This powerful and poignant photo essay about the dirty business of scavenging for charcoal in Manila’s slums appeared today on National Geographic online. The Charcoal Project is quoted on the second page.
This being the UN-declared Year of Sustainable Energy for All, we hope policy-makers and all those pushing for clean fuels in the developing world will look into the eyes of this little girl and remember that solar and wind are not the only solutions. The world needs clean charcoal, too.
A big thank you to reporter Jeff Smith, the amazing photographers, and National Geographic. You can view the slideshow on the National Geographic website by clicking on the photo below.