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Energy Corps member Michael Daniel explains how to build a Biochar Retort Kiln. He presents the benefits to using biochar as a soil amendment in a garden as well as various materials you can obtain on a budget.


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MT Folk Festival brings AmeriCorps members together

Read about Devin’s MT Folk Festival experience: I’ve heard about the Montana Folk Festival ever since I first moved to Montana at the beginning of my service term.  People in Butte love to tell stories about how the Montana Folk Festival grew out of the touring National Folk Festival that took place here from 2008 […]

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Development of SMART Schools

Read about Bill’s  year in review: In the fall of 2014, Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean challenged schools across Montana to Save Money and Resources Today by enrolling in the SMART Schools Challenge.  The response was astounding as 46 schools from across Montana joined a friendly competition to save money by mitigating their environmental footprints. Schools […]

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Partnerships and Progress

Read about Amy’s experience at a Sustainable Energy Workshop in her community: After Montana’s last legislative session, it seemed that efforts to expand net metering and solar energy would not be brought to fruition anytime soon. Despite the fact that this legislation had bipartisan support, a divide remained among the people and the utility companies. […]

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Digging in Deep

Read about Rob’s experience as a waste reduction educator:   I rarely get to have a deep conversation with people when I first meet them. As an educator, I yearn for this missing depth. A few facts and figures, some examples of innovation, encouraging words, and that’s about as much as I can fit into […]

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Engaging the Community with Activities

Read about Seth’s educational activities in Butte; Well I am three quarters through our term as an Energy Corps member here in Montana. Living here and working here has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. What has made this experience great are the multiple projects I have contributed to which has had […]

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