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paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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What are some eco web sites for missoula?

I know that MUD is set up at ning:  mudproject.ning.com

And Home ReSrouce is at http://www.homeresource.org

Free Cycles:  http://www.strans.org/freecycles.html

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center: http://www.jrpc.org

Garden city harvest / peas:  http://www.gardencityharvest.org/

The mud thing last night was at something called "zoo ____" - do they have a web page?

What are other eco web sites in missoula?


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Kristen Lee-Charlson


Joined: Feb 13, 2010
Posts: 56
edibleMISSOULA.com - edibleMISSOULA magazine
sbcmontana.org - Sustainable Business Council
missoulacfac.org - Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
womenandenvironment.org - Women's Voices For the Earth

more to come......


edibleMISSOULA, a quarterly publication, endeavors to create and grow community through our connection to local foods.
Mark Vander Meer


Joined: Dec 12, 2009
Posts: 74



www.badgoatgoodwood.com

www.vanwild.com

www.watershedconsulting.com
Greg M Peters


Joined: Feb 16, 2010
Posts: 74
A few more

Some are government, some are commerical, some are activist, some are newsy.

Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation (MIST)     http://www.strans.org/
Missoula Neighborhoods Council                   http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/index.aspx?NID=298
WildWest Institute                                       http://www.wildwestinstitute.org/
Clark Fork Coalition                                     http://www.clarkfork.org
Blackfoot Challenge                          http://www.blackfootchallenge.org
Missoula/Bitterroot Sierra Club         http://montana.sierraclub.org/bitterroot/index.html
Humane Society of Western Montana       http://www.myhswm.org/
Montana Green Building Program of Missoula      http://www.missoulagbi.com/
Missoula in Motion                                http://www.missoulainmotion.com/?a=312&b=commuter-challenge
North Slope Sustainable Wood               http://www.northslopewood.com/

Greg
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14191
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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One resource I have really enjoyed is "Missoula Community News".  In fact, it is my use of that resource that got me thinking that it would be really great to have a missoula eco forum.  MCN is great for pushing info out, but it was not intended for conversation, or building ideas.  And some folks are feeling like they would rather not get some of the stuff that comes across there (one of the downsides with a mailing list).  With a forum, it is very easy to skip over the stuff you don't care about and focus on the stuff that you do care about.

To  subscribe, send email to: Missoula-Community-News-on@vortex.wildrockies.org

Destini V


Joined: Feb 15, 2010
Posts: 121
Location: Missoula, MT
That was the Zootown Arts Community Center. Or "the ZACC". Not actually an eco-driven organization, but Missoula loves to work together and the ZACC is a great example of that. They are barely over a year old and have already established themselves as a sort of central point for all kinds of cool and interesting events.

zootownarts.com

It makes me happy to see all of these sites. I didn't even know that half of them existed!
SBC SBC


Joined: Feb 16, 2010
Posts: 6
http://www.SustainableBusinessCouncil.org
Mark Vander Meer


Joined: Dec 12, 2009
Posts: 74
Some more...

Montana Forest Restoration Working Group    www.montanarestoration.org

Clark Fork Technical Assistance Committee    www.cfrtac.org

Montana Forest Owners Association      www.forestsmontana.com

Wildland CPR www.wildlandcpr.org

UM FLAT House – A living demo:  http://www.umt.edu/umflat/

Great Bear Foundation  www.greatbear.org

National Forest Foundation www.nationalforests.org

Montana Trout Conservancy www.montanatrout.org

Swan Ecosystem Center www.swanecosystemcenter.org

Northwest Connections www.northwestconnections.org

Public Interest Defense Center http://www.publicinterestdefensecenter.net/

Western Watersheds Project   www.westernwatersheds.org

Wild Rockies Field Institute    www.wrfi.net
Destini V


Joined: Feb 15, 2010
Posts: 121
Location: Missoula, MT
www.ecogeek.com

technology for the planet.
Greg M Peters


Joined: Feb 16, 2010
Posts: 74
Eko Compost!!!

Took a tour there last year.  One of the coolest eco businesses around.  Talk about closing the loop.  Great idea.

They do use bio solids from the waste water treatment plant. I asked about heavy metal pollution and the guy giving the tour told me that the heat generated by the composting combined with whatever chemical reactions happen renders everything safe.  Also he said there's not lots of pollutants in the environment around Missoula to begin with, so there's not much in the end product.  I have lots of friends who grow veggies in eko compost and they look and taste phenomenal.

www.ekocompost.com
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14191
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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Destini Vaile wrote:
www.ecogeek.com

technology for the planet.


Is this a missoula site?

Destini V


Joined: Feb 15, 2010
Posts: 121
Location: Missoula, MT
I wasn't sure if it counted. The administrator lives here, but I haven't seen any intention to focus on Missoula. Does that make it a no?
Geoff Rich


Joined: Dec 07, 2009
Posts: 22
One Thousand New Gardens
http://1000newgardens.ning.com/

This group encourages converting (back)yards to gardens and aims to help start 1000 new gardens in Missoula over the next five years.  We do this by helping gardeners get started and by providing connections, information and support. We don't want to do what others do better but are willing to partner with others whose aim is the same as ours.  We support healthy gardening practices but are not ideologically pure. The path is long and we want everyone to start the journey where they are and arrive alive and unbloodied.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14191
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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Destini Vaile wrote:
I wasn't sure if it counted. The administrator lives here, but I haven't seen any intention to focus on Missoula. Does that make it a no?


I think that if the author is in missoula, then, yes, it counts.

paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14191
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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Geoff wrote:
One Thousand New Gardens
http://1000newgardens.ning.com/



I joined!

I found some stuff really hard to read.  Like the colors might not be set quite right yet.
Jen Holling


Joined: Nov 26, 2010
Posts: 13
I thought I would bring this post back to the top as a resource.
 
 
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