Category Archives: Renewables


“Everyone Starts Somewhere”

Please donate to raise funds for solar lighting for school children in Uganda. Dear Friends- Today, December 2nd, Giving Tuesday, we are participating in the Microsoft Youth Spark Event, “Everyone Starts Somewhere” which will provide matching funds to youth projects on Global Giving. Donations you make to our solar lighting project on Global Giving, are eligible for 100% matching funds, until these funds run out. Matching is available beginning at 9:00 am EST but go quickly so please act now! We are looking to raise $10,000 for Phase II of our project and greatly need your support. These funds are … Continue reading

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How clean cookstoves are helping improve grades in Uganda

Ever seen Derek Sivers’ Ted Talk on How To Start A Movement? You know that lone nut that is dancing at the concert before a second nut joins him, and then, a third, and fourth, and so on? Well, that’s how we’re feeling right now.

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NEWS: What’s good for the panda is good for the cookstove

There is evidence that bamboo charcoal burns cleaner than wood charcoal and with comparable heating and energy values. Charcoal production is another way for families to diversify their livelihoods and earn some additional income, and the relatively limited investments required for the simple charcoal-making process make it an income source that is accessible to many.

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NEWS: Fuel briquettes from groundnut shells

(Via HEDON) “In Gambia, Anthony Tabbal has established a business making fuel briquettes from groundnut shells. He was inspired to do this by his concern over deforestation in the country, with many trees being felled for firewood and charcoal making.”

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