Juneau and, in turn, the UAS Auke Bay Campus run primarily from power produced from the Snettisham hydroelectric power plant 28 miles south of Juneau. The plant receives its power from 2 lakes above the plant. Long Lake is the primary source but when more power is needed the plant draws from Crater Lake. These lakes are tapped from underneath and as a result did not need a dam, reducing their impact. The projected service life on this power plant is up to 100 years allowing for a generally long-term outlook.
The UAS Sustainable Committee is devoted to making the campus a more sustainable place. This has been made possible by:
- Purchased china for the campus Mourant Café
- Biodegradable disposable containers for food to-go from the café
- An Apex program for more efficient dishwashing
- Use of the Xpressnap® napkin program that utilizes 100% post-consumer recycled products versus virgin fiber paper.
- Practiced recycling campus wide
What you can do to contribute to a more sustainable conference:
- Bring your own coffee mug and water bottle
- Walk, bike or use public transit systems in the Juneau area
- Make use of recycling bins through town and at the campus
- Make use of the ASLE tote-bags provided for attendees
Links for sustainability on UAS campus and Juneau