Archive for August, 2013

ImageNext Tuesday, when everyone is fresh back from the long weekend, I will be speaking with Lisa Eller from The Nature Conservancy’s Idaho office about their Nature’s Plate people’s choice green restaurant competition.

Please tune in Tuesday at Noon to learn about the competition, how you can nominate your favorite sustainable restaurant, and why sustainable food matters in Idaho. As always you can tune in via 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in Boise or stream it live online through www.radioboise.org.


September 3rd 2013 Nature’s Plate by Buildgreenidaho on Mixcloud

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johnreuter_-_nytOn today’s show I will be talking with John T. Reuter, executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. We’ll be discussing building power for the environment through conservation politics and their effort to push the City of Boise to adopt more aggressive sustainability policies  through their “Bright Green Boise Project”. John’s experience as a city councilman in Sandpoint gives him unique insight into local politics and governance issues and we’ll talk about how that translates to his role with Conservation Voters.

Tune in at Noon today as always at 89.9 FM in the Treasure Valley, 93.5 FM in Boise or stream it live on the web at www.radioboise.org.



A Conversation on Conservation With John Reuter

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Sustainable design requires an integrated, holistic approach to development. Conversations about sustainable architecture often focus on healthy materials and high-performance building, but truly ground-up, integrated design requires working with, well, the ground. And it doesn’t get any more ground up than the earth!

Will Howard

Krisjan Hiner

My guests today are Will Howard and Krisjan Hiner, the founders of Boise-based, landscape architecture firm: Stack Rock Group. Tune in at noon to hear about how they’re helping build a greener Idaho.

Click here to listen to the conversation on MixCloud.

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Hey BaGI listeners, we got some good feedback on the books we highlighted on this week’s show and we wanted to share the links with you. Click, ship/download, enjoy!

Jake’s picks:

ImageThe Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature

Biologist David George Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature’s path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life.


Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture

The standard paradigm for thermal comfort in a building–heating, cooling and circulating air–has been largely unquestioned for two generations. Kiel Moe shows the potential for a strikingly different approach, thermally active surfaces, based on recent pathbreaking European engineering (but also on neglected practices from ancient Rome and Korea).

Remi’s picks:

ImageCity 2.0 – The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There

A collaboration between TED Talk contributors and Atlantic City authors, the book is a collection of 12 essays (with photos!) that asks and answers how can we transform cities to be sustainable, efficient, beautiful, and invigorating to the human soul.

$2 on Amazon!


Cities for People

Urban designer/architect Jan Gehl’s seminal work on the function and form of urban spaces. Gehl’s book is a visual encyclopedia on urban design, how to do it right, and how it impacts human relations within cities.


A Song of Ice and Fire Series

George R.R. Martin’s malthusian vision of an alternative human society where sustainability organically emerges from economic planning and population control methods incurred through war with dragons, zombies and men. A Must Read!

You can listen to the full show on Mixcloud by clicking on the image below:


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