Meijburg supports a new CO2 compensation project: cooking stoves for Kenya
Since January 1, 2009, Meijburg has been compensating its CO2 emissions. This means that all CO2 emissions relating to our offices (energy and heating), paper use, and transport (by car, public transport, and plane) is fully compensated according to the Gold Standard.
Previously, we supported a progressive waste recycling project in Ankara via the Climate Neutral Group. However, as of January 1, 2012, we are supporting a new project that will have a more direct and greater impact. Each year we will fund approximately 4000 cooking stoves, i.e. wood-burning stoves, for families in Kenya.
These wood-burning stoves have been developed to replace the traditional cooking on open fires. As a result of efficient combustion, these stoves require less wood, emitting no, or almost no smoke, and this, in turn, reduces CO2 emissions. A considerable reduction in CO2 emissions can therefore be realized. The reduction in CO2 emissions is translated into CO2 credits which make the financing of this project possible. Moreover, the use of these stoves results in cleaner air and less health problems for the cook!
If you want more information on this project, you can watch this video