Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kodiak Wind Turbines on TV

ON SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2012, TUNE INTO KUAC’s AlaskaOne service Or KAKM, YOUR LOCAL PBS STATIONS FOR THE PREMIERE OF ENERGY QUEST USA AND POWERING THE PLANET. Gather your friends and family for two new installments of EARTH: THE OPERATORS’ MANUAL, the acclaimed PBS documentary series on climate change and sustainable energy. Meet people who are energizing America by rolling up their sleeves and taking control of their energy future.

 ENERGY QUEST USA (4/22 3pm on KUAC & 4/30 8pm on KAKM) visits five very different American communities from Alaska to Fort Worth, Texas to the East Coast where people are making smart choices based on economics and the environment. Their experiences chart a path every U.S. community can follow to adapt to the challenges climate change may bring.

 POWERING THE PLANET (KUAC WORLD 4/27/12 at 2,5 & 10pm & KAKM 4/26 8pm) takes an eye-opening look at some of the world’s most important case studies in energy policy. Brazil has sugar cane. Denmark has wind. Morocco has sunshine. China has plans. And America has… politics and indecision. Using compelling stories that showcase the many ways in which great nations and smaller communities are finding sustainable solutions, this program asks an urgent question: is America making the right decisions for its own energy future?

 Don’t just watch – get involved! EARTH: THE OPERATORS’ MANUAL is not just a documentary series; it’s also a movement for people like you who want to get busy building a better future. Join our community of pragmatists on the web to learn more about how you can make a difference at home, in your town, and for our nation and planet:

 EARTH: THE OPERATORS’ MANUAL is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and produced by Passport to Knowledge/Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, Inc.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Author Charles Wohlforth Speaks at College tonight

Nature and Human Nature: Are we capable of the cooperation needed to save the Ocean?
Charles Wohlforth, author of The Fate of Nature, explores how culture, not technology, holds the key to humankind's ability to solve global environmental problems, including climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, and oil spills. He uses Alaska as a microcosm of conflicting world views in a talk that includes dozens of spectacular photographs.

7:00 pm-9:00pm, Benny Benson Building Room 130

Not to be Missed!