Because Cooking Shouldn’t Kill. Exposure to smoke from traditional cook stoves causes 2 million premature deaths annually. Cook stove smoke contributes to a range of chronic illnesses and acute health impacts such as early childhood pneumonia, emphysema, cataracts, lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiovascular diseases and low birth weight.
Because Women and Children are Primary Victims. Women and children spend hours each day collecting firewood. This is especially problematic for those living in refugee camps and in conflict zones where they face grave risks of rape and other forms of violence.
Because it Ravages the Environment and because it is a SOLVABLE problem. The graph depicts the change in deforestation from 1990-2010