Supporting Some of the Highest Quality Clean Cookstove Carbon Offset Projects on the Planet

Founded in 2003, Foundation is a leading non-profit carbon offset provider making it easy and affordable for both individuals and organizations to mitigate their climate impacts by supporting some of the highest quality clean cookstove carbon offset projects on the planet. highest quality clean cookstove carbon projects provide health and air quality benefits by reducing indoor air pollution from cooking among rural villages in the developing world along with reducing deforestation and forest degradation. Foundation highest quality domestic carbon offset projects are always verified to the highest third- party certification standards on the planet such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and American Carbon Registry (ACR.) Experts agree we need a major reduction in CO2 over the next fifty years. With this in mind, we need to support the highest quality clean cookstove carbon offset projects in Kenya.

The Burn Stoves Project

The Burn Stoves Project provides communities with an efficient cookstove that benefits the environment and improves health. The stoves are manufactured at a solar powered factory in Nairobi, which employs 100+ people. It is important to note that 80% of Kenya’s primary household energy still comes from solid fuel. The majority of this is burnt on smoky open fires and inefficient cookstoves, leading to indoor air pollution causing respiratory disease, and contributing to global climate change. Cooking smoke {which most affects women and children} contributes to a range of chronic illnesses and acute health impacts such as early childhood pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, and low birth weight. This said, the “stoves use 45% less charcoal – meaning families can recover the initial outlay within 2-3 months of purchase and then save up to $300 in fuel costs every year. Furthermore, this increased efficiency also cuts carbon emissions, speeds up cooking time and significantly improves health by reducing smoke emissions during cooking.

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