Community Success Stories

 Woodstove changeouts can work in communities and regions of all types and sizes, and the following success stories profile four locations that have effectively implemented programs at the local level.  Since every community faced distinct challenges and opportunities, these case studies examine unique lessons learned in each, and how the program outcomes have helped to shape the Wood Stove Changeout Program.

Many of the approaches and lessons learned in these case studies can be applied in your community as you plan and implement your campaign.


Great Lakes States (2000-2001)

A regional changeout in the Great Lakes States was an early success story through a multi-state public awareness campaign that improved both air and water quality.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2005)

The program in Pittsburgh, PA helped create the formula for planning and implementation that is now a model for communities.

Libby, Montana (2008)

In Libby, MT, the program showed how a wood stove changeout can benefit a community that is tailor-made in terms of its geography, population and energy use.

Delta County, Colorado

In Delta County, Colorado, state funding from an environmental settlement allowed the community to establish a changeout program.



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