What’s the value of a tree? Easy question right? Just go to your local nursery, or Home Depot, and they’ve got it priced out for you. But what about the additional values conferred by trees? Clean air, shade, cool islands, clean water…the list goes on.

Quantifying and valuating the ecosystem services that trees provide is difficult, but important. Tune in to Building A Greener Idaho at 3 on Radio Boise 89.9/93.5 FM for a special conversation with Lance Davisson, Coordinator of the Treasure Valley Canopy Network, and network partner, Tim Maguire of Ecosystem Sciences for a discussion on the value of trees and Ecosystem Services   Tim Maguire

New Show Promo

With a bit of help from my boys River and Canyon and a Radio Boise intern we finally have a new show promo you should be hearing on the airwaves soon. Here’s the preview!

New Building a Greener Idaho Show Promo featuring River & Canyon by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

Gene Callan from GBD Architects out of Portland and his college friend Stan Cole from Cole Architects here inGene Callan Photo Boise join us to discuss downtown housing and sustainable design. Downtown housing was the topic featured at an Urban Land Institute Idaho District Council breakfast event that brought Gene to Boise.

GBD and Cole collaborated on a development proposal for CCDC’s 9th and River property, (they’re proposal wasn’t chosen) and are pursuing other opportunities in downtown Boise together. Gene has extensive experience working with developers in Portland on sustainable projects that create a sense of place and fit in their neighborhood context. Stan is involved with ULI Idaho District Council and has a broad range of design experience from commercial to multifamily housing.

With Boise City’s goal of 1,000 new downtown housing units in the next 5 years we are likely to see a few different housing developments pop up in our community.

Tune in Tuesday, July 22nd for our conversation with Gene and Stan about downtown Boise housing, doing the small things well, and designing sustainable buildings and systems that people can experience and that help create place. We’ll talk about some of GBD’s past and current projects including the EcoDistrict Hassalo on Eighth in Portland.

As always you can tune in live at 3:00 pm Tuesday on Radio Boise 89.9 FM, 93.5FM or stream it live at www.radioboise.org


Downtown Housing & EcoDistricts with Gene & Stan by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud

Saying goodbye after six years can be hard, but looking back on the impact that the Snake River Alliance has had on energy policy and nuclear safety in Idaho during her tenure, Liz Woodruff can leave her position as Executive Director knowing her time was not spent in vain. From influencing a LINE Commission decision regarding accepting nuclear waste from out of state to speaking out about solar net metering decisions that impact home owners with grid tied solar arrays, Liz has had a hand in providing a voice for those who value a nuclear free Idaho powered by renewable energy. Tune into Building a Greener Idaho Tuesday July 15th at 3 PM to learn more about the importance of the Snake River Alliance in paving the way for a clean energy future in Idaho and how you can support this important work. A podcast of our full interview will be available after the show airs on Tuesday.

Liz Woodruff

Listen to live shows by tuning in to Radio Boise @ 3 PM on Tuesdays on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley, or stream us through Radio Boise online at http://www.radioboise.org.


Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

Snake River Alliance with Liz Woodruff by Building A Greener Idaho on Mixcloud


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