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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.

Efforts to Network, Inspire Yellowstone-Teton Businesses

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

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  1. This is the 3rd uplifting positive article I have read this morning: individuals & businesses making a difference! The other two articles were about creating wildlife travel corridors to reduce the highway deaths and controlling & planning urban sprawal. I am the first to comment on all three of these articles while the Madison Valley Buffalo article has 230 comments. What is the message? “Greening” of businesses, wildlife travel corridors & and rational urban planning are not secy issues?