Yesterday morning I was on an ETHOS panel discussing stoves, health and climate change. I loved the discussion and was filled with hope that facing the end of the fossil fuel era might catalyze better use of resources.  Living sustainably has been a dream of mine since I was 15 years old in 1967. Like many people I have been living with this dream for many years in a world that has not been committed to renewable energy.

Aprovecho (started in 1976) has tried to create better understandings of farming, forestry, and appropriate technology (focusing on biomass stoves), and helped me to investigate fire. Working with Dr. Larry Winiarski was a blessing in many ways, especially by showing me the utility of the scientific method.

It was great to be able to direct folks at ETHOS to our 2020 revised book “Clean Burning Biomass Cookstoves” that contains most everything that we’ve learned since the publication in 2015. Download here: Clean Burning Biomass Cookstoves, 2nd Edition, 2021. These newsletters are another “closer to real time” update.

The ETHOS Conference continues online through Friday (Jan. 28). You can see the agenda, watch pre-recorded presentations and register to attend the live seminars/discussions at ETHOS 2022. I think you will find it well worth your while!

-All best, Dean Still, Research Director

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