2016-07 July Newsletter

StoveTeam receives National Energy Globe Award for Guatemala!

This June, StoveTeam and Guatemalan partner EcoComal were recognized with the National Energy Globe Award for our efforts to promote fuel-efficient cookstoves in Guatemala – a country where approximately 70% of the population uses wood for cooking, and more than 5,000 people die per year as a result of household air pollution.

With the support of the Irvine Spectrum Rotary Club in California, the Guatemala Sur Rotary Club in Antigua Guatemala, and the Rotary Foundation, the independently owned factory EcoComal was launched in 2010. Since then, EcoComal has sold approximately 23,000 cookstoves and served more than 172,500 people.

The Energy Globe Award is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and done in cooperation with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The award honors organizations working to advance sustainable solutions to global environmental challenges. We are thrilled to accept this award on behalf of Marco Tulio, EcoComal, and all of our supporters who make this important work possible!

StoveTeam and EcoComal will be evaluated automatically for the Energy Globe World Award.

Last year, StoveTeam and our Honduran partner, E’Copan were awarded this prestigious honor. Learn more about the National Energy Globe Award.

Join us August 11-14 at the first annual Stove Summit

This summer, StoveTeam International joins InStove to co-host Stove Summit in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Stove Summit is a four-day conference dedicated to solving global humanitarian and environmental challenges through a combination of field demonstrations, capacity-building workshops, presentations by clean-cooking thought leaders, and networking with stove-sector professionals. Sign up to attend Stove Summit (link:

Stove Summit is a unique opportunity to learn about the state of the art in improved cookstoves from the leaders in the field, funders, partners, and experts in project implementation and evaluation.

Representatives from the following groups will present at Stove Summit:

International Lifeline Fund
Burn Design Lab
Trees Water People
Aprovecho Reseach Center
Oregon State University, and
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Additional workshops will focus on stove designs, rocket stove building, effective philanthropy, and measuring impacts.

Attend Stove Summit, and stay the following week for Stove Camp, hosted by Aprovecho Research Center.

We hope to see you there! Sign up to attend Stove Summit today!

Good luck, Kim!

This month, StoveTeam says goodbye to Kim Forrest, our volunteer and program coordinator since 2014. For the past two years, Kim has been a great asset to our expanding team - leading volunteers on exciting and life changing trips in Guatemala; helping advance and develop StoveTeam programs; and increasing support for StoveTeam locally and internationally. Kim will be returning to work at her family’s business. We wish her the best of luck! Buena suerte, Kim!

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