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Ecological Cookers

Stockpile C02 by encouraging the use of solar cookers. Currently, the majority of rural populations in Latin America use fossil fuels and wood for cooking. This project encourages the distribution and use of solar cookers as a way of combatting deforestation and improving the quality of life of these populations

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Using the sun to cook was an idea launched by the NGO Bolivia Inti in 1999. It is also the work of one man - Robert Chiron – who, after travelling to South America, returned with an idea that was filled with hope: to free the villagers from their dependence on wood and gas using the infinite and free energy offered by the sun.

The project

This project is based on the manufacture and distribution of solar cookers in Bolivia – in the regions of La Paz, Oruro, Potosi and Cochabamba – and in Peru – in the regions of Arequipa and Puno. It is implemented by Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil and coordinated by the GoodPlanet Foundation.

Since 2007, 10 717 solar cookers have been distributed, impacting positively on more than 52 000 people.

By distributing solar cookers, this project aims to reach 2 objectives:
1 – Improve the quality of life of rural populations by reducing the time required to collect wood and improving the sanitary conditions of homes
2 – Contribute to combatting climate change by reducing deforestation and the use of fossil fuels
Four-day workshops allow beneficiaries (in majority women) to build their own solar cooker using materials sourced locally (wood, llama wool...). During the workshop, participants are also trained on how to maintain the solar cookers in order to become autonomous.
Further to this, regular annual follow-up is carried out to ensure continued use of the ovens and to identify any eventual problems that may be holding back their use. This feedback is essential to constantly improve the training delivered by the teams from Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil.
What is a solar cooker? A solar cooker is an insulated wooden case, inside which there is an aluminium case, and the entire frame is surrounded by double glazing to produce a hothouse effect. It can reach temperatures of 150 to 200°C. It offers homogenous and risk-free cooking, even without surveillance. 20 minutes of sunshine per hour of daylight are sufficient to ensure that it functions correctly, meaning that it can adapt to a wide range of geographical areas and can be used in all seasons.

THE MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF SOLAR COOKERS IN LATIN AMERICA: A LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BOLIVIA INTI AND THE GOODPLANET FOUNDATION.

These two actors have been engaged since 2007 in the distribution of this technology in the Andes. Bolivia Inti is in charge of field management of the programme and the GoodPlanet Foundation of coordinating the carbon project – registering the project with Gold Standard and making use of the carbon credits.
In France, through the action of everyone: volunteers, employees, don’actors, members, relay groups, the message "the sun at the service of development” is becoming increasingly known and recognised.
Elsewhere in the world, and in majority in Africa, Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil guides project initiators, conducting expertise missions, creating partnerships and bringing together the conditions to deploy combined cooking equipment (solar, economical and ecological).
Using solar and ecological cookers also contributes to reducing CO2 emissions (1 tonne per year per cooker according to the international "Gold Standard" protocol).

- Bolivia Inti:
A French association based in Nantes, BISS is in charge of coordinating the project at local level through partner teams based in the field which place “the sun at the service of development”. BISS has been developing expertise in solar and ecological cooking for the past 16 years, in the Andes and also in Africa. Since 1999, it has been behind the distribution of over 18 000 solar cookers and the avoidance of more than 90 000 t of CO² emissions in the Andes (Bolivia, Peru, Chili, Argentina). Its action also involves awareness-raising in northern countries about the challenges facing southern countries in accessing energy and reducing our carbon footprint.
INTI AREQUIPA
The association Arequipa was founded in Peru in 2005 from the experience acquired by Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil. Its aims little by little to become autonomous in implementing the project locally.
INTI ILLIMANI
The association Inti Illimani was founded in Bolivia in2009, also from the experience acquired by Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil. It was guided by BISS in order to acquire financial and technical independence.

The GoodPlanet Foundation:
The GoodPlanet Foundation’s objectives are to place ecology at the heart of consciences and to instil the desire to take concrete action. To do so, it creates public awareness about environmental protection and invites us all to lead a lifestyle that is more respectful of Planet Earth and its inhabitants. It proposes realistic and optimistic solutions through unifying programmes that are addressed to everyone: the general public, young people, companies and local authorities.
The GoodPlanet Foundation, through its United Carbon Action programme, only supports projects that protect the environment and encourage the economic and social development of the most disadvantaged populations. These projects must be led by organisations with a social purpose (NGO, cooperatives, small businesses, etc.); in other words projects that are driven by an approach of international solidarity and public interest.
The GoodPlanet Foundation has developed solid expertise in voluntary carbon compensation – registering and following-up projects and validating carbon credits. It systematically evaluates and registers all of its carbon compensation projects with the most demanding international labels, in particular the Gold Standard (GS). In order to receive these labels, the projects are evaluated by experts at every stage: project relevance and feasibility, verification and measurement of effective reductions in emissions over several years, the quality of the impact locally and impact in terms of sustainable development.


Link to the page: https://www.goodplanet.org/action-carbone/energie/amerique-du-sud/

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Date Amount received excluding taxes
30/12/2017 156.1943 $
01/12/2017 114.6174 $
30/10/2017 146.081 $
28/09/2017 200.0186 $
25/08/2017 140.4625 $
01/08/2017 1427.099 $
02/06/2017 561.85 $
31/01/2018 143.8336 $ (to come up)
28/02/2018 132.5966 $ (to come up)
31/03/2018 553.9841 $ (to come up)
Lilo transfers the money monthly by €100 thresholds.
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