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NCAT Recycling Event

NCAT to hold its annual Electronics Recycling Event

Keeping electronics out of landfills is one of the best ways to reduce carbon footprints and extend the life of area landfills. Recycle this year at NCAT’s annual Electronics Recycling Event on Tuesday, Jun. 16th from 10am to 6pm at NCAT, located at 3040 Continental Drive in Butte. [mapX link icon]

This year, most items are free to turn in!
See the pricing chart, get directions and learn more!


Sustainable Agriculture

The ATTRA project has served as the premier source of information about sustainable agriculture for U.S. farmers and other agriculturists for more than twenty years. What is ATTRA? In this video, staff members introduce ATTRA’s resources and mission.


Save Energy

For more than 32 years NCAT’s energy team has helped implement energy conservation and efficiency improvements that result in cost savings while directly impacting climate change. Our specialists have expertise in commercial, residential, and farm energy. More information can be found on our Energy Page.


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Conference: NCAT Energy Rater and ENERGY STAR Training
Topic: Home Energy Raters (HERS) Training
Presenter: Dale Horton, ~NCAT Sustainable Energy Program Manager
Location: Missoula, MT
Date: 2015-10-12
Registration Info: This workshop will provide comprehensive energy auditor training with an emphasis on new residential construction and the Home Energy Raters rating process. This training is intended to prepare the participant to take the tests necessary to become a certified HERS Rater, a Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Verifier, and a Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Performance Tester.

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Posted: 2015-05-13 11:28:32
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Conference: NCAT’s Harvesting Clean Energy
Topic: Harvesting Clean Energy
Presenter: NCAT Specialists
Location: BIllings, Montana
Date: 2015-09-30
Registration Info: Planning is underway for this year’s Harvesting Clean Energy conference, and you should check the website,, for updates and registration information. This conference is the premier gathering of the agriculture, forestry, and energy industries and will help advance rural economic development through clean energy development, and explore maximizing profits by practicing good stewardship.
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Posted: 2015-02-09 11:32:00
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NCAT Newsletters


    A monthly newsletter featuring local solutions for a sustainable future.
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  • ATTRAnews

    Six times each year, the free ATTRAnews brings you up to date on the latest developments in sustainable agriculture, what's happening at the USDA and with Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups around the country.
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  • Weekly Harvest

    Issued every Wednesday, the Weekly Harvest e-newsletter is a Web digest of sustainable agriculture news, resources, events and funding opportunities gleaned from the Internet and featured on the ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service website.
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  • Cosecha Mensual

    NCAT's Spanish-language electronic newsletter on sustainable agriculture is issued monthly. Subscribers enjoy news items and reviews of Spanish-language resources.
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  • The Networker

    A quarterly bulletin compiled by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse.
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  • SIFT News

    SIFT (Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program) was created to help every community increase their food security by producing their own healthy food. SIFT, with NCAT, is developing a working, sustainably managed, demonstration farm on five acres at our Butte, Montana, headquarters. Learn how to commercially produce high-value, nutrient-rich food on small parcels of land.
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  • Montana DIRT e-news

    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from NCAT's food and ag programs in Montana.
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    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Southeast Regional Office.
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    A newsletter from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), bringing you updates from the Gulf States Regional Office.
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