MT Community Development Update
Our MACDEP President Ashley Kent just announced that the Annual Business meeting will be October 23, 7-8 am in SUB 168. Please contact her if you have agenda items to add.
Members of the new MSU Extension Diversity and Inclusion group are planning an 'LGBTQ Nite Out!' on Tues. Oct. 22 starting at 6pm in Bozeman for lite fare and conversation (location TBD, likely a local pub or restaurant). This is an opportunity to learn more about our LGBTQ programming planning specifically, and Diversity and Inclusion topics more generally. Everyone is welcome to join this informal gathering; You can learn more about our work via the MSU Extension Community Development Diversity and Inclusion website.
The MSU Extension Community Development Program is pleased to co-sponsor a lecture by Leslie Samuelrich, president of Green Century Capital Management, on socially responsible investing Oct. 8 at the Norm Asbjornson Hall, MSU-Bozeman. More information via the MSU Press Release and at our new Impact Investing webpage where you can find more info on our plans to access video/audio of the lecture and upcoming webinar series on the topic.
Tune in for a public lecture titled Creating Climate Resilient Communities to the Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut seminar on Oct. 16 at noon; the lecture is free and open to the public.
Reports & Resources
Almost Everywhere, Fewer Children Are Dying
We have all heard and read about the pristine, bright future in store for renewable energy. Yet, the clean energy sector has arguably failed to take off in a big way (yet), and the global economy remains hooked onto primary energy sources like fossil fuels like oil and coal. As such, the burning question remains - when are we finally going to see the secular shift towards renewables?
In 2015 we created several infographics that illustrate the movement of physics Nobel laureates around the world. Our goal was to understand the relationships between high-quality science and migration. Now, with the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics to be announced on 8 October we have updated the infographics with data from the latest winners.
Some regions that have already adapted to tough climate conditions may see less disruption on the farm than other areas that aren't as accustomed to drought and higher temperatures.
As the experiences of people who don't identify as a man or a woman have gained attention, a majority of Americans say they have heard at least a little about the use of gender-neutral pronouns. And about one-in-five (18%) say they personally know someone who goes by such pronouns.
October 10, 2019
Sponsor: Montana Department of Commerce
October 9, 2019
Sponsor: ASMSU Outdoor Recreation
November 1, 2019
Sponsor: MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics and MSU Extension
Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Funder: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Funder: National Park Service
Deadline: Nov 27, 2019
Funder: Natural Resources Conservation Service
September 27, 2019, The New York Times
September 29, 2019 WTHR
September 29, 2019 Billings Gazette
Sept. 30, 2019, The New York Times
Sep 30, 2019, Fox Montana
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