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: 4 stars  

My wife and I joined MUD a few years back and have enjoyed our association with other members/volunteers. We are users of the tool library more than any of the other of the organization's assets and programs. We have had the good fortune to borrow a compound mitre saw, a compressed air nail gun, ladders, and several other items to perform work on our daughter's house. Aside from teaching sustainable lifestyle options, the tool library is in our opinion the most important function (including truck share for hauling the tools) MUD offers. It allows people to have access to expensive tools that may only be used once a year without having to purchase and store them.

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I have used the tool library and have seen the results of some of the sustainability methods taught at MUD.

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The tool library and the truck share programs need to be more visible and more accessable to the public at large. This could be accomplished by moving them to a larger, more centralized facility.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is a fantastic resource for all Missoulians. I've worked there and taken advantage of their classes and their tool library, and it helped me obtain an education award through VISTA. I can't explain how much the organization has grown and supported Missoula all of these years- It's simply a fundamental example of how a community-centered organization should function.

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I've personally experienced the results of this org in many ways- one of which I got to assist a low-income housing complex organized and develop a rooftop garden.

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I would get them more money so they could help more Missoulians!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is one of Missoula's treasure organizations. Supporting urban sustainable living, MUD's Backyard Sustainability workshop series always introduces something new and makes the subject matter accessible to everyone! The Tool Library and Truck Share make it possible for any Missoulian to work on their home and/or garden regardless of whether they own the necessary equipment. I love Missoula Urban Demonstration Project & proud to be a member.

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

Backyard Sustainability Workshops & using things like the cider press from the Tool Library

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Their board is doing a great job... keep up the good work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MUD is one of Missoula's treasure organizations. Supporting urban sustainable living, MUD's Backyard Sustainability workshop series always introduces something new and makes the subject matter accessible to everyone! The Tool Library and Truck Share make it possible for any Missoulian to work on their home and/or garden regardless of whether they own the necessary equipment. I love Missoula Urban Demonstration Project & proud to be a member.

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

Backyard Sustainability Workshops & using things like the cider press from the Tool Library

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

Their board is doing a great job... keep up the good work!

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