Offset your carbon footprint

Apply for a heat pump award

Offset your Carbon Footprint and Invest in Sitka's Future

We all love Sitka. Residents and visitors alike fall in love with the clean air and water, the striking landscapes, the diverse wildlife and the tight knit community that are found here. And we can all do something to take care of Sitka now and into the future.

The Sitka Carbon Offset Fund uses donations from travelers and residents to reduce Sitka’s carbon footprint - mitigating the impacts of climate change - while helping our neighbors. 

 

Your carbon offset purchase stops greenhouse gas emissions from oil heating systems by funding conversions to energy efficient, air-source heat pumps that run on Sitka's renewable hydroelectricity.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

We suggest contributing at least $33 per 1 ton of CO2 emissions produced. Common activities with corresponding donation amounts are listed below.

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Our Heat Pump Program

We fund conversions from fossil fuel based heating systems to electric air-source heat pumps through a tiered, income-based award  system. We focus on serving lower income Sitkans who otherwise couldn't access this clean technology. We also provide seed funding for heat pump conversions for organizations with financial need.

Every conversion reduces greenhouse gas emissions, benefits the City of Sitka electric fund (keeping community costs down) and saves the recipient household money. It's a win-win-win!

Do you want to get your household or organization off of fossil fuels? Are you in need of financial assistance? Fill out an application today.

Apply for a heat pump award

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Estimated Lifetime Impact

356 metric tons of carbon emissions displaced.

49 dollars spent on average per ton of carbon displaced

5 heat pump conversions funded

2 apple trees planted

1 gas vehicle removed from circulation
 

Offset your carbon footprint today & keep our impact growing

 
 
 
 
 
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Fighting Climate Change

Offset funds can make a difference locally. But to address climate change, we must collectively and individually reduce the carbon dioxide we produce by pushing for societal change, adapting our behaviors, and mitigating the impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable.

Take action for policy change

 
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Our Team

Sitka Carbon Offset Fund is a project of the Sitka Conservation Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All contributions to the fund are tax deductible as a charitable donation.

The Fund is administered by a Local Advisory Committee. Current members are Chandler O'Connell, Doug Osborne, Eric Jordan, Michelle Putz and Toby Campbell. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact us.

sitkacarbonoffset@sitkawild.org

chandler@sitkawild.org

907-747-7509

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