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How The Hearth Industry is Saving Lives in Central America

Stove Bright® Reports On The HPBA's Clean Cookstove Campaign

Smoke from open-cooking fires poses a deadly threat to 1 out of every 3 people on this planet. The hearth industry has raised nearly $100,000 through the 1,000 Stove Challenge to provide safe, fuel-efficient biomass cookstoves to Central Americans!

Join Stove Bright® High Temp Paint and StoveTeam International for a field update on the 1,000 Stove Challenge!
Thursday, January 26th, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST, Live via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81014889207 

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Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua - Take a deep breath as you learn this fact: smoke from indoor cooking fires kills more people globally than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 

Smoke lingers as a silent assassin in one out of every three kitchens worldwide. Women and children who tend traditional fires inhale the equivalent of three packs of cigarettes per day. Pneumonia, lower respiratory diseases, lung cancer, stroke, and pulmonary diseases are leading causes of death among these populations.

A surprisingly simple and affordable technology can help: safe, fuel-efficient biomass cookstoves. However, it is still beyond what those in need can afford.

The hearth industry is raising awareness among American and Canadian wood and gas stove and barbecue consumers through the 1,000 Stove Campaign. Through the "Buy a Stove, Give a Stove" model, hearth retailers ask consumers to add a small percentage to their purchase to subsidize a stove for someone in need in Central America. Manufacturers and distributors are also contributing matching funds and corporate donations to support the effort.

Since starting in 2021, the industry has raised nearly $96,000 (960 stoves) and is on the brink of reaching its 1,000 Stove Goal.

Join us for a field report from a recent trip to Central America and see how HPBA And HPBA-C contributions have cleared the air in hundreds of homes!

What: Field update on the 1,000 Stove Challenge (Jan 2022 - Dec 2022)
When: Thursday, January 26th, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
Who:  StoveTeam International (Shelby Kardas and Alex Eaton)
    Stove Bright® High Temp Paint - Corporate Sponsor (Kim Forrest)
    The Foundry - 1,000 Stove Challenge Organizer (Craig Gutowski)
 

What Is the Hearth Industry's 1,000 Stove Challenge?

A woman in El Salvador receives a stovelogo-hpbaThe Hearth, Patio, And Barbecue Association (HPBA) added StoveTeam International as their Charity of Choice in 2021. Since then, the 1,000 Stove Challenge has grown to include nearly 50 industry partners and contributors from HPBA and Canadian counterpart HPBA-C.

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The hearth industry is uniquely positioned to educate consumers about the issue of open cooking fires in the developing world. Retailers involved in the 1,000 Stove Challenge ask consumers to add a proportionally small donation to their purchase of a new wood or gas stove to fund a clean cookstove in Central America.

The "buy a stove, give a stove" model helps a family in Central America experience a safe, smoke-free kitchen for the first time in their lives. Manufacturers also support the 1,000 Stove Challenge with matching donations or StoveTeam Corporate Sponsor.

Who is StoveTeam International?

A woman stove builder for stoveteam1000+Stove+Challenge+LogoStoveTeam International facilitates the placement of low-smoke, fuel-efficient, and safe cookstoves in collaboration with local communities in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. StoveTeam employs local stove builders and funds local stove entrepreneurs to ensure cultural acceptance and follow-up support for the cookstoves. All clean cookstoves promoted by StoveTeam are third-party validated by internationally recognized clean cookstove testing organizations and pass stringent tests for particle emissions and efficiency. 

How is Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint Involved?

Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint signed on as the first corporate sponsor of the 1,000 Stove Challenge. A representative from Stove Bright® High Temp Paint--Kim Forrest, Marketing Director--serves as Board Chair of StoveTeam International and traveled to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua with StoveTeam in December 2022. Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint will help update the hearth industry on the stoves and programs funded by their donations.

About Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint

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Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint is the global leader in high temperature coatings for the hearth and barbeque industry. Stove Bright High Temp Paint is available in liquid, aerosols, and high temp powder coatings. It is used by manufacturers throughout the world and sold by distributors and retailers for consumer and showroom use as well. Stove Bright is available in 36 standard colors and unique formulations that suit custom high temperature coatings needs for individual manufacturers. FORREST carries high temperature coatings appropriate to other industries as well including muffler paint, exhaust paint, and general high temperature industrial paint. FORREST also produces and commercializes specialty adhesives, paints for OEM and general industrial use, ESD coatings, and other technical coatings with specific applications. Read more about FORREST here.

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