I trekked in Nepal nearly 10 years ago and the place really affected me as it seems to affect of lot of others. Your initiative seems like a direct way to make a real practical difference. Thanks for standing up and doing something that allows us all to help.
Just wanted to say how much I admire your work with the clean stove. Good to be in touch. And all the best for your continued good work.
The Himalayan Stove Project is an “approved environmental organization” of 1% For The Planet. When the project was inducted, the 1% FTP “Membership Marshall” said, “The Himalayan Stove Project exemplifies the direction I’d like to take our nonprofit membership in the future – increasing the emphasis on the importance of humanity in a holistic definition of sustainability.”
The Himalayan Stove Project addresses two challenges of life in the rugged Himalaya : indoor air quality and deforestation. The innovative stove drastically reduces the level of indoor pollutants and does so with less fuel. Less fuel equates to less burden on the surrounding forest. By building local communities into the project, the Himalayan Stove Project has a real and measurable impact on the lives of people in the Himalaya.
We all want to change the world… most of us are kind enough, but not quite creative enough to figure out how to make a difference for people living in challenging circumstances. The Himalayan Stove Project is a tangible, smart, common sense approach. Well worth getting behind.
So glad to hear about the great progress your Himalayan Stove Project has made. Having been on 7 expeditions to the Himalaya, I can attest to the pressing need for a clean, renewable cooking process. The positive impact on the environment and quality of life cannot be overestimated.
You have the support of Dr. Bruce Johnson, MD and his Human Physiology Laboratory of the Mayo Clinic, and we are in the process of building a collaboration on a small project related to respiratory health.
Thank you for all the good work that you are doing in Mustang with the stoves. I would say that is Dharma in action!
Thank you so much for your kind email but there’s no need to thank me. Yours is a wonderful endeavor, and I would like to help you in any way that I can. I’m so glad you enjoyed ECAD (Explorers Club Annual Dinner). We thoroughly enjoyed you being there and also being a part of our program.
Great stuff, George. Keep it up!