UAS to host sustainability Spring Forum on April 5

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008

The University of Alaska Southeast Spring Forum will be held in the Egan Lecture Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4. This year's theme is "Sustainability and Juneau Energy," in conjunction with the International Polar Year. The event is free and open to the public.

For the past few years, the UAS Spring Forum has provided an opportunity for the Juneau and campus communities to come together to learn about important issues, engage interesting questions, and challenge our assumptions.

This year's forum will include a variety of panelists and roundtable discussions. Topics include: "Local and global perspectives on sustainability;" "Peak oil;" "Hydroelectric power vs. fossil fuel burning;" "Prospects for renewable energy in Southeast Alaska;" "Impacts of climate change on runoff and hydro-electric potential in Juneau;" "Biodiesel production;" and "University of Alaska Southeast efforts toward becoming sustainable."

In preparation for the Forum, participants are asked to take an online survey at http://uas.alaska.edu/pub/energysurvey. The results of the survey will be presented at the forum.



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