StoveTeam Blog

06 Feb

Guatemala Factory Update

One of the initial Ecocina stoves produced by the factory is still going strong…and is still safe to touch even when cooking. Complete combustion eliminates the need for a chimney. Read More..

05 Feb

El Salvador Stove Trip Day 1

This is a guest blog post from Mark Knox, a businessman from Ashland, Oregon who traveled with his Salvadoran business partner Laz Ayala to El Salvador. This is an account of their trip to promote stoves in Laz's hometown (and have a little fun along the way, of course). Read More..

17 Jan

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09 Dec

Make a Lasting Impact with a Gift to StoveTeam International

 You may be able to reduce your potential tax liability for 2013 and help a great cause. Read More..

06 Dec

Carbon Credit Program Helps Factories Provide More Stoves to Families

When StoveTeam began, we were focused on providing the most fuel-efficient, safe, portable cookstove in Latin America, and our target price was $25.00 per stove.  Once we started adding in not only the cost of materials and labor, but the costs of required healthcare, taxes, etc. we found this target price unreachable and began exploring other options to reduce the cost of the stove to make it accessible to more individuals living in poverty.

As active participants in the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves we had been aware of the possibility of carbon funding to reduce stove costs. The carbon market was created in response to the development of the Kyoto Protocol, which required industrialized countries to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 5.2% below 1990 levels. Countries and companies from industrialized countries can meet these emission reductions by purchasing emission quotas and certified GHG emission reductions, also called carbon credits. Each carbon credit equals to one ton of certified CO2e (GHG amount is equivalent to one CO2 ton) that is not emitted into the atmosphere.  Read More..