• Resilient Butte

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Resilient Butte

Butte-Silver Bow, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Montana Technological University are partnering to develop a community resilience plan aimed at boosting local business development, growing green energy, and protecting our community and its natural resources from the impacts of a changing climate.

Together, creating a resilient Butte means we’re preparing for a bright future. A resilient Butte means we have the tools to weather the economic, health, and environmental impacts of climate disruption.

This plan will have two dimensions: climate adaptation and green energy economic development planning. To complement Butte-Silver Bow’s comprehensive plan and upcoming zoning plan updates, we will address issues specific to Butte with solutions created by our community for our community.

Butte-Silver Bow residents are key to creating a resilient Butte. Join the conversation as we:

  • Protect public health
  • Grow green energy
  • Safeguard natural resources
  • Preserve critical watersheds
Mountain bikers near Butte

Protect Public Health

Grow Green Energy

Safeguard Natural Resources

Preserve Watersheds

Take Our Survey

Butte-Silver Bow, in partnership with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and Montana Tech University, seeks your input as we initiate a Sustainability and Resilience Plan for our community. This project seeks to understand climate trends and future projections, determine risks and opportunities, and develop solutions to strengthen community preparedness and resilience. The project also will identify economic development opportunities to build a clean energy economy through cost-saving energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Uptown Butte, Courtesy Montana Department of CommerceUptown Butte, Courtesy Montana Department of Commerce

Resilient Butte: Beijing to Butte, Montana 

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Livingston, MontanaTracy Hunter, Flickr Creative Commons

NCAT, Montana Campus Compact Create 5 ‘Resilience Cohort’ Positions

By: Andrew Mades, VISTA Volunteer The National Center for Appropriate Technology is partnering with Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) to create a MTCC VISTA “Resilience Cohort.” This cohort will consist of AmeriCorps VISTA members serving…

Butte-Silver Bow and Partners Launch Resilient Butte Project

Butte-Silver Bow is partnering with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and Montana Technological University to develop a community Sustainability and Resilience Plan. County residents are invited to provide input, learn about…

What is community resilience?

The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative defines resilience as, “The capacity of individuals, communities, and systems to survive, adapt, and grow amidst stressors and shocks.”

Planning for community resilience includes preparing for climate-related disruptions and large-scale weather events, reducing a community’s energy demand and growing green energy resources, and strengthening community networks.

Montana Folk Festival, Butte