Who We Are
The Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP) is effective because of our inclusivity and diversity. Our partnership includes international, regional and community-based organizations as well as representatives from tribal governments in the rural Southeast Alaskan villages of Kake, Klawock, Sitka, Kasaan, Hydaburg, Hoonah and Yakutat. Please visit our Staff Page to meet some of the people behind the partnership. Below is only a shortlist of our core partners. When we work, we draw from the perspectives and resources of many additional organizations including cities, schools, and federal land managers.
How We Work
Our partners take a holistic approach to sustainable development. We believe that by focusing our efforts in the following areas we can inspire widespread change across all of Southeast Alaska.
A Localized EconomyOur partners support place-based economies where locally owned and operated businesses thrive, natural resources are used sustainably and our unique cultural resources are leveraged. Learn more.
Energy IndependenceWe are committed to renewable energy options that are clean, reliable and sustainable. Together as partners, we strive to make Southeast Alaska less reliable on outside energy. Learn more.
Fisheries and ForestryOur partners work to ensure that sustainability, community priorities and local employment are central to the management of our lands and waters. Read more.
Collaboration in Action: Updates from the FieldOur partners are working tirelessly on sustainable development in rural communities across Southeast Alaska. Follow along and join the movement.
Follow AlongCheck out our blog for regular updates from the field, our storytelling page for an in depth look at sustainable community development in Southeast Alaska and join us on facebook! The Sustainable Southeast Partnership also sends out a seasonal email newsletter that contains updates from our latest projects. This is our favorite way to share our work with you. Sign up, we promise you won't regret it. Read our past newsletters here.
Watch Our Work
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Written by Chandler O'Connell In Sitka, Alaska a favorite coffee shop among locals called the Backdoor Café did a little renovating this season. Alana Peterson, who is both the owner of the Backdoor Cafe and the program director of the Sustainable Southeast...read more