What better way to spend the weekend than helping make the world a better place? I’m going to start a new weekend blog tradition (along the vein of Positive Post Tuesday and Watercooler Wednesday) where I’ll post one simple, practical way to make a difference in the world, and then you can do the same on your blog.
This weekend’s world-changer is the Berkeley Darfur ultra high-efficiency cook stove.
For $20, you can purchase a high-efficiency stove for refugees in Darfur. The stove:
- Can be built in Sudan by locals, enabling them to earn extra income and become part of the solution
- Is suited to local high-temperature and high-wind outdoor cooking methods
- Emits less smoke than other stoves, minimizing smoke inhalation
- Uses up to 75% less fuel, enabling women to minimize the dangerous 7-hour treks outside the camps to gather wood
- Helps the denuded environment recover from severe overharvesting
Check it out.
If you’ve got a better, catchier name for these posts, I’d love to hear it.