AMHS becomes Green Marine Participant
The Alaska Marine Highway has signed on as the newest participating member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. The environmental certification program offers a map for ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers to voluntarily reduce their environmental footprint. Using 12 performance indicators, the comprehensive program addresses key environmental issues. More than 125 ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers from ocean to ocean in Canada and the United States participate in the initiative. Green Marine is unique in the support it receives from environmental organizations, government agencies and the scientific community. AMHS is the first participant from Alaska to join the program.
Winter in Alaska
As the last of the leaves fall from the trees and the first snow caps the mountain peaks, Alaska and her residents start to make the transition to winter. Winter in Alaska isn't for everyone, but for those who enjoy their winter sports and a sense of adventure there are still a variety of activities to choose from. As the snow blankets the landscape, the dark nights show off dazzling displays of stars and the spectacular aurora borealis. The ferries operate year-round providing access to some of Alaska best winter recreation areas, so grab a warm jacket and experience the true winter wonderland, which is Alaska.