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The Alaska Climate Action Network (AK CAN!) is an emerging grassroots network of community-based groups, Indigenous leaders, scientists, renewable energy experts, artists and concerned Alaskans who agree it’s time for serious action on climate change.
Our goal is to aggregate and amplify our collective voice to push for statewide science and Indigenous knowledge-based solutions to climate change, move Alaska to a renewable energy-based economy and push back on the draconian policies of decision-makers who deny climate change.
AK CAN! is connecting Alaskans from all walks of life and all corners of the state who share a deep concern about climate change, biodiversity and our energy future and desire to co-create a just and sustainable future through collective, creative grassroots action.
AKCAN is a project of the Alaska Institute for Climate & Energy (ALICE), our behind the scenes "Mother Ship", fiscal sponsor and guiding light.
Alaska Institute for Climate & Energy (ALICE)
Board of Directors
Ceal Smith is a conservation biologist, sustainability and environmental compliance consultant, researcher, writer, energy policy analyst and community organizer and activist.
She has worked extensively with grassroots citizen groups and NGO's in Colorado, California, Arizona and Alaska in the US and beyond. She is a leader in the emerging Energy Democracy movement in the US, a founder of the Renewable Communities Alliance, co-founder of the renewable energy think-tank, Solar Done Right, Credo Climate Hero recipient in 2015 and co-founder of Chukchi Sea Watch.
Ceal has an MSci in Ecology & Evolutionary & Conservation Biology and MEd from the University of Arizona and a BA in Ecodevelopment and Environmental Policy from University of California, Santa Cruz where she studied under the late Dr. Raymond Dasmann
She and her husband Kerry Williams live in Eagle River.
Alaskan's Know Climate Change and active with Kachimak Bay Conservation Society and Ground Truth Trekking.
Since birth, South Central Alaska has been Bjørn's home, where he began life in an abandoned trappers cabin in the Wrangell Mountains where his family squatted. In his late teens Bjørn was inspired by the legendary
Alaskan outdoorsmen and women, whose adventures were what most defined and consumed them. Since then he has been following his own life of adventure, from mountaineering and climbing to kayaking, pack-rafting and cycling.
Scott Gruhn, Treasurer is a structural engineer from Anchorage, active member of the Presbyterian Church and accomplished climate science communicator. Full bio coming soon!
Rebecca Siegel, Secretary. Full bio coming soon!
Susie Paallengetaq Silook is a carver, sculptor and writer, of Siberian Yupik Inupiaq and Irish descent. She was born in Gambell, Alaska and is currently residing in Anchorage. Full bio coming soon!
Oasis Earth, he consults worldwide on a wide range of oil and gas and environmental issues.
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!
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Draft COMMENT on the Draft Alaska Climate Change Policy Submitted electronically to: https://institutenorth.org/engage/project-p...
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