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April 2019

Annual Spring Garden Cleanup!

April 13 @ 9:00 am
Home On The Range, 220 South 27th St.
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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It's that time of the year again! Can you join us on Saturday, April 13, for a little fun in the sun at Home on the Range? We're going to clean out our gardens and make room for spring flowers. Please bring rakes, gloves, hand tools, and don't forget to wear sunscreen! This event is fun for all ages. It's a great way to help us get our grounds ready for another beautiful season..not to mention a great way to soak up some Vitamin D. We're also looking for vehicles…

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‘Grain by Grain’ book release party

April 15 @ 5:30 pm
Billings Public Library, 510 N. Broadway
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain. When: Monday, April 15, at 5:30 PM Where: The Community Room at the Billings Public Library Ancient grain snacks will be free for the tasting, and books will be available for purchase! Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, the authors will discuss how the transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time,…

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Green Drinks is back at Home on the Range this month!

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Home On The Range, 220 South 27th St.
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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Join us for Billings' greenest happy hour on Tuesday, April 30 with Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council! YVCC's "Better Billings" Sustainability Committee has spent the past year working to revive a Commission on Energy and Conservation for the City of Billings, and we're almost there! But we need YOUR help to cross the finish line. Come learn how we can achieve victory on this important campaign. We'll discuss how the Commission can encourage smart and innovative policies that will conserve energy,…

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May 2019

On Your Mark, Get Set….GIVE!

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Yellowstone Valley Gives is a powerful 24-hour live celebration of giving focused on connecting community members with local nonprofit organizations! Giving will start at 12 PM on Thursday, May 2 and end at 6 PM on Friday, May 3. Help Northern Plains continue protecting our land, air, water, and quality of life for present and future generations! Go to: https://www.yellowstonegives.org/organizations/northern-plains-resource-council to boost Northern Plains' work. Big thanks to the Billings Area Community Foundation for hosting this day of local impact.

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Help SGCC raise the solar roof with Greater Helena Gives!

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

For the first time ever, Sleeping Giant Citizens Council is teaming up with the Helena School District and the Vigilante Runners for the Greater Helena Gives 24-hour giving event this May. Every dollar we raise will help put solar panels on our newly refurbished elementary schools - Central, Bryan, and Jim Darcy.  Mark your calendars for May 2-3, and raise the solar roof with us! Elementary schools house our community's greatest asset: Our children. We can create a brighter future for them by…

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CMRC’s Annual Meeting is here!

May 16 @ 6:00 pm

It's that time of the year! Join Central Montana Resource Council for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 16. Come kick off your boots, celebrate a year’s worth of achievements, and enjoy an evening of socializing with fellow members and interested folks. We'll enjoy a social hour followed by a delicious, home-cooked meal from the kitchens of CMRC members. We’ll also have a brief presentation of our accomplishments over the last year, and a look at what's ahead.   WHAT:…

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Stand Up for Solar!

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Home On The Range, 220 South 27th St.
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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Calling all current and future solar customers: Right now an attack on Montana's clean energy future is underway. NorthWestern Energy, our state's monopoly utility, is attempting to make it impossible for Montanans to save money by going solar. Without that incentive, it just won't be possible for many Montana families to invest in a clean energy future. NorthWestern Energy's application to change rates for solar customers will be decided on by the Public Service Commission (PSC) later this month. If…

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The Third West in Transition: Exploring Resilience in Contemporary Rural Landscape

May 21 @ 7:00 pm

Third West describes those rural and isolated locations like southern Stillwater County that remain closely tied to natural resource markets and the uncertainty and challenges they imply. Drawing on a range of research projects analyzing community responses to major shifts in coal, oil and gas, and property markets, this presentation explores elements of resilience in Third West communities. The talk is illustrated by the stunning landscape photography of Chris Boyer, Kestrel Aerial Photography. Julia Haggerty is an Associate Professor of…

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Nicole Masters is back!

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Charter Ranch, 13838 U.S. Highway 87 N.
Sheperd, MT 59079 United States
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We're excited to welcome back renowned soil expert, Nicole Masters for an all-day workshop on soil biology, nutrient cycling, soil carbon levels, grazing management, and the economic benefits of understanding your soil! Please join us on Friday, May 24 at the Charter Ranch for another deep look at the soil, and what we can do to make it better. If you can't make it to the Charters, check out another date below. COST: $80 (A sack lunch will be provided.)…

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“Roll” into Green Drinks on Friday, May 31

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CTA Architects Engineers, 13 N. 23rd Street
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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This month, we're doing Green Drinks a little differently! In anticipation of the upcoming Billings Commuter Challenge, we're hosting a kick-off celebration on Friday, May 31 at CTA Architects Engineers. Help us "gear" up for June's month-long challenge and celebrate active and sustainable lifestyles! Enjoy FREE food and drinks, family-friendly games, a slow ride bike "race," and live music by Angie Langeliers. Come learn more about the challenge and hang out with old and new friends. WHAT: Green Drinks hosted…

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