Youth Forum on Climate-Smart Infrastructure 2022

Spring 2022

Virtual Youth Forum on Climate-Smart Infrastructure

Monday, May 2, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Event

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New federal funding for infrastructure creates the potential to invest in climate- and energy-smart construction that meets our housing demand, boosts our forest-based economy, and protects our climate – all at the same time!
Join us for a special conversation at the intersection of climate, forests, and housing focused on building sustainable, affordable, equitable housing using regionally-sourced climate-smart wood products and cutting-edge clean energy technology.


  1. Offer perspectives on the housing crisis
  2. Discuss how to build housing with climate-smart forest products 
  3. Explore funding and policy opportunities on housing, forests, and climate

Themes & Panelists

Forest Products

Jameson French
President and CEO, Northland Forest Products


Ann Kuster
U.S. Congresswoman


Carmen Lorentz
Executive Director, Lakes Region Community Developers

Clean Energy

Madeleine Mineau
Chief Operating Officer, Essex Hydro