MREA’s (MT Renewable Energy Association) summer series of weekly webinars can be found HERE.
Next Thursday, there is a virtual tour scheduled. It might be helpful for people who are considering solar:
ON July 9th: Solar PV Systems Virtual Site Visit! (Guest speaker: Dan Brandborg, SBS Solar)
Our next general meeting is on Thursday, August 6th, 2020.
It will be probably be by Zoom from 5:30-7:00 pm. Request a join link from
from someone below to "attend."
Most of our work takes place in our committees; on alternating months we share committee progress & make democratic decisions. All are welcome at the general meetings.
At YBCC's June 4th meeting, we had an initial brainstorm about all the things that we'd like to see YBCC accomplish in 5 years. We answered the question "If we opened the paper in 5 years, what would the headlines read?"
YBCC is creating a committee to take that brainstorm and develop a proposed strategic plan for our Affiliate for the next 5 years. The committee would meet 1 time, for 3 hours, before YBCC's August 6th meeting.
If you would like to serve on this committee, please let Sidney Ausen at NPRC know. She'll give you with more details. Email her at email@example.com or call 406-248-1154.
Ready to jump in on another standing committee? Contacts here:
• Park Electric Co-op Committee: Sam Francis, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Rail Watch: Vicki Sielaff, email@example.com; Eleanor Wendt, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Solar Projects/Solarize Livingston: Joanie Kresich, email@example.com
• Energy Policy: Jim Baerg, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council members recognize that healthy communities depend on healthy ecosystems. We believe our unique quality of life and rich natural heritage can be preserved by promoting reliance on renewable energy and minimizing adverse effects from further development of fossil fuels. We hold ourselves and our government accountable to leave vibrant and healthy natural surroundings to the generations that will follow.
Here are our bylaws.
2020 YBCC Officers:
Co-chairs: Joanie Kresich/Ken Decker
Secretary: Lauren Dalzell
Treasurer Donna Onstott
Board Representatives: Joanie Kresich/Ken Decker
NPRC Organizer: Sydney Ausen