Sustainability Commission

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough does not have a plan to respond to climate change, like the one under consideration by the Anchorage Assembly, which aims to cut the city’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent within 30 years. But a group of UAF students have come up recommendations on what a Fairbanks-area climate-action plan might look like, and how local leaders could get citizens to buy-in to it.


Members of the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Sustainability Commission are putting the finishing touches on an ambitious plan to improve the area’s food supply, energy security and  and solid-waste management. The commissioners also are working on a report they’ll submit next month to the borough mayor and Assembly that’ll outline the progress they’ve made during their first full year of work on the task of promoting sustainability.


Fairbanks Rescue Mission

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly on Thursday approved an ordinance that renames the borough Recycling Commission and broadens its scope. The new advisory panel would be rebranded as the Sustainability Commission, and the new name would reflect its increased mission to include promoting environmentally cleaner practices, renewable energy and food security.