Montana State University

ASMSU Sustainability Center

Montana State University
175 Strand Union Building
(406) 994-6873

City of Bozeman

Grants & Climate Protection
Natalie Meyer

Gallatin Earth Celebration

Student-Led Earth Week Activities - All week long!

Network of Environmentally Conscious Organizations (NECO)

ASMSU Sustainability Center

Organized by MSU's Network of Environmentally Conscious Organizations (NECO) and the ASMSU Sustainability Center.

For more information about all events visit the GEC Facebook page or contact:

NECO: Katie Noland
ASMSU Sustainability Center:, 994-6873

SUB Solar Panels Unveiling

Monday, April 16th, 2pm-3pm
SUB South Entrance
Kicking off MSU's Earth Week activities on Monday April 16th, NECO will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new SUBS new solar panels. The event will start with a guest speaker at 2pm at the south entrance of the SUB. A permanent information kiosk will also be set up with details about the solar panels and the benefits they have to the campus.

Discussion on the Effects of Climate Change

Tuesday, April 17th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
SUB 233/235
Join a climate change discussion with a guest lecturer held on Tuesday, April 17th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in room 233/235 of the SUB. Nick Bentley, local climate activist and co-organizer of the Bozeman Climate Alliance, will speak on the effects of climate change. Afterward, breakout discussion tables will commence focusing on different aspects of climate change such as global warming and cap and trade. This event is hosted by NECO and the Bozeman Climate Alliance.

Student Research Celebration - Sustainability and Environment Topical Session

Thursday, April 19th , 10am - 12pm
SUB 235 (tentative - check Facebook for final schedule)
Students at MSU are doing much more than just going to class. Some are doing research projects from all different fields, and these student projects will be presented as part of the annual Student Research Celebration held throughout the day on Thursday, April 19th in the SUB Ballrooms. Coinciding with Earth Week, Sustainability and the Environment will be one of 3 special Topical Sessions offered during the Research Celebration. This Session will showcase several student-led sustainability projects including a film on sustainable foods and farms, titled Bozeman Eats, which was directed, shot, and produced by MSU students. Hosted by the ASMSU Sustainability Center and NECO. For more info and a list of presenters, check out the Facebook event page.

Electric Car Showcase

Thursday, April 19th, 2pm-4pm
MSU Mall
Check out a showing of electric cars outside on the Mall at the MSU campus on Thursday, April 19th from 2pm - 4pm. Discuss with local vehicle owners the efficiency and sustainability benefits of having one in Bozeman. Learn the ins and outs of electric car engines and power supply. This event is sponsored by NECO.

Bike to the Brewery - $10

Thursday, April 19th 5pm-9pm
SUB and 406 Brewery
Support sustainable transportation! Join the Bike to the Brewery on Thursday, April 19th from 5pm-9pm. Participants will bike from the front of the Strand Union Building to the 406 Brewery for some local music and beer. It is only $10 for live music, a beer, and a Bicycle Benefit Sticker that gets you discounts and supports local businesses. Sponsored by NECO. For early registration before the event, check out the Facebook event page.

Bizarre Bike Parade

Friday, April 20th, 3pm-4pm
SUB and around campus
Decorate your bike and take a stroll around MSU's campus with the Bizarre Bike Parade on Friday, April 20th from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Show your artistic side while exploring with fellow leisure bikers. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated bikes! (Add a helmet with extra pizazz for bonus points!) The parade will start from the car turnout at the south entrance of the SUB. Sponsored by NECO. Map of the route and more information available on the Facebook event page.

iMatter March - Climate Change Rally

Sunday, April 22, 11:00am-1:00pm
Gallatin County Courthouse, 311 W Main

Join NECO in recognizing Earth Day on April 22nd with an iMatter March in front of Bozeman City Hall from 11:00am-1:00pm. The iMatter March is part of a national campaign to promote awareness of climate change by using humor. Sarcastic posters like "Antarctica has been too cold for too long" or "Who likes skiing anyways?" are recommended. To find out more about iMatter visit