Monthly Archives: March 2011

Legislature disregards benefits of energy efficiency

AERO on the Air, Energy News, What's New

BY FREDA WILKINSON Spring is around the corner, and with it comes the prime home buying season. As a real estate broker, I’m seeing the customary surge in business and am anticipating the coming months will be busy with marketing … Continue reading

Heritage Poultry Intensive Workshop in Great Falls May 5, 2011


The Heritage Poultry INTENSIVE Workshop is organized and we are excited to be moving ahead! You will have the honors of being the first to experience this brand new material that we are thrilled to teach to those who are … Continue reading

Update on AERO’s Food & Ag. Legislative Priority

Food and Agriculture News

AERO is a founding member of Grow Montana, a statewide coalition working toward a sustainable Montana-based food system. We have developed HB 207 – legislation to support Montana’s network of Food & Agriculture Development Centers, which provide crucial business development … Continue reading

Save the Date: Local Energy Solutions Conference

Energy News, What's New

Save the Date! Repowering Montana’s Communities: Local Energy Solutions Conference May 18-19, 2011–Helena, MT Across Montana, communities are taking action to meet the huge challenges of rising energy costs and global climate change. Leaders in city, county, and tribal governments … Continue reading

The Economic Potential of Western Montana’s Local Food and Farm Economy

AERO on the Air

BY JAN TUSICK As an agriculturalist, a community organizer, and a passionate lover of good food I have joined many in pursuing the perspective that a robust Montana food and farm system will result in healthy people, healthy farms and … Continue reading

Action Alert: Save small renewables, conservation tax credits

Energy News, Policy, What's New

Have you considered using the $500 per-person state energy conservation tax credit to help pay for new windows or insulation? Have you been thinking of installing solar panels or a small wind turbine? Well, think twice.  Montana’s energy conservation and … Continue reading

Op-ed: Legislature walks away from efficiency

Energy News, Policy, What's New

The Billings Gazette published an opinion piece March 16 submitted by Jim Baerg, Freda Wilkinson, and Len Ford that highlights three bills moving through the Montana Legislature that will eliminate important incentives for energy efficiency. The authors concluded their letter … Continue reading

Growing Communities Workshop

Events, What's New

Who: Gardeners, leaders, educators, volunteers, supporters of community gardening and greening, master gardeners, and others seeking to use community gardening to meet their program objectives and create healthy communities. What: Multi-day leadership workshop on community building, leadership, and organizational development … Continue reading