Let's Plan for Resiliency and the Green Energy Economy
Governor Gianforte and Chris Dorrington, Director of Montana DEQ, submitted an application for the Phase I Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) before the April 28, 2023 deadline!
The State of Montana has significant opportunity to help Montana compete in the clean energy economy, reduce harmful air pollution, and create jobs.
A $3 million non-competitive federal grant has been offered to states to work with communities and tribes to develop plans for resilience and clean energy economic development.
Options for projects are vast and would be tailored to each state's needs and goals. Examples range from rooftop solar for Tribal homes, advancing soil health practices, pursuing loan guarantees for companies investing in clean hydrogen, residential energy contractor training programs, to promoting clean heavy-duty vehicles (Class 6 & 7).
This grant and completion of these plans are important for unlocking eligibility for subsequent competitive grants, like the Phase II CPRG grant geared towards implementing the projects communities, tribes, and their partners envision. They will also provide accountability, coordination, and capacity building among stakeholders.
It is expected that the $4.6B allotted to Phase II CPRG will be available starting early in 2024 and will focus on near term projects that can start right away, followed by $31B in competitive grants available over the next 3 years.
Some of these funds and programs are designed to be leveraged with private capital for clean energy investments with community based non-profits and financing institutions.
If you think your town or industry would benefit from this investment, please contact the DEQ!
Check out all the fun activities we've been involved in as part of our climate advocacy volunteering
Earth Day | Saturday April 22, 2023
Our chapters joined in to participate in Earth Day events from around the state!
Conservative Climate Leadership Conference & Lobby Day
Yes, there's a place for conservative climate action. And this is it.
March 28-29, 2023
A fun family event
Feb 4th, 2023
Props and signs for decorating your creations will be provided. Or, decorate and pose with C.C. Lumi, our local snow person who is worried about climate change and his people’s future.
Snap a photo with your snowman creation and post on social with hashtag #SnowmanProtest. Tag Senators Tester and Daines, and Congressman Zinke - and ask them to take climate action.
Attendees will also learn how they can efficiently and effectively advocate for national climate policy.
January 20th, 2023 // Helena Capitol Rotunda // 11am-3pm
It's time to come together for climate action to ‘Protect Our Home!’
A coalition of Montana individuals, families, and organizations will be showing up for a livable climate Friday January 20th, 2023 in Helena, MT at the Capitol rotunda. There will be chances for climate advocacy activities throughout the day. All ages welcome. Bring your lunch!
11 am - 2:45 pm Make a small snowman outside (snow dependent!) or get your picture taken inside with a large cardboard snowman, post it on social media, and send it to your legislators; organization tables (available all day)
11 am - 12 pm panel on how to talk to legislators, tour the Capitol,
12 pm Speakers, including a member of republicEn
1 pm watch the House or Senate in session
2 pm panel on climate policies
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Montana invites you to represent bipartisan climate action at the rally and we are aiming to have great representation from our organization.
We are also looking for volunteers to be outside to help people/children make small #snowfolks4climate, take a photo, and access their legislators' social media or email. This activity is snow dependent!! Bring appropriate clothing/gloves.
If you can't come to the Capitol, you can still participate!
Prior to noon on Jan. 20, contact your state legislators and asking them to attend the Protect Our Home event on Jan. 20 at noon and get their free lunch!
On January 20th, retweet/send photos taken with the #snowfolks4climate hashtag!
Find your state legislators at the Legislator Look up HERE.
Send a message to your federal legislators to 'Protect Our Home' HERE. CCLUSA.org/action
See all the organizations involved at the Families for a Livable Climate website.
Disclaimer: we will do our best to connect folks with available transportation, but we may not be able to accommodate all needs.
On an unseasonably warm Saturday in March, 60 of us helped them speak out by making (small) snow people or getting our pictures taken with a dressed up cardboard snow person with signs like 'Can't ski without me!' and solutions hashtags like #carboncashback and #bipartisanclimate.
Please search for #100Snowmen on your favorite social media platform, or go to CCL Montana's social media to like, comment, and share! Post a funny comment with hashtags! (Find examples in the #100Snowmen Instructions.) Let's go viral!
Earth Day 2022 in Montana
Everyday is Earth Day for our team, however we had a blast around the state doing work to honor our earth.
Drop Film: Viewing Party & Panel Talk
In partnership with Gallatin Valley Earth Day we hosted world famous angler Hilary Hutcheson: Drop star and co-producer. Also on the panel was Hilary Lindh: World Champion and Olympic Medalist Downhill Ski Racer, and David Brooks: Executive Director, Montana Trout Unlimited. It was a lively talk, watch it on our Youtube channel!