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A First Step in Building a Healthy Economy for all: Alaska’s First Just Transition Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2020 FAIRBANKS, AK: January 8-10. Local community organizations Native Movement, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC), Native Peoples Action, Gwich’in Steering Committee, The Alaska Center, Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics came together to create an open space for community dialogue and planning. Over the past 30 years, Alaska has …

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Youth-led protest held on Delaney Park Strip against climate change

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Dozens of protesters gathered at the Delaney Park Strip, urging state lawmakers to combat climate change and for the governor to reinstate an environmental action committee. The protest was part of Fridays for Future, a movement started by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg who would go on strike from school every Friday to call for more environmental …

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Local youths lead a growing Alaska climate justice movement

Youth around Alaska have been at the forefront of recent actions: over 300 people in Fairbanks joined 4 million people globally as part of the youth climate strikes and sixteen young Alaskans are suing the state for contributing to climate change. Young people are mobilizing at unprecedented scales to fight for our futures. Here in Fairbanks, we have drafted seventeen …

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Alaskans Taking the lead for renewable future

E2’s latest Clean Jobs America report states that in 2018 3.26 million Americans were employed by the clean energy economy with an expected growth rate to be 6 percent at the end of this year. Those are huge numbers nationally and are making even bigger impacts at state and local levels. The transition to clean energy continues to build the …

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Alaskan youth take part in global climate action strike

Activists say millions around the world are taking part in a global climate strike Friday. And some young people in Alaska are joining in. Alaska Youth for Environmental Action has teamed up with several other climate action advocacy groups and organized a climate strike at the Cuddy Family Midtown Park in Anchorage. The event comes ahead of the U.N.’s Climate …

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Alaskan Youth Bring Their Pebble Mine and Climate Demands Directly to Murkowski

Youth Community Leaders Push Elected Officials for Climate Action and a Stop to Pebble Mine WASHINGTON D.C.- Wednesday, June 12, 2019,  Seven young Alaskans with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action traveled to the nation’s Capitol to speak to their representatives on Climate Change and Pebble Mine. Over the course of two days, they toured D.C. and met with Senator Murkowski …

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Press Release: Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan Brings out Broad Community Support

From inception to vote, the Climate Action Plan in Anchorage paves a way for Clean Energy for All Alaskans. ANCHORAGE, AK – On May 21, 2019, the Anchorage Assembly adopted the Anchorage Climate Action Plan and joined over 7000 other communities in taking an active stand in the future of Climate Change Mitigation. For the past year, hundreds of community …