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Energy Corps member Michael Daniel explains how to build a Biochar Retort Kiln. He presents the benefits to using biochar as a soil amendment in a garden as well as various materials you can obtain on a budget.


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The Value of a Network

Read about Bill’s description of schools across Montana saving money and resources through unique projects;   Montana schools are very ambitious and have amazing plans for the future. Schools from Glendive to Bigfork are working on projects ranging from purchasing Continue reading →

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Turning a “No” into a “Yes”

Read about Amy’s curriculum implementation challenges: My recent service highlight stems from a low. Throughout this service term, I have been working to implement an Alternative Fuels in Vehicles and Energy Efficiency in Transportation curriculum throughout Montana. But I have Continue reading →

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Saving Energy, Growing In-doors, Cultivating Experiences

Read about Seth’s service experience researching vertical farming and weatherizing homes in Browning: My time as Energy Corps member has been spent researching multiple sustainable energy saving methods via farming in the northern climate. Being in Butte Montana the growing Continue reading →

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Weatherizing the Flathead

Read about Gordon’s experience weatherizing the Flathead; To anyone who has been there, The Flathead Valley holds a certain mythos: a magical land in northwest Montana where stunning lakes meet massive mountain faces, bison roam free on the National Bison Continue reading →

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Three months of weatherizing in Montana

Read about Devin’s experience weatherizing Montana homes: I have spent most of the last three months weatherizing homes across Montana and while no two places are the same, after nearly 150 homes across a dozen cities and towns the experiences Continue reading →

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