NECO, the Network of Environmentally Conscious Organizations, is a student driven grassroots organization at Montana State University dedicated to connecting resources between MSU and the greater Montana community, emphasizing environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Edward Hook 994-7840
Department Affiliation:Facilities Services
Meetings:Alumni Lounge, Tuesdays at 6pm
The Network of Environmentally Conscious Organizations, NECO, is the environmental club on campus. This club focuses on multiple facets of sustainability, on and off campus. Activities involving hands on volunteer work, and supporting events such as Earth Day and Bike to School Week, create an extremely inviting setting to old and new MSU students alike. Through various forms of preparation, the club’s goal is to educate other students that actions in the right direction can be made. For example, NECO eliminated the use of a majority of the Styrofoam used on campus, which was fantastic. They also assisted the Office of Sustainability and Facilities with implementing Water Bottle Refill Stations around campus in order to promote reusable bottles in lieu of plastic. As MSU becomes more sustainability oriented, the more NECO does to help, such as putting Solar Panels on the SUB roof. Creative displays, tabling on campus, and just riding one’s bike to school are some ways that NECO promotes sustainability all over Bozeman. Many of the members involved in NECO have varying backgrounds and views, yet come together to better our campus environment as a whole. Whether one is interested in food, transportation, legislation, purchasing, recycling, or any other aspects related to sustainability or environmentalism, NECO can guide them in the right direction.
The US Green Building Council Student Chapter at MSU (USGBC @ MSU) seeks to provide professional development opportunities, including networking, training and experience, for students interested in green building practices such as LEED.
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Advisor: Dan Stevenson 994-5470
Department Affiliation: Facilities
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at noon in the SUB
Two students, Blake Bjornson (Engineering) and Agnes Pohl (Architecture) started the first student chapter of the US Green Building Council at MSU. The beginning of this chapter of USGBC-MSU is not only to create a more sustainable MSU, but to achieve professional development and networking opportunities for students and faculty in various majors and departments. The group had multiple “brown bag Lunch Series” over the course of the year, which were geared towards architects, engineers, and professionals with LEED. During such meetings, projects are discussed in depth in order to meet USGBC standards for LEED Certification. A crash course to taking the LEED Green Associate (GA) exam was also offered to members of the club. Montana USGBC held their annual summit in Big Sky this past winter, with special guest speaker Governor Steve Bullock. USGBC-MSU worked closely with Facilities to identify projects and buildings that could be achievable goals. The overall goals of the group are to reduce energy usage, streamline operations and create LEED existing buildings. As USGBC-MSU ages, it will be an outlet for those in majors that are interested in new sustainable forms of engineering and architecture, and allow them to implement it right here at their very own university.
President:Sebastiaan Stokhof de Jong
Advisor:Selena Ahmed 406-994-5640
Department Affiliation:Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems
Meetings:Wildfire Collective, Sundays at 5:00 PM
The Wilderness Association at MSU seeks to connect outdoors-minded students with each other, and engage in measures to steward Montana's wilderness. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, advocate for Montana's wilderness, or want to become either of these personalities, come and join us!
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President:Faith Doty 406.589.5217
Advisor:Al Parker 406-994-5145
Membership Requirements:Just a willingness to engage!
President:Leo Esqueda 541-892-5163
Advisor:Jerry Johnson 406-994-5164
Meetings:Every other Wednesday at 6:30 or as needed.
Membership Requirements:Must participate in at least one club activity i.e. a clean-up or fundraiser.
Our goals in promoting awareness of local foods include:
Engaging MSU students in local food issues
Bridging the MSU campus with the Bozeman community
Increase access to local foods on campus and in the community
Build a greater local food advocacy community
President:Patrick Certain 406-853-5728
Advisor:Alison Harmon 406-994-6338
Department Affiliation:Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems
Meetings:Wednesday from 6-7p.m. in the Northwest lounge of SUB
To bring the mountain bike community on campus together, ride, and have a ton of fun.
President: Adam Sklar 303-931-0745
Advisor :Candace Mastel 406-994-7457