Community updates

The Interior Issues Climate Change Task Force just had its second meeting this Wednesday morning, 9:00 – 11:00 am.  The Steering Committee includes Karl Monetti, Sarah Trainor and Luke Hopkins.  Many community members including some SCAN Fairbanks members were invited to join the process of determining the vulnerabilities of different sectors (transportation, energy, natural resources, etc.), develop recommendations and create an action plan.  Please see investfairbanks.org for more information, there are links on the FEDCO (Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation) sight.  This is some serious planning for the next 10, 20, 50 and 100 years!  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions of Karl, Sarah or Luke, or you can email polarsolar@gmail.com, and Suzy or Kraig can forward information to you.  We welcome anyone with a passion for these issues, can work collaboratively with the taskforce, and can make a commitment to meet with your sector subcommittee, as well as occasionally the main committee through September 2008 and potentially beyond.  We will have a public meeting soon;  the grassroots-public involvement part of this process is really important for the success.  Recommended reading is The Natural Step for Communities by authors Sarah James & Torbjorn Lahti, and see investfairbanks.org for links, more information and advised readings.  Please join us!

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