Photo of the Week: Julia Roberts Joins Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Global Ambassador
Actress Julia Roberts and Secretary Clinton pose for a photograph. [Alliance for Clean Cookstoves]

Academy Award winning actress Julia Roberts will join the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as “Global Ambassador,” and together with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will help to bring attention to the global issue that kills nearly 2 million people annually: toxic smoke from unsafe and inefficient cookstoves.

Ms. Roberts first learned about the Alliance’s effort while interviewing Secretary of State Clinton for a special airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “Extraordinary Moms,” presented and executive produced by Ms. Roberts, airs Saturday, May 7 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. (EDT/PDT).

"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," Ms. Roberts said. "I am proud to stand with Secretary Clinton to work to reduce the senseless and preventable… more »

Joint Op-Ed By Secretary Clinton and Julia Roberts: ‘Clean Stoves’ Would Save Lives, Cut Pollution
Women in India use a clean cookstove, undated. [AP File Photo]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julia Roberts, Global Ambassador for the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, co-authored this op-ed published by USA Today on May 6, 2011. The full text of the op-ed follows and can be read online here. More information on Ms. Roberts’ role with the Alliance can be found here.

'Clean Stoves' Would Save Lives, Cut Pollution
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