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Sustainable Idaho
Tuesday Mornings at 7:35am and Thursdays Afternoons at 4:20 PM

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 hosts for Sustainable Idaho are Jessa Brriggs and Emma Thackray. Organization, planning, and technical assistance for the program from Linda Engle, engllin2@isu.edu. Contact us with your ideas at SustainableClub@isu.edu thacemma@isu.edu & jessabriggs@isu.edu . You can find out more about the Portneuf Resource Council at www.facebook.com/PortneufResourceCouncil/ Email: PRC4RE@gmail.com

For archived episodes: https://www.kisu.org/show/sustainable-idaho

Latest Episodes
  • The greater Pocatello area encompasses about a thousand miles of trails. It’s well beloved by locals and visitors alike. But these trails take a lot of love and maintenance to keep them open and available to the public without degrading our environment. In this episode, Jessa and Emma talk to Glenn Thackray and Jennifer Cornell, local scientists, about what threatens our Pocatello trails.
  • n the wrap-up episode of this long series, Jessa and Emma contemplate the many stances of the Stibnite Gold Project that have been shared. We (J & E) would like to thank again everyone who helped us put this series together: Mary Farout Petterson, Julie Thrower, Sydney Anderson, Mckinsey Lyon, Willie Sullivan, and Julie Good.
  • Perpetua Resources mining company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold and antimony, leading to many worrying about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. In the penultimate episode of their Unpacking the Stibnite Mine series, Jessa and Emma get the other side of the story of Perpetua’s work with the communities around the mine. They had the pleasure of talking with active Yellow Pine resident Willie Sullivan, and Julie Good, who is mayor of New Meadows and part of the Stibnite Advisory Council.
  • Perpetua Resources mining company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold and antimony. This incredibly complex project has caught the attention of grassroots and state organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. In the second part of their interview with Mckinsey, Jessa and Emma uncover the community collaboration Perpetua took part of in creating their project, and also more about the minerals being mined - gold and antimony.
  • Perpetua Resources mining company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold and antimony. This incredibly complex project has caught the attention of grassroots and state organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. Now in part six of unpacking this complex project, Jessa and Emma invite Perpetua Resources Vice President of External Affairs, Mckinsey Lyon, to explain why Perpetua is proposing to reopen the Stibnite abandoned mine site.
  • Perpetua Mining Company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold, silver, and - to some degree - antimony. This incredibly complex project has caught the attention of grassroots and state organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. In their fourth installment of this series, Jessa and Emma talk with Sydney Anderson with Idaho Rivers United and IRU’s methods for protecting the area’s waterways.
  • Perpetua Mining Company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold, silver, and - to some degree - antimony. This incredibly complex project has caught the attention of grassroots and state organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. Three episodes in, Jessa and Emma talk with Julie Thrower, the legal counsel for the Idaho conservation group, Save The South Fork Salmon, about the 1872 Mining Law and other legal avenues STSFS are pursuing to stop the mine.
  • Perpetua Mining Company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold, silver, and - to some degree - antimony. This incredibly complex project has caught the attention of grassroots and state organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. Three episodes in, Jessa and Emma talk with Julie Thrower, the legal counsel for the Idaho conservation group, Save The South Fork Salmon, about the South Fork Salmon River and fish that call it home.
  • Perpetua Mining Company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold, silver, and - to some degree - antimony. This has caught the attention of organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho. In the second episode of the series, Mary Farout Petterson, a board member for the Idaho Conservation League, speaks on the matter.
  • Perpetua Mining Company has proposed to reopen a mining site near McCall Idaho to mine gold, silver, and - to some degree - antimony. This incredibly complex project has caught the attention of grassroots and state organizations worried about the impacts of the proposed mine on Idaho’s environment and socio-economic culture. In the first episode of their new series, Jessa and Emma try to understand just what the proposed mine is and why Perpetua is proposing this project. Mary Farout Petterson, a board member for the Idaho Conservation League, spoke with Jessa and Emma to uncover some of these answers.
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EPISODES PRIOR TO JUNE 2021