Category: Plains Speaking

Why does local matter, you ask?

August 28, 2017
Good Earth Market co-op is one of the sponsors of the Montana Local Food Challenge organized by Northern Plains. The Local Food Challenge ends Aug. 31 so you can still participate! Local matters because it supports our local agricultural economy and it supports families in our own communities. Since its origin, the Good Earth Market, 3024 2nd Avenue N., has been a place for Billings and surrounding residents to access fresh, healthy food that wasn’t available in our own community. We quickly...
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Challenge yourself to eat Montana local foods during August

August 2, 2017
I believe that the health and well-being of our Montana families must come first. That's why I support Montana local food first and am proud to be a part of the 2017 Montana Local Food Challenge! Local food is good for our health, our climate, and our communities, and it’s going to be fun to challenge myself to eat something local every day for the month of August! When I challenge myself to eat locally, I support...
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Northern Plains: Now more than ever

January 23, 2017
Northern Plains: Now more than ever I’ve spent the past several months in a period of reflection. And when I first started thinking about this post, it was going to be a recitation of our myriad wins this last year. But then the election happened, and people got bummed. Like, really bummed. I saw a glimmer of hope this last weekend shine through at the Montana Women’s March though. Nearly 10,000 people marched...
Categories: Agriculture, Clean Energy, Coal, Good Neighbor Agreement, Homegrown Prosperity, Oil & Gas, Plains Speaking, Tongue River Railroad, Uncategorized


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Standing up, speaking out, and fighting for things we love

December 29, 2016
In today's uncertain political climate, many of us are thinking about how we can truly make a difference for our communities. As a long-time member of the Northern Plains Resource Council I've been fortunate to witness the many ways in which Montanans can affect how things turn out – standing up, speaking out, and fighting for the things they love about Montana. While I may not always be able to participate at this level, I can rest assured that there’s...
Categories: Agriculture, Clean Energy, Coal, Good Neighbor Agreement, Homegrown Prosperity, Northern Plains Resource Council, Oil & Gas, Plains Speaking, Tongue River Railroad, Uncategorized


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A year in review

December 19, 2016
As the final weeks of 2016 are winding down, it’s time to take a breath and recall what a year it has been. While we are hunkering down for winter and preparing for all that 2017 will bring, this is the time to remember all of our wins and achievements from this year: The end of the Tongue River Railroad! After 42 years of fighting, this terrible project was shut down, much to...
Categories: Coal, Good Neighbor Agreement, Homegrown Prosperity, Plains Speaking, Tongue River Railroad, Uncategorized


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Building greater prosperity in Montana

September 16, 2016
What is homegrown prosperity? On September 10, I had the opportunity to participate in a conversation about how we can build stronger local economies, and would like to share with you some of the most promising solutions. The Homegrown Prosperity Conference, hosted by Northern Plains Resource Council, brought together more than 70 rural, urban, and native people to explore how we can build a more diverse, resilient and homegrown economy that creates prosperity for all Montanans. In this more vibrant economy, rural...
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How a healthy, local economy works

August 17, 2016
Why are some places crackling with energy and economic vitality, while other places seem lifeless?  What qualities give long-term resilience and stability to a local economy instead of a boom and bust roller coaster economy? And, looking closer to home, what can we as citizens individually do to make sure Billings is a vibrant, economically vital place? In trying to understand the complexity of an economy, I like to imagine a local economy as a bathtub.  In this analogy, water is...
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