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Climate Action Plan Sector Series

Alaska Common Ground is continuing our conversation about Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) with a series exploring the sectors found in the CAP and going into more depth on how to engage our community in working together towards the goals found in the CAP. This will be an opportunity to inform residents and businesses, and all interested Alaskans are welcome to join us.

Thursday, January 28th, 2021, 7-8:30 pm
Buildings and Energy

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MOA Sector Goal: “Optimize energy use in Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) facilities to save energy and money, and work with private residential and commercial building owners to support safe, healthy and affordable buildings”

Panelists and Moderator:

  • Chris Rose, Founder and Executive Director, REAP
  • Mike Spencer, Energy Program Manager, Research & Rural Development, Alaska Housing Finance
  • Stephen Trimble, Founder and CEO, Arctic Solar Ventures
  • Moderated by Shaina Kilcoyne, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Solid Waste Services, Municipality of Anchorage. 

Topics will include an update on Anchorage’s green energy work, an Anchorage Green Bank, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE), solar for homes and businesses, and energy saving ideas for home and business owners.

Thursday, February 25th, 2021, 7-8:30 pm
Land Use and Transportation 

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MOA Sector Goal: “Improve walkability and connect neighborhoods that employ mixed-use development and diverse transportation options.”

  • Moderated by Pierce Schwalb, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator, Solid Waste Services, Municipality of Anchorage.
  • Michelle McNulty, Director Planning Department, Municipality of Anchorage
  • Sean Skaling, Manager of Business and Sustainable Program Development at Chugach Electric Association

Thursday, March 25th, 2021, 7-8:30 pm
Food Systems 

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MOA Sector Goal: “Support local, sustainable food systems.”

  • Moderated by Micah Hahn, UAA and UAA/APU Books of the Year. We envision an event with 10-15 speakers in short presentation format. 

Tentative: Thursday, April 29th, 2021, 7-8:30 pm
Consumption and Solid Waste

MOA Sector Goal: “Develop an efficient and innovative solid waste management system that promotes sustainable consumption, recycling, and waste reduction.”