The People Making Fire More Efficient
CEO, Managing Director,Chief Rocketeer and Mad Scientist!
Russell has developed the Himalayan Rocket Stove project as a result of many years traveling in the Himalayas noticing deforestation and various climate related changes. He also came up with the (not so!) secret recipe for the Smokeless Chulha which is being rolled out in a Not-For-Profit format. Based in Australia and working in India, he juggles his life and work between the 2 countries, so email or Whatsapp is usually the best way to reach him.
Coordinator, Smokeless Chulah Initiative & Content Manager
Nitisha has over 17 years of years of experience in retail brand communications, public relations, business development and social media marketing with brands like Volkswagen, Skoda, Marico and Lintas.
Love for the mountains and trekking lured her to a chance interaction with Russell and Tanzin and hence she became a part of Himalayan Rocket Stove team in the capacity of content manager and ground coordinator for Smokeless Chulah Initiative.
Nitisha has studied Sustainable Development and Solutions from Columbia University, Earth Institute and thirsts for working towards conservation and protecting the environment. Based in Mumbai, she has her bags packed all the time and while on assignments for Himalayan Rocket Stove and Smokeless Chulah Initiative, she loves taking pictures and writing about her experiences to spread the team’s work.
Tanzin Rigzin Bodh
Lead Trainer – Smokeless Cookstove Revolution
Tanzin has been working with Russell since the very beginning and was involved in the early stage prototyping and development of the Himalayan Rocket Stove project that lead to the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution. As a result, he has first hand experiential knowledge of all aspects of both projects and is an indispensable part of the team.
Chetana (Karen Wilson)
CFO – Himalayan Rocket Stove
Chetana has a long connection with India and the Himalayas. She’s been part of the rocket stove journey from the very beginning and has overseen the development of the project from the early days of prototyping in Australia. She brings her valuable experience of project management and funding to the core team and assists in keeping the ship stable and afloat.
Working on solving issues around deforestation, pollution, indoor smoke, heating fuel costs, black carbon and more.
Bringing together innovative ideas with the problems that need solving is the core of what we do. Not all ideas are new, but often just need to be applied to the right situation.
High tech is good for some situations, but often a low tech solution is best when it comes to scaling up innovation to meet massive demand.
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Himalayan Rocket Stove Update July 2017 It has been an interesting, intense and exciting journey so far. I say that almost every time I sit down to write an update, but it seems especially so now, just as we are about to launch into production for the new batch box...
Smokeless Cookstove Revolution has been featured in an article by Travel Purist, an immersive digital travel notebook! Sometimes, travel means exploring more than what meets the eye, and giving back to the destination. They say that travel opens up new horizons,...
From dreading the chulha to loving it! By Kush Sharma Co-Founder, Rural Odyssey A guest post for the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution Although I have stayed away from the Chulha for the most of my life, I still somehow feel connected to the concept – previously...