Join REAP for the 9th annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair on Saturday, August 10th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Downtown Anchorage Parkstrip.
This FREE all-ages event will feature live music, local food and craft vendors, clean energy demonstrations and 20 energy related workshops. This year's Fair will also include all new family activities - including a children's obstacle course and an energy scavenger hunt co-sponsored by Chugach Electric!
REAP is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us at this year's event. Jobs include hanging promotional flyers around town, setup/ takedown and other fun tasks during the Fair.
We are also looking for TAP certified alcohol servers to work in the Fair's beer garden. If you have a current TAP card and would like to help please contact us for more details.
For more information about all volunteer jobs email REAP Office Manager, Jenny Lynes or call (907) 929-7770 x10.
Vendor Registration Update
Early registration for Fair vendors ends July 12th. If you would like to reserve a booth for your business or organization, be sure to register before the price goes up!
Please note we have decreased the registration fees for all food and craft vendors.
Click HERE for a copy of the updated vendor registration form and HERE for the Fair map.
Village Energy Efficiency Program
The Alaska Energy Authority yesterday announced the opening of the Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP) application period. The program provides energy efficiency audits and improvements to community buildings in rural Alaska focusing on those with highest cost of energy and ability to provide community matching resources.
Since 2005, 51 villages have received energy efficiency improvements with Denali Commission funding, followed by 21 villages funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2010 - 2012. Eligible applicants may include municipalities, school districts, unincorporated villages, Native regional and village corporations, 501(c)3 tribal consortiums, regional housing authorities, councils organized under 25 U.S.C 476, and traditional councils. Applications are due August 12 by 4:00 pm.
Click HERE to read more about VEEP, or contact REAP Energy Efficiency Director Shaina Kilcoyne for more details.
What's Your Energy Story?
REAP is gathering stories from individuals as a part of an ongoing outreach project we've recently launched. Our goal is to educate the public about the benefits of clean, local energy sources, and we think one of the best ways to do that is through you!
Please email us your answers to at least one or more of these questions, and we will contact you to schedule a follow up interview. Each story we gather will be turned into a short video or slideshow displayed on our website.
Tell us about a time when energy was at the forefront of your mind.
Tell a story about how energy has impacted your life. What actions did you take as a result?
Tell us a story about how the cost of energy has affected you or your community.
Do you think Alaska's current domestic energy programs and policies adequately address the state's energy challenges? Why or why not?
What concerns and/ or hopes do you have about the future of energy in Alaska?