Patsari Cookstove Construction at SERC

Ilse Ruiz, Dr. Omar Masera, Schatz Fellow Tirian Mink, and Dr. Victor Burrueta in the early stages of cookstove construction.

SERC recently had the pleasure of hosting and collaborating with members of the Interdisciplinary Group for Appropriate Rural Technology (GIRA –, on the construction of a Patsari cookstove. GIRA is a non-profit organization based in Patzcuaro, Mexico and is dedicated to the design, development, and promotion of environmentally and socially sustainable technologies and natural resource use. GIRA is internationally recognized for the design and dissemination of their Patsari cookstove, for which they received an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in Health and Welfare in 2006.

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