Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Enough about my personal journey

I just realize that most of you who read my blog regularly know me personally and would want to know the why and how behind all this. So now that I've explain THAT, on to the good stuff!


*The Adventure Project will tackle four campaigns a year. Each quarter they will tackle a poverty issue and provide a tangible way for people to engage in solutions.

*The Adventure Project will align with the best organizations tackling these global problems through innovative business strategies. All solutions will preserve dignity, spur economic growth (jobs), and save lives.

The Adventure Project believes we can end extreme poverty in our lifetime if we all give wisely.

There are a couple of ways you can be involved.

1. Support The Adventure Project and their partners/projects. You can donate, raise awareness, spread the word.
2. Join the TRIBE.
Follow them on Twitter. Find them on Facebook.

Today is the launch day. They have revealed their first project. The Coal Project. Go check it out. This is where everything I believe in collides. I LOVE IT. Directly from the website:

Every day, 3 billion people in developing countries are exposed to toxic smoke when preparing meals. Cooking on traditional stoves and open fires causes 1.9 million premature deaths annually, increases deforestation, and contributes to economic burden. Acute respiratory infections are the number one cause of death in children under five years-old, mainly caused by breathing in the smoke while their mother prepares meals. The smoke is equivalent to smoking to packs of cigarettes a day.

When we were in Guatemala, we saw this first hand. The effects of cooking in the home. Black tar all over everything. Paul and I couldn't stop talking about it. How horrible it was with all that smoke in the home and no ventilation. It was awful.

The solution? Charcoal-Efficient Stoves.
Each stove:
--Saves lives by reducing health risks
--Saves trees. Reducing fuel use by 50%, each stove saves 6 trees each year
--Increases a family's income by 20%

On top of that, the design, testing, production, sale, and distribution of the stove will create local jobs, spurring economic growth and opportunity.

Awesome, right?!?
I'm so excited about this. If you want to be part of The Coal Project, go HERE.

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