Big Sky Community Organization’s (BSCO) VIP Passport Campaign is off and running. Every $100 donated will earn one chance to win. Two hundred tickets are sold for a shot at two grand prizes: Turks & Caicos for two people, including airfare and four nights at the Seven Stars Resort & Spa on Grace Bay or the Community VIP Passport.
Big Sky will soon have new recycling bins at Fire Pit Park, the Wilson Hotel Plaza and the Big Sky Community Organization Park. These recycling bins will be for aluminum, plastic, trash and compost.
This is one element of a larger goal of the fledgling Big Sky Sustainability Network Organization (Big Sky SNO).
Nearly 1.6 million barrels of oil are used every year to produce plastic bottles. Those bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose, according to The Balance. The 18 billion disposable diapers thrown away every year take about 250-500 years to decompose. It is a dirty world out there but it does not have to be.
For the first time in 22 years, Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) is having to cancel its most important fundraiser – the Powder Blast. It is an event that annually provides over $100,000 in support to the GNFAC in an effort to assist community members who push to the backcountry.
About 10 miles south of Big Sky on Hwy. 191 is a shooting range on the west side of the road. The property is courtesy of the Forest Service, but the sweat equity to make it nice and keep it open belongs entirely to a handful of dedicated locals.
Poverty, gender discrimination and limited access to education often equals a tough road for many Nepali girls.
Bozeman nonprofit Adventure Scientists is actively recruiting cyclists to ride Montana roadways and collect wildlife and roadkill data. The effort on Montana roadways – deemed the “Montana Project” – is part of a global effort. Volunteers record detailed environmental observations and roadkill they encounter. The next ride phase is Sept.18-27.
It was a stairway to anxiety, but soon became a stairway to community and thankfulness. When Morningstar Learning Center had a shoddy fire escape, contractor estimates came in around $20,000 – a chunk of change that the nonprofit did not have on hand.
Fifteen years ago, nine women with a big dream became a force for good in Big Sky. Women in Action (WIA) was established as a grassroots nonprofit to help meet an assortment of community needs. Through WIA, scholarships are now available so children from working families in Big Sky can go to camps.
Beware the beautiful weeds of the world. The difference between a weed and a flower goes a little deeper than aesthetics.