Aaron Newman
  • Male
  • Raleigh, NC
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos
 

Aaron Newman's Page

Profile Information

School or Organization
Enloe High School
Team Name
GPSA 2012
Project Title
Efficient Cook Stoves for Rural Guatemala
Project Description
Over the past year, I have been researching and building different smokeless stove designs along with investigating the use of their byproduct, charcoal, as an organic soil amendment. With this information, I traveled to Calhuitz, Guatemala along with 12 other students to lead an education and integration project focused on efficient cook stoves. In our month stay, we were successful in designing, testing, and integrating a cookstove design that produced hardly any smoke, could be built with local materials for under 10 dollars, and used 80% less wood than a traditional chimney stove. Our first step was to educate the community about the negative impacts of open stoves on the environment and health. To do this, we gave lectures in Spanish (translated into the Mayan dialect) to large groups of community members at local meetings. Next, we surveyed 15 families about their home situation, the type of stove they were using, and any problems associated with it. This step was used to assess the need for the new innovation. After meeting with the community's health committee and receiving their approval for integration, we began building the stove design, which consisted of two large pots and 14 cement blocks. In our last week there, we built 4 stoves in the homes of people that were identified as being in greatest need. To make the project sustainable, we taught the community leaders how to build and use the stove and left them manuals, education materials and building materials (enough for 10 stoves).

The Cause

3 billion people worldwide still depend on inefficient cook stoves; 2 million of these people die annually due to smoke related COPD, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer and acute respiratory infection.

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Teens for Planet Earth to add comments!

Join Teens for Planet Earth

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Links

Latest Activity

kimiko carrington posted a status
"Last weekend I sailed on the Lettie G Howard to Clearwater Festival. GATHERING of people that celbrate conservation efforts in all areas."
Jun 24
Profile IconZanyri Clark, Kelly Infante, Natalie and 3 more joined Teens for Planet Earth
Jun 19
indrianita melissa purnamasari updated their profile
May 24
kimiko carrington posted a photo

ko

I am on the NYC Harbor Schol Sail Team. We got to sail on the Lending club competitive Sail boat
May 12
Profile Icondualer and Danielle Lewis joined Teens for Planet Earth
May 5
Profile IconKyle Little, Catherine Atkinson, Fatemeh and 2 more joined Teens for Planet Earth
Apr 30
Profile IconKallysa Taylor, Catherine Hu and Shannon Yasuda joined Teens for Planet Earth
Apr 15
Profile Iconcynthia and Dana DeSena joined Teens for Planet Earth
Mar 27
Hadassah Brenner posted an event

Earth Hour at anywhere

March 28, 2015 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Shut off all your lights for an hour!See More
Mar 26
Profile IconMaria and Yosmayra Tavarez joined Teens for Planet Earth
Mar 19
divyanshu raj karan updated their profile
Mar 14
Profile IconAndrew Lee jones and kimiko carrington joined Teens for Planet Earth
Mar 11

© 2015   Created by WCS/Teens for Planet Earth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service