KPCW: Replace Wood Burning Appliances

Jonny Vasic, Executive Director for UPHE, and Shellie Barrus, Executive Director for Summit County Habitat for Humanity, were on KPCW Radio to discuss the Burn Smart program and how Summit County residents can apply to replace their wood burning appliances. Listen here.

We are excited to share that the EPA’s Environmental Justice program announced it is providing $120,000 to the program!

Burn Smart is a program that is working to reduce exposure to wood smoke pollution in Summit County by helping low and moderate income residents obtain cleaner and healthier sources of heat than wood burning stoves.

Learn more about the program and the dangers of wood smoke here.

It is a collaboration between UPHE, the Summit County Health Department, Habitat for Humanity Summit and Wasatch Counties, and Purple Air to improve air quality in Summit County, Utah. The program aims to improve air quality in Summit County and the health of our residents.