Peace Corps, Fuel Wood, Wood Energy

November 26, 2013

“In the spring of 2011, the Denman Forestry Issues Series was presented by the School of Forest Resources (SFR), College of the Environment, at the University of Washington. The series featured nine speakers celebrating the international contributions of SFR to the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011, which has the theme of raising awareness of sustainable management, conservation, and development of all types of forests throughout the world.

The second session focused on “The Peace Corps, Fuel Wood and Wood for Energy.”
Ivan Eastin described the contribution of School of Forest Resources to the Peace Corps and the Peace Corps Masters International Program. Susan Bolton described the issues related to burning wood for fuel in developing countries, the health issues related to this practice, and improved cook stove projects in Latin America. The third speaker, Kristiina Vogt, discussed how wood will contribute to our energy needs on an international scale.

The Denman Forestry Issues series is intended to educate the public about topical issues in forest resources in the Pacific Northwest, as well as provide information to natural resource specialists and students. Many of the international research, teaching and outreach activities conducted by SFR faculty and students impact the Pacific Northwest and some of the work is directly transferable. SFR has faculty and students working in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia in all types of forests and their interesting stories are told here.”

Ivan Eastin|,Ivan Eastin, Professor and Director, Center for International Trade in Forest Products, School of Forest Resources Susan Bolton|,Susan Bolton, Professor, School of Forest Resources Kristiina Vogt|,Kristiina Vogt, Professor, School of Forest Resources