MISSOULA URBAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

Rating: 4.72 stars   599 reviews

Issues: Education, Environment, Economic Development

Location: 629 Phillips St Missoula MT 59802 USA

Mission: MUD values Urban Sustainable Living: A way of living that embraces low-impact, small-budget, do-it-yourself, resource-sharing practices that foster healthy communities and ecosystems now and for future generations.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD provides valuable clinics on a wide range of interesting topics such as how to raise chickens and composting. They also have a tool check out system that can help many people save money and is a valuable resource for the community.

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

workshops

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

nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is a great resource for Missoula residents. If only every town had more MUD in their back yards.

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

Heard presentations.

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

Reduce the costs charged for workshops.

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Rating: 3 stars  

Community, a concept, is hard to define. However in moments of acquiessence or repose may bring warmth and familiarity.

Familiarity amongst neighbors are seeds that draw each and us closer. MUD strives to bring community and family together. Allowing for the resources when idle, we may provide for the betterment of homes sitting side by side, building and sharing our community.

MUD, a gift amongst ou to share.

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

Offering guidance.

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

suggest listneing to those with no personal interest or ego. Incidentally, I have no screen name nor desire for such vanity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is great. It is the kind of experimental non-profit that every quasi-urban area should have. They house one of my friends in their sustainable urban living program, and provide great resources to make urban living even greener.

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

friends housed and buddies aided by the tool library.

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

make sure more people know about MUD.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of MUD for years. I've taken a number of their courses and made regular use of their tool library. I have really enjoyed and learned a lot in their courses and their tool library has been indispensable--what a terrific idea to fill an important community need.

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

...in the handful of classes I 've taken which were well-attended and very informative and in the continuing ability to use their tools through a wonderful sharing program which has helped me while sparing me the expense of purchasing costly tools I use infrequently (rototiller, torque wrench...)

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

Unfortunately, I am not closely involved enough to offer any useful suggestions, something that hopefully I will change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is wonderful! It's a great source for so many and offers a variety of avenues to get the community involved on a really important issues that affect us all every day. It's an opportunity to meet neighbors, work with vast populations on community wide issues, as well as to learn new skills and resources within people all around you.

It makes the community stronger through its community focus and esteemed presence in the Missoula community.

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

the many neighbors and friends who are involved in their board.

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

get more people involved in this wonderful opportunity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD serves a really important role in the Missoula community through its efforts to promote sustainable lifestyles. My wife and I are both members and we have made extensive use of the tool library for our home garden and yard. We borrowed tools to build 5 raised beds, thus allowing us to grow most of our own vegetables, and again when we converted part of our yard to a low-water use garden, so decreasing our overall water use.

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

My wife and I are both members and we have made extensive use of the tool library for our home garden and yard. We borrowed tools to build 5 raised beds, thus allowing us to grow most of our own vegetables, and again when we converted part of our yard to a low-water use garden, so decreasing our overall water use.

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

not sure..seems great already!

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Rating: 4 stars  

i love the tool library that MUD has created. they have so many diffrent tools that are available at no to little cost. They always would work with me if i did not return the tools back on time. they also have a truck share that i love and have used many times. it is affordable and a great service.

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

In my day to day life and in a non profit buisness

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

i would have them be in a few diffrent locations

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Rating: 5 stars  

I support MUD's overall mission for encourage people to live sustainably. I know that the organization does fantastic work.

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

reading about MUD's mission and various education projects in Missoula. I have not been able to attend any of its events.

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

do nothing except give it more funding!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We regularly use MUD's tool library - what a fantastic resource. Before purchasing tools, you should check it out as they have everything and just using 1 or 2 of the tools can pay for the membership. An additional benefit that pays for the membership is the 10% discount at Home Resource. Membership for us in MUD is a no brainer. We also live on the Northside and regulary attend social events hosted by MUD. It is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people in our neighborhood and the Missoula community at large. The classes are beneficial as well and taught by super knowlegable people. This is an amazing organization.

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

classes, rentals, social networking.

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

None at this point

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