A part of REAP’s mission is to educate the public on the benefits of clean, local energy sources in Alaska. One of the ways we do this is through coordinating numerous programs and events throughout the year.
Wood Burning Symposium
June 2nd, Anchorage & June 11th, Fairbanks
June 2nd 4:30 – 8 pm @ BP Energy Center
June 11th 11 am – 6pm @ Cold Climate Housing Research Center
Burning Wood for heat, electricity and biochar
Contact Art Nash for more information.
Clean Power Happy Hour, June 15th, Anchorage
June 15th, 6 – 9pm @ 49th State Brewing Company
Low Cost Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Properties
Interested in learning the options to save money on your utility bills? Join us on June 15th at 49th State Brewing Company to learn ways to save money on utility bills in residential and commercial buildings. Our guest speaker will tell how renewable energy installations and efficiency upgrades helped them rise out of poverty.
The event will start at 6:00 pm at 49th State Brewing Company downtown Anchorage, with food and drinks, and a discussion on energy efficiency to follow!
Bring a copy of your most recent utility bill. We will compare the costs of your homes, homes in Anchorage, and homes in rural Alaska.
Solar Tour, June 15th, Anchorage
Andy Baker of Your Clean Energy is hosting an Anchorage Solar tour on June 15th. More info TBA
ARENA training, June 19th
The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) program focuses on sharing knowledge and establishing professional networks related to microgrids and integration of renewable energy resources for remote Arctic communities.
ARENA is an endorsed project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group. The United States, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Gwich’in Council International, and the Aleut International Association are co-leading the 2017 program.
Find out more on the ARENA program here.
Arctic Policy, Sustainability and Governance Class
July 7 – Aug 5, Anchorage
University of Alaska, Anchorage, is offering an “Arctic Policy, Sustainability & Governance” class over the summer. Changes in environmental conditions have accelerated coastal and riverine erosion, melting permafrost, black carbon deposition, and ocean acidification, changes in subsistence patterns, food insecurity, and severe winter storms in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Dr. Steve Konkel will discuss progress and challenges in environmental stewardship and sustainable development through various Arctic governing bodies. Dr. Konkel holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering/Univ. Colorado, a master’s degree in City Planning/Harvard, and a PhD in environmental policy development/MIT. He is teaching PADM 671, Arctic Policy, Sustainability & Governance, this summer at UAA. (CRN 51817).
See class flyer here.