Earth Day Actions!

Today, Earth Day 2021, we offer you a handful of local climate and renewable energy actions. Sure, we all know about LED bulbs, recycling, driving electric cars, etc. Ideally, all of these items are on your list and even better if they’ve been crossed off of that list! There is a wave of momentum building…

How to Save Planet Earth | Discover Magazine

Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day, an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection, first held on April 22, 1970. Renewable Juneau offers you a short primer on how to step up your environmental action game. There is so much that we all can do, yet some actions are truly better than others. “One…

Save $$ and Slash Emissions!

Learn more about saving money and slashing your carbon emissions TOMORROW at 350Juneau’s Climate Change Emergency Friday Event! Every Friday at noon, Juneau climate action nonprofit 350Juneau holds an informative, educational, and inspiring climate awareness event, near the bear sculpture at the foot of the Capitol steps. Tomorrow, don’t miss heat pump experts from around…

Solutionists

Renewable Juneau board member Anjuli Grantham was 350Juneau’s featured speaker yesterday at the weekly Climate Emergency Rally at the Juneau Capitol steps. (Watch the video HERE!) Anjuli introduced her latest climate action project, a fantastic ten-section body of work entitled Juneau’s Climate Change Solutionists. Her ‘solutionists’ project focuses on local people, local action, and the…

Poet Amanda Gorman’s ‘Earthrise’

What if the Biden/Harris inauguration day poet laureate could address climate change? In fact, she’s done just that. As the brief Yale Climate Connection’s article that introduces another terrific Amanda Gorman piece reads, “No effort here to paraphrase or quote from it: That would be like the proverbial narrative describing a photo of a painting…

New climate action task force to tackle Sitka’s carbon footprint

Like Juneau’s climate action plans, some of which reach back over 11 years, Sitka’s efforts to grapple with the climate crisis have confronted similar issues. Like Juneau, Sitka developed a plan a decade ago. Some items were completed, many were not. Both featured carbon reduction goals, but a lack of follow-up and analysis leave many…

The coal industry comes tumbling down in the American West

The end of an era, a dark, toxic and earth-warming era that is finally coming to a close. While jobs are being phased out as the coal industry fades, it is crucial to note that clean energy jobs in the US are booming. ‘As a result of the industry’s consistent growth, clean energy accounted for…

Cooling the Earth

A friend recently sent me the link to this fascinating article and said, “This is why we need science.” Scientists are tapping into a law of physics to create cooling systems that work without special fuel or electricity. Working with colleagues, Aaswath Raman has developed a thin, mirror-like film engineered to maximize radiative cooling on…

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035. This is a must read article, an uplifting and inspiring synopsis of the tremendous work of Saul Griffith, physicist, engineer, researcher, inventor, serial entrepreneur, and MacArthur “genius” grant winner. Griffith is the founder and chief scientist at Otherlab, an independent research and design lab that…