A Breath of Fresh Air
Smoke from open fires contributes to the death of more than four million people every year around the globe. We’re working with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuel in 100 million homes by 2020.
Shell has committed $12 million to help reach the goal of clean cookstoves in 100 million homes by 2020. To help us reach this number, The Shell Foundation, an independent charity set up to tackle global development challenges, joined with Envirofit International to design and produce cleaner-burning stoves.
Not only are the Envirofit stoves more affordable, but they can cut cooking times by 50%, reduce smoke and toxic emissions by up to 80% and use up to 60% less fuel than traditional stoves. This allows many users to cover the cost of the stove – typically between $15 and $30 – within a few months just through the fuel they save. Now that, we think, is truly a breath of fresh air.