Constructing Fuel-Efficient Stoves in Guatemala

 
$7,155
$12,845
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Jun 11, 2013

Cooking up forest conservation

Stove beneficiary shows off her new stove!
Stove beneficiary shows off her new stove!

Fifty families in northern Guatemala, across four communities, have recently received EcoLogic’s fuel-efficient stoves as part of our ongoing conservation efforts in the area. As the number of stove beneficiaries grows – so does the amount of acres reforested, conserved, and protected.

As a stove recipient, families must agree to not only use the stove in an effort to reduce their wood consumption, but to conversely give back to the forest through reforestation and vigilant monitoring against illegal loggers and fires.

Reforestation in the Ixcán Region of El Quiche has included the participation of 146 families. They have attended trainings focused on the preparation of seed mixes and general care for saplings in nurseries.

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Project Leader

Alexa Piacenza

Program Associate
Cambridge, MA United States

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