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10 Big Ideas to Make Boise Greener

Thursday, Dec. 5

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Over the years, Boise Weekly has reported on dozens of issues that affect Boise's environment. From wildfires and mega-loads to the Foothills and fights over state and federal lands, this humble paper has been Boise's source for local environmental reporting.

One thing BW has learned over the years--and this is a fact that's readily available to anyone--is that Boise isn't exactly "green." It's pretty brown, actually; but it can be both.

10 Big Ideas to Make Boise Greener, an event put on by Conservation Voters for Idaho at the Egyptian Theatre Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., has that intention in mind: Speakers from the likes of Boise Bike Share, the Sierra Club, Trout Architects and the YMCA get five minutes to share with Boise their big ideas for making this city more sustainable.

This isn't the same old shtick about how Boiseans should stop hurting the environment; instead it's a chance for some of the city's notable proponents of natural spaces to put forth proactive plans for helping Boise jibe with the world around it--and that has quality of life implications for denizens of the City of Trees.