Burn w Wise
Program of U.S. EPA
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Acknowledgements
Thanks to our partners at the Alaska Department of Environmental
Conservation's Burn Wise Alaska program for allowing EPA to use their artwork
to make this activity book available to other communities across the country.

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Our woodstove keeps me warm
when it's cold and rainy outside!

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It makes me feel nice and cozy.

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Does your house have a wood stove?
Draw your living room!
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But wood smoke can be bad for me.

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When it's too smoky outside, my eyes get
scratchy and I get a cough.

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Luckily, we had a

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My parents decided we needed a new
wood stove because ours was too old and
smoky. The staff at the store helped us pick out a
new stove that is just the right size for our home.

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My parents read the owner's manual before we
used it to make sure we stay safe and warm.
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We found a website with tips on
burning wood the right way.

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We never burn aarbaqe in our woodstove; we only burn wood
Draw lines showing which items should be
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My parents say it burns longer and hotter and saves
us money. Now the air is cleaner in our home!

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After Dad splits wood, he lets me stack it in the woodpile. We cut
our wood at least six months before we use it in our woodstove.
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We keep our woodpile stacked outside.
Connect the dots to help build a cover for our woodpile.

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Help me find the path to our woodshed,

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COUNTRY HILLS
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CHIMNEY SWEEP
Every year a chimney sweep comes to our house.
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The chimney sweep makes sure our woodstove and chimney
are safe to use, and cleans the chimney if it's dirty.

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We are happy, healthy, and warm.
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Remember to bum wise and breathe easy!
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