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 clean energy economy of the Flathead.
Energy Forum: Envisioning Montana’s Clean Energy EconomyThursday, November 16, 7 – 9 p.m.Cedar Creek Lodge Conference Center, 930 2nd Ave W, Columbia Falls
- Jacqueline Sussman, University of Montana Research Fellow
- David Bopp, Flathead Electric Cooperative
- Paul Siblerud, ViZn Energy
- Paul McKenzie, F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber – Biomass Cogeneration
- Diane Yarus, Airworks Heating and Cooling Solutions
- Andrew Valainis, Montana Renewable Energy Association
- Jeff Arcel, Aeon Renewable Energy
- Barbara Calm, Calm Veterinary Clinic (installed rooftop solar for business in 2008)
Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m. in Whitefish: TOMORROW – A film about community, creativity and. Co-sponsored by AERO, the Alternative Energy Resource Organization, and Farm Hands – Nourish the Flathead. Venue: O’Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center.
Monday, October 16, in Kalispell: MONTANA CLIMATE SCIENCE DAY – An afternoon presentation of the first Montana Climate Assessment by a team of scientists at the University of Montana and Montana State University. Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow closed the event with an evening talk: “Fire and Ice: Are Extreme Conditions the New Normal in Glacier National Park?” Co-sponsored by UM, MSU, and Flathead Valley Community College. Venue: FVCC Arts and Technology Building Large Community Room.
Wednesday, November 8, 7 p.m. in Whitefish: FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN: A Multi-Media Evening of Fishing & Hunting, Climate Change & Snow Featuring Hilary Hutcheson, Ryan Busse and Todd Tanner. Co-sponsored by Protect our Winters, Conservation Hawks, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Venue: O’Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center.