Archive for October, 2015

Idaho’s Climate Action Community

Climate change means different things to different people. The effects of a changing climate will impact our communities, cities, economy and environment in different ways. Many different groups that have been working separately to address climate change issues are convening through different forums this week in Boise to discuss what climate change means collectively for our community. Building A Greener Idaho is discussing Idaho’s Climate Action Community and public engagement activities planned for this week in Boise that center on climate change activism.

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jDunn_(2)Jake returned to Boise and discussed his experience working with the architecture firm Eskew Dumez & Ripple (EDR) in New Orleans to advance sustainable and energy efficient design. He was recruited by EDR out of the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab where he worked as an Architectural Simulation Specialist helping the private sector learn about and implement design strategies for daylighting and energy efficiency.

We were bummed to lose Jake as a co-host of Building a Greener Idaho when he left for New Orleans, but glad to see him doing important work out in the private sector designing high performance, green buildings and experiencing the culture of the Big Easy.


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Kerry McClay is the national director for SnowSchool, a winter outdoor adventure program for kids that combines the science of snow with the fun of snowshoeing and connecting with nature. I speak with Kerry about why he believes that a snowy and wild environment is the perfect place to inspire kids about nature, STEM learning, and the excitement of outdoor winter recreation.

Kerry was one of the key leaders that spearheaded the effort to build and grow a successful SnowSchool program at the Bogus Basin Nordic Center.

To get involved with the Bogus Basin SnowSchool email snowschool@bogusbasin.org and visit the SnowSchool website to learn more about the national SnowSchool program or get in touch with Kerry.

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