The Coalition is proud to announce the release of our first published annual report. Click here to view the report in its entirety.
Letter from the Executive Director:
It is with great pleasure I welcome you to Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition’s first annual report!
Achieving our mission…to displace the use of petroleum in the regional transportation sector…requires diverse and varied efforts; therefore we are often asked, “What exactly does the Coalition do?” We thought it was high time we put together a succinct report that fully illustrates and explains the who, what, why, and how of our organization.
This past year the Coalition has experienced a tremendous amount of growth and accomplishments. We went from having a staff of two full-time employees to include a part-time program associate in our Jackson office and a full time Energy Corps AmeriCorps member representing the Coalition and establishing a staff presence in Montana for the first time ever. Through Coalition projects and stakeholder efforts our region reduced 3,895,080 gallons of gasoline equivalent and 43,056 short tons greenhouse gas emissions! This placed the Coalition fourth in per capita reductions among all the Clean Cities organizations throughout the country. These successes are a result of your generosity and commitment to alternative fuels and strategies.
As the name of our organization borrows from the two iconic national parks of which our boundaries are set by, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, it is fitting to reflect on a quote by the National Parks Service Director, Jon Jarvis in 2009, “One of the most precious values of the national parks is their ability to teach us about ourselves and how we relate to the natural world. This important role may prove invaluable in the near future as we strive to understand and adapt to a changing climate.” Six years later these thoughts are as important as ever.
With Jarvis’s observation in mind and our eyes fixed on a vision of a Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem where all residents and visitors have access to clean, safe and efficient transportation options, we invite you to join us in protecting this magnificent region we are able to call home.