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Burn Wise

Wood-Burning Changeout Resources for Tribes

Residential wood smoke is an issue in many tribal communities.  This page contains information that may help tribes that are considering a changeout campaign or wood smoke education initiative.

Case Studies and Final Reports

Funding

  • EPA’s Guide to Financing Options for Wood-burning Appliance Changeouts is a detailed description of available funding options -- from federal funds to third party financing -- that may cover the cost of a wood smoke reduction program and the changeouts needed to reduce harmful pollution while providing a warmer, more efficient home heating alternative.  

Additional Tribal Resources

  • DOE's Tribal Energy Program - Provides financial and technical assistance to tribes to evaluate and develop renewable energy resources and reduce energy consumption.
  • EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tribal Partners Program - Provides information on how tribal communities can improve indoor air quality and examples of how other tribes have created sustainable community outreach and education programs.
  • EPA's Tribal Air Website - Access to key information; promotes the exchange of ideas; and makes available relevant documents to all environmental professionals who live and work in Indian Country.