Feeds:
Posts
Comments

jenpierceOur two month series on Fire & Ice continues with a look at more extreme fires in our region due to human caused climate change and the associated risks for debris flows after the fires which can damage infrastructure, personal property, and fish habitat. Today I speak with Associate Professor of Geosciences Jen Pierce from Boise State University. I will talk with her about the ways in which our landscape is changing due to high intensity fires, how to prevent human caused fires and how all of this relates in the context of climate change.
pioneer fire burn scar.JPGJoin us for the continuation of our series on Fire & Ice today at 3pm on Radio Boise at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online at http://www.radioboise.org

A podcast of our interview will be available here after the show airs.

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

Idaho’s Pioneer fire had the dubious distinction of being the largest wildfire in the US during the 2016 fire season. The Pioneer fire burned 188,000 acres of the Boise National forest in Southern Idaho and the total cost of fighting the fire exceeded $95 million. A fire of this magnitude does not go unnoticed and even attracts international interest.

Although the fire was unfortunate, wildfires in Idaho are commonplace. Just as the snow accumulates to a lesser or greater degree each winter in the mountains, the hot and dry conditions of the summer produce wildfire seasons of varying intensity. Because of this natural rhythm that occurs each year in the Gem State, Building a Greener Idaho has chosen a Fire and Ice theme for the months of January and February. January will focus on fire, February on ice.

We begin January’s series on fire in Idaho by interviewing Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari. Giuseppe’s exhibit Contrapunto (Italian for Counterpoint) was recently hosted at Ming Studios  and featured actual burnt trees from the Pioneer fire to demonstrate the potentially disastrous outcomes of wildfires, and to inspire community efforts to manage a healthy environment. Giuseppe hopes that his work inspires viewers to consider all aspects of our responsibility to maintain the health of our environment, from electing wise leaders, to making connections between our actions and changes to our climate that increase the propensity for mega-fires such as the Pioneer fire. Ming Studios founder Jason Morales joins our conversation to add context on the role of local art exhibitions in inspiring a sense of community and responsibility and exposing the public to ideas that can be hidden from overt view in our large and multi-faceted world.

Cpntrapunto - an exhibit by Giuseppe Licari created from the ashes of Idaho's 2016 Pioneer fire.

Contrapunto – an exhibit by artist Giuseppe Licari created from the ashes of Idaho’s 2016 Pioneer fire.

Contrapunto has moved on from Boise, but you can view images of the haunting installation on Ming Studio’s website.

You can listen to a podcast of our interview below.

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

 

 

On the show today I have a conversation with two B-Corp leaders from Boise who are leading the way in terms of doing well by doing good.

banner_people_russ_stoddard_2Russ Stoddard, president and founder of local marketing and branding firm Oliver Russel, joins me to talk about how the B-Corp process went for the firm and how it has evolved the way they do business.

Drew Lorona, co-founder of Treefort Music Fest, also joins the drew-loronaconversation about the impetus for becoming a certifiec B-Corp and  how it helped them define some of their core business principles.

These Boise B-Corp pioneers are leading a small but mighty group of businesses who are embracing social and environmental metrics in their day to day operations along side the goal of being profitable businesses.

Join us for the continuation of our series on Doing Well by Doing Good today at 3pm on Radio Boise at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online http://www.radioboise.org.

A podcast of our interview will be available here after the show airs.

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

Businesses across Idaho are finding opportunities to save resources and prevent environmental damage from pollution. They are driven by both financial interests, reducing waste and inefficiencies to save dollars, and by an interest in Corporate Social Responsibility – i.e. – they think it is the right thing to do.

The Idaho DEQ has developed the Pollution Prevention Program to assist businesses interested in reducing their waste and pollution. Our guest this week, Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Program Manager gives our listeners an inside look at the program, the success of Idaho Businesses that are doing well by doing good, and tells the story of the 2016 Pollution Prevention Award winner Clear Water Paper in Lewiston.

 

Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Program Manager with IDEQ presenting an award.

Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Program Manager with IDEQ (left) presenting an award.

Listen to our conversation by tuning in Tuesday December 27th @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

You can listen to a podcast of our interview below.

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

%d bloggers like this: