Meanwhile, why not consider leaping into the clean energy economy in a way that spreads the largest blanket of civic benefits to Alaskans?
I never knew this was possible until I bumped into the person I was supposed to meet — Avi Lewis, husband to Naomi Klein. Lewis and the over 200 signatory organizations are now expanding their efforts by helping other countries and regions follow their model in developing similar manifestos. Efforts are underway in Australia, Great Britain and in the state of Maine. Lewis assures me they are on standby to assist Alaskans whenever they are ready.
“We feel strongly that this process should not be led by any political party, no matter how aligned their policies are,” cautions Lewis. “This is where the Leap Manifesto can come in and help boost the effort of local Alaskans.”
Top photograph, showing wind turbines on Pillar Mountain near Kodiak, Alaska, by James Brooks.