Alaska’s Tidelines Institute has recruited the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund to provide carbon-reducing services and an educational opportunity for two of its 2021 summer course offerings. Tidelines Institute is dedicated to education, research, and community. In its field-based courses, students undertake wilderness exploration, subsistence living, and a rigorous scientific curriculum and research, honing tangible scientific … Continue reading JCOF Recruited by Tidelines Institute
…is the weight of about 134 super cute baby elephants. These goofy-looking, yet adorable African critters are born at about 200 pounds each. So, if you had a room full of 134 of these cuties, the built-in scale in the floor would read 26,880 pounds, or, pretty close to it. This weight is equivalent to … Continue reading 26,880 Pounds…
The 16th and 17th Juneau lower-income families have jumped the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund (JCOF) hurdles and are now enjoying the clean, dry, inexpensive, and carbon-free heat of their new Daikin heat pumps! The heat pumps in these two homes will eliminate the need for roughly 900 gallons of diesel fuel annually, roughly 20 barrels … Continue reading Two Juneau Home Sees Lower Heating Bills / Slash CO2 Emissions
Renewable Juneau is proud to announce that the 15th heat pump from our Juneau Carbon Offset Fund (JCOF) is, as our primary installer likes to say, “pumping heat!” The Davis family of the Thunder Mountain trailer park is the second trailer in the park to benefit from the hundreds of individuals who have purchased carbon … Continue reading #15 Pumping Heat!
The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund (JCOF) announces our 14th lower income family home heat pump installation – just in time for the holiday season – again, right on the heels of installation #13! Shortly after the heat pump started moving heat from the outdoors to the inside of the house, I received an excited email … Continue reading Just in time for the Holidays #2!
The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund (JCOF) announces our 13th lower income family home heat pump installation – just in time for the holiday season! “Merry Chrismas to us,” Ella happily stated as the first heat poured from the heat pump’s indoor air handler! Ella and her two boys will now be able to enjoy ‘heating … Continue reading Just in time for the Holidays!
Even though carbon offsetting has become fairly commonplace as a carbon footprint shrinking tool, many would-be offsetters still have lingering questions. In her great encapsulation of offsetting in the Washington Post, Sarah Kaplan distills the valuable practice and makes it accessible. Without systemic changes in the way society functions — an electric grid powered completely … Continue reading How Do Carbon Offsets Work?
The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund is thrilled to announce the completion of it’s 10th heat pump installation! The heat pump installed at Janarose Odenheimer’s home in the valley will eliminate the production at least 12,000 pounds of annual carbon dioxide! This installation is the 10th for Renewable Juneau’s Carbon Offset Fund. With each of these … Continue reading Another 12,000 Pounds Eliminated!
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!