Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Celebrating International Climate Change Action Day: 'A Sea Change'

On Thursday, October 15, at 6pm at the refuge visitor center downtown AMCC will sponsor a showing of the movie

“A Sea Change” by John Pierre Gattuso. Kodiak scientist Bob Foy is a leader in Ocean Acidification Research and will be present to answer questions after the showing. Don’t miss this!! Bring the family.

Here is a review excerpt from Southern Fried Movies:
Stop whatever you are doing and immediately make plans to go see “A Sea Change”. Why are you still reading this review? Ok, if you need convincing, read on, but it will be time you could have spent seeing one of the best environmental documentaries of all time.

“A Sea Change” is about ocean acidification, which could well be the worst problem you’ve never heard of. This was one of the first major screenings- another was earlier this week at the U.N.

The movie follows a retired history teacher named Sven Huseby as he travels the world learning about this problem. This style is unique and works very well- he isn’t a scientist, he’s a regular guy who is concerned and is trying to learn from the experts.

Thank you,


To learn more about the International Day of Action on Climate Change go to

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Alaska Bioneer's Conference October 16-18

2009 Bioneer Workshop Session Schedule
( Subject to change )
Saturday October 17th

(Donna Jones will be representing Sustainable Kodiak as an invited speaker at the Saturday Community Sustainability Workshop.)

Session A: 9:00-10:30

1. Read Your Body; Heal Your Body
Dr. Tatiana Riabokin
2. Ask, Don’t Tell (Mother Nature)
Ellen Vande Visse
3. Ionia: Community As The Root Cause of Eco-Crisis/Eco Healing
Ted Eller & Bill Johnson
4. Energy Retrofit
Scott Waterman
5. Urbanic Gardening
Kate Nilsson & Corey Brause

Session B: 10:45-12:15

1. Health Impacts of Oil Development on Rural Alaska
Rosemary Ahtuangaruak
2. The Medicine Wheel: Co-Creation is a Way of Life
Liz Holmgren
3. Community Sustainability
Bill Hall & Rich Seifert
4. Neighbor to Neighbor
Linda Tannehill
5. Part I Energy Efficiency – Reduce your use.
Andy Baker,PE, Philip St. John, MD, & Lee Bolling

Sunday October 18th

Session C: 9:00-10:30

1. Family Relations: It’s all alive, it’s all intelligent, it’s all relatives… and how is it that we communicate?
Nancy Lee-Evans
2. Permaculture in Alaska
Saskia Eslinger & Sharon Ferguson
3. Growing Communities through Community Gardens
Julie Riley
4. Interactive Theatre for Activists, Educators & Other Concerned Citizens
Gabrielle Barnett
5. Hanging by a Thread; A Case for Energy Conservation
Nils Andreasson, Carol Heyman, & Nick Szymoniak
6. Part 2 Renewable Energy - Produce your own
Philip St. John, MD & Andy Baker, PE