Developing a community-wide renewable energy strategy is the top priority for Sitka’s new Sustainability Commission. The recently-formed commission is all-volunteer, but it has its own staff member in City Hall. Additional plans for the next two years include diverting Sitka’s waste stream, which is currently barged off-island, and electrifying the city’s fleet of vehicles.
The Sitka Sustainability Commission is surveying Sitka residents about the commission's priorities for the coming year. Commissioners Katie Riley and Bri Gable joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to discuss the survey.