George Basch - Himalayan Stove projectGeorge Basch shared his moving story of transforming lives and communities by replacing deadly stoves in the high Himalayan region with safe and economical "Envirofit" stoves. The Himalayan Stove Project has impacted the lives of 30,000 people so far, replacing smoky stoves that cause 4+ million deaths per year with new stoves that decrease pollution by 90% and reduce fuel consumption by 75%. The project is staffed completely by volunteers, with heavy Rotary involvement from all over the world. The need is estimated to be a million stoves, many of which need to be delivered over treacherous mountain trails to populations in the Tibetan Plateau, where, due to the lack of wood, they have been burning "yak poop." The stoves cost $150 by the time they are delivered, and are truly saving lives. For more information or to make a donation, please visit Thank you, George, for your gift to the world!