Anyone who’s ever been in a plane staring out the window on the landscape below knows that feeling of gaining a new perspective of the land, a city or place. Whether it makes you feel smaller in our large world, more connected to the place, or simply inspired by the beauty – it can’t be denied that flying changes your perspectives.

Bruce GordonJane PargiterOn this episode of Building a Greener Idaho I speak with Bruce Gordon and Jane Pargiter from EcoFlight who have been doing “conservation flying” missions across the United States and the world to help educate and bring new perspective to a diverse audience about a wide range of conservation issues. I snagged them for a short conversation while they were passing through Boise flying missions with the Idaho Conservation League. Whether it’s flying journalists, politicians or representatives of community groups, their job is to get people up in the air in small aircraft for an intimate experience and a new perspective of the landscape and the issues that affect our land, air, water and communities.

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


ellis_family-85 copyMy name is Jennifer Ellis.  I am a parent of two boys who attend Longfellow Elementary School in the Boise School District.  I participated in the Yes for Boise Schools Campaign last year and was very pleased at the Boise community voter turnout and approval rate of the Bond.  It has been one year since the election and I thought it would be great to share an update on the Bond progress. I also thought it would be great to start a dialogue about the future of the Boise school district operations as it pertains to investing in sustainable, high performing and healthy spaces for our children’s learning environments.


Join us today May 29th at 3 pm as I discuss with our guests the Boise School District Bond and sustainability across the district facilities. As always catch the conversation on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley or stream it online at www.radioboise.org.

Guests include:


Sue Lovelace,  Campaign Manager Co-Chair Yes for Boise Schools Campaign

Boise School District:  Ryan Hill, Communications Specialist; Coby Dennis, Deputy Superintendent of Boise School District; Chris Taylor, Science, Social Studies, and Computer Science Supervisor, Sustainability Committee Chair and Gracie Ward, Boise High School Senior

boise school logoFind out about Boise School District Bond Progress here





image2Tune in for today’s conversation with Cynthia Gibson and Bob Anthony from the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance. Building a Greener Idaho contributor Austin Hopkins speaks with Cynthia and Bob about the work they do around the state to help create safe routes to school, bring more funding to walking and biking infrastructure, and bringing their diverse constituents together for the annual Idaho Walk Bike Summit coming up next week May 16-18th in Boise.


Image result for proposed boise stadiumBack in the fall of 2017 a feasibility and economic impact study was released regarding a proposed multi-use downtown Boise Sports Park. The stadium would be the new home to the Boise Hawks, an expansion team for the United Soccer League, and utilized as a venue for large concerts and other special events. Now with the news that the developer is looking again at the original site off Americana and has scheduled a neighborhood meeting for April 17th, the conversation about the proposed project is heating up again.

Building a Greener Idaho contributors took some time to sit down and discuss what this proposed project could mean for Boise and some of the issues Boise citizens are raising. It’s a new Round Table format for our show and we hope you will tune in Tuesday, April 17th at 3pm on Radio Boise at 93.5 FM, 89.9 FM or by streaming us at http://radioboise.us/.


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