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Katie Kelshaw

Co-Host of Sustainable Idaho

Katie Kelshaw is a graduate of Boise State University with a Masters of Arts in Political Science where she has since taught as an adjunct professor. She is born and raised in Pocatello, where her family are farmers and business owners. Katie is an active member in an advocacy organization called Action Corps Idaho, where she helps run campaigns around Climate Justice and a Global COVID Response.

  • This episode explains the prospective changes to Idaho Power’s net metering for residential solar and introduces a new co-host. The guests are Mike Engle from the Portneuf Resource Council and Avery Frazier from the ISU Sustainability Club.
  • This episode features Mike Engle from the Portneuf Resource Council, a grassroots environmental organization that sponsors this show.
  • This week we learn about the positive environmental effects of beavers from Mike Settell, the executive director of Watershed Guardians, a non-profit focused on the counting and preservation of beavers.
  • This week we highlight a project by the Nez Perce to install solar power and improve their community’s sustainability. Our guest is Chantel Green, the natural resource planner for the tribe.
  • This week we heard from another young climate activist, Ellie Barron, who works with grass roots advocacy organization Action Corps. Also, on the show is Action Corps Executive Director, Isaac Evens-Frantz who explains a campaign the Idaho team is working on to get international funds released to combat the climate crisis and pandemic.
  • A huge amount of young people take part in climate activism. This week we get some insight on that trend by speaking with Boise high school student and member of the Idaho Climate Justice League, Jeff Jenks.
  • For Giving Tuesday, Sustainable Idaho revisits some of the organizations we have featured that are worth giving to.
  • With almost 40% of food in the United States ending up in the trash, food waste is a huge problem. Dr. Leif Tapanila joins us to explain how so much food goes to waste and what we can do to stop it.
  • Take a closer look at the products being marketed as ‘green’ with ISU professor of marketing Dr. Alexander Rose.
  • Pastor Star Reardon from the Pocatello First Congregational United Church of Christ joins the show to talk about the Alternative Gift Market, an event coming up where people can support environmental and humanitarian causes by buying gifts.