National Firewood Bank Summit
The National Firewood Bank Summit and breakout sessions (link below), hosted online on September 15, 2023, brought together firewood banks and supporters from across the country. Like food banks, but for fuel wood, wood banks provide crucial emergency heating assistance in the form of firewood.
12:00 Noon — Welcome
12:10-12:50 p.m. — Hear from the Wood Banks: Finding Partners and Keeping a Team
12:50-1:20 p.m. — Research Updates
1:20-1:25 p.m. — Break
1:25-2:00 p.m. — Regional Discussions (NE, SE, SW, NW)
2:00-2:40 p.m. — Topic Discussions:
- Dry Wood, Safety and Federal Funding for Home Heat
- Wood Sourcing and Forest Health (YouTube)
- Tools, Equipment and Processing
2:40-2:50 p.m. — Break
2:50-3:30 p.m. — Hear from the Wood Banks: Sustainability, Scaling Up, and How to Keep it Going
3:30-3:45 p.m. — Firewood Financial Assistance: 2023-24 from Alliance for Green Heat
3:45-4:00 p.m. — Farewell
All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time.
Please contact Elisa Schine, at email@example.com.
The National Wood Bank Project is a collaboration of USDA Forest Service, Alliance for Green Heat, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Elisa Schine, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.
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