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BC CLEAR Projects 2012-2013 (funding start dates) > Lil’wat Nation Cleaner Stoves for Cleaner Air

Lil’wat Nation Cleaner Stoves for Cleaner Air

posted on 7:19 PM, July 6, 2016

Project Leader: Graham Haywood

Researchers will determine the potential air quality and health benefits of replacing old, inefficient wood-burning stoves with newer, efficient and cleaner burning ones. The study will provide real-life experience for Lil’wat university students in air quality monitoring through the environmental monitoring program at the Ts’zil Learning Centre. The research will determine the impact of a pilot woodstove replacement and communication outreach program on community understanding, receptiveness and interest in wood-stove upgrades, wood seasoning and appropriate wood-burning techniques. On a larger scale, the study will determine the economic opportunity for developing a community-based bioenergy supply operation in the Lil’wat community.

Read the final report.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

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Fraser Basin Council
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