Win an Eco-Friendly Cookstove from EcoZoom! {ARV $119; ends 8/11}

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I am thrilled to spread the word about EcoZoom, a social venture with a mission to design, manufacture, and distribute “clean” biomass cookstoves around the world. EcoZoom addresses the very serious global issue of respiratory disease from indoor air pollution – the 4th leading cause of death in the developing world – by offering portable stoves that reduce fuel use by over 50% and harmful emissions like CO2 and methane by over 70%.

EcoZoom’s web site explains the need for clean cookstoves:

Three billion people – half the world’s population – need a safer way to cook.

According to “The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries”, a review completed by the World Health Organization and United Nations Development Program, 91% of the population in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is without access to modern fuels. LDCs have 3 billion people – half the world’s population – relying on solid fuels of biomass and coal for their cooking needs. They primarily cook on open fires or unimproved cookstoves. These cooking methods cause problems for these people and the environment.

Women and children are most affected by these issues as they face problems due to smoke inhalation and personal safety. Imagine spending 4 – 6 hours of your day collecting fuel to cook ans spending the majority of your income on charcoal!

This is where EcoZoom comes in:

EcoZoom is a for-profit, certified B Corp that makes clean cookstoves accessible and affordable in developing countries. We work to empower local workforces, economies and women while creating financially sustainable markets.

Thanks to EcoZoom’s Z+ Program, every time someone purchases a stove, they will deliver a stove to a cook in need in a developing country.

wood stoveWhy should you purchase an EcoZoom cookstove for your family?
- It’s a green way to cook in your own backyard or while camping – whether you’re on a balcony, the beach, or in the middle of the woods!

- It’s a fun, easy, and safe way for your family to cook together!

- You can use it for a new hobby like canning or brewing beer.

- You’ll be prepared for an emergency! I have lost power for as long as nine days due to storms, so I love the idea of having this around as an emergency preparedness tool.

Check out how easy it is to cook a meal with the Zoom Dura stove!


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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nichola July 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

Well, I wasn’t able to get to the site to check it out, but they had a neat cover page! =D
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2 maryanne @ mama smiles July 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

Your link goes to a different company, but from visiting I’m impressed that it stays cool to the touch and emits 70% less smoke. And I do like it as an emergency preparedness tool.
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3 Terri Quinn July 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I like that they are eco friendly. Safe for the enviroment . :D


4 Queentob July 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I love that you have many fuel choices and that it stays cool to the touch!


5 dave July 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

nice that there’s so many fuel options and eco friendly! :)


6 Ana July 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

This is a great product. Heavy duty, efficient, and handy. Great for emergencies or camping. I’ve used both wood and coal in it to test it and the item preformed very well with both.


7 .ambre. August 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

loved the pictures of families in other countries using the stove. It looks like they have an excellent international program!


8 Melissa VandenBerg August 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I was very impressed by their international outreach program. 3 billion people with needs to be able to cook….makes me realize how much I have! I love that its so eco friendly….thats so positive in todays world!


9 Lori Popkewitz Alper August 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love everything the company stands for.
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10 Sarah McGuire August 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I love that they think globally….a safe cookstove for the impoverished is also a cookstove in an emergency for those who are not living in poverty.


11 Dana Denay August 7, 2012 at 12:11 am

I love anything eco-friendly…I like what they are doing.


12 kristy August 7, 2012 at 4:52 am

I am impressed that not a lot of fuel is needed to operate the stoves


13 Linda Kwolek August 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I like it can burn wood, chrcoal and any combustible item.


14 Amanda @ The Frugal Greenish Mama August 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I love that you have so many fuel options! I will be looking into this for sure :)
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15 Audrey August 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Besides all the eco values of the product, I love how it looks!
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16 Marla August 9, 2012 at 12:23 am

I am impressed that EcoZoom replaced 10,000 inefficient, dangerous stoves or open fires in Mexico! It is rare to hear of such generosity from a commercial company!


17 Marla August 9, 2012 at 12:30 am

I left a comment on your awesome article about fruit and vegetable snack ideas for kiddos!


18 Jenny B August 9, 2012 at 7:06 am

Love how conscientious they are as a company, giving back. Also impressed by their environmental third-party certifications.
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19 Ginger b. August 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

I liked how they showed pictures of people in villages realy using them and not just saying it like a Pr stunt.


20 Melanie Schemanski August 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

stays cool to the touch while in use, can’t beat that around young children


21 elven johnson August 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm

When you buy one they give one. Great company.


22 Nicole Peifley August 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I like that it stays cool to the touch while in use!


23 Amy August 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Staying cool to the touch is great especially with little children around.


24 Paige Kelley August 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I really like that it stays cool to the touch.. then we don’t have to worry so much about the kids! And that there are more than one fuel option :)


25 Sunnie August 10, 2012 at 12:35 am

I like that it stays cool and is good for an emergency. I live in the country and we can get some pretty hairy storms out here.


26 Ani G W August 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

I am impressed that they are a company that cares! About the earth and about people’s safety internationally.


27 Wendy August 10, 2012 at 2:16 am

This would be fantastic for emergencies! Also small and easy to transport for camping. I love that replace dangerous, inefficient stoves and open cooking fires in Mexico.


28 Tina W August 10, 2012 at 2:36 am

I love that they are producing these for use in underdeveloped countries. My niece was in Lesotho in the Peace Corps and I think this would have worked much better than the solar oven we sent her.


29 Jenn @ Monkey Butt Junction August 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

Love it. I love the design of the stove – compact, easy to transport. I’d love to get one of these for our disaster kit.
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30 Ashley August 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

The stove can use a variety of fuel sources.


31 Anastasia @ Eco-Babyz August 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I love that it is so portable, eco-friendly, and lightweight!
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32 Jana H. August 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I’m impressed they are used in 36 countries.
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33 amy williams August 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I like that it is eco friendly and stays cool to the touch which is handy with little ones running around.


34 Missy L August 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I like that this doesn’t use traditional fuel sources. It truly would be perfect for an emergency situation. Or just any time!


35 Alana Vester August 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

The shape of the stove is very creative! Love it!


36 Angela Hartness August 11, 2012 at 4:51 am

I really like that they produce clean cookstoves accessible and affordable in developing countries.


37 Amanda August 11, 2012 at 8:35 am

I am really impressed by their Z+ project where they ship thousands of stoves to developing in honor of every stove that was purchased.


38 Dionna @ Code Name: Mama August 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love that they send a stove to another country when I buy one.
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39 Mandy Kauffman August 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

I like that EcoZoom believes that people of any economic status should have access to beautifully designed cooking products that will improve their health, income, and environment. Thanks for the giveaway! :)


40 ten b August 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

i didn’t know about the Z+ program that donates a stove for every one bought. I also didn’t know that the Elephant Energy program, which I’d heard of, helps support the Navajo Nation in the states.


41 jewel V. August 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I like that these stay cool and use less fuel. They would be great while camping.


42 Tiffany C. August 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

This would be way cool for the boys!


43 Mike Smith August 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I like the way it stays cool and the way it looks.


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