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Old 01-19-07, 01:24 PM   #1
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Touring course on climate and energy issues

Hello,
I work for a nonprofit group (Wild Rockies Field Institute) in Missoula, Montana, and we are putting on a bike touring course for university credit this summer. Along the way from Billings to Missoula we will be visiting and studying diverse energy production sites; including wind, solar, coal, biomass, oil, natural gas, geothermal, etc. We will also meet with the locals, including Indian tribes, farmers, govt. types, land managers, utility reps, mayors, congresspeople... We will discuss climate change with scientists in Glacier National Park. There will be engaging projects, including conferences with local leaders and creating a series of weblogs and podcasts from the road.

The overall goals of the course are to have a great time cycling through Montana while raising the profile of sustainable solutions to our climate and energy issues. The dates are May 27-June 18, and tuition is $2,375 (including 3 Environmental Studies credits from the University of Montana). Scholarships available.

If you are interested in this course, or know anyone who would be, please contact us at 406 549 4336.

We are also looking for potential funding sources to help develop this course!
For more information check out the course website at: http://www.wrfi.net/courses/cyclemontana.html.

Happy riding (and skiiing) and I hope to see some of you this summer.
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Old 01-19-07, 01:35 PM   #2
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Sounds great! Good luck!
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Kinda ironic, so near and yet so far. By bike a side trip to the tar sands in Alberta would be a long way to go. That's where the real energy for the US future is coming from at a huge environmental cost. Always considered too stinky/expensive to develop too terribly much, it's been ripping along under the current price structure, and an agreement was apparently reached with US interests to expand this source 5 fold. This will do a lot to replace less stable sources of US oil like Venezuala and the ME, and make Alberta the single largest non-domestic source of oil for the US. There is said to be more oil in the TS than in Saudi arabia.
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