Emily Floess wrote -
Nearly half of the world’s population - 3 billion people - cook indoors over an open fire using solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, and animal dung. The black carbon and CO2 emitted from these fires are responsible for approximately 20% of climate forcing. Indoor air pollution from residential cooking fires cause illnesses that lead to 4 million premature deaths eah year, and is a leading casue of death in children under the age of 5 in the developing world.
We will create an educational animation which shows people in the developing world simple steps they can take to protect themselves from the harmful effects of indoor air pollution. The money raised from this fundraiser will go to Scientific Animations without Borders, who will create this informational video.
Scientific Animations without Borders (SAWBO) transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, disease, and women's empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of languages from around the world.
SAWBO has made important videos about Ebola prevention, Zika prevention, and handwashing. This educational animation about indoor air polllution will be available in their library of videos and will be translated into many different languages. This video will be used by aid and development organizations and researchers around the world to help reduce indoor air pollution.
The Global Cooking Problem is an environmental and health crisis that affects every life on Earth. Though the individual fires used for cooking in the developing world are small, the cumulative effect worldwide is enormous — and disproportionately impacts the women and children who tend them. With your support we can save lives and cook cleaner.
To see more of SAWBO's animations, visit: http://sawbo-animations.org/