Reality check

Sometimes making something “green” involves getting a little dirty.

Our energy landscape is changing, but we will not flip the switch overnight. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to decarbonizing our world.

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Velocity is

Emerging Alaskan leaders exploring sustainable energy solutions for our global future.

In our ever-changing media landscape, we want you to know why we're doing what we're doing.

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Why Velocity and what are we doing?
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What is our Mission Statement?
Paving the path for a sustainable tomorrow by engaging Alaska’s current and future industry leaders and promoting the balance of clean energy and responsible resource development.
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What are our goals?
Honestly, we would be happy if one person sent an email to our inbox and said, “Wow. I hadn’t thought about it like that.” 

But on a larger systematic level we would like people to more critically consider where their energy comes from. What it takes to generate. What it means to responsibly (and domestically) develop natural resources. What’s a NIMBY. What’s in an iPhone. Why should we care about minerals and what they have to do with human rights abuse. You know, the little questions in life.

But more than any of that, we would like to instill our readers with a sense of broader understanding about how our energy world works and cause them to critically consider the information they take in and how it relates to our clean energy future.

And we get it. That's a big ask. But somebody's got to do it.
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Media literacy and how we choose what we post
In the post-truth era (a time of misinformation, questioning scientific fact, and eroding trust in science) the terms “fake news” and “media literacy” are important. The first is pretty straight-forward. Fake news = blatant misinformation. Anything from a mis-reported story to a conspiratorial blog post. This is information that one should simply not engage with (and we won't). 

But then there’s “media literacy,” or the idea that critical thinking should be applied to the things you read—especially on the internet. Now, there are critics of the media literacy movement, and rightfully so. Consider: someone teaches you how to interpret the media that you read.

At Velocity, we try to steer clear of framing stories and hopefully provide a more wholistic approach. Additionally, think we’re doing a bad job? Drop us a note (and preferably a reputable source of info) and we will try and work it into our outreach! We want to learn just as much as we want to share.
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How can I get involved?
You're here. You're doing it. We were recently made aware of the impact bad actors can have on the internet. Imagine 50 people re-post 50 negative/false stories. That's 2500 posts of badness on the internet. What if we did that with good (albeit sometimes challenging) information!? It may sound like the tired words at the end of every podcast and blogpost you've ever listened to/read. But it's true.

Follow our socials. Share info that you think is cool. Comment on topics you think need more context. Be a part of the conversation.
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