The Mission of Climate Smart Missoula is to engage our community in climate actions, catalyzing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and build a resilient Missoula. We act as a hub in this community and collaborate across Montana, building crucial networks to address climate issues equitably.
We're off and running with our Summer Smart and Engage and EmPOWER initiatives, 100% Clean Electricity, greenhouse gas inventory, solar efforts, our Monthly Meetups, rallies and more. Explore this website and blog and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. In brief, we launched in 2015, and now have an office at 103 Hickory St near downtown Missoula. We work to implement an ambitious Community Climate Smart Action Plan, head here for details. Join us in creating a resilient community.
Climate Smart Missoula acts as a hub to ensure that our community is planning and acting on climate change. We are a group of dedicated leaders working to implement and support real-time projects that make measurable differences for our one-of-a-kind community and landscape.
Building on the success of various events and discussions, we recently completed a Community Climate Action Plan. To get there, we've brought together key stakeholders and engaged community members to develop 9 "buckets," or sector-specific focal areas. Each bucket prioritized actions that will allow us to best reduce our carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change as we move forward. We aim to inspire actions both within and beyond this community.
Click on our Action Plan and Buckets page to read all about it and get inspired to help!
Missoula's Municipal Conservation and Climate Action Plan, a foundational effort to our plan, is here.
Check out our mini video (right) and learn more about how we got here.
Our Overarching Goals
We strive to:
We are thankful for the support of our many stakeholders. In addition to many individuals, this includes: The City of Missoula, St. Patrick Hospital, Clark Fork Coalition, Montana Audubon, University of Montana, Missoula Federal Credit Union, Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, Home ReSource, the Missoula Community Foundation, and more.
Funding to date has come from generous individuals, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Patagonia, The Bullitt Foundation, Cinnabar Foundation, LEAW Foundation, the Llewellyn Foundation, The High Stakes Foundation, New Belgium, The City of Missoula, Missoula County, St. Patrick Hospital, local businesses, in-kind donations, and more (see Summer Smart). Consider supporting Climate Smart Missoula.