Sam Feldt will focus on supporting the sustainable energy project: Cookstoves in Uganda. Almost 3 billion people in the world cook daily over an open fire or on simple wood or charcoal stoves, the same goes for 94% of rural households in Uganda. The charcoal or wood that is used releases toxins, smoke and greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane, both of which are responsible for climate change. This inefficient cooking process also causes deforestation, creating erosion, leading to even more climate change and negative effects on agriculture. Poor families in Uganda spend up to 15% of their income on Charcoal or wood. Searching for wood themselves can cost about 6 hours a day, time that can be spent on paid work.
This project has the goal of fighting climate change and helping improve the lives of local people. In cooperation with locals, efficient charcoal stoves have been developed and made accessible to the poorest households. The production and sale of these stoves takes place all over Uganda, helping local entrepreneurs in setting up a sustainable supply chain and increase profits. There are also regular marketing campaigns carried out to create awareness and stimulate the use of efficient charcoal stoves.
Later this year Sam Feldt will be visiting one of the projects, be sure to check his socials to stay up to date or go to: https://www.heartfeldt.me/sustainability