[Stoves] A Big Thank You for Voting for ACON - Winner of Solution Search "East Africa Prize" $10, 000!
lhelferty at sympatico.ca
Tue Oct 29 09:05:38 MDT 2013
Amazing work by Mr. Salim Mayeki Shaban, President and Founder of the
African Christians Organization Network (ACON)!
ACON was a prize winner -- *"The East Africa Prize" for $10,000.*
Thanks to all for supporting Salim's biochar work in Kenya -- and
ACON's solution for adapting to and mitigating climate change in Kenya!
Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist
Principal, Biochar Consulting (Canada)
48 Suncrest Blvd, Thornhill, ON, Canada
Steering Committee coordinator
Canadian Biochar Initiative (CBI)
President, Co-founder & CBI Liaison, Biochar-Ontario
National Office, Canadian Carbon Farming Initiative (CCFI)
Come learn about biochar in October:
Member of the Don Watershed Regeneration Council (DWRC)
Manager, Biochar Offsets Group:
Advisory Committee Member, IBI
"Technology is only a tool. Sustainability is determined not by the the individual technologies, but rather how -- and even whether -- we decide to use them."
- Lloyd Helferty
On 2013-10-27 5:27 PM, Rob Lavoie wrote:
> A BIG THANK YOU to all who voted for the African Christians
> Organization Network (ACON) submission to _The Nature Conservancy
> _and_RARE's_ "Solution Search" contest!
> ACON was a prize winner -- "The East Africa Prize" for $10,000.
> The announcement of winners is located here:
> These funds will be a very significant boost to ACON's program of:
> * *Fire* -- Improved efficient clean cooking stoves for rural
> households in Kenya. -- Reducing indoor air pollution,
> deforestation, and saving money for Kenyan households by reducing
> fuel purchases.
> * *Fuel* -- Production of cooking fuel briquettes made from the
> invasive "water hyacinth" weed that is killing Lake Victoria.
> * *Fertilizer* -- The production of a powerful organic fertilizer
> made from chicken litter that is enriched with the nutrient rich
> liquid extracted from the harvested water hyacinth plants and
> further blended with biochar from ACON's cooking stove program.
> -- Improving farming practices, drought resistance, and food
> security for rural Kenyans.
> You can read more about ACON's activities on the Solution Search Site:
> Thank you for your patience to read and learn more about ACON's
> solution for adapting to and mitigating climate change in Kenya.
> Thank you for taking time to vote (some multiple times) for ACON's
> The event itself was a huge benefit for ACON's ability to scale up
> their solution going forward.
> Very Best Regards,
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