Kenai Peninsula College Sustainability Club Earth Day celebration
Kenai Peninsula College – Sustainability Club
For Immediate Release: The KPC Sustainability Club will be hosting its second annual “Earth Day at KPC” celebration. This will be an
opportunity for community members to visit an array of presentations, information booths and interactive displays with tips for environmental stewardship and self‐sufficiency. There will also be panel discussions, live music & poetry, a silent auction of local art & tickets on Alaska Solar Tour bus, and refreshments will be served.
When: Thursday, April 22, 2:00‐9:00 PM
Where: McLane Commons and the Brockel Building Foyer of the Kenai River Campus.
Presentations: Dr. Alan Boraas: Island Lake and the Power of Knowing Where You Are
Dr. Jane Haigh: History of Earth Day
Cook Inlet Keeper: The Purpose and Projects of Cook Inlet Keeper
Ionia : Sustainable Community Living at Ionia
Kenai Watershed Forum: History and Development of the Kenai Watershed Forum
Janice Chumley, UAF Cooperative Extension Service: Invasive Species and the Environment
John Morton, KNWR: Climate Change on the Kenai Peninsula
Panel Discussions: Local Foods Panel Discussion: with Jeff Babitt from Alaskan Homegrown, and
Jay Parker from Sandhill Farm
Renewable Energy Panel Discussion: with Rick Zuber, from SolarWind Energy; Nadia Daggett
from Alaska Wind Industries; Gary Dawkins, from Gary’s Electric; and Dr. Phil St. John with
ACAT, Alaska Solar Tour, Alaska Sunenergy and Rock Island Lodge.
Booths and Displays: Kenai Resilience, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, UAF Cooperative
Extension Service, Re‐Group, Earth Ships, Caring for the Kenai, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Kenai
Watershed Forum, Cook Inlet Keeper, SolarWind Energy, Gary’s Electric, Kenai Peninsula
Association for Renewable Energy, Central Peninsula Garden Club, & Alaskan Wind Industries.
Live music: Robb Justice, Dan Pascucci, Holly Nagasako, Andrew Hanrahan and friends.
The KPC Sustainability Club came together with the intention of furthering our understanding of sustainable
practices at KPC, and creating a model for the community that encourages environmental, social, and economic
responsibility through education, student leadership, and community engagement.