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Climate Change


Alaska Climate-Related Legislative Round-up

Are you wondering about what’s happening with climate legislation in Alaska? Please join us for a discussion with legislators about bills passed during the last legislative session, and what bills are pending during the upcoming session. We’ll also discuss how you can get engaged in the legislative process.

Please join Alaska Common Ground for a discussion with Senators James Kaufman and Loki Tobin, and Representatives Genevieve Mina and Calvin Schrage to learn what bills passed during the last legislative session, what’s on the horizon for the upcoming session in 2024, and how we can engage in the process. This discussion will be moderated by journalist Nat Herz of the Northern Journal, with time for Q & A.

The event will be livestreamed to our You Tube Channel and recorded for those who cannot attend in person. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. 

Climate Action Plan Sector Series

Alaska Common Ground is hosting a series exploring local solutions to the climate crisis based on the goals found in Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan. More information here.


Please check out our resource page for ideas and information on climate action. Suggestions for items to include always welcome.

Previous Events

Who’s Doing What on Climate Change in Anchorage and Beyond?

February 4, 2020

Climate Change is here: What can you do?

Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan
November 6, 2019

Alaska Common Ground hosted the first of a series exploring climate change topics with a discussion of the recently adopted Anchorage Climate Action Plan. If you missed the conversation about what’s in the plan, from food security systems to emergency preparedness, and how you can get involved, check out the video above.


  • Mara Kimmel – Resilience Team Lead, Municipality of Anchorage
  • Shaina Kilcoyne – Municipality, Solid Waste Services
  • Micah Hahn – UAA, Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies

Moderated by Libby Roderick – UAA, Difficult Dialogues Initiative

The panelists and moderator were all lead participants in developing and writing the Climate Action Plan. Presentation slides can be found here.

Interested in reading the Climate Action Plan, you can read it here, and the shorter Climate Action Strategy here.

Ready to discover your carbon footprint? Here’s a tool recommended by our panelists. Good luck!!

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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 broadcast her talk at the Wendy Williamson on Addressing Alaskans. You can listen to the podcast here.

Dr. Hayhoe’s presentation in Anchorage on September 11, 2019

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.