EcoZoom – Ecological Products for the World
EcoZoom is a social enterprise and certified B Corp dedicated to bringing ecological products to the all the world’s consumers. We believe that all people should have access to beautifully designed products that will improve their health, income and environment.
We started with improved cookstoves because they are essential to the conservation of our environment and the physical health of millions of people worldwide. Open fires and and traditional cookstoves are one of the planet's most significant environmental problems. For this reason, clean cookstoves are our flagship products! Our office in Kenya also sells solar lamps and water filters to help transform lives.
Cookstoves Around the World
EcoZoom sells improved cookstoves in both developing and developed countries because we think cooks everywhere can benefit from our products. Whether it is for everyday cooking, recreation or emergency preparedness; EcoZoom stoves provide a solution.
More than 3 billion people – almost half the world’s population – do not have access to modern fuels like electricity and gas. Instead they cook with biomass, often on smoky three stone fires or inefficient, unimproved stoves. This results in huge impacts on people and the environment.
- Health: according to the WHO, smoke from fires and unimproved stoves is the equivalent of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Inhaling this smoke is linked to diseases that cause over 4 million deaths a year; more than malaria or tuberculosis combined.
- Social: women and girls can spend up to 4 hours a day gathering fuel, prohibiting them from attending school or participating in other economically productive activities. They are also increasingly at risk from gender-based violence as deforestation forces them to travel further from the safety of the village for fuel.
- Economic: where fuel is paid for, families can spend up to 30% of their monthly income to purchase it. Compare this to the US were the average person only spends 4% of their income on energy. This forces many into a cycle of energy poverty that is difficult or impossible to break.
- Environmental: the need for so much wood fuel and the production of charcoal contribute greatly to deforestation in developing countries. And the smoke from inefficient cooking is filled with methane, Co2 and other climate changing gases.
EcoZoom cookstoves offer a solution that is healthy, efficient and eco-friendly. They reduce fuel consumption, toxic smoke emissions and include features that address safety issues. These make cooking safer for cooks, children and the environment. Check out our Emerging Markets page to learn more!
In the US, Canada and Europe the need for our stoves is different. They are perfect for camping, backyard cooking or in case of an emergency. Portable, powerful, and easy to use; EcoZoom stoves create a real outdoor cooking experience that reconnects you with nature!
Unlike traditional outdoor stoves, EcoZoom stoves don't rely on propane or gas fuel. Instead, nature is your fuel and it is everywhere! Just a handful of sticks can cook an entire meal or boil water for your morning coffee. Our stoves use firewood, charcoal or solid biomass for fuel. They have a lifetime of up to 5 years, 10 if you treat them right! They are fuel efficient, durable, safe to use thanks to cool touch technology and silicone grips, and they cook faster than an open fire would! Up your outdoor-cooking game and head to our Camping & Outdoor page to learn more!