Brazil’s economy shrank by almost 4% last year, as it has been enduring the longest recession since the 30’s. How does this relate to dirty cooking and the average Brazilians place on the energy ladder?
How much can clean cookstoves and fuels reduce incidence of pneumonia in children? Does using clean cooking technologies and fuels during pregnancy boost birth weights?
Andale Restaurant in Mesilla has graciously agreed to host meetings for us every Tuesday in April, from 6-8pm in the Banquet Room.
The day is nigh and the hour is upon us! Pasqual has lauched our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo’s platform Generosity.
You may know Sancho Panza as the proto-sidekick and voice of reason in Don Quixote, but did you know that El Sancho also has a curious tie to clean cooking?
Ok, we’re back. While we were gone, a disturbing problem arose. The problem was this: people don’t seem to know what we are going to do with all this clean cooking business. We’ve got solar ovens and improved cookstoves, we’ve talked about poverty in Latin America, we’ve talked about the dangers of cooking smoke. But what does it all boil down to?
Reposted from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
The World Health Organization today released a report that showed nearly a quarter of all deaths are related to living or working in an unhealthy environment. In response, Alliance CEO Radha Muthiah released the following statement:
Reposted from HuffPost Impact
HuffPost reporter Helaina Hovitz interviews Fred Colgan from InStove on their origins and what their goals are in the developing world.
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Nobody ever said film making was easy, I guess its a good thing we didn’t do claymation after all. Break out the popcorn and jujubes, it’s time to feast your eyes on the first of many videos to come from the soon-to-be-esteemed Pasqual Pictures.
I’ve recently learned of two influential people by the name of Bill & Melinda Gates, are you familiar with them? If not, please check the wifi connection for the rock you’ve been hiding under. They have been wielding their formidable influence and wealth for the greater good for some time now, and their powerful gaze has landed upon the issues of time poverty and energy poverty in their hot-off-the-presses Annual Letter.
Several short news briefs on the Pasqual front. As you may have seen, we have a new logo. Much praise and thanks to the design team at Aloki Design Studio, our boundless gratitude goes out to them!
We have added a little “Guide to Pasqual” in the top menu bar, please check it out.
The outdoor demonstration kitchen is nearly completed, see pics below…
It’s politic’n season out there, and the word “grassroots” gets thrown around a lot, probably more often than is really deserved. I think we all identify with the nature of any grassroots movement, that being one derived from the “people” instead of “The Man”. Who doesn’t root for the underdog some of the time?
Out of many, one. You probably know this famous Latin phrase as one of our national mottoes, printed on the Great Seal of the United States. The implication is that we collectively form one, a united body. People come together for a variety of reasons; religion, social interests, education, even a friendly card game. We form clubs and churches, bowling leagues and secret societies. All of these groups form for a reason, usually to benefit either themselves or others in some way. Pasqual was formed for a reason as well.
Chef Jose Andres, ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, features in an article from Fusion.
“Our motto is to change the world through the power of food” – Jose Andres
African internet journal Business Mic interviews Wonderbag founder, Pasqual partner, and CEO Sarah Collins about her product, business, and the power of perseverance.
Reposted with permission – Adam Creighton, CEO InStove
This summer, Burning Man will draw tens of thousands of guests, and the fixated attention of millions as it celebrates diversity, creativity, and radical self-reliance in a “temporary city” in the desert of Nevada.
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What would you think if I told you that your modern gas or electric range was more inefficient than an improved wood burning cookstove? What would you think if I told you that your own home kitchen can have pollution levels that would be considered illegal if they were outdoors? You’d think I was crazy.
Did you know that unimproved cookstoves contribute to global warming?
The iconic cry we all recognize from any sinking ship movie, right before some pig-headed guy pushes through the crowd and jumps aboard, right? Well, the guy in our story doesn’t play the role of baddie, he’s really more of an extra.
The everyday task of cooking poses a major health threat for billions of people worldwide. A global effort is putting hundreds of millions of dollars into making better cookstoves. Companies are responding with new designs. The question is, how much better are they? Researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are finding out. VOA’s Steve Baragona has a look.
We grew up in Dallas, a city that seems to change at a greater rate than much of the US, but perhaps that is just my perception. Our favorite family Thai restaurant got bulldozed for a Super Target, and many of the haunts of our youth are long gone now. Change is inevitable I suppose, and the more we experience change the more accustomed we get to it. But not all change is good.
As I sit here, wracking my brains trying to think of a suitable parable to contrast the personal finance situation in developing countries with that of our own, I came to a realization. Sometimes we become blind to the truth in the world and it takes stepping back a bit to see it.
African Slum Journal visits cooks in the slums of Nairobi to see how EcoZoom stoves are improving lives, saving money and helping the environment.