Climate Smart Montana

Climate Smart Montana is a non-partisan, non-profit network with the goal of sharing information and resources to better coordinate community-based climate solutions and resiliency efforts in Montana.

Specific Activities Include:

  1. Collect and distribute the most relevant climate science materials, news, and resources.
  2. Share best practices and highlight success stories of communities that have adopted local climate solutions.
  3. Understand local challenges related to a shifting climate and share strategies to adapt to those changes.
  4. Facilitate community efforts to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.
  5. Identify and obtain funds to strengthen community resilience across Montana.
  6. Encourage other communities to participate in this network and support their efforts to advance local climate solutions.

We have an unmoderated list serve (ClimateSmartMontana@sympa.montana.edu) to share information and network. To join the Climate Smart Montana list serve, send an email to: sympa@sympa.montana.edu with the following text in the Subject: subscribe climatesmartmontana YourFirstName YourLastName

For more information, contact Paul Lachapelle at commdev@montana.edu

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Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please log-on to: https://montana.webex.com/meet/commdev

You can either use your computer mic and speakers (if they are enabled) or phone-in at:

US Toll +1-415-655-0002 Access code: 920 642 787

Past Meeting Recordings

April 1, 2021

March 4, 2021 Featuring: Anne Hedges, MECI

February 4, 2021 Featuring: Patrick Judge, Helena Sustainability Coordinator

January 7, 2021 Featuring: Karen Stears and Randy Hafer, Billings Energy & Conservation Commission

December 10, 2020 Featuring: Tom Woods

November 12, 2020 Featuring: Sen. Pat Flowers (SD32), Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell (HD84), and Rep. Christopher Pope (HD65)

October 8, 2020

September 10, 2020 Featuring: Steve Thompson, National Center for Appropriate Technology

August 6, 2020

July 9, 2020 Featuring: Tom Woods

June 4, 2020 Featuring: Constanza von der Pahlen and Adrian Leighton, Salish Kootenai College

May 7, 2020 Featuring: Tonya Graham, Geos Institute

April 2, 2020 Featuring: Michelle Archie, Harbinger Consulting

March 5, 2020 Featuring: Mary Sheehy Moe, City of Great Falls

February 6, 2020

January 9, 2020

Participants

Get names and contact information for participating individuals and organizations.

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Montana Community Resiliency Plans

See the existing and proposed community resiliency plans in Montana, get the names and contact information for participating individuals and organizations, and learn more about the term 'community resiliency.'

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Resources and Publications

The Relationship Between Urban Form and GHG Emissions: A Primer for Municipal Decision Makers

Vermont's Roadmap to Resilience

Colorado Resiliency Framework

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Upcoming and Past Events

October 16, 2019: Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Science lecture "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"

October 3, 2019: Montana League of Cities and Towns 88th Annual Conference presentation "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"

Our Partners Include: