Purchase BURN Gold Standard VER carbon credits to offset your personal or business CO₂ emissions

  • BURN’s revolutionary cookstoves reduce deforestation, improve health, and reduce poverty.
  • We leverage our carbon offsets to develop additional local sales and distribution channels to reach even more households.
  • By purchasing our carbon offsets, you support the design of a new generation of biomass, hybrid, and electric cookstoves.
  • One Jikokoa reduces greenhouse emissions by up to 4.46 tons of CO₂ per annum and is equal to taking 2 cars off the road.

Our carbon offsets have been highly recommended by Giving Green; evidence-based guide on how donors and volunteers can make the most impact in fighting climate change.

Purchase BURN Carbon Offsets
  • Each BURN Carbon Offset equals one ton of CO₂ emissions.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Clean Cooking is a key driver of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) success. The use of open fires and solid fuels for cooking is one of the world’s most pressing health and environmental problems, directly impacting close to half the world’s population and causing nearly 4 million premature deaths each year. ​

The use of Jikokoa contributes to significant savings of time (both for cooking and fuel procurement) and money which can be utilized for other needs like education, healthcare, and income-generating activities. In Kenya, a family saves on average $96/year, which is equivalent to a monthly average salary in rural Kenya.

Time savings can be used for other income-generating activities or for growing foods (like maize, potatoes, beans, etc). 

Jikokoa contributes to the reduction of indoor air pollution (smoke, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide), resulting in a decrease in respiratory diseases, headaches, and itchy eyes.

Jikokoa cooks faster than traditional stoves and uses less fuel, enabling children, particularly girls, to dedicate more time to education/school, instead of cooking. 

Women are mostly responsible for cooking and procuring fuel. Using a more efficient cookstove allows them to spend their time on more productive tasks as well as education. 

More than 800,000+ households benefit from BURN’s super fuel-efficient biomass appliances in East Africa. 

BURN’s local manufacturing facility in Ruiru, Kenya employs more than 400 people. In addition, its operations have created 200+ jobs for sales, marketing, distribution, and monitoring staff. Continuous training results in permanent knowledge transfer to local people. 

Jikokoa allows for efficient, clean and smokeless cooking, contributing to improved kitchen and living conditions in cities and communities. 

One Jikokoa reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 4.46 tons of CO2 per annum and therefore helps to combat climate change. 

One Jikokoa saves about 0.56 kg charcoal/day, translating into 204 kg charcoal savings per year. Charcoal production is a major driver of deforestation. Hence, Jikokoa helps to preserve forests and biodiversity. 

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