Apr 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Forest Resener
StoveTeam International

Forest Resener is the Operations Director for StoveTeam International, an organization based in Portland, Oregon that has provided over 76,000 improved cookstoves for families in Latin America. Right now StoveTeam is working on a new project in Guatemala, a stove that is built in place and includes a chimney, completely eliminating smoke inside the home. 

StoveTeam is a nonprofit organization, started by a Rotarian in Eugene, Oregon that facilitates the placement of safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves in collaboration with local communities to support families and protect the environment. StoveTeam's innovative model for assisting entrepreneurs in Latin America has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Award for Developing Local Markets for creating local employment while improving health and reducing air pollution. To date, local projects started by StoveTeam in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico have produced more than 76,000 stoves, improving the lives of more than half a million people and preventing nearly one million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

 

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