Collection SummaryFinding the Energy to Make Change: AERO’s 45 years of impact promoting alternative energy and sustainable agriculture in Montana 1974--2019.
In the 1970s, a small group of Montanans founded the organization AERO, the Alternative Energy Resources Organization. Together, these farmers, ranchers, lobbyists and activists not only introduced new techniques and technologies, but wrote laws, lobbied legislatures and taught neighbors about new approaches to food and energy production. Their stories hold critical knowledge about how to create change and work across political, geographic and social divides; knowledge that will benefit all Montanans, especially food producers, policy makers, community organizers and educators. These oral histories are preserved to inspire more Montanans to join the legacy of sustainability sculptors in our state.Contributing InstitutionAlternative Energy Resources Organization