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According to Project Drawdown, a global assessment of the most effective methods to combat global warming, improper disposal of food waste and improper disposal are almost equally damaging. PHOTO COURTESY Yes Compost

Clean Plate Club

People concerned about global warming and the environment would never throw away aluminum cans, but they will casually toss watermelon rinds and left-over food into the trash and send it to the landfill.

Ericka Kirkpatrick demonstrates the hat smoothing process. After sanding the felt a torch is used to get rid of any remaining fibers, creating a hat as smooth as velvet. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

A tip of the hat

Growing up watching her mother Sheila make cowboy hats, Ericka Kirkpatrick certainly learned a lot about the unique trade. She’d help with all the aspects of the trade, but she was sure it wasn’t something she’d take on as her own career.

Big Sky residents take note: For about $15, you can do a ton of good for the environment. PHOTO COURTESY TRADEWATER

Pay it forward Big Sky

As part of their net carbon neutral goal, Big Sky Resort now gives their guests the opportunity to help one of the most innovative green companies do its work: collecting and destroying millions of tons of the most powerful greenhouse gases in the world.

Tom Kroll & newly repaired sign which involved removing the signs from the rotted posts; installing & painting new posts; reattaching the signs. The Kroll’s helped build the jack fence in the background around the campground along with the FS -Madison District recreation and fire crews in 2016. PHOTO COURTESY TOM KROLL

For the love of the forest

If you’re grateful for the beauty and solitude easily found in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, thank the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the agency’s summer volunteers. That the forest is remote yet easily reachable is due to carefully maintained roads and readable signs.

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