In June earlier this year, Big Chill teamed up with CoolEffect.orga non-profit that is devoted to reducing carbon emissions by funding carbon-reducing projects around the world. Big Chill supported this groundbreaking project in two important ways:

  1. By donating a cookstove to a Ugandan family in need for every Big Chill appliance purchased. 
  2. Donating 1% of our total monthly sales to Cool Effect
We're delighted to announce that the project was a success! Big Chill and our customers helped Cool Effect provide approximately 830 efficient stoves for Ugandan families in need. 
Cool Effect Project Facts:

  • In rural Uganda, 90% of the population cook their meals on open fires that are inefficient, dirty, and dangerous
  • The Cool Effect project promotes the manufacture and distribution of improved cookstoves, reducing fuel consumption and reducing emissions of globe-warming carbon into the earth’s atmosphere.
  • To date, this project has sold more than 500,000 stoves in Uganda, benefiting over 2.5 million people and saving households over USD $163 million in fuel costs
  • These cookstoves have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an incredible 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide
  • They've also reduced charcoal consumption by 630 thousand tons of charcoal, which is equivalent to planting more than 9.6 million trees
The project is also having a positive effect on the local community too. Alice, a local Kampala business owner, now sells the cookstove in her shop. 

Alice Shop Owner