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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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 ...

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.

This Word May Change Our Understanding Of The Food Crisis Forever

Zoë Lintzeris | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Zoë Lintzeris

Chef José Andrés believes in two major solutions that could help eradicate global poverty and malnutrition -- and he's not afraid to discuss them with me.

Cooking Differently in Kenya, Saving Lives Globally

Pati Jinich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Pati Jinich

In addition to the chronic health risks from cooking over smoky fires, collecting fuel for cooking is often a danger in and of itself. This is unfortunately especially true for women living in zones of conflict or displaced from their homes who are vulnerable to sexual assault and physical attack as they leave their communities in search of fuel.

Millions of Refugees Need Access to Cleaner, More Efficient Cookstoves and Fuels

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

More than 59 million people are currently displaced from their homes due to conflict, war, and disaster. They leave home with few possessions, and often, in fear of their lives.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

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.

Cooking Should Be Safe No Matter Where You Live

Radha Muthiah | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

Together, ReSurge and the Alliance are working toward making the world safer for all women and children, calling attention to this neglected global health issue and striving to create positive and lasting change in the world's kitchens and cooking spaces.

Bringing Climate Solutions Down to Earth

Nithya Ramanathan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green
Nithya Ramanathan

This week's announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants by almost one-third is a great step in the right direction. But global warming is not only caused by carbon dioxide. Climate change is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted set of solutions.

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.

Mothering a Nation

Gro Brundtland | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Gro Brundtland

When I served as Prime Minister of Norway for more than 10 years, I was called "mother of the nation." This was such an honor -- as the title of mother is something to be proud of!

Health in Context for Our Children: Family Dinner Never Mattered So Much

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Laura Turner Seydel

Way too many mothers in places around the world do not have the opportunity to cook a healthy meal for their children in a safe environment. We can provide the seeds of change and help moms and their children to have a better quality of life.

New Beginnings and Second Chances

John Arthur Nunes | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
John Arthur Nunes

Easter is a day of new starts and new beginnings -- of realizing we are worthy of second chances because God loves us. Let us celebrate second chances by investing in women, who are powerful agents of global change.

Does Being a Blessed Society Make Us Dangerous?

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.30.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

I love being an American. I'm a Texan, an outdoorswoman -- but if you told me I had to give up some rights or change some laws so that my daughter could safely go to school, attend church, or walk home -- I would do it.

The Deens On Food, Family And Being Thankful

Dina Freeman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Dina Freeman

This week, families all over the world are getting together to share a meal in celebration of Passover and Easter. For many, including the Deen family, it's a bonding experience. But in some places, this simple act of cooking a meal for your family can be deadly.

Share This Post -- Instantly Donate $5 to Help Moms Everywhere Get Dinner on the Table

Cindi Leive | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Cindi Leive

From my own two mothers, I learned that working in an office, a laboratory, or the home has little to do with how good a mother you are -- that comes from the love you share. And yes, putting dinner on the table is a way of expressing that.

Making Good Last: Hillary Clinton's Contribution

Jill Iscol | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Jill Iscol

Under the leadership of Secretary Clinton, the State Department created a suite of public/private initiatives that brought together visionaries from the two sectors in groundbreaking programs that should become an essential part of on-going American foreign policy.

Smoking Gun: When Cooking Can Kill

David Lindsay | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
David Lindsay

Indoor air pollution from cooking and heating homes causes nearly two million premature deaths each year. It's time to get smoke inhalation off the back-burner as a public health risk.

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.

Time to Tackle One of the World's Deadliest Killers: Cookstove Smoke

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Timothy E. Wirth

Today, nearly half the world's population -- close to 3 billion people -- will eat meals cooked over fires that use charcoal, wood, or even animal waste for fuel. A year from now, 1.9 million of those people will be dead.

Green News Report: October 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: The "Globa...

Energy: The Ugly Duckling of the Development World?

Hugh Whalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hugh Whalan

The high profile attention energy is starting to receive is exactly what is needed to jumpstart one of the biggest development challenges of our era.

The Silent Killer in the Kitchen

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

For more than 3 billion people, exposure to smoke is an inescapable byproduct of the daily task of preparing a meal over an open fire or a wood-burning stove. Cooking shouldn't kill you -- but in developing countries it does.