Thursday, March 31, 2016

USA, Alaska: Renewable Energy Fair at Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs Renewable Energy Fair

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 10am-5pm, Chena Hot Springs, Alaska, USA

Chena Power and Chena Hot Springs Resort are teaming up to bring the 11th Annual Renewable Energy Fair. Come join us for a wonderful day with exciting speakers talking about all things renewable!! GRC member Bernie Karl is founder of the energy fair and co-owner of the resort with his wife, Connie.

The theme for this year is "Thinking Green and Keeping It Clean."

Chena Hot Springs' mission as a company is to reduce the waste humans produce and find constructive ways to use the waste for the betterment of the eco-system.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Doug Eichelberger of Eichelberger Architects from Colorado. He has designed structures such as barns and homes with high R-values using bailed plastic, cardboard and paper. He will be discussing how he discovered this and how it can help us achieve sustainable net-zero landfill objectives.

This year we will also showcase our ideas for converting waste into useable products such as: plastic bails for road stabilization, plastic to oil conversion, paper-crete bricks, paper fuel pellets, eco-bricks, and gas from a methane digester to convert the energy stored in organic matter into gas for cooking and drying clothes.

There are many ways Chena Hot Springs is already sustainable. The greenhouses grow year-round crops, and the chickens furnish our eggs for the restaurant. We also use geothermal energy for heating all the buildings and for producing the power for the Resort. We use new techniques for crop growing which include using crushed glass with bio-char, grow lights set up like a wall with rolling capability, and cardboard and paper for growing mushrooms.

The Renewable Energy Fair is designed to educate the public on issues of renewable energy and sustainability. It will demonstrate a multitude of energy solutions taking shape at the Resort and around the State.