• Charge your EV here and we’ll pick up the tab

    With installation of four new charging stations for electric vehicles, the City of Whitefish is marching forward with implementation of its new Climate Action Plan.  Flathead Electric Cooperative donated the charging stations, the City provided spots in the new parking garage along with the wiring, and Climate Smart Glacier Country will pay for the electicity. “We […]

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  • Climate Smart Community Conversations Continue This Fall

    Climate Smart Glacier Country is sponsoring three community conversations this fall to explore local solutions to the climate challenge. These community forums provide an opportunity to learn and prepare for climate-related disruptions as well as what we can do locally to reduce the risk by building a stronger clean energy economy. Join us to be […]

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  • Whitefish Climate Action Plan Goes to City Council

    April 17 update:  The Whitefish City Council approved the Climate Action Plan following a public hearing on April 16. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the effort! Join us on Earth Day to celebrate completion of the first Climate Action Plan in Flathead County. Here’s a link to the final approved plan: Whitefish Climate Action Plan […]

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  • Go Solar! Packed house attends community workshop

    An enthusiast crowd packed Whitefish City Hall last night to learn what it takes to go solar in the Flathead. They met with local solar installers, financial and policy experts, and representatives of Flathead Electric Cooperative. Montana’s high solar potential partnered with a 55% drop in prices over the last five years has contributed to […]

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  • Whitefish Climate Action Plan available for public review

    After hundreds of hours of research, consultations with local and regional experts, countless meetings, and Herculean efforts by a committee of volunteers, the Whitefish Climate Action Plan is available for public comment through March 19, 2018. The Climate Action Plan establishes a foundation for Whitefish to strengthen local resilience to future climate change impacts and to […]

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  • Reflections on Our First Climate Smart Year

    As 2017 draws to a close and we reflect on our first year as a non-profit organization, I’m amazed at how much our crew of volunteers has accomplished. Or more accurately, what we have accomplished in partnership with a great many others. At last count, we have collaborated with more than 30 organizations, businesses, and […]

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  • Clean Energy Forum Nov. 16 concludes 2017 Climate Smart Conversations

    Montana’s transition to a renewable energy future is the focus of Climate Smart’s final 2017 community climate conversation. The November 16 forum features local businesses and examines Montana’s potential to thrive in a clean energy economy. Hosted by Xanterra at Cedar Creek Lodge, the forum highlights six Flathead businesses that play a role in the emerging […]

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  • Global Weirding: Where Montana’s Climate and Weather Collide

    Some climate scientists clamber across Arctic icefields or measure drought-stress in western forests. But much of what scientists do is behind a computer screen, creating global computer models that meld together the laws of physics with field data and various scenarios of choices that humans make. Two new reports released this falls paint a few […]

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  • Whitefish Climate Survey – Please share your thoughts

    The City of Whitefish is the first community in Flathead County to tackle the question: What should our town do to address climate challenges and create local solutions?  Now the Whitefish Climate Action Plan Committee wants to hear from you!  Share your thoughts at this link for an on-line survey. Earlier this year, Mayor John Muhlfeld […]

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  • Join Us for a Climate Conversation

    Autumn rains are falling in Montana, and our southern coastal states are drying out. It’s finally time to have a serious conversation about climate change. Climate Smart Glacier Country invites you to join us at four community forums this fall focused on emerging climate challenges and local solutions. Our recently formed public-private partnership is focused […]

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