Thurs July 5th, 5:30 to 7:00: YBCC Monthly Meeting, 119 S. 3rd
All welcome! Join us as we work together to help Livingston reach its potential as a sustainable, regenerative town that works for everyone. We stick to our agenda and that means you’ll be on your way by 7:00! We meet at this location the first Thursday of every month.
YBCC Barn Dance a Rollicking Success
Our Barn Dance accomplished exactly what we hoped for…a great multi-generational group of folks coming together to enjoy each other, good food and DANCING. A huge shout out to DJ Kerie Hagler who kept everyone engaged and got most of us on the dance floor! Thanks to Patty Glantz for donating his time serving beer. Many efforts made the event possible; Senior Center ED Becky Bird and fairgrounds director Nicole Divine both played important roles, and our YBCC planning committee Bob Butts, Lauren Dalzell, Jerry Cole & Joanie Kresichkept things coordinated. We netted about $1800 for the Center! The idea to make this an annual partnership event between the Center and YBCC is taking hold!
YBCC Goes to the County Fair
For the first time YBCC will be hosting a booth at our County Fair, July 26th-29th. We’ll provide fairgoers with all sorts of clean energy info, including local solar installers and tips for energy conservation. Come by and check it out. You may go home with the inspiration for your own home solar array!
Our Tool Library is Up and Lending!
Our Tool Library officially launched on June 18th. All you need is your library card and a project calling for a tool you don’t have! You can request tools at the front desk; if you’re uncertain which tool you need you can peruse a binder with photos and tool names. YBCC supports two important Transition Town projects: the new Tool Lending Library and the annual Edible-Bikeable Garden Tour. We’re all familiar with garages and basements stuffed with dusty tools. Borrowing tools is a way of dropping our consumption while at the same time having the perfect tool available whenever we need it. To check out what other cities are doing to make the transition to localized economies (with us in control!), visit http://transitionus.org. Livingston is Transition Town #143.
Committees Take the Challenge
Our committees are forging ahead, and offer a great place to be part of making our town greener and more economically friendly to all. Here’s how to jump in: for Solar Projects, contact Joanie Kresich: email@example.com; for Park Electric Coop members, contact Sam Francis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources and Sister Groups:
Northern Plains Resource Council - our umbrella organization
"NPRC organizes Montana citizens to protect water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life." Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council is a local affiliate of Northern Plains. Check out the Northern Plains statewide events.
Montana Environmental Information Center
"MEIC is a non-profit environmental advocate founded in 1973 by Montanans concerned with protecting and restoring Montana’s natural
Western Organization of Resource Councils
"WORC is a regional network of grassroots community organizations that include 10,000 members and 35 local chapters. WORC helps its member groups succeed by providing training and coordinating issue work." Northern Plains is closely ties with WORC, sharing office space in Billings and some staff.
Park County Environmental Council
"PCEC has been active since 1990 as the only countywide non-profit grassroots environmental group, focusing exclusively on issues affecting Park County, Montana, located at Yellowstone National Park's northern edge."
"We are individuals/foundations that are accelerating the transition to a sustainable and equitable economy. We recognize that shifting investments out of the destructive fossil fuel sector is both morally and financially wise. We are divesting from fossil fuels and switching to clean energy investments, joining college, health, pension funds and religious endowments doing the same. Ethically, our investment shouldn’t contribute to dangerous climate change."
National Phenology Network
This is worth a separate mention. This group sponsors Nature's Notebook, a national, online program where amateur and professional naturalists record observations of plants and animals to generate long-term data used for scientific decision-making.
Western Sustainability Exchange
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Community Choice Aggregation information
Paul Fenn (creator of Community Choice Aggregates)
Livingston Transition town group Facebook page
Livingston City Commission
Park County Commission