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We continue our Back to School theme today with a conversation with Blake Schnebly from SustainingUS a local sustainability consulting firm. Blake has been working with Riverstone International School to develop and evolve their sustainability programming and has had quite a few successes. We’ll discuss everything from native plantings to energy savings, to systemic img_2956sustainability.

As always you can catch the show by tuning in Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the
Treasure Valley. Or stream us online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

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TBoise High garbageoday I speak with Boise High teacher Anna Daley and students Kaitlyn “Skippy” Lindholm and Karthick Mouli about sustainability initiatives and leadership at the school. One initiative that is bringing their community together around sustainability is a campus “Big Read” of the book “Garbology”. I’ll talk with my guests about how the book is engaging their community around the issues of consumption and waste in our society. We’ll also discuss the upcoming Boise High Sustainability Summit and their goal to bring either Bea Johnson from Zero Waste Home or Mary Crowley from Project Kaisei to the summit as a key note speaker. Read here for more information on that campaign.

Tune in to Building a Greener Idaho on Radio Boise Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

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BUGS Director Erin Guerricabeitia

Erin Guerricabeitia (say that 3 times fast you non Basquos!) has impacted many kids, adults and neighborhoods across the Boise area in the last 4 years as the Boise Urban Garden School Director. Now she and her organization are poised to grow (no pun intended) and advance local food production, garden literacy, and healthy eating habits through a new partnership with Boise Parks and Recreation.

As part of Boise’s overall goal of creating the most livable city in the country and to do it with the triple bottom line in mind, together BUGS and Parks and Rec saw an opportunity to advance their common goals through a new partnership.

Tuesday, August 4th at 3 pm I speak with Erin about the history of BUGS and the evolution of the organization as she carries the mission forward to “grow healthy communities and inquiring minds”. Tune in to hear about the exciting projects, programs, and opportunities Erin and BUGS have to build a greener Idaho.

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Today’s guest will be USGBC Idaho’s Green Schools Advocacy Chair Jen Ellis and we’ll be talking about the successful first annual Idaho Green Schools Challenge and how to get involved for the 2nd annual challenge.

Tune in to hear about this fantastic program that engages students, teachers and mentors to help green Idaho’s schools. We’ll discuss the concept behind the challenge, details about the winning projects from 2012-2013, and the launch of the next round of the Idaho Green Schools Challenge.

As always you can listen to the show at 89.9 or 93.5 in the Treasure Valley or stream it online at radioboise.org.

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