Events

Upcoming Events:

10/15/2014-Odyssey Day: Revenge of the Electric Car screening and Alt Fuels Panel 

When: Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 PM

Where: Linfield Hall Room 125, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

About: Join us to celebrate National Alternative Fuels Day with an evening devoted to Electric Vehicles and Biodiesel.  The event will consist of a panel of experts on EVs and Biodiesel, discussing alternative fuel use in cold climates. The panel will include:

Matthew Shirk, Idaho National Laboratory, Advanced Vehicle Technology

Ron Gompertz, Bozeman Electric Vehicle Expert

Carson Taylor, Deputy Mayor, City of Bozeman, Electric Vehicle Owner

Dave Leverett, Full Circle Biodiesel

Jesse Therien, Full Circle Biodiesel

Alicia Cox, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, Executive Director

Right after the panel,  we will be screening Revenge of the Electric Car.

10/23/2014- Sustainability Series Kick Off: Switch Screening 

When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

Where: Pink Garter Theater in Jackson, WY

About: Sustainability Series will kick off on October 23rd with a a screening of Switch!

In the movie, Energy Visionary Dr. Scott Tinker explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film.  In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic.

Stick around after the movie and grab a drink at The Rose.  Local energy experts will be around to answer questions and discuss the documentary.

Past events:

6/3/2014- Annual Board Meeting in Bozeman, MT

6/4/2014- Electric Vehicle Working Group Meeting in Bozeman, MT

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition invites you to join the Greater Yellowstone Electric Vehicle (GYEV) working group.

Wednesday, June 4th

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Bozeman Public Library 

626 E. Main St

Bozeman, MT 59715

AGENDA:

10:00am- Welcome and Introductions: Alicia Cox & Natalie Meyer, Sustainability Program Manager, City of Bozeman

10:10am-Electric Vehicle Basics & Current Issues Discussion: Matthew Shirk, Idaho National Laboratory

11:00amRegional EV Overview: Alicia Cox

11:30am-Oregon Case Study Discussion: Garrett Martin, Energy Analyst Planner, Montana Depart. of Environmental Quality

12pm-Lunch

12:30pm-Intro to Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

1:00pm- Break-Out Sessions

2:30pm-Wrap-up. Identify Action Items. 

RSVP HERE

The purpose of the working group is to create a plan to introduce electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations into our region with cohesion and simplicity. We’re drawing upon the successes other Clean Cities Coalitions across the country have found through this process. By positioning ourselves at the front of the electric vehicle trend, our region will be situated to embrace this new technology and serve the needs of our communities and the millions of visitors we host each year.

6/19/2014- Alternative Fuel Curriculum Workshop in Jackson, WY

See the Flyer for more information on this exciting opportunity.

RSVP HERE


5/15/14-
Sustainability Series: Eating Locally and Regionally Throughout the Year

Please join Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, Energy Conservation Works, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, and Slow Food in the Tetons for May’s Sustainability Series: Eating Locally and Regionally Throughout the Year. With an impressive selection of local panelists, Slow Food in the Tetons will guide the audience through each season and address ways that you can eat locally and regionally in our extreme climate.

Please join us to hear from the following panelists:

Steve Michel- People’s Market
Annie Fenn- Jacksonholefoodie
Martha Berkesh- Cosmic Apple
Wes Hamilton- Executive Chef, JHMR
Audrey Smith- Board President, Slow Food in the Tetons

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

This will be our last event in the ’13/’14 Sustainability Series. We look forward to hearing from you about topics you’d like to see included in the ’14/’15 Series that will commence this fall. Thanks for your support and interest!

4/22/14-Clean Vehicle Expo

Please join Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, Energy Conservation Works and Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling for April’s Earth Day Sustainability Series: Clean Vehicle Expo. Local residents and businesses who own and use alternative fuel vehicles in our region will be present with their vehicles. They will give first hand accounts of their experience with alternative fuels in Jackson and the surrounding area. The following vehicles will be present:
Nisaan Leaf-full electric vehicle
Tesla Model S-full electric vehicle
Chevrolet Suburban-partially fueld by vegetable oil.
Ford F-150- propane
CNG fueled SUV
Ford C Max Energi- plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

3/13/14-Sustainability Series: Green Your Business/RRR Relaunch

Please join Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition and Energy Conservation Works for March’s Sustainability Series: Green Your Business- Local Conservation Coaching.  Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders 2.0,”, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition’s Green Fleet program and Energy Conservation Works’ (ECW) energy audit and incentives programs will highlight how you can incorporate green practices into your business. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders 2.0 is a new and improved version of the local green business certification program originally established in 2007. Thanks to generous support from 1% for the Tetons and several other community partners, ISWR is able to revitalize and re-launch this popular community program in 2014. Green Fleets offers transportation and vehicle consultation and ECW’s program provides energy audits and incentives.

Founding RRR member representatives from AllTrips and the Snake River Brew Pub will be on hand to share their experience with the program.  Participants from the Green Fleets program and ECW’s program will also be present.

The first 20 attendees will receive free copies of Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community by sustainability expert Nancy H. Taylor, and Hole Food Rescue will provide snacks.  Come on out to learn more about local green business practices, and how to participate in RRR Business Leaders.

 

2/20/2014-Sustainability Series: Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Mayor Mark Barron will provide an overview of the community’s past, present and future energy conservation efforts and explain how the Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) has made many of these economically and environmentally beneficial projects possible. Representatives from the Town and County will also highlight successful local projects such as the efficiency improvements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Teton County Recreation Center. Alternative energy production, such as solar, will also be explained by an expert local contractor.

This is your chance to hear directly from Town and County about how tax dollars are being spent to make our Town and County Buildings more energy efficient.

Contact Erin Leon, Project Manager of Energy Conservation Works for more information. 757.761.3746

More information about the Sustainability Series:

The Sustainability Series is brought to you by the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition and local partners Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling and Energy Conservation Works. The series is made possible in part through the generous support of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Conservation District and Cowboy Coffee. This series highlights local sustainability efforts, but most importantly provides you with the tools necessary to make sustainable decisions in your everyday life.

1/23/2014-Sustainability Series: Green Purchasing

Do you want to “green” your business but feel it is too expensive? Is creating a company green purchasing policy on your to-do list? Do you consider your organization environmentally friendly but want to do more? If so, this is the Sustainability Series for you!

Panelists will include Wes Hamilton of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Shawn Remis and Rachel Felous of Teton Science Schools, Carli Lyon of AllTrips and Nancy Johnstone of The Alpine House. This well-rounded panel encompasses dining, lodging, non-profit and small office operations.

Each panelist will cover the following topics and more:
• Green purchasing requirements
• Local and environmental vendors
• Business case for green purchasing
• Green awards and certifications

Several local vendors will be present at the event allowing attendees to immediately connect and begin the process of green purchasing.

Vendors: Whole Grocer, High Country, 460 Bread and more!

12/11/2013-Sustainability Series: Energy Efficiency in the Home 

What can I do to make my home more energy efficient? Is funding available to help curb the expense of a new hot water heater or even solar panels? Please join the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition for January’s Sustainbility discussion on energy efficiency in the home to have all your energy efficiency questions answered!

Energy Conservation Works (formerly Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project) and a panel of local energy efficiency experts will discuss practical ways to conserve energy, energy efficiency programs, and financing.

Speakers and topics include: Energy Conservation Works Executive Director, Shelley Simonton-the importance of simple behavior changes; Lower Valley Energy Energy Specialist, Wid Ritchie-LVE energy and cost savings programs; Lower Valley Energy auditor, Kendell Call-the audit process, what he looks for, and what someone can expect from a report; Energy Conservation Works Project Manager, Erin Leon-financing options through Energy Conservatin Works.

Don’t miss this chance to have your local energy efficiency questions answered by the experts!

Complimentary cell phone, battery and bear spray recycling courtesy of Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling. All Sustainability Series events strive for zero waste.

The Sustainability Series is brought to you by the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition and made possible in part through the generous support of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and local partners Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling and Energy Conservation Works. This workshop series highlights loca sustainability efforts, but most importantly provides you with the tools necessary to make sustainable decisions in your everyday life.

11/21/2013-Sustainability Series: Movie Screening: Trashed

Please join us for this years second installment of the Sustainability Series: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Teton County Integrated Waste and Recycling will be screening the film TRASHED. This film travels around the world highlighting beautiful places impacted by trash.

In the new docu-feature TRASHED, a Blenheim Films production, produced and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady (Madam and the Dying Swan), which was selected to receive a Special Screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Brady’s narrative is vividly propelled by an original score created by Academy Award winning composer Vangelis.

Complimentary cell phone, battery and bear spray recycling.

This series is made possible in part by the generour support of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is brought to you by the Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition in partnership with Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling and Energy Conservation Works.

We hope to see you there!

10/24/2013-Sustainability Series: Green Driving in the Tetons 

Please join us for for the kick-off of the second annual Sustainability Series with a discussion on Green Driving in the Tetons!

The Coalition will present about the types of alternative fuels currently available in Teton County, the types of alternative vehicles available in Teton County and how various driving techniques can save you money and green house gas emissions. As always, the presentations will be followed by Q&A and the opportunity to connect with sustainability minded community members and local businesses.

Please bring ideas, questions and an interested mind to this engaging event. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Complimentary cell phone, battery and bear spray recycling.

This series is made possible in part by the generour support of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is brought to you by the Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition in partnership with Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling and Energy Conservation Works.

We hope to see you there!

5/14/2013-Natural Gas for Transportation-Workshop & Webinar 

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 15 for a FREE workshop and webinar discussing the use of Natural Gas as a transportation fuel.

Please join us to learn more about the merits of this cleaner burning, alternative fuel along with the economic, environmental and logistical considerations of transitioning vehicles and buildings to accommodate natural gas.

This workshop will be held at the Teton County Board of Commissioners Chambers beginning at 10:45 am with brief introduction and presentations beginning at 11am. The Chambers are located in the Teton County Administration building at 200 S. Willow St in Jackson.  Click HERE for directions.

Please RSVP to info@ytcleanenergy.org (or) 307.413.1971 for the light lunch and refreshments that will be provided.

This workshop will feature include these topics and presenters:

  • ·         ‘Fact vs. Fiction: Vehicle Maintenance/Repair Facilities Requirements for Natural Gas Vehicles’ – Live-cast webinar,  Natural Gas Vehicle Institute
  • ·         Natural Gas 101 – Phil Cameron, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition
  • Fleet Experiences and Station Development – Gordon Larsen, Questar Gas
  • Vehicle Conversions – Fremont Motors
  • Regional Fueling Expansion – Randy Williams, Teton Conservation District
  • Q&A and Vehicle Demo

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalitions works to promote cleaner and more efficient transportation in the Greater Yellowstone Region.

The Coalition is thankful for the support of key partners for this event including Teton Conservation District, Questar Gas, and the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute.

Contact Phil Cameron (307) 413-1971 (or) info@ytcleanenergy.org for more information or to RSVP.

You can find a detailed agenda here: 5.15.13_Agenda

3/21/2013 Sustainability Series V: Natural Gas in Transportation

6pm – 7pm, The Home Ranch Exhibit Hall on the corner of Cache Avenue and Gill Street in downtown Jackson 

Please join the Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition and our partners for the fifth workshop of the Sustainability Series: Natural Gas in Transportation.  Three experts will talk about the use of compressed natural gas in the transportation sector. Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition’s Executive Director, Phil Cameron, will give a “101″ overview of compressed natural gas. Then Gordon Larsen, supervisor of Natural Gas Vehicle productions at Questar, will speak about fleet experiences from his 39 years with Questar. Finally, John Willott of Geologists of Jackson Hole will speak about global production and commodities. As always, the presentations will be followed by Q&A.

Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Jackson Whole Grocer.

The Sustainability Series is a set of workshops highlighting local sustainability efforts, providing YOU the tools to make sustainable decisions in your everyday life.

On the third Thursday of each month a different topic will be covered. Here is the 2013 schedule: 

02/21/2013 Sustainability Series IV: Zero Waste

  • On February 21st we heard what it takes for a community to achieve zero waste from renowned speaker & expert Eric Lombardi, executive director of EcoCycle, the largest community based Zero Waste organization in the US, processing over 55,000 tons of diverse recycled materials per year.

01/17/2013 Sustainability Series III: Energy Efficiency in Buildings

  • The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project brought together a number of local energy efficiency experts for a discussion on practical ways to conserve energy, energy efficiency programs and financing, as well as to learn about alternative energy options for homeowners in Jackson. Speakers included: Shelley Simonton, Executive Director, Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project; Wid Ritchie, Energy Specialist, Lower Valley Energy; Arne Jorgensen, LEED AP Architect; Katie Dahlgren, US Green Building Council Wyoming Chapter; and Mayor Mark Barron covered Town of Jackson initiatives.

11/15/2012 Sustainability Series II: America Recycles!

  • The second Sustainability Series workshop was held in conjunction with America Recycles Day, and was designed to answer some of Jackson residents’ most common recycling questions.

10/18/2012 Sustainability Series Kick-off: Electric Vehicles

  • We started hosting a series of sustainability workshops providing YOU the tools to make sustainable decisions in your everyday life. The first month was about electric vehicles. The sustainability series events are brought to you by the Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition in partnership with Teton Co Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling and the Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project.

9/8/2012 Old Bill’s Fun Run

  • A highlight of the Jackson Hole calendar. All donations to the Coalition were matched through this generous program. See more information here.

10/18/2012 Odyssey Day: National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day

  • We celebrated this nationwide event promoting cleaner transportation by hosting a half-day seminar consisting of informational sessions on natural gas and biodiesel. We toured Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s vegetable oil filtration system and had alternative fuel vehicles on site as well. 

9/22/2012 Idaho Falls Farmers Market

  • We held a booth with information all about alternative fuels and what you can do to reduce your petroleum use.

9/15/2012 Teton Gravity Research world premiere of  ‘The Dream Factory’

  • The Coalition was selected as a beneficiary of Teton Gravity Research‘s ‘Dream Factory’ Film Premiere.

8/29/2012 Petroleum Reduction Seminar in Lander, WY

  • We held this seminar in Lander in partnership with NOLS to spread the word on alternative fuel vehicles and petroleum reducing technologies. Speakers talked about electric vehicles, natural gas, and much more.

8/17-19/2012 Dartmouth’s Big Green Bus stops in Jackson!

  • “This summer 11 Dartmouth students will tour the nation on the Big Green Bus to build enthusiasm for community involvement through environmental action. This is the 8th year a completely student run initiative hits the road to travel 12,000 miles across 24 states on a reused, veggie-powered Greyhound bus.” For more info click to The Big Green Bus.

8/8/2012 Jackson Live

  • Live music by The Features and we hosted a booth with the latest YTCEC information about our programs and events. 

7/31-8/1 2012 Encanna’s Natural Gas Drive Event, Riverton WY

  • We were able to test drive some natural gas vehicles, learn about upcoming natural gas vehicle technologies, and even heard from Senator Eli BeBout. Here are a few photos from the natural gas event we attended in Riverton. It was a great success!

7/25/2012 Jackson Hole People’s Market

  • While browsing the local artists and buying veggies, people stopped by our table at the People’s Market for interesting resources about alternative fuels and information on our upcoming events.

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