuel wood consumption, respiratory ailments of smoke inhalation and eliminate death and injuries caused by traditional cooking. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to more than half of the entire remaining populations of gorillas. ECOLIFE has received local community and NGO support and plans to adapt and build safe, fuel-efficient stoves in every home in two communities surrounding the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to reduce use of forest resources for fuel and to build stoves that promote healthy cooking environments and reduce deaths related to indoor cooking smoke. ECOLIFE's community based conservation program in Uganda enhances and protects the health, environment and conservation of local communities and habitats through linking human health to environmental conservation.
ECOLIFE can provide technical assistance regarding adapting technology for creating culturally, ecologically and technologically appropriate stoves. We can also contribute capacity-building and outreach assistance for working with communities to develop sustainable and humanitarian solutions to environmental problems. Our work engages communities through continual participatory action and consultation.
Regions Operating In
Latin America and Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
324 STATE PLACE
ESCONDIDO, CA 92029
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Maren Peterson
Title: Grant writer
Phone: 760-740-1346Request an Edit to This Profile