Sustainable Stoves

Providing access to cleaner, low cost and fuel-efficient energy to 3 billion people worldwide whilst maintaining long-held cooking practices and traditions.

Clean Energy

Why Sustainable Stoves?

According to the World Bank, clean cooking is a political, economic, and environmental priority, with 3 billion people globally still cooking with traditional methods, so it’s much more than just a health challenge. These practices often involve the use of dangerous and non-renewable fuel sources, and the release of harmful chemicals into homes and the environment, making smoke inhalation one of the leaders in ill health and respiratory-related deaths worldwide.

The issue also perpetuates gender inequality in a range of ways. Compared to men, women and girls often spend more time indoors doing domestic work, more specifically cooking, leading to a disproportionately higher exposure to the dangerous household smoke emissions. The time and labour intensive process of preparing and cooking daily meals for the family also severely limits time for education and paid work, and the need for more efficient methods is critical.

Striking a balance between accessing clean and efficient cooking technologies and maintaining cultural cooking traditions and flavours is often extremely difficult or inaccessible to most. With current methods contributing to unsustainable deforestation and global warming, this is one of the most pressing and devastating systemic challenges for today’s global population.

3.8 million people die prematurely each year due to household smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation from household cooking is the second largest contributor to ill health in the world

Most traditional cooking methods involve the release of black carbon, a top contributor to global warming

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What we are doing

Our solution to this huge challenge is an affordable rocket stove, which is fuel-efficient, reduces cooking time, and significantly minimises dangerous emissions into homes and the environment, all whilst maintaining the traditional smoky flavour of Fijian cooking. With goals to decrease dangerous gases that are harmful to millions of lungs and the Earth, reduce deforestation, increase energy independence and empower local community members through employment across the developing world, it’s more than just an alternate cooking method.

The design of our Buka Stove (or ‘clean stove’) allows for greater airflow leading to a more complete combustion, meaning that with an increase in heat output, the production of harmful carbon monoxide is dramatically reduced, and the amount of fuel required for the same amount of cooking is significantly less. It also works with accessible and renewable fuel sources, such as wood and biomass briquettes, and other combustible waste such as animal dung. As an additional benefit, the rocket stove enables more efficient cooking times for families, and more time spent undertaking other activities, including paid work and furthering education.

Project Everest is working in Sigatoka, Fiji and Dili, Timor-Leste, to implement this social enterprise solution within rural communities through the employment of local sales agents, further enabling local economic stability, gender equality and growth opportunities.

The United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Targets:

7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

How to Get involved

Connecting young change-makers and technology partners you will be testing social enterprise solutions in real-world contexts at the very early stages. This is an opportunity to deeply understand our community members and work with them to develop a meaningful social impact.

Locations
Dates Available
Price

Global Impact Program

Fiji

Timor-Leste

June 2021
June 6 – 25 2021

July 2021
June 29 – July 24 2021

December 2021
November 28 – December 22 2021

January 2022
January 3 – 28 2022

February 2022
February 1 – 26 2022

4 Weeks – $4980 AUD

Our Impact
Partners

SEE WHAT OUR AWESOME
Change-Makers SAY ABOUT
OUR PROGRAMS

“If someone had told me on the first day of project that within 3 weeks I would have had the skills, knowledge and confidence to pitch something I am passionate about effectively to an NGO in a different country I would have laughed. 3 weeks later, I did just that. I met with an NGO who loved the product and, on the spot, suggested that PEV organise a meeting with the UNDP to aid in promoting and distributing the stove. A suggestion which nearly knocked me off my chair.”

Sophie Heath

“You guys are doing a really good thing because this changes lives”

Seru |Village Pastor, Fiji

Our
Impact
Projects

You can join over 9 active projects we have developed in countries such as India, Timor-Leste, Fiji and Malawi, as well as rural communities around Australia. You can even make a social impact from the comfort of home as a social impact consultant through our Virtual Impact Program. Our innovative project solutions span across a range of areas for maximum impact, including agriculture, microfinance and solar energy solutions.

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Clean Energy

India

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4 Weeks

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Solar Infrastructure Consulting

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Clean Energy

India

Sustainable Engineering and Clean Energy

4 Weeks

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4Ize Consulting

Changing the lives of over 1 billion people who suffer from vision impairment, with an end-to-end testing and spectacles dispensing system that can be used by local people with no prior vision testing experience.

Gender Equality Good Health

Fiji, Timor-Leste,
Australia, Virtual

Med Tech
 

2 - 4 Weeks

See Project

Ag-Tech Consulting

Ensuring food security, nutritious diets and economic empowerment for 500 million smallholder farmers around the world, whilst safeguarding biodiversity and boosting developing economies through sustainable and efficient agricultural supply chains.

Life On Land No Poverty Zero Hunger

Fiji, India, Timor-Leste, Malawi, Australia, Virtual

AG Tech, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability

2 - 4 Weeks

See Project

Anti-Poaching

Preventing mass extinction and guarding biodiversity by stopping illegal wildlife poaching using AI technology.

Life On Land

Malawi,
Virtual

Animal Welfare and AI
 

4 Weeks

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Female Sanitation | Menstrual Cups

Empowering women and girls through safe sanitation practices and access to education and opportunities, using reusable and hygienic menstrual cups

Clean Water Gender Equality Recycling & Reuse

Malawi, Timor-Leste

Empowering Women and Girls

4 Weeks

See Project

Female Sanitation | Reusable Pads

Empowering women and girls through safe sanitation practices and access to education and opportunities, using reusable and hygienic pads.

Clean Water Gender Equality Recycling & Reuse

Malawi, Timor-Leste

Empowering Women and Girls

4 Weeks

See Project

Financial Literacy Consulting

Empowering small-scale entrepreneurship and economic independence through access to financial literacy and resources to enable growth opportunities.

Economic Growth

Fiji

Economic Empowerment

4 Weeks

See Project

Microfinance

Empowering small-scale entrepreneurship and economic independence through access to socially beneficial assets and services using microfinance loans.

Economic Growth

Malawi

Economic
Empowerment

4 Weeks

See Project

Solar Solutions Consulting

Electrifying the 16.5 million Malawians with no access to electricity using affordable, clean, solar power.

Clean Energy

Malawi

Sustainable Engineering and Clean Energy

4 Weeks

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Sustainable Stoves

Providing access to cleaner, low cost and fuel-efficient energy to 3 billion people worldwide whilst maintaining long-held cooking practices and traditions.

Clean Energy

Fiji, Timor-Leste

Sustainable Engineering Solutions and Food Security

4 Weeks

See Project

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