Environmental Health

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Field volunteers who are trained in environmental health using appropriate technologies engage the community to address the needs of clean water, healthy sanitation, and efficient cookstoves. Community-centered and maintained improvements include:

  • Potable water systems providing clean water to entire communities.
  • Fuel-efficient stoves which reduce wood fuel consumption and respiratory illnesses caused by cooking over an open flame.
  • Purifying water sources using locally available filter systems.
  • Compost latrines.
  • Environmental health education and organizing to ensure the community knows how to use and maintain these improvements.