Monthly Archives: December 2010

High-Level EPA Official Dr. Paul Anastas Visits Ethiopia Gaia Association

High-Level EPA Official and ‘ Father of Green Chemistry ‘  Dr. Paul Anastas Visits Gaia Association

On November 16, 2010, Dr. Paul Anastas of the EPA met with the Gaia Association for a day of discussions and field site visits to assess future strategies for clean cooking. The trip is part of the EPA’ s increasing efforts to develop solutions that ensure clean, household energy for the millions in the world who lack access to energy.

Dr. Paul Anastas of the EPA visits household using the CleanCook Stove - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Anastas’s visit with Gaia Association on November 16 was part of a three-day trip to Ethiopia to gain insight on the current situation of household energy in developing countries like Ethiopia and to accelerate efforts to develop cleaner, better solutions. Dr. Anastas, Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD), is a pioneer of green chemistry and environmental engineering and his work has been recognized by numerous awards.