Sustainable Kodiak held its meeting Thursday
evening at the Kodiak
Center. The theme of the
evening was "reduce, reuse and recycle" and how that affects the Kodiak
community. On hand at the meeting were representatives from several different
local organizations, who made presentations and took questions on a variety of
topics ranging from garbage to recycling to marine debris cleanup.
Andy Schroeder is the
executive director of Island Trails Network, which among other things, conducts
large-scale beach cleanups and attempts to find creative ways of disposing of
the waste. Over the past year, Island Trails has removed thousands of pounds of
marine debris from Long Island, Shuyak and Afognak Islands
in cooperation with various volunteer groups.
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KEA's Jennifer Richcreek spoke at the
meeting about reducing diesel fuel consumption. She also said people can
monitor their energy usage simply by referring to their monthly electric bill.
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Also speaking at the meeting were representatives
from the Kodiak Island Borough's environmental division, as well as Threshold
Recycling Services and Rural Community Assistance Corporation. The meeting took
place in panel format, providing for a question and answer session with all of