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 about resources, funding and educational opportunities. For more information, contact Paul Lachapelle at commdev@montana.edu.

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Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, September 10, 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

August 6, 2020

July 9, 2020

June 4, 2020

May 7, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 6, 2020

January 9, 2020

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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.'

View Montana Community Resiliency Plan Map

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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 Confernce presentation "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"

Our Partners Include: