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George Basch, founder of the Himalayan Stove Project.
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In Nepal, Sarita clearly enjoys her new stove.
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Dave Hahn shows off the Himalayan Stove Project flag on the summit of Mt. Everest in 2012.
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The Envirofit G-3300 stove
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Himalayan Stove Project aims to reduce smoke-related deaths in Nepal

Posted: Jul 17, 2013 06:01 pm EDT

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(By Markian Hawryluk) The mountains of Nepal hold a special place in the heart of George Basch. Since serving as base camp support for an Everest expedition in 2001, the engineerand businessman from Taos, New Mexico has returned numerous times for trekking and climbing trips. In 2009, however, he saw the poor people living the region cooking on traditional, rudimentary cookstoves or over open fire pits inside their homes, consuming excessive amounts of precious fuel and polluting the indoor air to dangerously unhealthy...

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