We believe taking action on solutions that build sustainable community food systems is the best future for humans and creates the Montana we all want to live in
We welcome and promote Montanans’ solutions to build a livable future
Through community-engagement, network weaving, skill-building education and advocacy in the sustainable ag/renewable energy/resilient food system sphere, and by creating spaces in which future food system leaders and inspired community models flourish, AERO promotes communities building a more livable and sustainable MT for all
Montana powered with clean, renewable energy, empowered by a collaborative network of resilient communities, and where all Montanans are nourished by locally produced, sustainably grown healthy food
AERO (Alternative Energy Resources Organization) is a statewide, grassroots membership organization dedicated to building a resilient Montana since 1974. We empower neighbors and communities to build sustainable food, energy and community systems for all Montanans, right where they live. We believe the future of sustainability is community.
For more than 45 years, we have brought Montanans together to enhance and expand profitable sustainable agriculture practices, increase renewable energy use, and improve energy conservation efforts. Moving forward, our efforts foster meaningful community engagement as a means for building robust, resilient, local food systems that are values-based and enhance a community’s economic, nutritional, social and environmental health.
Led by member engagement, we offer educational farm & ranch tours, hands-on workshops, professional trainings, discussions, and neighborly gatherings across the state. Our members have diverse backgrounds: they are agricultural producers, concerned residents, and dedicated activists; they are students, teachers, parents, retirees, food growers, craftspeople and energy consumers. Every community member has a role to play in building a strong, nourishing local food system… if you eat, you’re in!
We hold the vision of a Montana powered with clean and efficient energy, empowered by resilient communities, and where all Montanans are nourished by local, sustainably grown food.