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Happy Earth Day!! April 22 2019

Happy Earth Day! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day celebrating our planet because she deserves all the recognition we can offer. It has been a chilly and difficult winter but today is easily one of the nicest days of the year! We have not been too busy at the store today so I can only hope that y’all are out soaking up sunshine and replenishing your doubtlessly low Vitamin D stores.

Though our environment is suffering from our relentless onslaught of fossil fuel extraction, diffusion and exploitation we must remain positive when facing the future while considering all possible outcomes, terrible or great. Anything that can be done should be done and most causes are fought closer to home. Here in Missoula I believe we should continue to push the progressiveness of not only this state but also the nation.

Bike to work and walk downtown. Leave your car in the driveway and utilize free public transit. Support local businesses and vendors. Though most things can be bought off the web and delivered right to your front door does not mean they should be. Take advantage of the great shops and we are lucky to house here in town and get to know your neighbors.

The sun is out and you should be too. Distract yourself from the infinite queue of internet television and go hike some of the spectacular trails around town. Leave your phone at home and notice the clouds. Listen for birds and witness the sunset. There is no day as great as today. Love our planet and marvel in the magnificence of life.

Happy 406 Day!! April 05 2019

Tomorrow, April 6th (4/06), is Montana Day! At The Green Light we have a great selection of [406] apparel, appropriate for any day but especially fitting for tomorrow’s festivities.

Often we have out-of-towners in the store, innocently asking what the “406” is all about. They are always surprised that such a grand state can have only one area code for all of its citizens. It is point of pride for Montanans and I’ve witnessed many locals relish the opportunity to offer up a seven digit phone number to a store or new friend, believing it trivial to include the common area code as a precursor.

Any time is a great time to be in Montana but this unofficial holiday is definitely one worthy of appropriate observance. Go to a local brewery and drink a pint or two. Share your favorite Montana memories with a beertender or the stranger beside you while enjoying two of the best things this state has to offer; quality beer and great people.

Tomorrow is also our semi-annual Collective Pop-Up Sale at the Top Hat! The eleven boutiques of Missoula will be coming together to celebrate style, fashion, shopping, community and the arrival of Spring. Doors open at 2 but you can purchase a VIP pass that will allow you early access before it gets too crowded. Follow this link for more information.

As the temperatures continue to rise, you may occasionally catch us staring out the windows of our store, day dreaming of hiking up in Glacier National Park, floating down the Clark Fork or lazily passing the day on the Flathead. When you are lucky enough to live here, every day is Montana Day and we are looking forward to many more to come.

Happy Montana Day and we hope to see you at the Collective Pop-Up Sale tomorrow!! Cheers!