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Energy Globe Award

With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award 2015

Submitted by: Trust In Education
Solar Cooking and Water Pasteurization

This project sees the dissemination of solar cookers in refugee camps in and around Kabul, Afghanistan. The project has been ongoing for the last four years. Afghans typically cook on open fires where women and children breathe in toxic smoke and smoke pollution. This causes severe pulmonary diseases and even death. The fuel source is wood, which has to be fetched several miles away from their camps; usually by women and children who are putting themselves in a position to be kidnapped and raped. At this date Trust In Education have distributed panel cookers and box cookers that have directly affected 17,640 people living in refugee camps outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. All the cookers use recycled Mylar coffee bean bags (50,000 collected to date) that are collected from Peet's coffee and tea retail stores in Northern California, USA. Peet's supplies the bags free and with our program we are keeping thousands of Mylar bags, which are not biodegradable, out of the landfill. We have improved the lives of thousands of Afghans and as word gets out in the camps the interest in our program increases manyfold. In 2014 we expect 5,000 solar ovens in Afghanistan.



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Jack Howell

Jury-Rating
Afghans typically cook on open fires where women and children breathe in toxic smoke and smoke pollution. This causes severe pulmonary diseases and even death. The fuel source is wood, which has to be fetched several miles away from their camps; usually by women and children who are putting themselves in a position to be kidnapped and raped. This year’s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Afghanistan has been distributing panel cookers and box cookers that have directly affected 17,640 people living in refugee camps outside of Kabul. Congratulations to your great initiative!