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October 2019

2019 Sun Run & Clean Energy Expo

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central Elementary School, 402 N. Warren Street
Helean, MT 59601 United States
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Sleeping Giant Citizens Council, Helena Vigilante Runners, and the Montana Renewable Energy Association are hosting the 2019 Sun Run and Clean Energy Expo (5k and 1-mile bike/walk) on Saturday, October 5, to help make Helena Public Schools more energy efficient!   2019 Helena Sun Run & Clean Energy Expo Saturday, October 5 1-mile bike/walk begins at 10 AM; 5k begins at 10:30 AM Central Elementary School | 1325 Poplar Street, Helena, MT COST: $25 This year, we're partnering with Helena…

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YV Food Hub hosts Farm-to-Table dinner and boot-stomping barn dance!

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wild Flower Kitchen, 3008 MT-78
Absarokee, 59001 United States
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The Yellowstone Valley Food Hub and Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council are planning a special event to support our local farmers and ranchers: a Farm-to-Table Dinner followed by a boot-stomping Barn Dance! Join us on Saturday, October 5th for a delicious dinner of culinary creations by chef Nicholas Goldman of Wild Flower Kitchen in Absarokee, MT. The 4-course dinner will feature ingredients grown and raised by Yellowstone Valley Food Hub producers, right here in Montana. This is a great opportunity to mingle…

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Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council’s Annual Meeting

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

YVCC Annual Meeting Saturday, October 12 | 4 - 6 PM Home on the Range | 220 S. 27th Street, Billings, MT Please join us for Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council's Annual Meeting on October 12 from 4 - 6 PM at Home on the Range (220 S. 27th Street) We'll bring the burgers (and veggie burgers) for grilling if you bring a side dish or dessert to share! Our Annual Meeting is when we gather to discuss our campaign wins,…

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DRC Fall Feast & Auction

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sacred Heart School, 320 W. Benham Street
Glendive, MT 59330 United States
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Join Dawson Resource Council, our Glendive affiliate, for their annual fall fundraiser. DRC's Fall Feast and Auction features delicious dinner, a live auction with fantastic items, and LIVE MUSIC by Billings favorite, Grant Jones. Members and non-members alike, come kick off your boots and enjoy an evening of socializing with folks who work hard to protect eastern Montana's water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life. DRC's Fall Feast and Auction Saturday, October 12 5:30 PM (social)…

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“Living with Oil and Gas” Seminar & Social

October 17 @ 6:00 pm

Central Montana Resource Council presents "Living with Oil & Gas in the Rural West," a FREE seminar at 6 PM on Thursday, October 17, at the Lewistown Public Library. Speaker Julia Haggerty will share her research on the experiences of landowners and communities in the rural West (and Montana) that host large-scale energy development. Haggerty is an associate professor of Geography at Montana State University and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. Next, Stephanie Ewing will offer an overview of water…

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Rally to protect our water from Keystone XL!

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Ln
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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For over a decade, farmers, ranchers, indigenous communities, and everyday folks have banded together to prevent the Keystone XL pipeline from threatening our water, land, and climate. And, for over a decade, we have been WINNING! However, the fight to protect our communities from this dangerous, Canadian-owned, tar sands pipeline continues. We are at a critical juncture once again as the State Department has just issued a new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). This SEIS will be used to justify…

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Green Drinks with Citizens Climate Lobby

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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We're excited to be partnering with the Billings Chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby to host this month's Green Drinks! Join us on Tuesday, October 29, to learn about tangible solutions for reducing carbon emissions and see how YOU can take action! Tea (and great books) will be available for purchase from This House of Books. There will also be homemade appetizers, beer and wine, and Ms. Abby Wittorff on the violin to make for a great evening! Green Drinks is…

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November 2019

Northern Plains’ 2019 Annual Meeting

November 8 - November 9
DoubleTree by Hilton, 27 N. 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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It’s a weekend of fun, fellowship, and learning as we celebrate the Full Circle of our history. Northern Plains was formed as our region was under threat from coal development. Now, almost 50 years later, we are witnessing that industry fade away while we continue to grow and prosper. We also bid farewell to Teresa Erickson, our fearless leader for over three decades, who was instrumental in building one of the strongest conservation organizations in the West. We celebrate this…

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YVCC’s Annual Cowboy Supper

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What is the Cowboy Supper? Join Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council for our biggest fundraiser of the year: the Cowboy Supper! What better way to kick off the 2019 Northern Plains' Annual Meeting than by enjoying a home-cooked feast with fellow members? Join us on Friday, November 8, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Billings. On the menu is an assortment of chilis, soups, and stews (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be…

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December 2019

Ratepayer Rebellion at the PSC!

December 9 @ 12:00 pm

NorthWestern Energy's plan for the next 20-years includes new fracked gas plants and no significant renewable energy advances. Join us at the Public Service Commission for a Ratepayer Rebellion on Monday, December 9, to tell NorthWestern and the Public Service Commission about the energy future you'd like to see! Can't make it on the 9th? Submit a comment here. Ratepayer Rebellion at the PSC (Rally) Monday, December 9 at 12 PM Outside the PSC 1701 Prospect Ave. | Helena, MT Ratepayer…

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