Sustain Angoon Project
This film, with efforts by Alliance member group SEACC, details the journey of one SE Alaskan family to find renewable, and affordable, energy for their home.
Numerous rural communities in Alaska are dependent on the expensive and unsustainable diesel fuel for heat and electricity. With electric and heating bills sometimes exceeding $1,200 a month, dependence on diesel constantly challenges the sustainability of local economies, resulting in out-migration, lack of jobs, and damage to the environment.
Our demonstration house represents the typical home in Angoon, and is a proving ground for what we can achieve with basic energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. The Williams family is pleased to be partaking in the demonstration project by using their home as a model.
In the Sustain Angoon Project, Tidal Wave Group worked with the CCTHITA (Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska) to create an awareness campaign about the energy problems and solutions that the SE Alaskan natives are facing.