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Want to improve sustainability and food security of Juneau, Alaska?

Help us grow a substantial portion of our vegetables, fruit and herbs in year-round local greenhouses.

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Disposable Plastics and You

Are plastics recyclable? What’s better, plastic or paper? How do they affect your health? Our planet, including me? Should you avoid them? Is it OK to cook with plastic?

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    • About Juneau Community Greenhouses

      A. Mission The mission of Juneau Community Greenhouses is to demonstrate how to improve Juneau’s sustainability and food security during a period of rapid environmental change. B. Vision Ten years from now, 10% of Juneau’s 13,000 households will grow a substantial portion of their vegetables, fruit and herbs in local greenhouse structures, operating year-round, and in home gardens. C. Desired Outcomes Residents will learn what edible crops can be grown successfully in this climate. The growing season will be extended to 10 months a year or more. New crops will be introduced to the area, such as mushrooms. Permaculture principles will be demonstrated. Carbon-negative practices...
    • Ring of Fire 2016

      RING OF FIRE Musicians, actors, scientists, Native Americans and a former U.S. Commander of the Atlantic Fleet – are brainstorming a Pacific wide concert – Ring of Fire – to take place Ocean Day – June 6, 2016 – in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – the Pacific Garbage Patch – on naval ships – and on other Pacific sites. Envisioned as a wake-up call to the importance of the ocean to the life of the planet, it features rock, tribal drumming, gospel choirs and children’s choruses – integrating singers and musicians around the Rim. The ocean is in...
    • Green Drinks on December 22, 2014

      WHAT: Come to the world-famous Green Drinks! WHEN: Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 at 6 pm (shifting this month to one week later!) WHERE: the bar at Zen (Goldbelt Hotel, 51 Egan Drive, downtown waterfront) HOW: Walk, cycle, bus. (Lots of parking if you are not car-free.) Close to Main Street Bus Stop. WHO: Anyone working on environmental issues (or studying them). WHY: Fun, contacts, alcohol (or not), info, news, inspiration, business and pleasure. NEWCOMERS: Just ask the bartender to point out “Green Drinks.” ++++NOTE! ONE WEEK LATER THAN USUAL THIS MONTH ONLY!++++ Every month, all over the world, people who love...
    • What You Can Do

      Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags Let’s start with the most obvious: plastic bags. Once manufactured, recycling these bags is a great way to reduce plastic waste. However, plastics are not truly recyclable. The “recycling” process yields a lower grade, less flexible material of limited usefulness. It draws on valuable energy and produces pollution, including climate-changing gasses. A viable solution is to get canvas bags and use them. Just possessing such bags and leaving them behind – and I know some of you who do – won’t do the trick. If you keep forgetting them in your car, force yourself to walk...
    • General Information About Plastics

      Permanency and Non-renewability Plastics are made from non-renewable petroleum and natural gas. (1) With the exception of plastics that have been incinerated (bad idea! – as plastics release  toxic substances when burnt), all plastics ever manufactured is still with us. (2) Nothing in nature, not even sunlight or oxygen, can break apart the bonds that hold plastics together, so they linger on our planet indefinitely. Rather than biodegrading, plastics photodegrade into tiny particles, winding up in soil, air, our food and our bodies. (3) Environmental Pollution Plastic manufacturing is a major source of industrial pollution. Producing a 16-oz. #1 PET...
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