Sitka Conservation Society

Energy Conservation Outreach

To help the community of Sitka rely on less supplemental diesel energy in a time when the hydroelectric dams are at their capacity and in turn to lower Sitka’s carbon footprint, the Sitka Conservation Society has worked to keep year-round messages of energy conservation and efficiency in local and regional media.  Using public service announcements, articles in the local newspaper, and presentations to organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, SCS has informed residents about state weatherization programs, local energy updates and utility changes, and simple home weatherization projects.

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  • Weatherization 101 at Blatchley Middle School

    Weatherization 101 at Blatchley Middle School

    Energy education classes in Blatchley Middle School are back by popular demand. Sixth grade social studies teacher, Tom Henshaw, welcomed a lesson on hydroelectricity and Sitka’s energy thresholds last semester and was so pleased with it, he requested another lesson focusing on energy this semester. The lesson that all 115 students received was Weatherization 101. [...]

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  • Girl Scout Troop #4140 Presents: Earth Hour

    Girl Scout Troop #4140 Presents: Earth Hour

    Saturday, March 31st was a day to remember for the girls in troop #4140. In order to earn the final award in the Get Moving Journey, the Innovate Award, the troop had planned an event that would allow them to showcase everything they learned about energy over the last seven months. The troop decided to [...]

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  • Weatherization 101: Caulking with Troop 4140

    Weatherization 101: Caulking with Troop 4140

    Girl Scout Troop 4140 has been learning all about energy during their Get Moving Energy Journey project as they work towards completing the requirements for their badge.  Part of their project was to share what they learn with the community.  In this video, join Girl Scouts from troop 4140 as they demonstrate the proper techniques [...]

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  • Weatherization 101: Choosing the Right Type of Caulking for SE Alaska

    Weatherization 101: Choosing the Right Type of Caulking for SE Alaska

    The videos this week will deal with caulking.  Making sure that windows, doors, and seams are caulked and sealed will help save energy and money on home heating.  This video will teach how to choose the right type of caulk. Weatherization 101: Choosing Caulk from Sitka Conservation Society on Vimeo. Weatherization 101 is a six [...]

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  • Weatherization 101: Lightbulbs

    Weatherization 101: Lightbulbs

    Girl Scout Troop 4140 has been learning all about energy during their Get Moving Journey, which focuses on energy. The journey consists of three prestigious Girl Scout awards, each containing several projects within itself. In addition to the regular Journey requirements, Junior troop 4140 took an additional task of recording weatherization videos to promote energy [...]

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  • The Future of Energy In Sitka

    The Future of Energy In Sitka

    The Sitka Conservation Society released a report  today on the Future of Energy in Sitka that calculates how much energy Sitka uses in a year, how much energy will be needed to sustain the community over the next 20 years, and how much money will be spent on oil if there is not an investment [...]

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  • Weatherization 101: Hot Water Heater

    Weatherization 101: Hot Water Heater

    The second biggest user of energy in your home is the hot water heater.  Adjusting your hot water heater to the correct temperature can save a great deal of energy in your home.  In this video, local contractor Marcel Laperierre shows us how to adjust the hot water heater temperature for energy savings.   Weatherization [...]

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  • Energy Conservation Brochures

    Energy Conservation Brochures

    In 2007, the Sitka Conservation Society began a fruitful partnership with the City of Sitka Electric Department to initiate action on climate change in Sitka and to begin taking steps to become more energy efficient.  The start of the partnership was a joint position that worked in the electric department to find ways for Sitkans [...]

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  • Green Girls Grow: Energy Education Event for Girl Scouts Across Southeast

    Green Girls Grow: Energy Education Event for Girl Scouts Across Southeast

    Green Girls Grow is an event that toured three communities in Southeast Alaska to bring Girl Scouts a new way to look at renewable energy and conservation. Bitty Balducci, SCS AmeriCorps member, and Melissa Edwards, Girl Scout Southern Tongass Membership and Program Specialist, developed the energy-themed curriculum and made plans to tour Ketchikan, Petersburg, and [...]

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  • Girl Scouts Tour Keet Gooshi Heen’s Energy System

    Girl Scouts Tour Keet Gooshi Heen’s Energy System

    Last Friday, Girl Scout troop #4140 continued the Innovate Award for the Get Moving Energy Journey. As part of the journey, the girls went on an energy tour of their school, Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary. Sitka School District Maintenance Supervisor, Bill Steinbaugh, volunteered to lead the girls on the tour in order to help them [...]

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