The Swiss Tiloo team spend one weekend at Kornhausmesse in Burgdorf in order to inform about the project and raise funds for the environmental education program.
Bringing a new product into the world is an exciting time. After spending hours, days maybe even weeks setting up this new indirect solar dryer that everyone loved, you deserve to beam with pride and maybe feel a little anxious to get the word out.
In 2015, the UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 goals. Goal 7 focuses on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (SE4All). To achieve goal 7, a workshop was held last week in the Gambia which Tiloo also attended.
The carpenter volunteer Salvatore arrived last Monday in Latriya: Welcome to the Tiloo Gambia team! His current task is to set-up Tiloo’s own carpentry workshop. Moreover, he is going to make the construction plans of the solar cookers and dryers for Tiloo carpenters.
90 percent of the population in the Gambia use, in the absence of alternatives, firewood and charcoal as the main energy source. The deforestation has far-reaching consequences: Increase of the prices for firewood, soil erosion, threat to biodiversity and increase of the climate change.