PCIA Bulletin 12: Focus on Volunteers, July 2007

PCIA Bulletin 12: Focus on Volunteers, July 2007
Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

Dear Partners,

We have published the 12th issue of the PCIA Bulletin!

The Bulletin provides information on the activities of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) and its Partners around the world, and is intended to increase awareness and action on indoor air pollution, household energy and health. Regular features include spotlights on PCIA partners, feature articles based on a thematic focus, and recent achievements and advances in household energy, indoor air pollution, and health.

The 12th issue focuses on the use of volunteers in household energy/indoor air pollution initiatives. This issue contains a collection of feature articles on: the "Energy Clinic" program run by the Energy Management Center of the Government of Kerala, India; the University of Dayton's Engineers in Technical Opportunities for Service-learning (ETHOS) Program; and; Ecofogao's experience working with volunteers in their Ecostove program. In addition, we highlight the University of Colorado's experience addressing indoor and ambient air pollution through multidisciplinary collaborations involving student volunteers. In this issue, we also introduce a new section, "Notes from the Field", in which Stewart Craine of Barefoot Power discusses his experience working as a volunteer and social entrepreneur. Last but not least, the introduction to this issue is written by guest editor, Winrock intern, and household energy program volunteer Sally Maki.

As always, the Bulletin contains information on upcoming events and new resources in household energy, indoor air pollution and health.

We hope the PCIA Bulletin will be an important source of information for PCIA Partners and others working to improve the lives of millions of women and children worldwide. We encourage you to submit updates on your work, announcements of new resources of interest to this community, and feedback on what information would be most useful and interesting for you to receive through the Bulletin.

The last submission date for Issue 13 is August 15, 2007. For detailed information on the topics highlighted in the Bulletin or to view previous issues of the Bulletin, please visit www.PCIAonline.org.

Please send this along to other institutions and individuals you think would benefit from this information, and encourage them to join the Partnership through the website to receive future Bulletins automatically. We welcome your comments and suggestions for the Bulletin. For more information please contact us at pciaonline@yahoo.com.

PCIA Coordination Team
Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

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