Latino Energy Outreach and Research in the Pacific Northwest
By Noelle M. Hart, Catherine H. Gowan, and Patricia A. Townsend; Washington State University Extension
“As part of Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB), a collaborative poplar-based
research project, our WSU Extension team realized that Latinos are important stakeholders
for the bioeconomy. Poplar agricultural workers are primarily Latino, and Latino communities
are eager to learn about energy and the environment to help their families and future
generations. In 2016, AHB started programs, events, and research specifically targeted
toward Latino communities, youth, families, and agriculture workers.” Read more.
This article was published in the Western Rural Development Center’s Rural Connections Fall 2018.