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Alaska Forum on the Environment, 2014!



Alaska Forum on the Environment, 2014


The 16th annual Alaska Forum on the Environment will be held February 3-7, 2014.  Registration services are now available and registering with the early rate will make the best use of your training dollars.  The agenda is in development but promises to provide important environmental information affecting Alaska and Tribes.  Registration is available online at http://www.akforum.org

The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists and community elders. The diversity of attendees sets this conference apart from any other. The 2014 event will be the 16th year providing a strong educational foundation for all Alaskan's and a unique opportunity to interact with others on environmental issues and challenges.  Over 1,500 people attend AFE to learn more about the environment and meet other Alaskans that work in the environmental field.



Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) Training- Upcoming course on Oct 15-17, 2013
The RALO course is for the designated landfill operator and administrator in a village with a Class III landfill or open dump, and focuses on the duties of the landfill operator, their personal safety, and the safety of the village. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the landfill operator's role to keep the village clean and the landfill free from harmful substances. Participants will learn about landfill regulations and requirements, household hazardous waste, waste separation and screening, waste reduction and segregation, recycling, personal protection equipment, and much more. These courses are hosted by Alaska Forum, Inc with trainers and expertise provided in cooperation with Solid Waste Association of North America, (SWANA), Alaska Chapter.  There is no cost to attend this training. LImited travel scholarships of up to $500 may be available for Rural community participants that are active in onsite landfill operations.

Classes will be offered in Anchorage on the following dates:   ralobutton2014
October 15-17, 2013    
March 18-20, 2014    
April 15-17, 2014    

For more information, or to  sign up for RALO, visit http://akforum.org/training.html

Environmental Education Funding Opportunity for Youth Projects
The Alaska Forum, with the support of EPA, is offering funding opportunities of up to $5,000 through the Community Environmental Education Stewardship through Youth Involvement Project.  This program will support focused proposals from small communities (population less than 50,000 in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington) where youth seek involvement in environmental stewardship efforts.  Proposals will be selected where youth are matched with a local environmental professional or teacher who will mentor youth as they address a specific concern in the community and work to solve it. Non-profit 501c3 organizations, middle schools and high schools or districts must serve as the fiscal agent of the grant award.  Tribes can be instrumental in encouraging project submissions for their communities and serving as the environmental mentors required for these projects.

Download the Request for Proposal document for detailed information.  Deadline for submittals is October 31, 2013.

The RFP can be downloaded at http://www.akforum.org/PDFs/RFP2013.pdf

Call for Presentations The Alaska Forum on the Environment is pleased to provide an opportunity for individuals, organizations, agencies, and businesses to propose a technical breakout presentation for the February 3-7th, 2014 event. The Alaska Forum seeks presentations on topics that address technical, scientific or general information on environmental issues. Approved presentations are typically educational in content and information-based. Where topics represent a controversial issue, sessions must include a range of information that shares a full understanding of the diversity of perspectives about an issue. Topics that promote a product, service or single position on an issue are not generally considered.

Submittal of your Presentation suggestion can be done online now through October 31st!


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