Two new Energy Corps members have started service in Montana. Emily Baker and ShyAnn Raining Bird joined the Montana Energy Corps March 1 with a visit to NCAT’s home office in Butte for member pre service orientation. Many topics were covered in the training including community building strategies and an energy presentation from Sage Mountain Center’s Chris Borton. Emily Baker’s term of service will be working with the City of Bozeman assisting with their existing climate action plan. She will have the opportunity to work on an LED street lighting project and will have opportunities to work with many citizen action groups in Bozeman. ShyAnn Raining Bird will be working with the Browning Public Schools to implement K-12 energy curriculum, development of an energy related after schools student group and will work on pursuing potential energy improvement strategies for the school district. The Energy Corps is excited to bring on two new enthusiastic members to work on energy projects in Montana.
In other news, Montana Energy Corps member Kaleena Miller has been working hard on recycling issues in Butte Silver-Bow county and has helped create a community task force dedicated to solving these issues. The first meeting of the community group took place March 6.