Are Carbon Offsets the Wedding Registry Gift of the Future?

Fun and funny, this story, part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story is also quite informative. If nothing else, it shows us how carbon offsetting is moving beyond the corporate sphere and into the day to day of many of us…

IN THE NEWS: Juneau Carbon Offset Fund

Travel Weekly: In Juneau…New Carbon Offset Options for Travelers Travel Weekly, a national newspaper for the travel industry geared toward travel agents, has been educating and informing travel and tour professionals across the nation since 1958. Travel Weekly correspondent Renee Brincks published her story today detailing Renewable Juneau’s Carbon Offset Fund. Brincks does a splendid…

APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN!

For those households that meet eligibility criteria, the application process for the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund’s free heat pumps is now open! Over the last three months, the Fund has sold enough carbon offsets to finance the installation of at least two air source heat pumps in lower-income Juneau homes! Each heat pump will replace…

Carbon Offset Support!

The Leighty Foundation has become the latest Supporting Partner of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund! With support from the Leighty Foundation, the Fund will realize its first year goal of two lower-income family oil to heat pump conversions this fall! From Nancy Waterman, Secretary & Managing Director and Bill Leighty, President-Elect, “The Leighty Foundation supports…

Monthly Subscriptions Now Available!

Here is my chance to sound like those classic canned radio ads! “You spoke and we listened!” We have been asked for the option of a monthly recurring “set it and forget it” offset choices and we have finally made them available. Now, on the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund One-Click Offset store page you can…

Climate change calculator: this tool shows how your flight is melting the Arctic

A new tool helps you calculate how much your air travel melts the Arctic. While we at Renewable Juneau are not big fan of guilt-tripping, there is some useful information and perspective in this interesting article. And, a great Alaskan justification for carbon offsetting. If you’re now super excited, visit juneaucarbonoffset.com! Source: Climate change calculator:…

Juneau Community Foundation

Renewable Juneau’s Carbon Offset Fund has just become a project of the Juneau Community Foundation!  As one of their portfolio of special projects, this new relationship places the finances of the Carbon Offset Fund (your purchased offsets and the grants we recommend) under the expert and respected management of Juneau’s Community Foundation. The Juneau Community Foundation’s…

Alaska Litho

Alaska Litho has become a Supporting Partner of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund. With Alaska Litho’s support, the Fund will further its reach into the community, alerting locals and businesses of this great new opportunity to address affordable housing issues and carbon footprint concerns. Alaska Litho is a local sustainability leader. The 9000 square foot…

Carbon Footprint Factsheet

Prior to personal carbon offsetting, reducing the size of your personal carbon footprint is an important first step. Halfway down this VERY informative study by the University of Michigan is a list of ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Following this, are links to three different footprint calculators that can give you a ‘picture’ of…

Rick Steves’s Bold New Climate Commitment | Budget Travel

Steves is not only formulating a grand plan to deal with the impacts of 30,000 annual travelers taking his global tours, but is calling on all tourism companies to account for the carbon output of their activities. Steves says, “We hope this program will inspire everyone who buys or sells tours to practice the same…