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
The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund is thrilled to be forging ahead despite the chaos taking place around us on a daily basis. We’ve just completed two additional house-warming heat pumps installations, the Fund’s fifth and sixth carbon-reducing offset projects. The combined annual carbon load that these two projects will eliminate is roughly 27,000 pounds, bringing … Continue reading The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund Installs Two More Heat Pumps!
The impact of a trip to Pack Creek is small, making it is easy to compensate for. Traveling in float planes and vans, there are some inherent impacts in what we do. In order to help balance these forces, Pack Creek Bear Tours supports the mission and efforts of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund. The … Continue reading Pack Creek Bear Tours Becomes Juneau’s First Tourism Operator to Partner with the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund!
Two more Juneau families now enjoying warm, dry, money-saving renewable-energy heat! The Coronell family in the Juneau Indian Village and the Dunivan family in the valley are the newest recipients of Juneau Carbon Offset Fund’s air source heat pumps! An estimated 1000 gallons of heating oil will be eliminated annually from the addition of these … Continue reading “Heat Locally”
…chooses Renewable Juneau’s Carbon Offset Fund as its first charitable organization! Nearly 150 concerned women came together at Juneau’s Hangar on the Wharf on January 16 to kick off the 100 Women Who Care first quarterly charitable giving event. Choosing from a hat of organization applications, submitted by women in attendance, three applications were chosen … Continue reading Juneau’s 100 Women Who Care…