• Forming Sustainable Partnerships in the Flathead

    Small communities in the Flathead Valley often find themselves lacking in resources and support when they take the plunge and try to move forward with initiatives to improve their climate resilience. How do you begin to organize your community to save water during the hot summer months or insulate homes to stay warm during the […]

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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. The Winter Carnival King and […]

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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 solutions–much of their electricity currently […]

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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 entire operation retrofits. At first […]

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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, send us art that depicts […]

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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 communities for use in farming. […]

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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 the importance of maintaining a […]

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  • 10 Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    If you’ve been reading the papers, you’ve noticed that there’s been a recent barrage of climate science predicting the collapse of our global ecosystem within a few decades if dramatic measures are not taken to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases our society produces. And amidst all the articles about world leaders disputing the correct […]

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  • Talking Climate Change with Glacier National Park Ranger Doug Follett

    Doug Follett, one of the National Park Service’s oldest and longest-serving park rangers, knows a thing or two about change. He’s spent the past 57 summers in Glacier National Park, and has seen first-hand the effect that climate change has had on the plants and animals that call the park home. In the past, he’s […]

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  • Whitefish Receives SolSmart Bronze Award

    On September 17, the City of Whitefish earned a SolSmart Bronze award, in recognition of the city’s achievements in encouraging the growth of solar in our community. SolSmart is a national program that recognizes cities, counties, and small towns for making it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. The City created an online […]

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