New Awards Presented at AFE 2017:


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Green Star Communities >View


Find out about the Elaine "Chewshaa" Abraham Elders and Youth Fund here.


Over 1200 people and 250 partner organizations participated in more than 100 technical sessions, at AFE 2017.  Take a look at our Partners and Contributors here.

Alaska Forum on the Environment

Thanks to all those who helped make the 19th Alaska Forum on the Environment so successful. We are working on an outcome report to help identify all that went on during this year's event. In the meantime, we have already begun planning for AFE 2018.  Our 20th year event will be held February 12-16, 2018! Save the date! 

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Green Star

4 Communities and 7 Businesses just earned their Green Star! Congratulations to:




Congratulations to our newest Green Star Awardees!


Apprenticeship Applications now being accepted through April 21, 2017.  Learn More >>


Employers: Help match apprentices to employment while promoting local hire. Save your business thousands in training costs by working with the Apprentice Program to find your next employee.
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Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) Training: The RALO Training schedule for 2017 is now available.  Learn more >>

Online Training: The Alaska Forum offers an extensive lineup of courses all available on-line!   
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About AFE 2017

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. The 2017 event will be at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska and will be our 19th year providing a strong educational foundation for all Alaskans and a unique opportunity to interact with others on environmental issues and challenges. Learn More >

2017 Event Resources

About Green Star

Green Star is a program now operated with the support of the Alaska Forum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Green Star Program supports businesses and organizations that wish to practice waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention through education, technical assistance, and an award-winning voluntary "green business" certification program. Learn More >

About Apprenticeship

The Alaska Forum is the registered sponsor of the Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Program by the US Department of Labor. An Environmental Technician Apprentice will receive specific classroom instruction and work 4,000 hours of on-the-job training to develop skills as a proficient and versatile worker.
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Training Opportunities

The Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) Training schedule for 2017 is now available.  More Info >> 

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