So Much from so Little

30 March, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves

It is estimated that globally more than three billion people currently rely on solid fuels. A significant percentage out of these use biomass fuels, sub-Saharan Africa taking 80% of population exposed to indoor air pollution from this use. Over time studies gathering evidence of impact of intervention through available technologies such as improved cook stoves… Read the full article >

Feeling the Pinch!

21 March, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Climate Change

Today in Kenya many people are complaining of increased temperatures. In Nairobi it’s hot especially at night. I wonder what the people at the Coast and the Northern part of the country are feeling. This is totally unusual! Media coverage both print and electronic for the last weeks have highlighted cases of people suffering as… Read the full article >

Weaving for a Reason

4 March, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

From inception to date the residents of Kasighau location in Voi district have continued enjoying the many benefits accrued from usage of Carbon Zero stove. Before acquiring the Carbon Zero stove, the women and children in Kasighau location had been reduced to the daily drudgery of collecting cooking fire wood in the better part of… Read the full article >

Cutting down the Future

26 February, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Currently, over two billion people globally depend on forest goods such as fruits, game meat, fibers and fuel wood to meet their basic needs (FAO, 2011 and May-Tobin, 2011). Fuel wood harvesting in developing countries is so important especially to the rural poor. In Africa a great supply of the energy comes from fuel wood… Read the full article >

Empowering Rural women!

15 February, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Globally energy is the lifeblood of human society and economics. It cooks the food we eat. It lights our homes. It keeps us warm. In Africa most poor families still cook food in the traditional way, a pot perched on three stones over a fire. In the countryside the usual fuel is wood, in town’s… Read the full article >

Breaking the Chains!

11 February, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Globally education is about far more than the certificates received thereafter. It’s about understanding right from wrong and having the knowledge you need to stay afloat in today’s society. It helps to develop your perspective on the world around. Education has a great social importance especially in the modern, complex industrialized societies. Philosophers of all… Read the full article >

Making Better Use of My Free Time!

2 November, 2015 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Rural women largely contribute to agricultural and rural enterprises therefore driving local and global economy which in turn contributes to Sustainable development goals. However, persistent structural constraints such as lack of education and constant exposure to risks of violence hamper their full potential in growing economies around them. In rural areas, women are culturally assigned… Read the full article >

The Treasure of Kaptagat Forest!

27 October, 2015 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Deforestation is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change. One problem caused by deforestation is the impact on the global carbon cycle. If greenhouse gases are in large enough quantity, they can force climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent greenhouse gas. Trees can help a lot as… Read the full article >

Freedom to Farm!

29 September, 2015 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

More than half of the world’s population—three billion people—cooks their food indoors using open fires or rudimentary stoves. Indoor burning of solid fuels releases toxic pollutants including particulate matter and carbon monoxide. These harmful cooking practices cause an estimated 1.9 million premature deaths annually (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, 2010). As the household members most… Read the full article >