WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native tribal health and social services consortium established by the Interior Alaska tribes and tribal communities, to provide a unified voice in advancing sovereign tribal governments through the promotion of physical and mental wellness, education, socioeconomic development and culture of the Interior Alaska Native; and
WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference recognizes the adverse impact that climate change is having in and around our rural communities on everything from remote transportation to shifting foundations on major rural infrastructure projects such as schools and water/sewer systems; and
WHEREAS, TCC acknowledges that the main contributor to climate change, as identified in numerous IPCC reports and various other academic studies is related to Carbon Emissions; and
WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference recognizes our own impact on carbon emissions across our region specifically with regard to the more than 200,000 sq ft of office and clinic space that we operate in Fairbanks
and the more than 50,000 sq ft of clinic space across our rural communities; and
WHEREAS, Nearly 50% of fortune 500 companies in the US have made commitments to reduce their Carbon Footprint and implement energy efficiency improvements to their facilities and operations with the joint
goal of controlling costs and reduce their impact on climate change.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that subject to the availability of funds, Tanana Chiefs Conference set a goal to offset at least 30% of its electric use at its major facilities through the implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects within the next five years; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Tanana Chiefs Conference report on their success in achieving this goal during future annual conventions.
Submitted by: Beaver Tribal Council
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