first Sustainable Kodiak meeting since before summer will be held tonight at
the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center downtown. KMXT’s Casey
Kelly has more.
Kodiak is an ad hoc group of Kodiak residents, who meet periodically to discuss
their concerns about topics ranging from the environment to recycling to
gardening. Founding member Donna Jones says although the group didn’t meet over
the summer, members have been keeping busy.
Kodiak 1 :36s “…been
doing things like that.”)
that winter is coming, Jones says the group is planning to meet at least once a
month. Besides tonight’s meeting, Sustainable Kodiak get-togethers are
scheduled for Monday November 10th and December 8th.
Jones says they might schedule more meetings if members are interested.
Kodiak 2 :08s “…we
don’t over organize.”)
meeting will feature guest speaker Hunter Roesler (Race-ler), whose new
business, Second Hand Kodiak, features used building materials.
Kodiak 3 :12s “…much
no home for ‘em.”)
The way Second
Hand Kodiak works is that people donate things that they’re no longer using to
Roesler, and he sells them to people who can use them.
Kodiak 4 :17s “…are
still really nice.”)
says the business is a great idea, and one that fits perfectly with the mission
of Sustainable Kodiak.
Kodiak 5 :17s “…way
to get about this.”)
In fact, Roesler
got the idea for Second Hand Kodiak after talking to Threshold Recycling’s Rick
Pillans about the shrinking space in Kodiak’s landfill. Right now his shop is
in a small space on Selig Street, in the same building as Kodiak Taxidermy.
He’d like to expand one day, but for now he’s just concentrating on getting off
6 :18s “…from going to the landfill.”)
Roesler will speak
at the Sustainable Kodiak meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the wildlife refuge
visitor’s center. The group will also be discussing some of the activities that
members took part in over the summer.
I’m Casey Kelly.