Dear friends of Sustainable Rural Life,
It’s been a busy few months. We’ve been working hard in Baja California Sur to offer solar hotpots and clean cookstoves to families, in partnership with the organization Niparajá.
Did you know that we use different types of cookstoves in different parts of Mexico? It’s important that the stoves fit in with the region’s culture; if they seem strange or different, our experience is that people tend to reject this new technology. Clean cookstoves need to blend in to ensure adoption. In Baja California Sur, the model we use is called Patsari.
We are also supporting the creation of standards for clean cookstoves that will provide guidelines for efficiency, emissions, durability, and safety. This goes hand-in-hand with a certification program that will validate the emissions reduced by organizations that implement clean cookstoves. These standards are important to ensure that the clean cookstoves different organizations build really are clean, and are helping the environment.
Please help us help more rural communities with a donation today.
Thank you for your continued support.
Dear Sustainable Rural Life friends,
The past months have been very exciting for our VRS team. We helped coordinate the participation of our field colleague U’yool’ché AC to the Renewable Energy workshop at Earth University in Costa Rica. From the 9 to the 12th of March, our friends that work in the Yucatan Peninsula shared their experience and their lessons learned while implementing fuel-efficient stoves throughout rural communities. U’yool’ché also shared with them a practical class where they were able to build from scratch one of their Tuumben K´ooben stoves.
The event gathered a group of enthusiasts from different countries (including Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador), as well as various indigenous communities.
We are ecstatic that our efforts and experience as a project can help communities and families in other countries, helping us make our dream of cleaner kitchens, healthier lives, lower environmental impact, and improved economies grow. We thank you for all your generous donations and hope you continue being part of it.
All the best,
Sustainable Rural Life Team
Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature Calle Damas 49, Colonia San Jose Insurgentes,
03900 Mexico, D.F., Mexico +52 (55) 5611 9779
Happy 2015! We are very excited to continue our work throughout the rural communities of Mexico using environmental technologies that help improve their living conditions. During the last year we saw great success in the subprojects of each of our five allies in the field through numerous capacity building activities and the distribution of numerous solar pots and fuel-efficient stoves.
Additionally, December marked the date when we concluded the required activities and handed in the documentation to certify our ally in the Yucatan Peninsula. Thanks to your support, we are only one step away from gaining the international certification of Gold Standard. In the following months, we will continue to strengthen the local co-op with the aim to build the capacity of local smiths and masons to help reduce costs of the construction of fuel-efficient stoves in the region. In this report, we share a picture taken during our smith workshop.
We wish you all a year full of smiles and achievements, and we thank you again for helping us make our dream of cleaner kitchens, healthier lives, lower environmental impact, and improved economies part of more and more rural families in Mexico. We hope you continue being part of it.
Thanks to your support, we have continued our program, helping improve the living conditions of rural communities in Mexico using environmental technologies. We continue building new subproject with each of our five allies in the field, and hosting numerous activities to distribute solar pots and fuel-efficient stoves.
Our certification process with our ally in the Yucatan Peninsula continues on, with the remaining step on the side of the international certification institution: Gold Standard. In a few months, more than 1,000 stoves distributed throughout three states in the southeast of the country will be able to participate in international voluntary carbon markets. We are very proud to be part of this innovative initiative, which complements perfectly the main objectives of our SRL program. On this occasion, we share with you a picture of some of the community children who today, have better living conditions thanks to your help.
Thank you for sharing our vision and helping so many communities have cleaner kitchens, healthier lives, lower environmental impact, and improved economies. We are sincerely grateful for your trust and confidence on the important positive impacts this program has. We hope you continue being part of it.
Vanessa Valdez (email@example.com)
These past three months our Sustainable Rural Life Program has continued helping rural communities throughout Mexico to improve their living conditions through environmental technologies. We continue to support our five allies in the field through capacity building workshops, follow up activities, and funding to acquire and distribute solar pots and fuel-efficient stoves.
We have also been working to promote the certification of all the stoves distributed on the Yucatan Peninsula for the voluntary carbon markets. In June took place the required public consultation for the certifying entity. During this meeting, all those families with a fuel-efficient stove who are in the process to be certified were given a chance to pose questions and debate about the project´s goals. We are sharing a couple of pictures of this very successful event.
Thank you for being part of the solution for so many communities, who now, thanks to your kind donations, can have cleaner kitchens, healthier lives, lower environmental impact, and improved economies. We are so grateful to you all again for believing in this cause and helping us support it. We sure hope you continue being part of it.
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