The Yellowstone-Teton region is taking significant actions to network businesses based in conservation and inspire sustainability efforts within local business practices.
Groups such as Yellowstone Business Partnership, Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and Charture Institute are all working on different approaches to conservation and sustainability in our shared environs.
The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, along with the Charture Institute, has created the Greater Yellowstone Conservation Directory. It provides background and contact information for more than 230 nonprofit and public conservation organizations in the Greater Yellowstone.
Additionally, the Yellowstone Business Partnership recently hosted its first UnCommon Sense graduation, a program that teaches businesses how to be sustainable in all their operations.
To graduate from the program, businesses must complete four weekend workshops participants explore ways to reduce their solid waste and carbon emissions, decrease energy and water consumption, expand their purchases of local and nontoxic products and increase their social and community investment.
They are also expected to incorporate what they learn back at the work site, thus creating more responsible course and chart for good “uncommon” business sense in the Yellowstone-Teton region.
Here are list of the 2007 graduates:
Blanchford Landscape Contractors – Bozeman, Montana
MacKenzie River Pizza Company – Bozeman, Montana
Mountain Home– Montana Vacation Rentals – Bozeman, Montana
On Site Management – Bozeman, Montana
Refuge Sustainable Building Center – Bozeman, Montana
Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen and Wine Bar – Red Lodge, Montana
Creative Energies – Lander, Wyoming and Victor, Idaho
All West Realty – Lander, Wyoming