For Clean Air Day 2020, we are focusing on the issues surrounding clean air in areas across the world.
We previously discussed indoor pollution, something that low income families in developing countries experience due to smoke from firewood and charcoal, used to cook food and warm their homes. This issue is a major cause of death for women and children in developing areas of the world. You can catch up here.
At Bolt Beauty we commit to being carbon neutral across our business. To offset the carbon we are responsible for, we buy carbon credits which support projects that either remove or reduce the amount of CO2 that would otherwise have been emitted. We choose to support projects which not only offset our emissions but help combat other issues relating to human rights. The credits we buy facilitate the adoption of fuel efficient stoves by families who would otherwise cook using wood or charcoal.
Aside from being a huge environmental and economic issue (lack of access to clean cooking costs the world $2+ trillion annually(!)), it is also a gender issue. Today, we are going to look at how indoor pollution impacts women across the globe.