MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 1184 Helena MT 59624 USA

Mission: The Montana Environmental Information Center is a non-profit environmental advocate founded in 1973 by Montanans concerned with protecting and restoring Montana's natural environment.
Results: Visit our accomplishments page at http://meic.org/about/accomplishments/

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can think of no other environmental organization in any state getting as much done with such limited resources as MEIC. Their staff is incredibly smart, dedicated, hard-working, and passionate. They are very effective at research, communication, advocacy, and action. They are well-respected even by the big environmental NGOs who frequently partner with them on specific projects. Montana's environment faces numerous challenges by the extractive industry and industry-funded front groups; if it weren't for MEIC I'm not sure that there would be much hope at all. I've been giving to them for many years, and expect that I will continue as long as there is need.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a long-time donor to MEIC (since the 1980's), when I first moved to Missoula for new work. MEIC has an incredible knack for taking on the difficult issues very strategically and aggressively. Their staff is very professional and knowledgeable, and MEIC's publications and incredibly insightful and timely. This is the one organization that I will always continue to donate to.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a fan of MEIC since the late 1970s. I found that the newsletter produced by this organization gave me solid scientific and political information, and still does, for the good fight against oppressive natural resource extractive industries in Montana. When I inherited money one of my first actions was to become a major donor to MEIC. I do this for no other organization. I truly believe in their goal to further renewable resource energy policies that would replace egregious removal of natural carbon based resources. I am now serving my first term as a board member and feel a greater bond with MEIC because of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The legislative process: MEIC is a valuable lobbying organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

mostly encourage a larger membership with a younger generation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being associated with bright people who help me develop my conservation ideals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always bright, always charming and well informed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

defeat coal development in Montana.

Ways to make it better...

If we survive the recession and find new grants and foundations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

suvival of the recession.

One thing I'd also say is that...

effective conservation organizations are few and MEIC is very effective in achieving its goals.

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

Montana Environmental Information Center

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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