If you travel 500 kms, your carbon footprint is 0.10 tonnes of CO2
If you take one flight for one hour, your footprint is 0.25 tonnes of CO2
The carbon footprint of an average European is 10 tonnes/year, of an American 16 tonnes/year and an Indian, 2 tonnes/year.
Do you want to offset your carbon footprint? Support BlueMatch Clean Cooking Solutions by adopting a stove for a rural Indian woman. Each stove reduces about 3 tons of CO2 per year. The first three years is a fully guaranteed period, so 9 tons is reserved for you to compensate your carbon footprint.
BlueMatch Clean Cooking Solutions is working everyday to ensure that every rural Indian woman has access to clean cooking conditions, helping her health, her family and the environment. We are a social enterprise focusing on ten of the seventeen UN Social Development Goals.
Bhagyamma wakes up every morning at 4am. She takes around 20 minutes to ignite her traditional Chulha and cooks for close to 3 hours for her entire family. She then spends 2 hours to clean the vessels which have a residue from the Chulha. Her kitchen is little and dark. The walls were blue, but it has turned black due to the smoke. If the walls have turned colours, then what is happening to Bhagyamma who inhales the same smoke everyday for 3 hours?
More than 170 million Indian households cook on open fire using firewood. The exposure of mainly women and children to smoke causes one of the biggest health issues in the world. Many suffer serious respiratory, pulmonary and vision problems and 0.8 million people die every year, making open fire cooking one of the biggest health problems in India. At an ecological level it leads to deforestation and the inefficient burning of firewood causes unnecessary CO₂-emissions and leaves black carbon in the air.