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.