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The Montana Heritage Act

This short film introduces the story of the proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, a “made-in-Montana,” policy compromise to define the future of the wilderness in Montana, especially that of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Designated as protected wilderness in 1964 by the U.S. Congress, it contains over one million acres. However the Rocky Mountain

Front, 400,000 unprotected acres that border “the Bob,” is currently unprotected from future development.  Produced by RED REEL, it examines both the uniting and conflicting effect that wilderness protection can have on a community with heavily steeped tradition, heritage, and a way of life that depends on the land itself.

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The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

BalleBuying local supports businesses in your community and ensures that more of your cash stays in your own backyard. It’s more personal, and buying locally-made products cuts out CO2 emissions from shipping. Some great North American chefs have built their menus around local and seasonal food, which is usually tastier. Buying local also applies to fashion. Wearing local designers is a surefire way to avoid looking like everyone else.

Living Economies start with entrepreneurs coming together to form a local network. The network's main focus might be a single issue, such as independent retail (a Local First campaign) or rebuilding local and regional food systems. Or, it might be bigger, such as transforming an entire regional economy. Each network evolves according to the needs, contours, and conditions of the local community with the ultimate goal of building a Living Economy. BALLE meets each network where it is, connects it with other networks, and, if the network chooses, provides opportunities for growth, learning, and greater impact. 

Read about the great variety of BALLE networks springing up around the US and Canada.

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies is the portal for all things local.  


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References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:

Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.org

The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org 

Sustainability Campaign
sustainabilitycampaign.blogspot.com

EnergyStar
www.energystar.gov/

The Business Alliance for Living Economies
www.livingeconomies.org

American Society of Golf Course Architects
www.asgca.org

The United States Golf Association (USGA)
www.usga.org

Sustainable Golf & Development 
www.sustainablegolfdevelopment.com

The PGA Golf Club
www.pgavillage.com

Urbana University
www.urbana.edu

   

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A Coalition for Good - Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability

ISC-Audubon is a coalition of non-profit organizations and initiatives that include The International Sustainability Council (ISC), Audubon Lifestyles, Audubon Outdoors, Planit Green, Broadcast Audubon, and the Audubon Network for Sustainability. 

Funds generated through memberships and donations are used to provide fruit & vegetable seeds, wildflower seed mix, and wildlife feed & birdseed to urban and suburban communities around the world. These seeds are used by communities to establish fruit and vegetable gardens, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and for the beautification of urban and suburban landscapes by creating flower and native plant gardens.

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