Taking action to address the crisis of high energy costs
The Keep It Bag initiative offers a low-cost, low tech, clean energy solution to improve energy efficiency. It is used as part of a mix of customised solutions to address energy poverty in the marginalised communities that Project 90 by 2030 works with.
Proceeds from the purchase of Keep It Bags are used for Project 90 by 2030’s community engagement work, supporting the communities that we work with to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on fossil fuelled energy.
Good for you and good for the planet
Keep It Bag is an environmentally friendly, heat retention bag for cooking. Slow cook your food with minimal fuel. It is made in Cape Town with locally-sourced materials and filled with fibre from recycled plastic material as insulation. By using recycled insulation we are reducing waste to landfill. When you use a Keep It Bag, you can achieve savings of up to 75% of the cooking energy for every meal cooked.
You get more than a convenient, energy saving bag
When you buy a Keep It Bag, you are taking action to reduce the pollution that contributes to climate change and helping communities who are most vulnerable to climate change.
Our campaign to address the crisis of high energy costs
The increased price for energy in South Africa hurts poorer households the most. It has a knock on effect on food prices and the cost of living. Because poorer households can’t afford renewable, clean energy alternatives, they are forced to absorb the higher electricity cost or live with reduced quality of life. Lack of electricity is one of the largest barriers to overcoming poverty.
Over and above providing an energy solution, Keep It Bag sees the significance of involving community members as a part of the solution.
We build capacity through facilitating workshops where community members learn to use, produce and market Keep It Bags locally.