6. Clean Cookstoves

Justin in Guatemala Kitchen, Old Cookstove
Justin in Guatemala Kitchen, Old Cookstove
Justin in Kitchen With Old Wood Stove, Guatemala


The use of 3-stone fires and traditional wood stoves is one of the world’s most pressing health and environmental problems. Globally, three billion people use wood, charcoal or dung fired stoves every day to cook.  These simple stoves and fires for cooking cause serious environmental and health problems for the world’s poor. According to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people per year and sickens millions more, including the youngest of us who breathe smoke while swaddled to their mothers.

ATC “Rocket Stove”


However, safe, durable, and affordable clean stoves exist, moreover they can be designed to meet the cultural expectations of different regions world-wide.  It is our challenge to perfect cooking technology and create clean stoves that fit local cultural norms that will reduce fuel consumption, save our forests and save the children who breath ambient household smoke.

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