Sunny Genz has long thought that there are more conscientious ways to live than the average American lifestyle. Perhaps is stems from her upbringing with a mom who was environmentally aware. Perhaps it’s just part of who she is. Either way, the Treasure Valley benefits from her motivation to support sustainable living.
Sunny became fascinated with the Ecovillage concept after learning about sustainable Earthship buildings. She then made it her mission to establish the first urban Ecovillage in the Boise area. So what exactly is an Ecovillage? From the Boise Ecovillage website – An Ecovillage is a sustainable community living in harmony with the earth and with each other through green building, renewable energy, shared governance, and permaculture principles.
Through her interests in developing an Ecovillage, Genz made contact with Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage founder and sustainable living guru Ma’ikwe Ludwig. Ma’ikwe is currently on a speaking tour, and Sunny and the Boise State University Sustainability Club have arranged a stop for her in Boise. Ludwig will speak at the Sustainable is Possible event hosted at Boise State September 4th and 5th. There will be a free public presentation and film, as well as two in depth workshops. You can find out more about the Sustainable is possible event on Facebook, and register to attend online.
You can listen to live shows by tuning in to Radio Boise Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream online @ http://www.radioboise.org. Our interview with Sunny aired on Radio Boise 8-18-2015. Use the player below to listen to a podcast of the show.
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