Our current priority is to educate and empower Alaskans to take individual and community action on the climate/ecological crisis. Check out our Climate Action Pledge, Calendar and Events and Climate Action Planning pages! Other activities include:
- Support for Alaskans for an End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies;
- Collaborative fossil fuel divestment and Climate Emergency campaigns with 350Juneau;
- Connecting Alaska's rural communities in the Arctic through Chukchi Sea Watch.
The rapid environmental, public health, safety and economic changes that Alaska is currently experiencing are the result of interrelated global climate, ecological and social justice crisis. Responding effectively to these challenges requires bold vision, deep expertise, a collaborative, holistic approach and flexibility.
ALICE is bringing together some of Alaska's most visionary scientists, energy experts, Alaskan Native elders, artists, engineers and businesses to work in collaborative partnership to solve our most pressing climate change and ecological problems.
We draw inspiration from Project Drawdown, Natural Solutions, Bio4Climate, Bay Area Smart Energy and other innovative approaches. As an Alaska-based Think-Tank, our goal is to research, identify and and develop shovel-ready projects that address Alaska's most pressing climate, biodiversity and energy issues while building a resilient future that puts Alaska's most affected communities first.
Current ALICE projects and activities include:
- The Pumped Energy Storage for Alaska report proposes a ~100% renewable energy path for Alaska's Railbelt utilities using Pumped Energy Storage (PES) and wind to substantially reduce the high cost of energy. In collaboration with Ground Truth Alaska and Kachemak Geospatial;
- Expanding the Pumped Energy Storage/Renewable Energy vision to rural Alaska with special emphasis on communities most impacted by climate change; In collaboration with Ground Truth Alaska and Kachemak Geospatial and other partners;
- Early R&D on best climate solutions for Alaska, including marine permaculture and rewilding;
- Investigative research on oil and gas industry greenhouse gas emissions and regulation of waste;
Sandy Harper is recently retired Artistic Director for Cyrano’s Theatre Company. She's long been a champion for climate change.
Full bio coming soon!
Bjørn is a filmmaker, photographer, storyteller, and climate change activist, currently residing in Homer, Alaska.