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Climate change webinar series kicks off Wednesday: Learn how Juneau can be part of the solution

March 8, 2022 – FYI

Learn how climate change solutions can improve community livability in a five-part webinar series hosted by the City and Borough of Juneau’s Juneau Commission on Sustainability and AARP Alaska. “Carbon Footprints and Community in Juneau and Beyond” kicks off this Wednesday, March 9, at 6 – 7:30 p.m. and will broadcast via Zoom and AARP Alaska’s Facebook page. For Zoom, register for each webinar here.

“Climate change is a defining crisis for Alaska. The Juneau Commission on Sustainability and AARP are excited to share the many ways that Juneau residents can be part of the solution,” Juneau Commission on Sustainability vice chair Anjuli Grantham said.

The first webinar will provide an introduction to the series and the topic, including information on Juneau’s carbon emissions and the plans in place to reduce our climate impacts. Here’s the full schedule:

Wednesday, March 9, 6-7:30 p.m. – Carbon Footprints and Community in Juneau and Beyond
Learn about carbon footprints, how these affect community, and how Juneau’s climate plans and community members are addressing the challenges. This webinar will serve as an introduction to the following events and series topics.

Wednesday, March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. – Green Home: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Buildings While Saving Money
Learn practical tips to improve a building’s energy efficiency and how beneficial electrification saves money and cuts carbon emissions. Topics include improving building envelopes, to air source heat pump selection and financing, to how district heating could transform Juneau’s energy profile.

Wednesday, April 6, 6-7:30 p.m. – Getting Around: Transportation as a Climate Solution
Walk, bike, ride, drive—there are green options for all modes of transportation. At this session you’ll learn about ways we can reduce the carbon footprint of mobility. Topics include electric vehicles on the market, community plans for paths and public transportation, and the electric future of marine transportation.

Wednesday, April 20, 6-7:30 p.m. – Grub and Garbage: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food and Waste
What we eat and how we throw things away matter greatly to personal health and the health of the planet. This session examines ways that food and waste systems can help us reduce our carbon footprints and build resiliency. From community gardens to recycling and composting, you’ll leave better understanding how our food and waste systems are part of the solution.

Wednesday, May 4, 6-7:30 p.m. – Building Resiliency: Health and Climate Change
In our rapidly changing world, some are struggling with how to maintain grounded and hopeful. This session focuses on recent research confirming that climate change is impacting our mental health, including a greater risk of depression and even suicide. There are many self-help, therapist backed tips to help us become resilient in the face of changes accompanying changes in climate. This session will provide tools for reducing anxiety.

For more information, contact Juneau Commission on Sustainability Vice Chair Anjuli Grantham at 907-209-6961 or anjuligrantham@gmail.com.