Julia Roberts has joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as their Global Ambassador and will help bring attention to the millions of women and families around the world that are inhaling deadly smoke from inefficient cookstoves.
The actress learned about the Alliance earlier this year while interviewing U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for Extraordinary Moms, a special that aired this past Saturday on OWN.
Julia Roberts said in a statement:
“Nearly 2 million people around the world – mostly women and children – die each year from an activity that many of us take for granted: cooking for our families. I am proud to stand with Secretary Clinton to work to reduce the senseless and preventable deaths from unsafe cooking conditions in developing countries and I look forward to contributing to the important work of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.”
The organization's goal is to for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.
It sounds like Hilary and Julia have teamed up for a worth cause that may save thousands of lives worldwide. Good luck, ladies!
[Image via Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.]