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Sustainable Skagway Summit

April 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Skagway Traditional Council is hosting it’s first annual sustainability summit April 27-29, 2018. The theme of this years event is Small Change = BIG Results. The weekend summit will include a short film series on related topics, canning class, making natural home detergents, waste free kitchen class, bicycle repairs, garage sale, do it yourself reusable bag making, wild and garden grown apothecary demonstrations, and more. A full schedule of events and sign ups sheets will be available in April.

By engaging the community, the Sustainable Skagway Summit will act as a catalyst to encourage more sustainable practices, reduce waste, and create healthy life choices.

Sustainable Skagway Summit

April 27 – 29

Class Descriptions



Gauge testing

Bring your pressure cookers in to get gauge tested. Anytime


Natural Home Cleaning

(FREE) Friday April 27, 6-7pm LOCATION: Tribal Center Garage

In this class you will learn to make simple cleaners and the science behind why they work. You will learn to make simple, effective cleaners and room fresheners with ingredients you can be comfortable having in your home. INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Lewis
Class size: no limit- just show up


Mini Film Festival

(FREE) Friday April 27, 6-8 pm ALL AGES WELCOME with parental supervision.        LOCATION: Tribal Center Hall

Come view 6 short films about conservation and sustainability in the state of Alaska and around the world. The films include topics such as marine debris, art, self-determination, ocean health, Alaska Whale Foundation, fish, and research projects around the state.


Sockeye Cycle Co. Bike Clinic

(FREE) Saturday April 28, 10 am-12 pm (walk-ins after 1:00) LOCATION: Tribal Center Garage

Sockeye Cycle Co. is setting up shop at the tribal center garage to host a 2-hour course in basic bike mechanics such as changing a flat tire, cleaning and lubing chain maintenance, break and shift adjustments, and proper bike fit. After the class the mechanics will be around all day for additional questions and help. INSTRUCTOR: Ryan Rice

Class size: no limit-just show up


 Ultimate Canning Class

($20) Saturday April 28, 9am- 4pm) LOCATION: Tribal Center

An intro to pressure canning and boiling water-bath canning for home food preservation. Join Sarah Lewis from the Juneau Cooperative Extension office in her food preservation and canning class. Learn how to smoke and can salmon and fruits in her all-day preservation class. INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Lewis

NOTE: A PRE-REGISTRATION AND $20 FEE IS REQUIRED (pay online after registration)

Class size: limited to 12 students

Kid Zone

(Free) Saturday April 28, 2-3pm

LOCATION: Tribal Center Garage

Practicing sustainability isn’t just for the adults. Kids are welcome to come and get their hands dirty and make their own herb garden out of recycled materials, play games, and try our outdoor scavenger hunt. All the materials are provided and kids of any age with parental supervision are welcome. INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Palmer

Class size: no limit-just show up


Waste Free Kitchen

(Free) Sunday April 29, 9-11:30 am LOCATION: Tribal Center Kitchen

Come learn how to save time, money, food, and environmental resources. You will learn tips and tricks for reducing waste, as well as do simple hands-on projects (sewing, cooking, preserving, composting) in class that you

can take home and put to use immediately.


Class Size: no limit- just show up    *Bring old t-shirt & towels


Wild and Garden Grown Apothecary

($15) Sunday April 29, 12-3 pm) LOCATION: Tribal Center Kitchen

Join herbalist Emily Grace Willis for an introductory class about cultivated and wild medicinal plants that thrive in our region.  Learn about ethical wild-harvesting, growing your own medicine in the garden and the best times to harvest the roots, bark or flowers of a plant.  This class includes a 30-minute Plant Identification walk and then some time in the kitchen where you will make a Spruce Hydrosol, your own Bug Bite Salve and a nutrient rich Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic or Hair Rinse.  Teas made of wild and organically grown botanicals will be provided for tasting.  Lots of Plant Talk and plenty of time for Q&A! INSTRUCTOR: Emily Grace Willis

NOTE: A PRE-REGISTRATION AND $15 FEE IS REQUIRED (pay online after registration).

Class size: limited to 10 students


DIY Reusable Bag sewing session

(Free) Sunday April 29, 3:30-5 pm

The Skagway Traditional Council is on a mission to make as many reusable bags as we can to stock the local grocery stores with. Let’s change our shopping habits together. STC will have 2 sewing machines available; if you have one at home please bring it. We need all hands-on deck to make as many bags as possible. Come spend the afternoon sewing and having fun! If you want to donate extra canvas and reusable bags we will take them.

NOTE: all ages welcome with parent supervision            Class size: No limit-just show up


**For more information or sign up to register online with the Skagway Traditional Council


April 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Skagway Traditional Council


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Skagway Traditional Council
11th and Broadway
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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