Alternative cooking and toilet systems for schools and households:
One of our key initiatives focuses on implementing biodigesters and bio-toilets in the community of L’Asile in the south of Haiti. These sustainable technologies harness the power of organic waste to produce biogas, a renewable energy source. By installing biodigesters, we do not only reduce reliance on traditional cooking fuels (charcoal and firewood) but also minimize deforestation, a major risk for climate change. Simultaneously, the installation of bio-toilets ensures safe and hygienic waste disposal, reducing the risk of contamination and improving overall community health.
In response to the detrimental environmental impact of charcoal use, we are promoting alternative cooking systems in schools and households. These systems include clean cookstoves and renewable energy sources. This will reduce carbon emissions, mitigate deforestation, and improve air quality. Women will be trained and empowered in the use and maintenance of these systems to foster gender equality to allow them to take an active role in environmental preservation.
Climate change disproportionately affects women and exacerbates gender inequalities. By adopting a gender-responsive approach, we ensure that our initiatives take into account the specific needs and roles of women. By recognizing and addressing gender disparities, we strive to build a more inclusive and resilient society, where women play a vital role in shaping sustainable solutions.
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