05 Oct '11, 5pm

A Trek for Cleaner Cookstoves: The United Nations estimates that 1.6 million to 1.8 million people in developing...

Adam Ferguson for The New York Times A woman cooking in her home in Kohlua, India. To seize attention, a group will march in California, imitating the treks that women make to gather wood for fires and stoves. The United Nations estimates that nearly half the world’s population, some three billion people in developing countries, cook over open wood fires or primitive stoves. The practice leads to persistent health problems and accounts for nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But, as Elisabeth Rosenthal reported in The Times in 2009, many in the developed world are unaware of this problem and the benefits that would accrue from addressing it. Understanding that simple images can seize more attention than fund-raising letters, the Paradigm Project is hoping to bring the issue closer to home by sponsoring the Woodwalk, a 10-day, 136-mile trek from San Diego ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/a-trek-for-clea...

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