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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Education, Environment

Mission: Provide a model of urban sustainable living through education, demonstration, and celebration in the missoula community. Our most significant programs are the missoula tool library, truck share, and sustainability living workshop series and its related residency project.

Programs: Tool lending library served over 400 households this year, with close to 700 people borrowing tools for home improvement, lawn and garden care, food preservation, and more. Our library has over 2,000 tools available for our members to borrow.

educating the greater missoula community through demonstrating sustainable urban living methods with the backyard sustainability workshop series, resources library and website, and youth focused programs to expand our impact in future, urban decision makers.

residency program allows our residents to live in our community as part of aplanned living environment. M. U. D. Residents care for the community gardens, help run other programs, and contribute time as volunteers leading tours of demonstration projects on our sites. In exchange, m. U. D. Residents receive low rents for their efforts. This program allows city residents to explore using sustainable living techniques so they can live with less impact throughout their lives, especially when they move on in the future.

truck share program reduces large vehicle trips on our community by allowing our members to borrow a truck for large hauling tasks, like moving, gardening, waste removal, and other projects. M. U. D. Members can then purchase smaller vehicles, or use sustainable transportation methods for everyday use, and reserve the trucks for a few times a year they need a larger vehicle.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD brings to my community what no other can. The expertise and professionalism which is available through MUD is incomparable to any other.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD is the most humble of charities. I'll bet a dollar will go farther with MUD than just about any group you can come up with. We have led the solar installation workshop on site, been a member, done small presentations and donated a truck. Every town should have a group like this to set a great example to youth and allow students to live a sustainable life 24/7. MUD competes for donors with many other eco-minded organizations and has shown itself to be a survivor. That is a testament to MUD's true adherence to sustainability. From worms to tools to compost and manure, MUD gets it right!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD is a unique and intregal resource for a sustainable Missoula. They offer hands on education and the tools needed to carry out sustainable living practices. They are a highly colaberative organization that is greatly valued in the Missoula Community.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a fellow member of the Missoula Nonprofit Network, we support MUDD and the impressive work that they do locally in our community. They are working to make Missoula a more sustainable place to live including helping other non profit organizations become more sustainable through partnership and training. Good luck MUDD in this contest!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD has received media assistance grants from Missoula Community Access Television to record just some of their many helpful and informative demonstrations and workshops. We have recorded and cablecast over 30 programs for MUD over the last five years. Each program offer great information on pruning, gardening, water collections, green cleaning projects, baking demonstrations, straw bale building, bee-keeping and more. They provide a wonderful service!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

MUD is a wonderful local organization that has provided the tools for sustainability in the Missoula area for decades. I love their workshops and community events that provide great educational opportunities to learn how to be more sustainable. Also, they have a great tool library that provides a broad assortment of tools for members who are implementing sustainable living knowledge.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was hired by the Down Home Project to speak at universities about genetic diversity in cultivars in 1984. My wife Sue and I had our first child at MUD. She was raised in the organic nursery we operated there. It has always been a magnet for fascinating people who are actively experimenting on ways to live better while consuming less. In addition to the usual suspects of hands-on workshops from everything from solar water heating to tofu, MUD has is a place where societal, intellectual and spiritual ideas are freely shared. Here’s to the current crew of brilliant and visionary staff and volunteers that are continuing old traditions and breaking new ground.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD serves a vital role to a community highly interested in preserving our environment through education, outreach, and advice. I strongly recommend MUD to everyone.

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Paul A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD continues to provide a unique educational role in promoting greater sustainability in Missoula and outlying areas. They not only teach people how to do many things relating to local food production, and energy conservation but they show by example. The solar greenhouse built with local materials and gardens have inspired me and countless others to work harder and derive more satisfaction and enjoyment from achieving greater levels of sustainability in an urban environment. Based on the many ideas I learned from MUD I was inspired to design and build a year around passive solar greenhouse for food production and also to use all that was learned from MUD and my project to enhance my classes at the University and to participate in community events aimed at encouraging others to use their creativity to achieve greater sustainability and contribute to the community.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MUD is a much needed resource which is moving us toward self sufficiency through community interdependence from the corporate orchestrated consumerism that is devastating our environment.

Review from Guidestar