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.
Alaska Wood Energy Conference, Ketchikan, April 11-12, 2017
Community leaders, agency representatives, scientists and individuals from around the state and region will gather to share experiences, resources and knowledge of woody biomass as an alternative energy resource in our state. Some sessions will qualify for Society of American Foresters Continuing Education Credits. The conference typically draws 150 participants. Registration is available online.
Post Wood Energy Conference Biomass Greenhouse Tour, April 13, Prince of Wales
Participants will tour the biomass and greenhouse projects in Coffman Cove and Thorne Bay with the option to add a tour of Kasaan’s greenhouse. This field trip will facilitate the formation of peer-to-peer sharing of resources and experiences in regards to planning and implementing biomass greenhouses in Alaska’s unique environments. Target audience: School or community members interested in identifying whether a biomass or greenhouse could work in your community. Space is limited to 18 registrants, so sign up early!
LED Street Lighting Workshop, April 20, Anchorage
ML&P and Chugach Electric are currently replacing the HPS street lamps with LEDs. While the LEDs provide a huge energy savings to the city, grievances from Anchorage citizens and area Community councils have been brought forward. Citizens for Responsible Development has partnered with other organizations to address this issue by holding a workshop. This workshop will be open to the public and is geared toward bringing all stakeholders to the table to address the issue of the street light replacement that is occurring in Anchorage. Held from 1 – 5 pm at 2525 C street, 4th floor conference room. See flyer here.
Arctic Policy, Sustainability and Governance, April 20, Anchorage
University of Alaska, Anchorage, is offering an “Arctic Policy, Sustainability & Governance” lecture on April 20th, as well as a full class over the summer. “Arctic Policy, Sustainability and Governance” will be presented by Dr. Steve Konkel from 5 to 7pm in the UAA Bookstore Loft. 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. 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). There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot, and Sports Campus West Lot.
See class flyer here.
Air Source Heat Pump Seminar & Webinar, May 6, Prince of Wales & Online
Klawock Voc Tech Building, Klawock
Guest Speakers including Dana Fischer, Efficiency Maine
Check back soon for more information