Alaska Environmental Links
|7Generations. Addresses village environmental issues for the future generations of rural Alaska. See website for statewide training schedule.|
|Alaska Business Science Network (ABSN)
The ABSN is a member supported association of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to promoting energy efficiency as an essential component of durable, safe and affordable housing in Alaska. Members include builders, energy raters, material suppliers, weatherization contractors, and other building industry members throughout Alaska and North America.
|The Alaska Center for the Environment is Alaska's largest home-grown citizen's group working for the sensible stewardship of Alaska's natural environment. Alaska Center for the Environment is your voice for public lands conservation, clean air, clean water, and livable places. Our Mission: to protect Alaska's natural ecosystems and quality of life through grassroots activism and education.|
|Alaska Community Action on Toxics ACAT's mission is to assure justice by advocating for environmental and community health. We work to eliminate the production and release of harmful chemicals by industry and military sources; ensure community right-to-know; achieve policies based on the precautionary principle; and support the rights and sovereignty of Indigenous peoples.|
ICE: Initiatives for Community Engagement
The Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement (Alaska ICE) serves as the Youth Advocacy branch of the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB). Through the 40 Developmental Assets and various community engagement efforts, Alaska ICE works to give Alaskans at the local level the information, tools and assistance to work together and engage in the shared responsibility of preparing Alaska's children and youth for the future.
|Alaska Conservation Solutions. This website has online calculators to measure your carbon footprint - in English and Yupik. The website also offers solutions on how to reduce your footprint. Alaska Conservation Solutions (AkCS) was founded in 2005 to draw attention to the pervasive consequences of global warming in Alaska, and also to pursue solutions to the problem.|
|Alaska Forum is dedicated to holding industry and government accountable to the laws designed to safeguard the environment, provide a safe and retaliation-free workplace, and achieve a sustainable economy in Alaska. Their Workforce Training Program offers cost-saving classes to help businesses and organizations achieve their planning and financial and regulatory compliance goals.|
|Alaska, Dept. of Environmental Conservation. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is guided by the following mission: It is the policy of the state to conserve, improve, and protect its natural resources and environment and control water, land, and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well being.|
|Alaskans for Litter Prevention And Recycling. ALPAR is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating litter and increasing economically-viable recycling in Alaska. ALPAR programs and services are made possible by the generous support of our member companies and other dedicated businesses and organizations throughout Alaska.|
Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA)
AYEA's mission is to inspire, educate, and take action on environmental issues facing our communities. Take the 3-2-1 Pledge to become more energy efficient!
|Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC)
The CCRHC is an industry based, non-profit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy efficient, durable, healthy, and cost effective building technologies for Alaska and the world's cold climate regions. The Research Center was conceived and developed by members of the Alaska State Home Builders Association, representing over 1,200 building industry firms and groups, the largest per capita builders' association in the nation. Ninety percent of CCHRC's charter members are general contractors from across the state. The Alaska professional building community is highly regarded as a national leader in energy efficient housing design and construction.
|The Cooperative Extension Service is an outreach educational delivery system supported by a partnership between the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the University of Alaska Fairbanks and College of Rural Alaska. The Extension offers hundreds of publications, written and produced by university specialists, which contain practical information of interest to Alaska residents. Many publications are free and available online. Major program areas include gardening, agriculture and horticulture; health, home and family development; natural resources and community development; and 4-H and youth development.|
|DEC Village Safe Water Program
The Village Safe Water (VSW) Program is working with rural communities to develop sustainable sanitation facilities. Our primary services are: Allocation and Distribution of funding for sanitation facilities - Funding grants to small communities for water and sewer studies and construction projects. Grant Administration - Ensure appropriate and effective use of grant funds. Project Oversight, Monitoring and Control - One of two agencies responsible for project oversight (along with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium).
911 Making Every Day Earth Day
Earth 911's mission is to empower the public with community-specific resources to improve their quality of life. Info on air pollution prevention, aluminum can recycling, battery recycling, used motor oil recycling, green shopping tips, composting, water pollution, etc.
|Cook Inletkeeper: A community-based nonprofit organization that combines advocacy, education and science toward its mission to protect Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains. Inletkeeper’s monitoring and science work build credibility with scientists and resource managers, its education and advocacy efforts enhance stewardship and citizen participation, and together, these efforts translate into Inletkeeper’s ability to effectively ensure a vibrant and healthy Cook Inlet watershed.|
|Energy Star. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. TONS of information and resources for both homes and business can be accessed on this website!|
Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP)
The IGAP program provides grants to Indian Tribal governments and intertribal consortia to plan, develop, and establish environmental protection programs, including solid and hazardous waste programs. The intent is to build tribal capacity to administer regulatory programs and currently handled by the EPA. This site includes circuit rider contacts: http://www.ccthita-igap.org/circuit_rider/default.htm.
|Green Star. Green Star® is a non-profit organization that encourages businesses to practice waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention. Also operates Alaska Materials Exchange at: http://greenstarinc.org/ame/ameindex.php.|
|The Northern Alaska Environmental Center The Northern Alaska Environmental Center promotes conservation of the environment in Interior and Arctic Alaska through advocacy, education, and sustainable resource stewardship.|
Energy Alaska Project (REAP)
REAP is a coalition of urban and rural Alaska utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, and Alaska Natives with an interest in developing Alaska's vast renewable energy resources.
|The Solid Waste Management (SWM) for Alaska Native Villages (SWANA) website offers a wealth of resources for planning, funding, practicing, educating, and informational publications.|
|Total Reclaim, Inc. specializes in environmentally sound management and recycling of CFC gases and refrigeration units along with other hard-to-handle materials. No shipping charges to recycle fluorescent lamp bulbs from rural communities.|
|Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC)
The YRITWC is an Indigenous grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Yukon River Watershed by providing Yukon First Nations and Alaska Tribes in the Yukon River Watershed with technical assistance such as facilitating the development and exchange of information, coordinating the efforts and work of the First Nations and Tribes and cooperating entities, undertaking research and providing training, education and awareness programs to promote the health of the Watershed.
|Zender Environmental Services. Zender Environmental is a women-owned small Alaskan business (WBE) that specializes in waste management programs and related issues for Alaska Native communities and Tribes at local, regional, state-wide, and national levels. We provide environmental management services in the following areas of grant writing, solid waste plans, and much, much more.|