ACEP Films to be Shown at AFE Film Festival

ACEP Films to be Shown at AFE Film Festival

Several films created by ACEP’s Amanda Byrd will be shown during the Alaska Forum on the Environment Film Festival.

The films include “Tundra Farming,” “Kongiganak — An Energy Success Story,” “An Edible Classroom” and “Alaska Biomass Boiler Training.”

“An Edible Classroom” features schools in the Southeast Island School District that have installed wood-fired heating and hydroponic greenhouses.

The district serves students on Prince of Wales, Baranof and Kosciusko islands. It has received national and international attention for including the greenhouses in the school curriculum and the food produced in them in the school cafeterias.

The AFE is the largest statewide gathering focused on environmental topics. It draws government employees, staff from nonprofit and for-profit corporations, community leaders, youths, conservationists, biologists and community elders. The AFE will be held at the Dena'ina Convention Center in Anchorage from Feb. 11-15, 2019.

The films created by Byrd help to share the incredible energy and food security stories from around Alaska.


Students from Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island stand near a hydroponic lettuce bed. Photo by Amanda Byrd.