Goodbye!

20 August, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Climate Change

I’m sad to say that today marks the end of my journey with CO2balance. After 3 very enjoyable years, the time has come to say goodbye and thank you to a wonderful team, both here in the UK and across Africa. During my time at CO2balance, I have had some amazing experiences, and looking back,… Read the full article >




Gorillas in the Mist

30 May, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Rwanda

In the North of Rwanda, bordering Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, lays the Virunga Volcanic Mountain Range. The Virunga Range is made up of three National Parks; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. These parks are unique in that… Read the full article >



Under Construction!

15 May, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

Today I went to visit the factory in Kigali where our Rwandan Improved Cook Stoves are manufactured. The Ruliba Clays factory is better know in Kigali for manufacturing clay bricks and roofing tiles, but now they have a new product being manufactured- the CO2balance Cook Stove. With their existing expertise in the manufacturing of clay… Read the full article >


Travel Preparations

9 May, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

Nothing can beat getting out into the villages where our projects have been implemented, and seeing the projects in action first-hand! Being based in the UK and implementing our projects, we often hear stories, see photos and receive reports about how successful the projects are from our local partners and in-country staff. . . but there… Read the full article >




“Umuganda”

28 March, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Rwanda

CO2balance has been working in Rwanda for several years now, and as a company, we really enjoy learning about the unique cultures and practices of the country. . . Tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month. Here in the UK, people may be planning to go shopping, take a day trip, or perhaps see… Read the full article >


Over 1,000 Stoves in Rwanda!

21 March, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

The number of stoves distributed in the first Rwandan project area has now passed the 1,000 stoves mark! Since implementation started earlier in the year, a total of 1,125 stoves have been delivered to communities in the Bugesera District, with more stoves on the way every 2 weeks, including another delivery today! With stove production… Read the full article >


Collecting New Stoves

7 March, 2014 | elliekowalski
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

The eagerly awaited stove delivery in Bugesera, Rwanda arrived on time at the end of last week, and families have been finding new ways to transport their stoves back to their houses! Here, the stoves are strapped on the back of bicycles to transport to the nearby village!