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The Results Are In

November 24, 2022

We finally know all the 2022 Alaska General Election results! Thank you for voting and working to make our democracy strong.…
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The Youth Are Alright

November 18, 2022

Young voters know their futures are on the line. The recent election turnout should force leadership to evaluate how they engage with this demographic and push forward policies that work to ensure a future where young Americans can thrive.…
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Bringing Community Solar To Alaska

November 11, 2022

Community solar is a step forward for our state that can be unlocked with policy change. It democratizes the energy transition and allows more Alaskans access. …
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A Just Transition to an Indigenized Future

November 4, 2022

Native American Heritage Month is a time to reflect on a 10,000 year legacy of stewardship, and to look forward.…
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We’re Done (-leavy)

October 28, 2022

It is time for this experiment in angry, partisan, petty, and incoherent governance to end. Alaska is DONE with Dunleavy.…
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Time to vote for reason.

October 21, 2022

Voting is your role in deciding the future of Alaska. Early voting begins on October 24, VOTE! – A message from The Alaska Center IE.…
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A message from the incoming Co-Executive Directors

October 14, 2022

It is a privilege and gift to work for a more just and sustainable Alaska beside the incredible staff, board, and supporters of The Alaska Center and The Alaska Center Education Fund. We are excited to take this next step and are grateful beyond measure for Polly’s decade of work and mentorship. Our hope is to continue her trajectory of visionary leadership. We look forward to the collaborative nature of the co-Executive Director model, which will provide unique support for the breadth of our organizations’ collective work. Co-leadership allows our responsibilities to align with our strengths and complementary areas of interest. On October 15, 2022, we will assume the co-directorship, and our outgoing Executive Director, Polly Carr, will stay in an advisory role until November 4 to ensure a smooth transition.  Our stewardship and allyship will keep evolving, and we look forward to learning and growing with you all. We…
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Indigenous Peoples Day

October 7, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day is on Monday. It was created as a state holiday through legislation signed into law in 2017 by former Governor Walker in a ceremony held during Utqiaġvik’s annual Nalukataq whaling festival. It replaces Columbus Day, and it is a small step toward atonement for the colonialism of our American and Alaskan history.  On this Indigenous Peoples Day, let’s not focus only on the importance of Indigenous leadership in the historic, amazing, hopeful, wonderful, progressive, life-affirming, joyful, and extremely well-earned election of Mary Peltola, the first Indigenous Alaskan to ever in the history of planet earth, serve in the United States Congress. Let’s not only focus on the justice of the appointment of Deb Haaland to oversee Indigenous lands and waters as the first Indigenous Secretary of the Interior. Let’s not only focus on the myriad ways Indigenous leadership has and will continue to move policies forward in…
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Big Energy for Clean Energy

September 29, 2022

October is “National Energy Awareness Month,” designated by a decree from the late president George Herbert Walker Bush in 1991. We at The Alaska Center believe that every month gives us reason to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy production, considering what is at stake without a rapid global transition to low-carbon energy sources. The recent storms that battered the Bering Sea and Norton Sound region point to the urgency. Energy awareness also saves homes and businesses money and creates local jobs.   Collective work to create a more energy-aware state includes new additions to our Solarize programs, celebrating the first deal under Anchorage’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program and CPACE’s expansion to the Mat-Su Borough, helping steward public involvement in the Fairbanks Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.  Solarize Fairbanks facilitated two communities this season, University Heights and Denali, with 94kW purchased and over 16 homes and businesses solarized. That…
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Moving Through Climate Anxiety

September 22, 2022

AYEA will be part of the Global Youth Climate Strike on September 23 in Anchorage Town Square from 1:00-3:00 pm.…
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The Results Are In

We finally know all the 2022 Alaska General Election results! Thank you for voting and working to make our democracy…

November 24, 2022

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The Youth Are Alright

Young voters know their futures are on the line. The recent election turnout should force leadership to evaluate how they…

November 18, 2022

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Bringing Community Solar To Alaska

Community solar is a step forward for our state that can be unlocked with policy change. It democratizes the energy…

November 11, 2022

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A Just Transition to an Indigenized Future

Native American Heritage Month is a time to reflect on a 10,000 year legacy of stewardship, and to look forward.…

November 4, 2022

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We’re Done (-leavy)

It is time for this experiment in angry, partisan, petty, and incoherent governance to end. Alaska is DONE with Dunleavy.…

October 28, 2022

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Time to vote for reason.

Voting is your role in deciding the future of Alaska. Early voting begins on October 24, VOTE! – A message…

October 21, 2022

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A message from the incoming Co-Executive Directors

It is a privilege and gift to work for a more just and sustainable Alaska beside the incredible staff, board,…

October 14, 2022

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is on Monday. It was created as a state holiday through legislation signed into law in 2017…

October 7, 2022

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Big Energy for Clean Energy

October is “National Energy Awareness Month,” designated by a decree from the late president George Herbert Walker Bush in 1991.…

September 29, 2022

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Moving Through Climate Anxiety

AYEA will be part of the Global Youth Climate Strike on September 23 in Anchorage Town Square from 1:00-3:00 pm.…

September 22, 2022