There are so many clubs and groups on campus that one may find themselves disoriented. Here we have listed a majority of the clubs on campus that stress sustainability.
NECO, the Network of Environmentally Conscious Organizations, is a student driven grassroots organization at Montana State University dedicated to connecting resources between MSU and the greater Montana community, emphasizing environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Edward Hook 994-7840
Department Affiliation:Facilities Services
Meetings:Alumni Lounge, Tuesdays at 6pm
The US Green Building Council Student Chapter at MSU (USGBC @ MSU) seeks to provide professional development opportunities, including networking, training and experience, for students interested in green building practices such as LEED.
Club Email: email@example.com
Advisor: Dan Stevenson 994-5470
Department Affiliation: Facilities
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at noon in the SUB
Two students, Blake Bjornson (Engineering) and Agnes Pohl (Architecture) started the first student chapter of the US Green Building Council at MSU. The beginning of this chapter of USGBC-MSU is not only to create a more sustainable MSU, but to achieve professional development and networking opportunities for students and faculty in various majors and departments. The group had multiple “brown bag Lunch Series” over the course of the year, which were geared towards architects, engineers, and professionals with LEED. During such meetings, projects are discussed in depth in order to meet USGBC standards for LEED Certification. A crash course to taking the LEED Green Associate (GA) exam was also offered to members of the club. Montana USGBC held their annual summit in Big Sky this past winter, with special guest speaker Governor Steve Bullock. USGBC-MSU worked closely with Facilities to identify projects and buildings that could be achievable goals. The overall goals of the group are to reduce energy usage, streamline operations and create LEED existing buildings. As USGBC-MSU ages, it will be an outlet for those in majors that are interested in new sustainable forms of engineering and architecture, and allow them to implement it right here at their very own university.
1000 New Gardens works to help people in the community start vegetable gardens who otherwise would not be capable of doing so. We do this by collecting and composting coffee grinds from the SOLA, NOVA, Wild Joe, and Zocalo coffee shops, and by building raised beds and delivering compost to the various garden sites around the city. We also offer help with gardening information and seed distribution, and would like to extend into creating more urban gardens.
President:Sebastiaan Stokhof de Jong
Advisor:Selena Ahmed 406-994-5640
Department Affiliation:Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems
Meetings:Wildfire Collective, Sundays at 5:00 PM
The Wilderness Association at MSU seeks to connect outdoors-minded students with each other, and engage in measures to steward Montana's wilderness. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, advocate for Montana's wilderness, or want to become either of these personalities, come and join us!
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President:Faith Doty 406.589.5217
Advisor:Al Parker 406-994-5145
Membership Requirements:Just a willingness to engage!
We are a MSU based club supporting the efforts of Friends of Hyalite, a local organization devoted to raising awareness about Hyalite Canyon and keeping it clean for Bozeman to enjoy! Our purpose is to promote and raise awareness for the group Friends of Hyalite as well as generate ideas to keep Hyalite clean for the students of MSU and the Bozeman community. Also we work to make sure that the gate up to Hyalite canyon stays open during winter.
President:Leo Esqueda 541-892-5163
Advisor:Jerry Johnson 406-994-5164
Meetings:Every other Wednesday at 6:30 or as needed.
Membership Requirements:Must participate in at least one club activity i.e. a clean-up or fundraiser.
Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems Collaborative(Friends of Local Foods)
Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy System Collaborate (formally Friends of Local Foods)
is a student group at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. We promote awareness
of local food issues on the campus and in the Bozeman community.
Our goals in promoting awareness of local foods include:
Engaging MSU students in local food issues
Bridging the MSU campus with the Bozeman community
Increase access to local foods on campus and in the community
Build a greater local food advocacy community
President:Dylan Fishman 847-409-5567
Tiffani Eccleston 406-461-4798
Advisor:Mac Burgess 406-600-8042
Department Affiliation:Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems
Meetings:Thursday's 5:15-6pm at Sola Café off Kagy Street