There are many student groups on campus that are involved in promoting sustainability. Below are a few active groups on campus.
The UM FLAT (Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology) is an experiential live-in resource (house) for UM students demonstrating the practicality of sustainable living. By experimenting with and educating others about the social, ethical, and environmental benefits of appropriate technology, the UM FLAT will help to establish the University of Montana as a model for exhibiting efficient building practices. The ultimate goal of the UM FLAT is to encourage the development of efficient and affordable homes for a sustainable society. By retro-fitting an existing home the utility of the UM FLAT demonstration resources could be easily applied to the Missoula community.
To learn more visit: UM FLAT and Watch the Video
Camas is a literary magazine published in the Environmental Studies Graduate Program of the University of Montana. Camas is created and produced completely by graduate students in the Environmental Studies department. Our goals are to encourage a dialogue on environmental and cultural issues in the West, celebrate the people who work, study, write, and live here, and to provide an opportunity for students and emerging writers to publish their work alongside established environmental authors.
For more information visit: CAMAS
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW GROUP
The Environmental Law Group (ELG) is a recognized student group of the University of Montana founded for the purpose of raising environmental consciousness within the legal community. By educating law students today, we create the environmentally committed attorneys of tomorrow. The ELG is committed to a platform founded on the preservation and protection of Montana's waters, lands, and animals. To this end, the ELG strives to make a difference through the law.
To learn more visit: Environmental Law Group
MontPIRG (Montana Public Interest Group)
MontPIRG's aim is to be a voice for the public interest in support of a clean and healthful environment, a fair marketplace for consumers, and an open and responsive government.
To learn more visit: MontPIRG
AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT
The purpose of the A&WMA is to offer students an opportunity to participate in conferences, be eligible for scholarships and internships and to attend environmental seminars.
For more information contact: Megan Bergauff or visit: A&WMA
Reinvest Montana is a student group dedicated to collaraborating with the UM Foundation. Their primary purpose is to advocate for eliminating all investments associated with significant ties to non-renewable sources of energy.
For more information, visit Reinvest Montana
FORESTRY STUDENT ASSOCIATION (A.K.A. FORESTRY CLUB)
The "Forestry Club" is an association where students can come together to discuss, and participate in, numerous school related events such as the Annual Forester's Ball, the UM Woodsman's Team, and the Lubrecht Experimental Forest Section 13 management, along with many other events.
To learn more contact: Forestry Student Association
To see all ASUM recognized student groups visit: Recognized Student Groups