Save lives and the environment: join the Clean Cooking Revolution

In 2016, a very large portion of our population still live on the outskirts of society. Unilever’s 2014 Survivor report spoke of about 70% of SA’s population living off less than R6,000 per month. For these people it is therefore crucial to save where possible on obvious expenses such as water, electricity and even items such as food and toiletries.

Meet the Clean Cooking Revolution: an international clean cooking stoves initiative and partner of the Global Clean Cooking Alliance. This alliance is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation and has endorsements from Hillary Clinton, Julia Roberts and a large collection of top chefs from around the world.

If you or your organisation are interested in supporting or sponsoring the Clean Cooking Revolution, contact the founder, Huub van Zwieten, on [email protected], or give him a direct call on 081 402 4152.

The Cape Town-based revolutionaries are distributing a South African-made cook stove via cooking angels in Cape Town townships like Philippi and Du Noon, as well as in townships in towns like Houtbay, Stellenbosch and Atlantis. Their affordable stoves work with a gasifying fan and wood pellets and are therefore extremely cost-efficient from a fuel perspective, with a monthly cost of around R100 to R150.

Clean cooking stoves are clearly the way forward for the poorest among South Africans. However, from a global perspective, Clean Cooking has also been identified as a key objective by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO has calculated that about three billion people globally are still cooking in smoky and toxic environments, which cause around four million deaths per year. In an African context, we also that cooking on wood and paraffin stoves causes serious forest degradation, while in SA alone we face around 45,000 shack fires each and every year.

If you or your organisation are interested in supporting or sponsoring the Clean Cooking Revolution, please contact their founder, Huub van Zwieten, on [email protected], or give him a direct call on 081 402 4152.