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  • Climate Smart Art Contest Brings Together Artists and Environmentalists

    The Climate Smart Art Expo, held on Saturday as part of the Whitefish Winter Carnival, was a rousing success! With over 40 entries from local artists, and 50 submissions from students of all ages, we were able to fill the Performing Arts Center with a wonderful variety of local talent.

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  • Flathead Residents Learn About Alternative Energy at Green Drinks

    An enthusiast crowd packed Sacred Waters Brewing Company last week to learn about the alternative energy programs that Flathead Electric Cooperative (FEC) currently offers to interested customers. Don Newton of FEC gave a comprehensive talk outlining new options and encouraging renewable development. FEC has long focused on renewable, alternative energy

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  • Tips and Tricks for Greening Your Business

    Looking to gain a reputation as a business that cares about the environment? Skeptical of the cost-effectiveness of some environmental measures but willing to be convinced? In the modern world, “going green” has become a buzzword for businesses that can imply everything from replacing fluorescent lights with LEDs to performing

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  • Submit Your Work to the 2019 CSGC Art Contest Before Jan 29, 2019!

    This year, Climate Smart Glacier Country is hosting its first-ever ART CONTEST! The theme is Climate Smart ART and we are accepting any art you create to capture the spirit of sustainability and climate preparedness in your community. Whether that reminds you of zero-waste housing, forest adventuring, or mountain biking,

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  • A Second Life for Sewage Sludge

    When asked to think about sludge, lush farmland might be the farthest thing from your mind. But cities in Montana and across the country are working to make that connection by using sewage sludge–a byproduct of wastewater treatment plants–to generate compost that can then be sold or given back to

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  • Citizens for a Better Flathead Saves Glass Recycling Through November 30

    The three main tenants of green living are these: reduce, reuse, recycle. This month, the recycling part of that mantra became threatened here in the Flathead when the owners of the valley’s sole glass recycling plant–New World Recycling–decided to shut down the plant. However, Citizens for a Better Flathead recognized

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