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Giving Tuesday

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Some of our listeners might know that today is Giving Tuesday, is a global generosity movement started in 2012 to “unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities around the world”

Here on Sustainable Idaho, we have spoken to people representing organizations doing just that, transforming our community. On this episode, we will review these organizations, the work they do, and how you and I can contribute.

Featured on October 5th, the Idaho Native Plant Society is a non-profit with a chapter in Pocatello focused on engagement and education around native plants.

The Greenway Foundation, non profit organization to build walking and biking trails along the river corridor.

On November 3rd, we heard about the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance from one of its board members, Bruce Olenick. The IWBA is an advocacy group that seeks funding at the state and federal level to help communities make their streets and sidewalks safer for people who like to walk or who like to ride their bikes, but also for children walking to school and wheelchair users in the community.

Back in July of 2020, we heard about the Citizens Climate Lobby from one of its members, Linda Engle. Citizens' Climate Lobby is an international grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy, and has multiple active chapters throughout Idaho. They are currently working on passing a carbon fee and dividend, you can hear the details of this policy in that episode. For more information on campaigns and how to contribute, visit

The Portneuf Resource Council is a part of the Idaho Organization Of Resource Councils, a non-profit that empowers people to improve the well-being of their communities, sustain family farms and ranches, transform local food systems, promote clean energy, and advocate for responsible stewardship of Idaho’s natural resources. We heard from Mike Engle, the chair of the Portneuf Resource Council. All donations made to the PRC are tax deductible.

Action Corps Idaho is a chapter of Action Corps, an advocacy organization that runs grassroots campaigns around justice for those most affected by climate disasters and violent conflict. The work done by Action Corps Idaho was explained by Executive Director Isaac Evens-Frantz.

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.