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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals

 

 

 

 

August 2011

 

 

 

News Reports and Resources

 

World Economic and Social Survey

United Nations Development Policy and Analysis Division | READ STORY

The World Economic and Social Survey provides analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies.



Energy Efficiency of Transportation
Daily Good | READ STORY

This infographic compares the energy efficiency of common modes of transportation.



The Social Cost of Carbon
World Resources Institute | READ STORY

This article investigates how economists and policy analysts calculate the costs of emissions.




The Overworked American
Daily Good | READ STORY

This infographic illustrates a major component of America's increasing productivity: longer hours and lower pay.




Report: How Obesity Threatens America's Future
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | READ STORY

A new report finds that lower workforce productivity and medical costs caused by obesity may hamper America's efforts to compete in the global economy.





2.7 Million Jobs in Clean Economy
Daily Good | READ STORY

The "clean economy" provides 2.7 million jobs, more than the fossil fuel industry.




Smartphone Adoption and Usage Study

Pew Internet and American Life Project | READ STORY

This report examines smartphone use, including demographic trends.





Distracted Driving Survey
Centers for Disease Control | READ STORY

A recent survey examines the prevalence of distracted driving.





The Carbon Footprint of Protein Sources
Daily Good | READ STORY

This report compares the carbon footprints of various protein sources.





The Children Who Feed America
Theharvestfilm.com | READ STORY

A new film exposes the exploitation of young workers in American agriculture.





Healthcare Spending and Life Expectancy
Nationalgeographic.com | READ STORY

This report compares healthcare expenditures and life expectancy in different countries.






 

 

 
President's Corner

Several members of MACDEP attended the Community Development Society Conference and Western Rural Development Center CD Update in Boise, ID last week. Materials from the conference and the update should be posted on each website soon. Looking ahead, the Mobilizing Rural Communities Conference, co-sponsored by MSU Extension, takes place Sept. 14-15 in Great Falls, MT and some scholarship opportunities are still available.

 


-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President


Upcoming Events

GIS Training Opportunity

August 16-18, Missoula

 


Montana Economic Developers Association Fall Conference

October 6-7, Kalispell

 

Mobilizing Rural Communities Conference

Sept 14-15, Great Falls

 

Community Development Academy

September 19-23, St Louis

 


Grants and Awards

Community-Based Grant Program

Deadline: August 14, 2011

Funder: Union Pacific



People's Garden Grant Program

Deadline: August 26, 2011

Funder: US Dept of Agriculture

 

 

Environmental Grants

Deadline: August 31, 2011

Funder: Patagonia



Community Challenge Planning Grant Program

Deadline: September 9, 2011

Funder: Dept of Housing and Urban Development

 

 


Grants and Awards

 

Boston Launches

Bike-Sharing Program

Planetizen; July 30

 

City Park Helps Town Through Recession

NPR; July 29

 

EPA Proposes Rules for Drilling Emissions
Casper Star-Tribune; July 29

 

$94 Billion Annual Funding Gap in Transportation

Planetizen; July 29

 

Automakers Agree to Strict New Fuel Efficiency Rules

New York Times; July 28

 

South Korea Tests 'Smart' Energy Grid

New York Times; July 28

 

Rural Population Hits New Low
Durango Herald; July 27

 

Obama Administration Considers New Forest Management Plan
Azcentral.com; July 25

 

Transportation Planning and Community Health

Planetizen; July 25

 

Former Interior Secretary Criticizes Public Lands Bill Seattle Times; July 25

 

The Role of Infrastructure in Economic Recovery

The Atlantic; July 25

 

LA Tries to Reduce Number of Cars

Metropolis; July 23

 

New Study Questions Carbon-Dioxide Reductions from Wind Energy
Forbes.com; July 19

 

Extinction of Predators Drastically Affect Ecosystems
Fastcompany.com; July 19

 

Land Use Factors and Travel

Planetizen; July 18

 

Designing Urban Parks to Promote Healthier Cities

Planetizen; July 16

 

Study: Forest Absorb More Greenhouses Than Previously Thought
Christian Science Monitor; July 15

 

Proposed Interior Budget Slashes Environmental Funding

Idaho Statesman; July 8

 

US Job Growth Slows in June

Financial Post; July 8

Corn Ethanol Subsidies May End
New York Times; July 7

EPA Releases New Coal Emissions Regulations

New York Times; July 5

 


Grants and Awards

 

Montana Marketing Coal Reserves to China
Missoula Independent; July 28

 

GNP Uses Human 'Mules' Due to Late Season Snowpack

Flathead Beacon; July 28

 

Montana Co-op Receives $70M to Expand Broadband Access

Montana Standard; July 28

 

Governor Creates Pipeline Safety Council

Billings Gazette; July 28

Widespread Contamination After Yellowstone River Oil Spill

Great Falls Tribune; July 27

 

Proposed Bill Would End CDL Exemption for Farmers
Billings Gazette; July 25

 

Study Predicts Larger, More Frequent Fires in Yellowstone

Great Falls Tribune; July 25

 

Yellowstone River Oil Spill Exposes Pipeline Information Gaps

Billings Gazette; July 21

 

Conservation Group Monitors Drilling Near GNP

Flathead News Group; July 20

 

Montana Land Board Considers Increase in Grazing Fees
Montana Standard; July 19

 

YNP Considers Additional Entrance
Bozeman Daily Chronicle; July 15

 

Secretary of Interior Meets with Montana Tribal Leaders
Great Falls Tribune; July 15

 

Federal Government to Create State Health Insurance Exchange

Helena Independent Record; July 15

 

Montana Congressman Attacks Lead Safety Rule

Great Falls Tribune; July 14

 

Montana Ranked 41st in Green Jobs

Great Falls Tribune; July 13

 

Economists Attack Farm Subsidies

Billings Gazette; July 12

 

Blackfeet College Building Receives Green Certification

Great Falls Tribune; July 12

 

Montana, Other States Explore Green Technology

Billings Gazette; July 9

 

Report Finds Montana Eighth-Least Obese State

Billings Gazette; July 8

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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