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Sustainable Idaho
Tuesday Mornings at 7:35am

Sustainable Idaho explores locally important sustainability topics. Considering the three key pillars of sustainability, the economic, the societal, and the environmental, Sustainable Idaho explores why aspects of sustainability matters to Idahoans.

Sustainable Idaho is a partnership between ISU's Sustainability Club and the Portneuf Resource Council. The host for Sustainable Idaho is Katie Kelshaw. Organization, planning, and technical assistance for the program from Linda Engle, Contact us with your ideas at You can find out more about the Portneuf Resource Council at Email:

Latest Episodes
  • 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.
  • This week we highlight the work being done by the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance by speaking to board member Bruce Olenick.
  • This week we revisit a past interview on Sustainable Recreation with Justin Dayley, Director of the ISU Outdoor Adventure Area.
  • Sustainable Idaho visits the Portneuf Greenway this week by talking with Greenway Foundation President, Taelor Jordan-Moss
  • On the show this week we have Paul Allen, from the Sawabi chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.
  • We move from sustainable agriculture to sustainable eating by having a conversation about plant based diets with a dietitian nutritionist.
  • This week we talk to two organic farmers from the area to learn more about soil health and sustainable farming.
  • In this episode, we dug into soil by talking to Shawn Nield, Idaho’s state soil scientist, about Idaho’s soil quality.