I was lucky enough to travel to Alaska last summer for a meeting of all the terrific groups who work together protecting America’s Arctic waters from destruction related to offshore drilling. I was even luckier to meet the fine folks of Igiugig, a remote community of less than 70 people who are transitioning away from diesel fuel to renewable energy sources.
Yes—in a remote village in Alaska. Take an introspective moment this Earth Day to ponder that. They are doing it in Alaska, the land of day-long nights and frozen tundra. But their determination is strong and the young leaders of the community have committed to a sustainable future.
My former CNN colleague Dave Timko and I packed a couple of cameras and microphones, hopped on a single prop plane and travelled over some 200 miles of Lake Iliamna shoreline to share their story with you:
We hope this inspires people in the big cities, small towns and remote villages to examine greener fuel sources.