Climate Action

Get Involved with Inletkeeper Climate Action

At Inletkeeper, we are dedicated to protecting Alaska’s Cook Inlet Region and addressing the urgent issue of climate change. Alaska is home to some of the most abundant and diverse ecosystems on the planet, but it is also experiencing the impacts of climate change at an alarming rate. It can be easy to feel disheartened in the face of such huge problems.

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We believe that now is the time for action, and we invite you to join us in taking meaningful steps towards climate resilience. Our theory of change is that if we work locally on solutions that not only meaningfully reduce emissions, but that also uplift communities and make life better for all, that we can create unstoppable momentum toward our vision of a healthy, thriving Cook Inlet watershed!

Building Stronger Communities with Local Resilience

At Inletkeeper, we’re committed to building climate-resilient local communities through a variety of core strategies, including:

  • growing the local food economy through Alaska Food Hub to increase food security and decrease food miles from importing food; cultivating strong partnerships so we can be more effective together;
  • building and engaging our base to stand up for clean water values; and
  • supporting community-led climate solutions that make a measurable impact on reducing emissions and create unstoppable momentum.
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Why Climate Action Matters

Climate change is not just an abstract concept, but a reality that is affecting Alaska’s environment and communities right now.The rampant increase in heat-trapping gasses caused by pollution and other human activities are a huge threat to our watershed. From melting glaciers and permafrost, to more frequent and severe wildfires, to changes in wildlife populations and traditional subsistence practices, the effects of climate change are evident all around us. These changes threaten the Cook Inlet region’s unique ecosystems, cultures, and ways of life.

As a small conservation nonprofit, we are committed to making a difference. We believe that by taking action on climate change, we can help protect Alaska’s natural resources, wildlife, and communities for future generations. Our work focuses on advocating for policies and practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote renewable energy, and support climate adaptation and resilience strategies.

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You are Here to Make A Difference

Climate change can be confronted with local action, and every community has a part to play. Thank you for doing your part.

Global climate change can be confronted with local action, and every community from the smallest to the largest has a part to play. Cook Inletkeeper has created a guide for seeking and carrying out climate actions that are impactful where you live and achievable with the resources your community has.

Every technical solution needed to reverse climate change already exists. What’s missing is work to spread these solutions throughout the world. Anyone can begin that work by gathering their neighbors to discover what solutions fit the place they call home. The Local Climate ActionKit is our model for doing just that.

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In the early 2010s, author and environmentalist Paul Hawken convened scientists and policy experts to model, analyze, and rank the 100 most effective ideas for reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas. He called it Project Drawdown because its goal wasn’t only to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but to draw greenhouse gases down from the atmosphere – solutions that in the long term would reverse rather than merely stop climate change. In 2017, the project published their findings in a detailed book and website

Drawdown’s most important innovation was to treat climate change less as an existential catastrophe than an engineering problem – solvable with practices that are emerging or already here. Its high quality and accessible presentation of these solutions lets non-specialists like us think more rigorously about climate action. Knowing that technical solutions to the climate challenge already exist means that responsibility isn’t in the technological sphere but the social, where communities can be moved to action by volunteers on the local level.