Our Mission

Help Sitkans reduce their carbon footprint
and prepare for the effects of a changing climate
through education and community action.



Upcoming Activities - EVERYONE is welcome to attend and participate 


CONGRATULATIONS 2015 Sitka Green Business Award Winners!!! 


Movie, Discussion, Art, and Political Action:

"Chasing Ice" - Movie night at the Larkspur

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7-8:30 pm, Larkspur Cafe

Join Sitka Conservation Society and the Sitka Global Warming Group for a great movie followed by simple political action and discussion.

ABOUT Chasing Ice:  In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Presentation sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society 

Climate Change and Food - Art Show

Friday, March 13, 2015, 5-8 pm, Rio's Wine Bar (above Ludvig's Bistro) - ART OPENING

March/April - Rio's Wine Bar  

Artist Lisa Teas will have a display of new, original art that explores the effects climate change is having on food around the world.  MORE INFO. TO COME...


Nominate a Sitka business for a 2015 Sitka Green Business Award!  

Nomination form (.pdf)     or     Nomination form (MS Word)


Reusable Bag "Library" Brings Business, Community, and Environment Together!

The Reusable Bag Libraries at SeaMart and AC Lakeside grocery stores are ready and open for business!  Look for the boxes, look for the "Bag Exchange" signs, and borrow a reusable cloth bag any time you need one, or drop off your extra, clean reusable bags for others to use.  

In collaboration with SeaMart and AC Lakeside grocery stores, SGWG is working to make reusable bags easier to use, easier to remember, and more available to shoppers.  Similar to the library where you borrow books, bags are available at the grocery stores to borrow from the bag exchange and return to the bag exchange during the next visit.  

BAGS are NEEDED at SeaMart!

How do you use the reusable bag exchange? 

Forgot your reusable bag? 

Borrow one from the Bag Exchange at SeaMart or AC Lakeside. Then return it, cleaned, to the Bag Exchange at either store on your next visit.   

Have extra reusable bags?

Wash and dry them well.  Drop them off at the Bag Exchange at either store and borrow one when needed.  



Future Climate Actions

-SGWG often takes part in ongoing climate actions - join friends and neighbors in taking action on climate change!

Contact to volunteer

Does your community want to become more sustainable and resilient?

Check out our News, Past Events, and Photos for ideas and contact us at to learn more!    


What is Climate Change?

Quite simply, when we burn fossil fuels like coal and gas,  we pump more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  This build-up creates a blanket effect, trapping in heat around the world.  If nothing is done to halt this process, the planet we leave our children will be hotter, with more violent weather and fewer species.

Can we DO SOMETHING about it?  
SGWG is dedicated to helping every person and community reduce their impact on climate change!


Important Local News:

Sitka Power Supply Status is Green - Please use Electricity wisely 

The work on Blue Lake Dam is done!  And with all the rain this year, the water is nearly full behind the dam.  With that  there is a low risk that we'll need to use diesel generators to create electricity.  

THANK YOU for reducing your electric consumption during yellow and red lights!!!

To stay up-to-date, be on the lookout for the signs or check out the status on

"Compost" float - 4th of July 2012


Climate Change Information You Can Use:

What can I do in Sitka to reduce my carbon footprint?  

What can I do about climate change?

Here are resources to save money and reduce carbon dioxide emissions:

1) To participate in the Home Energy Rebate Program:  Request a home energy rating. Sign-up at or contact the AK-REBATE Call Center at 1-877-AK-REBATE (1-877-257-3228).

2) Sitka Red-Yellow-Green Light Energy Status program: and energy saving tips:

3) Information about being IDLE-FREE:

4) Information about growing your own food in Sitka:

5) Take some of the actions on this inspiring page and check out the full website: 


Sitka Global Warming Group participates in candlelight vigil for climate agreement in Copenhagen, Denmark - December 2009


Local Resources

Sitka Conservation Society (SCS) has been working to protect the temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska and Sitka's quality of life since 1967. SCS has been an active supporter of the Sitka Global Warming Group.

Recycle Sitka provides great information on what and how to recycle in Sitka can help you learn about growing your own food in Sitka.

Click on Other Links to see additional resources on climate change

Contact Us:; 907-747-2708