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Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center the Environmental Excellence Award for exemplary environmental stewardship.
From gas stations to energy companies to cruise lines to military bases to air cargo companies and more, businesses hire HSE (health, safety, and environment) specialists to keep their facilities clean.
Alaska’s thriving maritime industry is supported by a variety of environmental companies and other organizations that help clear industrial debris from the state’s waterways and shoreline, keeping Alaska’s ecosystem as pristine as possible while combating a never-ending problem.
“The little-known fact for most people is that recycling is possible in Alaska through the generosity of private companies,” explains Anita Nelson, executive director of the nonprofit Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.
The Pacific Rim Response Center, offering the collaborative services of three long-standing Alaska businesses, is based in Kodiak to provide maritime resources and spill response to the underserved region of Western Alaska.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.