The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves joined Alliance Ambassador and world-renowned Chef José Andrés at South by South Lawn (SXSL), an event hosted at the White House to showcase innovation and technology that is helping tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Inspired by the hugely-popular South by South West festival in Austin, Texas, SXSL was the perfect opportunity for the Alliance to demonstrate how clean cookstoves can save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment through efficient, sustainable and affordable clean cooking technologies.
Chef Andres, founder of ThinkFoodGroup and Alliance Global Ambassdor, together with Alliance CEO Radha Muthiah and chefs from across the Washington, DC, region, engaged with attendees and journalists in conversation about clean cookstoves through live demonstrations to show the benefits of clean cookstoves and fuels. Visitors to the demonstration area included Senior Advisor to President Barak Obama Valerie Jarrett, White House Pastry Chef Susan Morrison, and Adam Savage of Mythbusters.
SXSL also provided a platform to showcase some of the innovative clean cookstoves designed by its partners. Nine different types of clean cookstoves were placed around the White House South Lawn to demonstrate the capabilities of clean cookstoves and fuels. The stoves included solar powered stoves from GoSunStoves and OneEarthDesigns, and ethanol stove from CleanCook, and solid-fuel burning stoves from Biolite, Burn, and MimiMoto.
Check out some more highlights from the day!