Climate Change Events and Resources

  • Clean Power Happy Hour – September 24
  • Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan – Panel Discussion – November 6
  • Katharine Hayhoe in Anchorage – video and audio available

Clean Power Happy Hour
Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, September
24, 2019
6 – 8 pm
49th State Brewing Company
717  W 3rd Ave, Anchorage

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. The Alaska Center, in partnership with Chugach Electric, is celebrating with another Clean Power Happy Hour for our Anchorage community members. Please join us at 49th State Brewing at 6 pm for an evening presentation about the national, statewide, and local landscape for electric vehicles and personal stories from EV drivers in AK. More information here.

Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan
November 6, 2019
49th State Brewing Company
717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage

Alaska Common Ground is hosting the first of a series exploring climate change topics with a discussion of the recently adopted Anchorage Climate Action Plan. Panelists will explain the plan and how residents can get involved. Interested in reading the Climate Action Plan, you can read it here, and the shorter Climate Action Strategy here.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe in Anchorage

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies what climate change means for people and the natural environment, and helps communities adapt. She talks about climate change in an accessible and respectful way with a wide variety of audiences, especially those who have questions about climate change and people of faith.

She spoke at multiple events in September in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. As video and audio become available from these events we will link them here. KSKA will broadcast her talk at the Wendy Williamson on September 24th at 2 pm on Addressing Alaskans.

These events were hosted by The Wilderness Society, Alaska Climate Action Network, UAA/APU Books of the Year, ChangePoint, Faith Christian Community, and Alaska Common Ground. More information here.

OLE Course: Renewable Energy – starts Oct 4th.

Multiple presenters from various sectors of the renewable energy community will discuss the use of local resources such as wind, hydro, solar, and geothermal. Presenters will Introduce the concept of energy literacy and explore local energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and research around the state. Other topics include state energy programming and policy, net-zero energy homes and renewable grid integration. More information here. 7 sessions, starting on October 4th.

Opportunities for Lifelong Education (OLÉ!) is a IRS-recognized 501c3 nonprofit corporation created to give Anchorage adults a place to continue learning together.  OLÉ! is affiliated with the University of Alaska Anchorage. Courses are open to any adult but are specifically designed for people over the age of 50. More information here.

UAA/APU Books of the Year Events

Multiple events discussing community resilience. More information here.