Mayor Weldon Signs Proclamation

Today, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon made a proclamation in recognition of a triptych of earth-friendly 50-year local and statewide events. From the proclamation: Now, therefore, I, Beth A. Weldon, the Mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau, do hereby proclaim a Juneau commemoration on Earth Day, April 22,…

COMMENTS NEEDED…

…for the latest round of updates regarding the future of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Comments on proposed updates to bus parking, possible boats on the lake (diesel?), and whether or not renewable energy and climate issues will be addressed in the plans are due by March 19. Yes, this process has been ongoing for…

ALERT: Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Facility Public Session

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 5 – 7 pm Yup, that’s right. Tomorrow. Not next week, not much time to plan, just time enough to drop what you may already have planned and show up! Not much notice on this one folks, but after nearly a year of silence, tomorrow eve is possibly the last chance we’ll…

2019 Election Survey

Following on the positive public feedback that we received from our last local candidate survey, Renewable Juneau recently presented a series of energy and sustainability questions to this fall’s slate of assembly candidates. All answers are available in this downloadable PDF file. If for some reason this file does not work for you, send an…

How Burnsville, Minnesota, cut its carbon emissions nearly 30 percent 

Juneau could see similar emissions-cutting success by focusing on the recommendation for a CBJ energy management program in the Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy. If funded, this position would quickly pay for itself in money saved from energy savings and greatly improved efficiencies. A growing number of Republicans are starting to voice concerns about climate change….

Committee makes ‘electrifying’ decision | Juneau Empire

Assembly Votes to Move Forward with Dock Electrification Wednesday night, Juneau’s city assembly voted to direct $300,000 of marine passenger fee money, instead of a proposed $250,000, to go toward “Large Berth Shore Power Preliminary Design & Cost Estimate” rather than a feasibility study. Renewable Juneau will have additional analysis of this positive development soon….

Carrying Capacity?

What’s a “sustainable future” for Juneau’s visitor industry? What are our responsibilities, as citizens and CBJ, to conceive and achieve that? We’ve invested much time, intellect, and caring this past year: Mendenhall Glacier and Recreation Area master plan; Blueprint Downtown Juneau; Tourism Best Management Practices, “climate change” effects of the large amount of fossil fuels…