Earl Clark: Limited Priority

July 18, 2018
If we’re to take something away from our dominant fossil fuel-based energy system, it’s that too much of a good thing is a bad thing. With their subsidization, abundance, and high energy density, fossil fuels became an unprecedented way to relieve man and animal of work, so they became the energy source of ultimate convenience.

Livi Hackbarth: Energizing by Complicating

July 16, 2018
Hopping on a bike weighing 100 lbs, awaiting what would be a 700 mile trek across the Montana landscape with 13 other strangers is nothing short of an overwhelming experience. Coming from a background that stems heavily in the humanities and the social aspects of environmental studies and diving into a course that focuses mainly

Chloe Williamson: Through the Eyes of Each Other

July 15, 2018
Today marks our 100 mile mark on our 700 mile journey through Montana. After our 42 mile ride, we coasted down the Main Street hill into Roundup, passing by lines of cracked windshields and tall grasses growing through the pavement. So far, I have realized the importance of bringing together community members and making connections

Earl Clark: Solutions are not Simple

After a thoroughly educational talk with Mike Scott, a farmer from Billings, about the effects of an oil spill on his land and the surrounding community, we went inside his relative’s house to watch a film.  On screen we’d see a younger version of Mike and his wife Alexis from seven years prior when they