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Bringing Bozeman Back To The Valley Of The Flowers

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

by Angie Ripple

April is Keep America Beautiful Month, and one local mother, now grandmother, is working very hard to make Bozeman and America a more beautiful place with The Valley of the Flowers Project. The project grew out of Wren Kilian’s deep…

I didn’t move here 20 years ago to live in a big city

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

Seth Ward

We’re sitting on plastic stacking chairs in that little meeting room at the library when someone says it. A familiar refrain in these neighborhood meetings and public comment sessions where we occasionally cross paths. Not enough where…

Forest to Faucet: Bozeman’s Watershed Sustains Water Supplies

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

by Lain Leoniak

After taking friends hiking above Hyalite Reservoir last summer, we sat on the back deck enjoying the beautiful evening.  Sporadic lightening strikes could be seen to the southwest. Conversation turned toward the intense wildfire season…

Do you know your HRDC?

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

What does it mean to create and maintain a sustainable community? According to Local Initiative Support Community, or LISC, “Sustainable communities are places that offer the resources and environment all residents need in order to…

Energy Efficiency at Home

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

by Tim Ford

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day, and with spring weather approaching, it’s a great time to try to improve a home’s energy efficiency. This not only helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it also helps to reduce…

Confessions of an Eco-Mom

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

I am an eco-warrior. It is my mission in life to teach people how to reduce their impacts on the planet and work toward leaving a better world for my daughter, your kids and our grandkids. The truth is, I am also a hypocrite. An educated,…