Feb 2024

Webinar: The Future is Now: Montana’s Energy Transition

Feb 29, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

As we eliminate fossil fuels from our energy systems, transitioning to a system built on more affordable, carbon-free clean energy resources, we need our leadership to plan ahead in ways that bring everyone along and ensure reliable, affordable energy throughout this transition.

Join MEIC to discuss what this transition looks like in Montana, and what else needs to happen to ensure everyone is brought along.

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Mar 2024

Great Falls: Moving Forward without Nuclear: Montana’s Path to Clean, Reliable Electricity

Mar 4, 2024
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a two-part event series to discuss where nuclear energy generation is today, where it is (and isn’t going) in the future, and what exciting new paths are emerging to quickly decarbonize, maintain reliability, save money, and address the climate crisis.

Part 2 will feature three in-person events in Missoula, Billings, and Bozeman. MEIC’s Anne Hedges & Nick Fitzmaurice and a Sierra Club representative will share a video from Montana PBS and discuss what other energy generation might be faster, cheaper, and cleaner for Montana.

Snacks will be provided.

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A River Runs Brew It: Helena

Mar 13, 2024
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

On March 13, Brothers Tapworks will host a forum in Helena with Blackfoot River Brewing’s brewers Tim Chisman and Chris Cote, Montana Watershed Coordination Council Executive Director Amy Seaman, and MEIC Deputy Director Derf Johnson to speak about brewing, the importance of clean water, and policies and practices that help protect this precious resource.

We’ll have time for your questions, whether it’s about Blackfoot’s brewing processes, what makes the water around Helena unique, and how policies made at the state level can impact what you’re drinking.

About A River Runs Brew It:
A River Runs Brew It is a partnership between Montana brewers, distillers, cider-makers, and the Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC). Together, we are protecting the water that makes Montana the Last Best Place— to work, play, live, and brew delicious drinks. Visit the RRBI website for more information: https://www.ariverrunsbrewit.org/
About Brothers’ Tapworks:
The Confluence at Brothers Tapworks is owned by brothers Bill and Steve Bullock located on Helena’s historic Walking Mall. Featuring over 40 handles of unique beers, wines, seltzers and ciders.
https://brothers-tapworks.com/ 
About Blackfoot River Brewing:
Blackfoot River Brewing is a craft brewery located in Downtown Helena adjacent to the trail system.
https://blackfootriverbrewing.com/
About Montana Watershed Coordination Council:
MWCC has been cultivating broad-based support for community-driven approaches to managing complex land and water issues for over 20 years. We are the statewide organization representing each of more than 60 local watershed conservation organizations.
https://www.mtwatersheds.org
About MEIC:
MEIC was founded in 1973 by Montanans concerned with protecting and restoring Montana’s natural environment. Thousands of Montanans support MEIC as members, both financially and with their activism. To protect and restore the land, air, water, and life-sustaining climate of Montana, MEIC advocates, educates, and empowers people in service of a clean and healthful environment for present and future generations.

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MEIC Book Discussion: Helena

Mar 19, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join MEIC staff and board in Helena for a book discussion about Generation Dread on March 19 at 6 pm at Montana Book Company. Order your copy online from Montana Book Company for a discount.

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MEIC Book Discussion: Online

Mar 21, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join MEIC staff and board in Helena for a book discussion about Generation Dread on March 19 at 6 pm at Montana Book Company. Order your copy online from Montana Book Company for a discount.

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Apr 2024

MEIC Book Discussion: Billings

Apr 18, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join MEIC staff and board in Helena for a book discussion about Generation Dread on March 19 at 6 pm at Montana Book Company. Order your copy online from Montana Book Company for a discount.

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SustainaBillings: Earth Day Extravaganza

Apr 20, 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SustainaBillings is hosting an Earth Day event on April 20 at The Loft in Billings.
Vendors, nonprofits, food trucks, activities for the entire family, horses (YES HORSES!!), and more! There will have fun sustainable activities for kids, both big and small. Free live entertainment and even a sustainable fashion show.
Email sustainabillings@gmail.com with questions.

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Have an event that you think may align with MEIC’s mission? Contact us at meic@meic.org, and we will consider posting it to our events calendar.

Also check out the Conservation Calendar for more Montana events.

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