Last month, I returned from a trip to Ethiopia and Kenya where I was able to see projects that are in their infancy but also some of our well-established projects. It was great to see people’s enthusiasm for the projects with the expectation that the projects would make a measurable difference in their lives but… Read the full article >
Last week was very busy and full of fieldwork for Carbon Zero team. We were out in the field doing verification for our two CDM projects in Kenya that is in Mathira in Nyeri and Kaptagat in Eldoret. Glad that all went well during the verification process. The field work was characterized by tough walking,… Read the full article >
Good news on the World Vision Baseline!
Our previous blogs stated our (co2balance) new partnership with World Vision on micro-scale cook stove projects in Baringo and Nakuru Counties in Kenya. Subject to Gold Standard rules before delving into the project implementation it’s vital to do a baseline study to understand the amount of wood combusted and therefore greenhouse gases produced within the… Read the full article >
Carbon Zero Stoves Changing Lives in Kenya
Bordering the Tsavo East and West national parks lays a small dusty town of Maungu. With a population of at least two thousand inhabitants from different communities unemployment is at a high rate. For most of the population here, charcoal burning serves as their main source of income with charcoal as the dominant fuel used…. Read the full article >
Case Study: Mary Njoki, 65
Our Aberdares clean cook stove project in Kenya started in 2011, and now contains approximately 10,000 stoves. Since the arrival of the carbon zero stoves in Lari district, the beneficiaries have had time to experience the benefits and switched the majority of their cooking over to them. We recently spoke to Mary Njoki a 65 year… Read the full article >
Over 1,000 Stoves in 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 >
Getting stakeholders views in Nakuru and Baringo Counties
Due to the expertise that co2balance has in developing carbon projects it has partnered with World Vision to develop a clean cook stove project in two Counties in Kenya. As a result on 4th and 5th of March 2014 co2balance team together with the World Vision managed to successfully carry out three local stakeholder meetings… Read the full article >
Introducing Moses Maina, Project Development Coordinator
For those of you who have been following our blog you will be aware that we have been recruiting for a new role within the company, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. After some tough decisions we have made our choice and it gives me great pleasure to introduce Moses Maina to you as our… Read the full article >
Early Stove Development 2012
Over the last year co2balance have been developing ways to create efficient cook stoves in the countries they work in. The aim is to have defined parameters that allow Artisans to build stoves that perform reliably. Stephen Borman has been working with the Kenyan office to source local materials that are suitable for Improved Stoves…. Read the full article >