Read more about the keynote speakers, see the agenda, and learn about becoming a sponsor here. You can now register for the meeting online at http://www.aeromt.org/register. If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting, please reserve your room today. For … Continue reading
If you lived in the 70s you probably remember some popularity around the term “passive solar design.” The idea caught on big in Germany, and scientists there formalized the design and construction principles into a rigorous standard that aims to reduce building energy use by 75-90% compared to the current American codes. PassiveHouse represents the practical limit as to how far it is possible to reduce energy use and represents the future of where our industry can go. Continue reading
On August 27th, members of AERO’s Ag Task Force convened in Power, Montana to discuss current challenges for small scale producers in Montana and opportunities for AERO to support and grow the local food movement in Montana. Participants were given … Continue reading
AERO, MREA, and The Pew Charitable Trusts are co-sponsoring a series of clean energy events on Sept 9 and 11 in Missoula and the Bitterroot. See below for details. Hope you can make one or more of the events. Note … Continue reading
“When we talk about a strong local food system as beneficial, what do we mean? Economically, the direct link from grower to consumer allows our grocery dollars to remain local. Considering the high percentage of our incomes used for the purchase of food, this is significant. Many of our local CSA programs are able to accept SNAP Benefits creating access to members of our community with lower incomes.” Continue reading
AERO and NCAT have collaborated on a how-to guide for producers, foodservice, professionals, and local leaders interested in getting more fresh, local food into schools and other institutions. Download it here!
“25 years ago, some farsighted people from 11 non-profits got together and decided to create Montana Community Shares. That first year they raised $9,000. Through hard work and continued optimism, campaigns have grown over the years. Last year was $324,000, with our … Continue reading