My question was simple: “Why are you here?”
And so was the answer: “I am concerned about saving the planet!”
This past weekend, I was on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Alliance for Green Heat’s Woodstove Design Competition. As a board member of the alliance, I was supporting the effort by giving tours to people interested in what was going on inside this huge tent on the National Mall with a dozen metal chimneys poking out of the top.
That gave me the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people from many parts of the country in a short period of time. Three of my guests captured the essence of many other conversations this past weekend and of the whole idea of using wood for energy. They revolved around renewability, sustainability and cleanliness.