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6th Annual Alaska Bioneers Workshop to Highlight Ways for Alaskans to Take Action on Comprehensive Clean Energy Legislation


Oct. 15, 2009

Anchorage, AK – As part of the 6th Annual Bioneers Convention, representatives from the Clean Energy Works campaign will lead a workshop to inform Alaskans about federal energy and climate legislation currently under consideration and provide opportunities for participants to get involved.  This event will bring together a diverse group of leaders from the Native, business, conservation and energy communities who say now is the time to for America to take back control of its economic and energy future by transitioning to clean energy.

“The Bioneers conference is an inspirational event that takes on critical issues every year,” said Pat Lavin, an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation.  Our workshop is about engaging people to take control of our energy and economic future and help get comprehensive clean energy legislation passed this year.” 

WHAT:  All media is invited to attend the 6th Annual Bioneers Convention.  Since 2002, Bioneers have partnered with universities and communities around North America, which host regional events featuring Bioneers plenary sessions. Each community organizes an event to complement the plenaries, with workshops tailored to the needs of specific bioregions.  The first Bioneers in Alaska event attracted 300 people from 22 communities all over Alaska.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM

WHERE:  University of Alaska Anchorage, Rasmussen Hall, Room 110, 2221 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage

WHO:    Pat Lavin, Environmental Attorney for the National Wildlife Federation and Alaska director for Clean Energy Works campaign

Michael Points, Alaska Director for the Alliance for Climate Protection’s Repower Alaska campaign

Clean Energy Works is a diverse coalition of more than 60 grassroots organizations representing more than 12 million Americans.  For information visit http://cleanenergyworks.us/

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