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Climate Smart Montana is a non-partisan, non-profit network with the goal of sharing information and resources to better coordinate community-based climate solutions and resiliency efforts in Montana.


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  1. Collect and distribute the most relevant climate science materials, news, and resources.
  2. Share best practices and highlight success stories of communities that have adopted local climate solutions.
  3. Understand local challenges related to a shifting climate and share strategies to adapt to those changes.
  4. Facilitate community efforts to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.
  5. Identify and obtain funds to strengthen community resilience across Montana.
  6. Encourage other communities to participate in this network and support their efforts to advance local climate solutions.

 Climate Smart Montana CollageListserve

We have an unmoderated listserve ([email protected]) to share information and network. To join the Climate Smart Montana list serve, send an email to: [email protected] with the following text in the Subject: "subscribe climatesmartmontana YourFirstName YourLastName"

For more information, contact Paul Lachapelle at paul.lachapelle@montana.edu


Get names and contact information for participating individuals and organizations. Update your participant information here.


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See the existing and proposed community resiliency plans in Montana and learn more about the term 'community resiliency.'

Resources and Publications

See resources and publications on topics relevant to Climate Smart Montana's work.

Upcoming and Past Events

October 16, 2019: Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Science lecture "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"

October 3, 2019: Montana League of Cities and Towns 88th Annual Conference presentation "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"

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Meeting Recordings

 Our next meeting is May 6, 2021 at noon (MT time), featuring: TBD

April 1, 2021 Featuring: Dr. Andrea Hamre, of the Western Transportation Institute and Vanessa Palmer of Streamline Bus

March 4, 2021  Featuring: Anne Hedges, MECI

February 4, 2021  Featuring: Patrick Judge, Helena Sustainability Coordinator

January 7, 2021  Featuring: Karen Stears and Randy Hafer, Billings Energy & Conservation Commission

December 10, 2020  Featuring: Tom Woods    

November 12, 2020  Featuring: Sen. Pat Flowers (SD32), Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell (HD84), and Rep. Christopher Pope (HD65)


October 8, 2020

September 10, 2020  Featuring: Steve Thompson, National Center for Appropriate Technology

August 6, 2020 

July 9, 2020 Featuring:Tom Woods 

June 4, 2020  Featuring: Constanza von der Pahlen and Adrian Leighton, Salish Kootenai College

May 7, 2020  Featuring: Tonya Graham, Geos Institute          

April 2, 2020 Featuring: Michelle Archie, Harbinger Consulting

March 5, 2020 Featuring: Mary Sheehy Moe, City of Great Falls          

Feb. 6, 2020

Jan. 9, 2020





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