One year ago, on June 28, 2019, local non-profit Renewable Juneau launched the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund (JCOF). The goal of the fund was to convert fossil fuel heating systems to renewable energy powered air source heat pumps in the homes of lower income families. Community and business support for the effort has been outstanding. … Continue reading IS CELEBRATING ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY!
Aspen Avenue in the valley seems to be the hot spot for the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund’s carbon reduction projects. (Could it by the fancy yard signs?) Our eighth and ninth air source heat pump installations were completed on Aspen Ave just today, with the homes of Ernestine Jack and Jessie Risenberger now enjoying clean, … Continue reading Installations 8 and 9…DONE!
Thank you to Alaska Litho and Panhandle Heat Pumps! It’s easy for most of us to feel overwhelmed by climate change and to feel completely helpless to do anything about it. One solution that works for many is to focus on the issue closer to home. Trying to ‘save the planet’ is no doubt a … Continue reading Local Shout Out!
Ray Lindoff, resident of the Juneau Indian village off of Willoughby Avenue, is the proud owner of a new Daiken Aurora air source heat pump! Ray is the second home owner in the village to qualify and receive a Juneau Carbon Offset Fund, oil-eliminating, home-heating heat pump. Ray’s installation is the Fund’s 7th over the … Continue reading 2nd Juneau Indian Village Carbon Offset Project Completed!
Nell McConahey, Juneau artist and owner of Spiral Studio, has created a beautiful, handmade glass ‘glacier suncatcher’ to support the work of Renewable Juneau and the goals of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund! Two thirds of the purchase price will directly fund our carbon reduction projects and one third will cover Nell’s material and labor … Continue reading Mother’s Day, Glacier Glass, and Carbon Offsetting
Juneau’s local organic coffee roaster recently made it’s first quarterly carbon offset payment to the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund! Sentinel Coffee, already known for its strong embrace of sustainable business practices, is now a regular player in the growing practice of carbon offsetting. From their website: “Sentinel Coffee is always organic. We believe in protecting … Continue reading Juneau’s Sentinel Coffee Actively Supports JCOF