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MSU Extension Community Development





August 2018


News Reports and Resources


Do More Cyclists Mean a Happier City? Yes and No

The City Fix | READ STORY


In a new article by WRI, the Global Happiness score is mapped against biking at least once per day and is shown to have a positive correlation in the European Union.







Citylab details the “Treepedia” project, which gathers satellite imagery to determine the quality of canopy coverage in cities around the world. The idea is to help people get smarter about the living, breathing infrastructure around them, and possibly pique their interest in protecting it.



Use of Mobile Devices for News Continues to Grow, Outpacing Desktops and Laptops                  Pew Research Center | READ STORY


Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults often get news on a mobile device, a share that has nearly tripled since 2013. More Americans now often get news on a mobile device than on a desktop or laptop computer. The growth in mobile news consumption has been driven by older adults and those with lower incomes.



Earth's Resources Consumed in Ever Greater Destructive Volumes

The Guardian READ STORY


Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.



Comprehensive Study: Carbon Taxes Won't Hamper the Economy

The Guardian | READ STORY


Eleven teams participated in a recent Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) project, examining the economic and environmental impacts of a carbon tax. The studies included “revenue recycling,” in which the funds generated from a carbon tax are returned to taxpayers either through regular household rebate checks (similar to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby [CCL] and Climate Leadership Council [CLC] proposals) or by offsetting income taxes (similar to the approach in British Columbia).




MT CD Update

Our May 2019 Convening with Everyday Democracy is now looking to generally follow the agenda of the August 2018 “Coming Together for Racial Understanding Train-the-Trainer Workshop.” Our next call is Sept. 12 and is open to anyone interested in learning more or helping to plan.

We have 25 registered guests for our Real Colors Training in Bozeman Sept. 11-13 and there is still room for more; discounts available for MSU Extension employees.

We are finalizing our line-up for the fall Small Business Webinar Series; Our Sept. 6 webinar is titled “Hire For Your Peak Season & Don’t Lose Money Doing It” and will feature Phil Quigley. Click on the link  for more info on the FREE series including archives of the past 8 webinars.

The 2018 Community Development Society Conference organizers did a great job with the 2018 Conference in Detroit; go to their CDS Facebook for pics and info on the event.

Paul Lachapelle

MSU Community Development Specialist

Upcoming Events

Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking

September 27, 2018

Charlotte, N.C.

Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Reinventing our Communities

October 1, 2018

Baltimore, Md. 

Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Grants, Awards & Jobs

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Funder: Department of Commerce

2019 YSEALI Regional Workshop

Deadline: September 1
Funder: Department of State

Community Facilities Programs

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: Rural Development, USDA

NEA Research: Art Works

Deadline: October 9

Funder: National Endowment for the Arts

National News

Feeding Hungry Families Earns Extension Programs a National Award

WSU, August 6

Gear up to Serve the Global Community, CM Tells Youth

The Hindu, August 6

Mending The Marriage: The Importance Of Stabilizing US-China Relations

The Eurasia Review, August 6

Teens Work to Address Needs of 'Food Desert' With Vegetable-Based Desserts

NBC News, August 6

Montana News

Montana Community Moves Forward with Plans for a Tiny House Development

Next City, August 6

Economic Development Advocates Hope to Recruit Businesses to Butte With Site Selector Tour

Montana Standard, August 6

Conference Aims to Work on Economic Development Among Native American Community

KULR 8, August 6

More Art Installations Are Cropping up in Downtown Billings

Independent Record, August 6


MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
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