1. Start NOW! No more waiting for governments or industry to move agressively enough - they have not and likely will not in time. This is a grass roots, boater and port driven project!
2. Make it easy for boaters and shippers who want to begin transiting the Inside Passage close to carbon-free to do so conveniently – by adding waste-sourced Renewable Diesel (“Green Diesel”) and Biodiesel pumps as soon and as in as many locations as possible.
3. Support thoughtful and participatory development of local, appropriately-scaled, waste-sourced marine and road biofuels, renewable shore and port power, and renewable hydrogen where practical - as demand increases over time.
As inside Passage residents, bands/tribes, businesses, governments and boating visitors together do these two things, we can expect substantial near-term benefits to local ports and local residents from reducing the export of local dollars for non-local tar sands, Bakken, offshore and imported marine fuels. Instead, communities and entrepreneurs can create local jobs, local tax base and cleaner water by producing biofuels made from local waste streams – including forestry, sawmill and pulp mill wastes; sewage wastes, landfill wastes, fish farm wastes, etc. And, perhaps someday, harvest and make low carbon fuel from the seriously overgrowing abundant species of algae that “flourish” in the inside Passage, while annually making shellfish poisonous for part of the year.
1. Share and collaborate with all sincere parties and entities who want to develop an effective decarbonizing plan and act on it, fromsingle boaters to large ports and waste-rich businesses.
2. Support and educate communities and businesses where needed or asked; ideally where direct costs are covered. Present and help other interested folks present decarbonization concepts at boatshows, yachtclubs, etc.
3. Host an annual “solutions table” (summit) in a different IP port each year to share ideas and experiences, build partnerships, make new decarbonizing friends, and help build an effective movement.
4. Effectively employ media and social media so that interest is stimulated, progress is accelerated and other marine waterways around the world consider starting their own, local Decarbonization efforts.
5. Identify one or more not-for-profit entities willing to take on the role of fiscal agent for the time being, so that donations can be made tax-deductibly.
It’s truly great to have you aboard!