Did you know Coal, oil, and gas (fossil fuels) are responsible for nearly 90% of global carbon dioxide emissions? Scientists emphasize the need to cut emissions by almost half by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Fossil fuels still dominate global energy production, but renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal, now power about 29% of electricity worldwide. Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/clean-energy-day
Clean energy for all…
In the pursuit of a sustainable future for both humanity and our planet, Farmerline, in collaboration with Envirofit Ghana, spearheads a groundbreaking initiative to promote clean energy adoption, with a particular focus on innovative cooking technologies. As the world grapples with the ever-growing impact of climate change, the significance of transitioning away from conventional, fossil-fuel-dependent energy sources cannot be overstated.
A substantial portion of the greenhouse gasses enveloping our Earth and intensifying the heat from the Sun stems from the burning of fossil fuels – namely, oil, coal, and gas – for energy production. Recognizing this urgent need for change, Farmerline aligns its mission with the global imperative to curtail climate change by advocating for the widespread use of clean, accessible, affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy alternatives.
Abdul Wahab Songoma a farmer in Wa, the Upper West region of Ghana stands as a testament to the transformative power of clean energy solutions. With the adoption of the Envirofit Cookstove, Abdul Wahab experienced a profound change in her life. The reduction in charcoal usage not only alleviated the financial burden on her household but also contributed to a cleaner, healthier environment for her family and community. Her journey exemplifies the tangible benefits of embracing sustainable practices, showcasing the real-world impact of initiatives like Mission 13 from Farmerline.
Envirofit: A Beacon of Innovation
Envirofit Ghana is a beacon of innovation, a social enterprise dedicated to developing smart energy solutions on a global scale. By employing a market-based approach, Envirofit has crafted a product line of intelligent clean cooking technologies. These technologies cook faster and significantly reduce fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions. With a footprint reaching over five million people in energy poverty, Envirofit’s smart stoves become catalysts for change, mitigating climate impact, creating jobs, and empowering families to save money.
The Aim of the Envirofit Project
The nexus between clean energy, socio-economic development, and environmental sustainability is at the core of the partnership between Farmerline and Envirofit. Together, we recognize the transformative power of initiatives like the Envirofit Cookstove in addressing the challenges faced by vulnerable communities worldwide. Our collaboration is strategically tailored to empower and uplift these underserved communities by providing access to clean energy solutions.
At Farmerline, our mission extends beyond just assisting farmers in achieving lasting profits; we are deeply committed to promoting sustainable practices that benefit both farmers and the environment. This commitment led us to partner with Envirofit, whose innovative cookstove technology aligns seamlessly with our vision for a greener, healthier future. By focusing on accessibility, affordability, reliability, and sustainability, the Envirofit Cookstove not only champions environmental preservation but also catalyzes socio-economic progress for those who need it most.
The story of farmers like Abdul Wahab exemplifies the tangible impact of our partnership. By adopting the Envirofit Cookstove, farmers like Abdul Wahab experience significant improvements in their livelihoods. The reduction in charcoal usage not only alleviates financial burdens but also contributes to the preservation of farmlands from deforestation, ensuring favorable climates for productive agricultural activities. Abdul Wahab’s journey is just one example of how clean energy solutions can positively transform lives and communities.
Why Switch to Improved Cookstoves?
The transition from traditional cooking methods to Improved Cookstoves (ICS) offers a myriad of advantages:
- A greener solution: promoting better healthier lives.
- Ease of Use: Lightweight and emits minimal smoke, providing a user-friendly experience.
- Cost Savings: the product requires less use of fuelwood leading to significant fuel savings.
- Efficient Cooking: Reduces cooking time by up to 50%.
- Reduced Smoke: A remarkable 82% reduction in toxic emissions.
- Family-Friendly: Cooks for up to 10 people, adaptable even without a dedicated kitchen space.
Financial Benefits of Using Envirofit Cookstoves
Embracing Envirofit’s improved charcoal stoves translates to tangible financial benefits, enabling users to save up to 60% of their charcoal expenses. This financial relief empowers individuals to allocate their savings towards other essential activities, creating a ripple effect of economic well-being within communities.
As we work towards universal access to modern energy by 2030, in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), our partnership with Envirofit remains instrumental in driving progress towards a more sustainable future. Together, we continue to champion the adoption of clean energy solutions, empowering communities and protecting our planet for generations to come.
We invite communities to join hands in embracing renewable energy sources, harnessed from the sun, wind, water, waste, and the Earth’s heat – sources that nature continually replenishes, emitting minimal greenhouse gasses and pollutants.
Join the journey towards cleaner cooking, one cookstove at a time.