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United Religions Initiative - May 2009

In May 2009 URI visited the Buvuula community to introduce solar cooking. Photo shows Despina and Hannington explaining how solar cookers work.

United Religions Initiative (URI) is a youth-based organization that has been working globally on environmental, community and conflict resolution issues since 2000. We the youth from Uganda still keep our promise of working together to achieve our theme taking the initiative in Uganda we are conducting activities aimed at safeguarding the environment through alternative sources of energy for people living in rural areas and internally displaced persons camps in northern and eastern Uganda.

In partnership with Solar Cookers International and the Solar Connect Association in Uganda, we assist communities to use the power of the sun to cook food and pasteurize water for the benefits of the people and the environment by saving the trees cut down for charcoal leading to deforestation and also respiratory diseases caused through open fire cooking

News and recent developments

  • May 2009: Over the weekend we visited the Bufuula community in eastern Uganda in the jinja district and carried out an awareness campaign with the local community in a bid to make them aware of solar cooking, cooker adaptation, and production.

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Mailing Address:
United Religions Initiative
P.O. Box 29242
San Francisco, CA 94129

Physical Address:
United Religions Initiative
1009 General Kennedy Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129

Phone: +1 (415) 561-2300
Fax: +1 (415) 561-2313

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