eChievement Award

Boulder Colorado based eTown Inc, a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast, multimedia and events production company whose mission is to educate entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world, has awarded its prestigious eAchievement Award to the Himalayan Stove Project and its founder, George “Chief Cook” Basch.

Since its founding in 1991 eTown has given the eAchievement award to many notable people, including Dr. Jane Goodall, Vice President Al Gore, President Jimmy Carter, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Allan Ginsberg, Michael Moore, Pete Seeger, and blind climber, adventurer and author Erik Weihenmayer (who is a key member of the HSP’s Advisory Board.

Listen and see George Basch and eTown co-founder and host Nick Forester discuss the HSP:

To donate to the Himalayan Stove Project go here

eTown host/co-founder Nick Forster (far left) and eTown co-host, co-founder and executive producer Helen Forster (far right) award Himalayan Stove Project founder George Basch (second from left) an eChievement Award from eTown. Participating in the ceremony was famed climber Erik Weihenmayer, co-author of the new book, No Barriers (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017), a prior eChievement Award recipient, and a key member of the HSP Advisory Board. (eTown)


eTown host/co-founder Nick Forster ( left) and Himalayan Stove Project founder George “chief Cook” Basch (right) discussing his eChievement Award from eTown. (eTown).


eTown’s weekly radio broadcasts are heard on more than 300 stations throught the US, with an audience of more than 1,000,000 and podcast worldwide.

The show that includes the Himalayan Stove Project is available in it’s entire (audio) form at Broadcast #1704.

For more information about eTown, and the wonderful work that they do, go to their website at 

The HSP donates fuel efficient and environmentally friendly in the mountains of Nepal transforming the lives of individuals and families who now cook with traditional, rudimentary stoves or over open fire pits inside their homes, consuming excessive amounts of precious fuel and polluting the indoor air to dangerously unhealthy levels.         

The HSP’s new CarbonKarma™ program (which was launched after the interview was recorded in September 2016) allows donors to purchase carbon credits to benefit both the environment. Carbon credits can be purchased at


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