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Alaska Forum on the Environment 2020

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 — The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) was held this week in Anchorage, Alaska, offering six keynote events, over 100 presentations, panel discussions, special events and workshops.

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OR&R Scientific Support Coordinator Catherine Berg. Image credit: NOAA.

AFE is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, and community elders. Technical sessions include: climate change, emergency response, brownfields, marine debris, environmental regulations, fish and wildlife, forests, rural issues, energy, military issues, business issues, pollution prevention, contaminants, and more. The NOAA Alaska Regional Collaboration Team sponsored a NOAA booth. Staff for OR&R's Emergency Response Division attended the forum, supported the booth and presented during the Oil Spill Session on food safety following an oil spill.  A noted highlight of the forum was a keynote address by Paul Hawken, environmental activist and author of "Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming."

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