February is shaping up to be an exciting and busy month. With so much going on, we wanted to get some info out to you so you can put some dates in your calendars now.
On February 12th at 5:30 PM, we will be holding the 350 Montana Annual members meeting. We will meet at the Union Club, 208 E. Main St. Missoula, second floor. Food and beverages available from the Union Club bar downstairs. This is an opportunity for all paid up members (you can join that night) to vote on leadership for the coming year as well as hear about the campaigns we are working on. This is also an opportunity for you to get more involved if you would like. We need your support and your input.
On February 15th, there will be a “People’s Hearing” at 7:00 PM in the Bitteroot Room at the Doubletree Inn. This is a hearing on an expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine. DEQ has scheduled only one hearing, to take place in Colstrip. It is important we turn out and create a record of comments that better reflects Montana’s concerns. MEIC and Sierra Club are putting on this event with 350 Montana working to support the event.
We are also helping sponsor a really exciting film premier on February 22 and 23rd as part of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The “Reluctant Radical” is a feature length film focusing on the radicalization of Ken Ward. Ken is one of several activists who shut down pipelines carrying Tar-sands oil in various states including Montana. All the activists were arrested as were the filmmakers. One court in Minnasota has approved use of the necessity defense based on climate change and others are appealing their trial court’s refusal to allow this defense. Ken Ward as well as Leonard Higgins, who shut down the Montana line and the arrested filmmakers will be present at the premier.
The Reluctant Radical will be shown at 6:15 PM on Thursday, February 22nd at the Missoula Children’s Theater, 425 E. Broadway and at the historic Wilma Theater, 131 S. Higgins Ave on Friday, February 23rd at 1:00 PM.
Watch a trailer here: https://vimeo.com/
Come on out and help. After the summer of 2017, many have started using the term “Climate Chaos” rather than “Climate Change” with good reason. We all need to act.
350 Montana Co-Chair