Thank you to those who attended AFE 2019 and helped us make it a special event!


With over 1,200 participants, we shared information about important issues related to Pebble Mine, Exxon Valdez oil spill, per- and polyfluorinated substances, and much more!


Registration for AFE 2020 opens in August and the conference will be Feb 10-14!

Alaska Forum on the Environment

The 21st Alaska Forum on the Environment was held February 11-15, 2019, and more than 1,200 people were in attendance. 

 

The conference featured 4 keynote speeches, Pebble Mine and Exxon Valdez oil spill panel discussions, over 80 presentations/workshops/ trainings, 6 Film Festival sessions that showed more than 20 films, and live music from 4 talented artists.

 

New to this year's AFE was "Free Friday." All sessions and trainings on Friday were free, except for HAZWOPER. 

 

Our free event at Williwaw on Wednesday night was a great success! Over 100 people attended and enjoyed live music from local musician, Jared Woods, an Inupiaq rap from Native artist, Allison Warden, and the screening of "Children of the Dig," with an introduction from the filmmaker, Josh Branstetter.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in AFE 2019!

Green Star®

Two ceremonies were held at AFE 2019 to honor our Green Star® awardees. Five rural communities and 10 companies received their Green Star® Award! 

 

We applaud them for their hard work in meeting the Green Star® Standards and for their displayed commitment to being good environmental stewards in their community and the state of Alaska. 

 

Interested in other details about this program or in getting certified? Learn More > 

Training and Apprenticeship

Interested in participating in our Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program?  Learn More >>

 

NEW! Check out our Environmental Worker Training.  Learn More >>

 

Employers: Help match apprentices to employment as Environmental Technicians while promoting local hire. Save your business thousands in training costs by working with the Apprentice Program to find and train your next employee.

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Training

NEW! Environmental Worker Training - Entry-level Credentials and Pathway to a Career.  Learn More>>

 

Online Training: The Alaska Forum offers an extensive lineup of courses all available online!   
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About AFE

The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders. Last year's event was held at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska on February 12-16, 2018. This was our 20th year providing a strong educational foundation for all Alaskans and a unique opportunity to interact with others on environmental issues and challenges. Learn More >

About Green Star®

Green Star® is a program of the Alaska Forum and serves Alaska as a Pollution Prevention Resource. The Green Star® Program works collaboratively with businesses and organizations that desire to implement waste reduction, energy conservation, pollution prevention, and to promote environmental protections. This is accomplished through education, technical assistance, and the Green Star® certification program. Learn More >

About Apprenticeship & Worker Training

Interested in participating in our Environment Technician Apprenticeship Program or Environmental Worker Training? Learn More >

Check out our new Environmental Worker Training.  Learn More >>

Employers: Help match apprentices to employment as Environmental Technicians and find qualified entry-level workers while promoting local hire. Save your business thousands in training costs by working with the Apprentice Program to find and train your next employee. Learn More >>

Training Opportunities

The Alaska Forum offers and extensive library of online training courses, starting at just $49. Course List >>