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'Cool Effect' Promises Carbon Reduction Solutions

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.17.2016 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

How many times have you experienced frustration about the issue of climate change, and felt powerless to effect tangible change? You're not alone.

How Cooking Technology Can Save Lives around the World

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

The authors are Chef Jose Andres, Culinary Ambassador, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup, and Radha Muthiah, CEO of ...

20 Men Who Care About Clean Cooking

Radha Muthiah | Posted 03.09.2017 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

What do business leaders, presidents, actors, Grammy-nominated musicians, and world-renowned chefs have in common? They believe that access to clean ...

Clean Cookstoves and Fuels: A Launch Pad for the Gates' Superpowers

Radha Muthiah | Posted 02.23.2017 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

The Gates Annual Letter, always inspirational, is no exception this year. In their 2016 message, Bill and Melinda Gates lay out their case for why having "more time" and "more energy" would be their chosen superpowers.

How to Engage Millennials in Energy Access

Aneri Patel | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Aneri Patel

Miriam Cartheret from Germany, Shu Fen Ong from Singapore, and Bettina Bergoo from the US, are three young women who have worked in rural Uganda to bu...

How Can We Help Women and Climate? Start With a Fire.

Archana Agarwal | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Archana Agarwal

Women are disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change. Cleaner cooking resources are kept at arms length for women as male head of households dominate purchase decisions. As if the back-breaking work to collect wood to keep the fire burning was not hard enough, women get sick from the soot emitted from these very fires they light every day.

Why an Advocate for Girls and Women Cares About a Climate Change Conference

Kathy Calvin | Posted 12.03.2016 | Green
Kathy Calvin

Solar lamps provide light so girls can study at night and walk to latrines in the dark. Solar technologies allow midwives and doctors to deliver babies safely in the night, helping to stem the tide of maternal deaths in low-income countries. And sustainable farming practices enable women to more securely feed their families.

EmPOWERing a Nation Through an Energy Crisis

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Shared Value Africa This is a guest post by Leah Stemeroff, consultant at Shared Value Africa. There's an energy crisis in Zambia that...

Lessons for the Next Global Development Agenda

Kathy Calvin | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Transforming how three billion people cook so cooking no longer kills is no simple task: clean cooking is an energy issue, a health issue, an environmental issue, a women's empowerment issue, and in many countries, it is also a social and cultural issue.

Dear Pope: To Tackle Climate and Poverty, Take a Hard Look at Black Carbon

Jonathan Mingle | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Jonathan Mingle

Black carbon is thus a glowing paradox: it's a tracer that helps us read the hidden connections between climate and poverty, and between everyone on this planet who cooks and breathes.

Innovation and Investment Needed to Change How the Developing World Cooks

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Radha Muthiah

New technological advancements are helping to drive innovation in the clean cooking movement. And new investments from the private sector are raising awareness and helping to catalyze a thriving global market.

Clean Cookstoves Drive Gender Equality

Radha Muthiah | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family's food over an open fire, your eyes burning and lungs struggling from the constant smoke. Then imagine spending additional hours, often in the dark of dawn or dusk, searching for the fuel needed to start cooking again.

How About a Lump of Coal This Christmas?

Nicole Skibola | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

Black Friday sales dropped for the first time in four years, leading to speculation as to why Americans aren't buying more. I have a hypothesis of my own.

How Carbon Markets Save Lives And Slash Poverty

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg The complex challenge of climate change is caused by almost everything we do.

Why Moms Matter

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Today, we launch Global Mom Relay -- an interactive, online conversation over the next 62 days that features moms, celebrities, experts and others who will shares stories of motherhood and talk about what we can do to improve the health of mothers and children around the world.

Clean Cookstoves Can Save Lives

Rocky Dawuni | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Rocky Dawuni

Cooking kills people, to the shocking tune of 2 million each year. Just think about it -- the act of cooking, meant to nurture our families and us, is the fifth-biggest health risk in developing countries.

'Green News Report' - January 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: White House...

Roasting by an Open Fire: Eco-Friendly or Health Threat?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Some of our local experts see wood as a future fuel, a serious source of biomass energy. But the realities and science of air quality could cause us to question some of our long held assumptions about the wholesomeness of a fire.

Cooking Shouldn't Kill

Susanna Murley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Some of us in the U.S. may be hoping for kitchen makeovers, but even more are hoping for a toxic-free kitchen.


Greg Spencer | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Greg Spencer

I encourage you to watch both episodes of "Stoveman" to understand what it's really like for hundreds of millions of women around the world to cook for their families.

'Clean Stoves' Would Save Lives, Cut Pollution

Hillary Clinton | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Hillary Clinton

For nearly half of the world's population, cooking at home is a deeply dangerous act. In fact, it poses one of the most serious health risks in the developing world, and it's a major threat to the environment.

A Winning Recipe for Sustainable Development

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isobel Coleman

Every year, two million women and children die due to smoke inhalation from traditional stoves -- more than die from malaria. What was sorely missing until now was an affordable, scalable solution.

Bright Potential for Women's Empowerment

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isobel Coleman

Several years ago, I became intrigued by the transformative potential of small-scale solar devices to improve life for the nearly 2 billion people who...

Snow Days, Pancakes, and Energy Justice

Joellen Raderstorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joellen Raderstorf

While I'm living the "make every minute count" lifestyle, nearly one third of my fellow global family members rely primarily on biomass-based fire to meet all their energy needs.