December 26, 2007

One more way to stave off the Grinch--
Today, I noticed something on the hunger site.
A stove. I saw a similar one demonstrated on Invention Nation recently. It's simple to build, runs on 75% less fuel than conventional wood stoves, emits very little smoke [it does both these things because it burns VERY efficiently]. And an organization is giving them out in Darfur where it continues to be extremely risky to leave the refugee camps to gather cooking fuel.
So, here's another gift idea for someone who has everything, jfwiw. It costs $20.00 to send one to Darfur and your gift is tax deductible. If you're interested, you can click on the link above to see details.


FranIAm said...

This is good- thanks for linking to it and for posting this.

There is so much we can do.

Here is something related from an old post of mine.

Peace to you!! To all!

two crows said...

hi, Fran--
thanks for the link.
I'd heard about plumpy-nut on 60 minutes or something recently. it is literally working miracles in the 3rd world.
I hadn't known there was a site where you can donate it. thanx for that info.

TomCat said...

Ho! Ho!! Ho!!! SantaCat wishes you all a purrrfect Christmas.

Next year, please leave catnip with the milk and cookies. :-)

LET'S TALK said...

Happy Holidays two crows and be safe!

Robert Rouse said...

A great idea. I'm buying a couple for the region today and I'm including this in today's Blog World Report under the title A GREAT Idea.

two crows said...

thanx for the link, Robert.
I think giving this stove in Darfur is really important. it helps keep the women safer, it helps the environment near the camps recover from over-harvesting and it keeps less carbon out of the atmosphere.
a win/win/win situation.

two crows said...

"keeps less carbon out of the atmosphere"
-- SB --
"helps keep carbon out of the atmosphere"
dang proof-reader!