Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jan 21, '14

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Adriana and David from the Circle K and Rich from Sunrise Kiwanis. Jackie also brought her friend Erika.

Betsy reminded us all of the upcoming Midwinter Conference at Fairmont Hot Springs March 28-30.

David let us know that the Circle K is meeting at 6:20 on Thursday, and Keith reminded us of the Key Club meeting at noon on Thursday and the Builder's Club meeting at 12:30 on Wednesday.

Rich let us know about the Stand Up Dads comedy show coming up at the Motherlode Theater. Proceeds are split between the Orphan Girl Theater and the Active 6 program. Sunrise is also selling their coupon books again this year. Books are $15. If you are interested, please contact Rich or Adriana. Sunrise Kiwanis is also excited to be working with Silver Bow Kiwanis helping the new Butte Boys and Girls Club.

Cathy reminded us of the suicide prevention and awareness meeting this afternoon at 4 at Butte High in the Auditorium.

Lee let us know about the girls' coding program being held at the library at the end of the month. This program will teach girls something about programming, web development, and how to create their own apps. Registration deadline is January 22, and there are only 12 seats in the class.

Betsy then introduced our speaker, Emily Caponi from NCAT. NCAT, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, works with communities and organizations to provide small scale sustainable local solutions to various issue. Her purpose with the presentation is to help engage the community in a dialog.

Many companies are striving to be more "green" and renewable. McDonalds has a goal to use 100% sustainable beef by 2016. Other large corporations are making significant sustainability changes as well. Sustainability isn't just about renewable energy, but that can be a good, often easy, place to start.

Sustainability means the ability to be sustained over time. Making renewable, rather than non-renewable, choices is part of this. Sustainability exists at the intersection of a healthy environment, an equitable society, and a vibrant economy.

Smart growth is an important part of NCAT's operations. For a city, smart growth includes mixed land use plans, a range of housing options, transportation choices, compact building designs, and walkable communities.

There are many organizations in Butte contributing to smart growth, from Mainstreet Uptown Butte to Safe Routes to Schools.

NCAT and the Energy Corps
Chicken Strips and Fries
Event Updated
2:51 Tuesday, January 21, 2014