Mobilizing Fairbanks & Interior Alaska communities toward action on climate change
Through education and advocacy Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition mobilizes Fairbanks & Interior Alaska communities toward action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. We seek to elevate climate solutions and foster a fair, equitable, & just transition to sustainable communities — locally, regionally and globally. We seek to build a renewed & respectful relationship between all beings and the earth.
ARCTIC REFUGE HEARING MONDAY FEB 4TH, 5P @ CARLSON CENTER
The urgency of the climate situation we are living demands unprecedented action and a collective voice to defend the lands and waters that sustain us. We need you to join us in creating that collective voice, this Monday the 4th at 5p at the Carlson Center to Defend the Arctic Refuge .
The Trump Administration has planned an Arctic Refuge drilling hearing here in Fairbanks this Monday, Feb 4th with only *5* days notice!! This "open house" hearing will be from 1-7pm at the Carlson Center, with presentations at 2pm & 5pm. We think it's this rushed because they're worried about Fairbanks showing up, so it's all the more important we do. Can we count on you to come, comment & share this action? We’re going to make a showing of Refuge defenders at the 5pm presentation and stand together then with a collective voice. Please wear your Arctic Refuge/Defend the Sacred swag if you have it. If not, Native Movement has a sale on items for those planning to attend the hearing, check out their webpage for details.
Online comments can be submitted below until 13 March!
GVEA Board Meeting
February, 19 2019 • 6:30pm
Board Room of GVEA’s headquarters location: 758 Illinois St., Fairbanks
On December 10, we encourage GVEA members to attend the board meeting and help us bring some community requests to our local electric supplier. Our requests are:
Thank the board for adopting & encourage follow-through on the carbon emissions reduction goal
Increasing GVEA’s renewable energy portfolio and implement a strong renewable energy transition plan. We can do more, we want more.
Urge the Board of Directors to incorporate more solar, wind, hydro and geothermal energy into the grid.
Urge the Board of Directors to cease spending money on new fossil fuel projects and instead financially support renewable energy.
Urge for the unification of the Railbelt transmission system under a transmission company with oversight of an independent system operator
Decommission Healy 1 Coal-fired plant. There are too many consequences to extending Healy 1’s operating life:
GVEA should not spend money renovating Healy 1 to lower particulate pollution, as the sunk costs would lock GVEA members into decades of high emissions.
Extending Healy 1 limits the ability of GVEA to add new renewables to the grid by displacing potential demand.
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