The Urban Wood Project // Media Toolkit
In Baltimore, MD there are more than 46,000 vacant or assumed-vacant homes. For years, the city has been tearing them down and disposing of the materials, leaving scars on the landscape, holes in communities, and condemning premium materials to rot in city landfills.
The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with Humanim and Room & Board - among others - are working to change this dynamic. See how a simple quest to reclaim urban wood transformed into an opportunity to reduce waste, create jobs in underserved communities, and restore landscapes by replacing vacant lots with community green spaces and parks that benefit everyone.
See how The Urban Wood Project is #forestproud.
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Videos | Media Coverage | Articles Here is what others are saying about the urban wood project:
- USDA Forest Service Video: The Baltimore Wood Project
- Room & Board Video: Salvaging Baltimore with the USDA Forest Service
- NBC Nightly News: New Baltimore Program aims to help communities by salvaging wood from vacant homes
- USA Today: Baltimore is mired in crime. Could part of the solution be found in reclaimed wood?
- Treesource: Foresters, furniture makers, city leaders create 3rd life for Baltimore's urban wood
- Vibrant Cities Lab - Case Study: Creating Jobs with Salvaged Wood
- Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network: Baltimore: Reclaiming wood, lives, and communities