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Zoot is committed to being a globally responsible partner for our clients, as well as an environmentally friendly member of our local community.

—Chris Nelson, CEO and founder of Zoot Enterprises

From the Ground Up

The design of Zoot’s headquarters incorporates numerous eco-friendly materials and functionality, including:

  • Geothermal cooling wells for temperature control;
  • A heat-recycling system that uses heat generated from the computer room to warm the underground parking structure, which allowed a smaller parking lot to be built;
  • Energy-efficient windows and insulated walls;
  • Motion-sensor lights, sinks, toilets, and paper dispensers in the bathrooms; and
  • A five-tier power generation infrastructure, with the goal of eventually being run completely by solar power or fuel cells.

In addition, Zoot employees’ best practices encompass recycling cardboard, plastic, newspapers, magazines, and aluminum; buying organic and local greens for the cafeteria when possible; bringing reusable cups for savings at the coffee bar; and organizing clean-up days to pick up litter around the grounds and neighboring areas. However, as part of the company’s continual drive to keep getting better, a conservation initiative was implemented to inspire Zooters to do even more.

Conservation Initiative

Zoot employees asked for a Conservation Committee in 2008 in order to increase their education about the impacts of their behaviors and to translate that knowledge into specific actions. The plan they created began with a competition to see who could lessen the impact of their travel to and from work, reduce consumption of packaged goods and increase recycling to include plastics, reduce power use by turning off power strips, and reduce paper use by printing less and printing double sided.


Many thanks to the businesses who stepped forward with incentive gifts to support our conservation initiative. The response is a positive sign of the dedication and innovation of our community business leaders’ collective efforts for the greater good. This is critical for our long-term quality of life. The range of businesses who responded—from hair to pet care—is testament to the fact that everyone has a role to play in protecting our ecological and social integrity.

Bridger Feeds
501 Evergreen Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59715

Bridger Feeds, a supporter of many nonprofits, is a long-standing, independent, locally-owned feed store with traditional products as well as the newest environmentally friendly products. Bridger Feeds provides holistic pet foods, weed-seed free forages and beddings, and innovative toys. Bridger Feeds doubles as a useful reference for trainers, farriers, vets, and events. At Bridger Feeds, every customer is valued.

95 Spanish Peaks Drive
Bozeman, MT 59718

From backpacks to baby gear and clocks to aprons—plus starter kits for green cleaning at home—GetNGreen.com was founded with the quest to do more and show that little changes can make a big difference. GetNGreen.com walks its talk by being a member of 1% for the Tetons and 1% for the Planet.

The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
111 South Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715

Arts and culture are major forces in shaping and preserving community by providing shared values, cultural awareness, and economic opportunities. The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture is a vital hub of classes, galleries, lectures, films, food, and events in a historic downtown building. The Emerson is proud to host BORN, a regional part of the national annual Bioneers event. From African drumming to yoga, there is something for everyone at the Emerson.

Spire Climbing Center
13 Enterprise Blvd.
Bozeman, MT 59718

Spire Climbing Center provides over 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art roped climbing and an additional 2200 square feet of bouldering. Dedicated to bringing out the best in the community and creating permanent value, Spire welcomes all levels of participants, has room to hang out with wireless access, and offers social events. Spire stays open late to make it possible for everyone to be strong.

360º Pet Medical
1104 E Main
Bozeman, MT 59715

Bozeman's only Main Street veterinarian is housed in an energy-efficient building with many environmental best practices including paperless records and digital imaging, which precludes chemical use. 360º combines dedication to patient care and comfort with today’s top technology and equipment, optimizing your pet’s health and wellness.  

John Bozeman’s Bistro
125 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715

The Bistro, as locals call it, provides beyond ordinary lunches and dinners in an enticing environment with historic booths, photos, and stories from the early 1900s elegantly combined with fine marble and contemporary comforts. Find our great service, fine wine, and a pleasant dining experience every time you are in downtown Bozeman. The Bistro is proud to be a part of the “Montana Farm to Restaurant Campaign,” offering a variety of locally grown foods.

Sage Dayspa and Salon
424 East Main, Suite 1
Bozeman, MT 59715
Also in Billings and Whitefish

Sage spa living was founded in October 2003 with $1000 and the simple vision of changing the world, one guest at a time. Today, the company employs nearly 100 spa professionals across Montana and has donated thousands of dollars and countless hours to community organizations. Sage is committed to impacting the lives of those that make our communities such vibrant places to live, work, and play. Now featuring an innovative new skin care system developed just for Sage and made in Montana with Montana plants.