and Honduran partner E’Copan were recognized with the National Energy
Globe Award for helping combat deforestation and overconsumption of
firewood in Honduras. More than half the population of Honduras uses
wood for cooking, a factor that, over the last quarter century, has led
to the disappearance of greater than a third of Honduras’ forests. The
E’Copan factory began in 2010 with a grant from Copan Ruinas and Eugene
Southtowne Rotary Clubs, and with support from StoveTeam International.
Since 2010, E’Copan has sold approximately 6,000 cookstoves.
The Energy Globe Award is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and done in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). “As one of only 177 winners out of 1,500 applicants, we are thrilled to receive this prestigious award,” said program director, Katie Laughlin, “and are honored to be recognized among the many worthwhile entities working to advance sustainable solutions to global environmental challenges.” StoveTeam and E’Copan will be evaluated automatically for the Energy Globe World Award.
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