Environmental Initiative’s Project Stove Swap is a voluntary program that provides financial incentives to consumers and businesses to replace older wood heating appliances with more efficient, less-polluting technologies. Making the switch to a new appliance can cut heating expenses, increase safety, and improve air quality.

Swapping out just one outdated wood stove for a new model is the pollution reduction equivalent of removing over 700 cars from the road per year. Wood smoke can also lead to a variety of short-term and long-term health issues.

Want to get involved? If you're interested in becoming a participating vendor, contact Mikey Weitekamp at 612-584-2827. Residents, businesses, and organizations looking to replace older stoves can contact Erin Niehoff at 612-334-3388 ext. 8102. Visit our frequently asked questions page for additional information.


Project Stove Swap is currently serving residents, small businesses, and nonprofits in 17 Northeastern Minnesota counties. If you or your organization reside in these areas, find out if you're eligible for a stove change-out and how Project Stove Swap works.

Project Stove Swap is one of several efforts underway to help achieve Clean Air Minnesota’s goal of reducing man-made sources of fine particulate matter (soot) and ground-level ozone precursor emissions (smog) by 10%.

Clean Air Minnesota is a diverse coalition of air quality leaders convened by Environmental Initiative who are working voluntarily and proactively to reduce air pollution.