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If you’re looking to get more involved with issues of sustainability, or to become more inspired to do so, we have assembled a short list of resources you might find interesting. Enjoy!

A 2020 Vision of a Sustainable Idaho


Think Boise First
United States Green Building Council, Idaho Chapter
Idaho Green Expo, July 18th and 19th, 2009
Idaho Public Television Sponsorthip Second Chance Building Materials
Idaho Native Plant Society
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Preservation Idaho
Snake River Alliance, Idaho’s Nuclear Watchdog
Boise Urban Garden School
Idaho Preferred
Idaho’s Bounty: Local Food for Local People
Rural Roots
Treasure Valley Food Coalition
Boise Community Radio
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)
Conservation Voters for Idaho
Idaho Rivers United
Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
Sierra Club, Middlesnake Group
Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance


City of Boise Environmental Resource Center
Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality
Ada County Energy Plans
Idaho Transportation Department
Valley Ride Bus


Al Gore’s Climate Crisis website
Earth Policy Institute
The Consumer’s Guide to the Green Revolution
Environmental News and Commentary
Green Jobs- new energy, new people


Here are some books recommended by our Executive Director
  • The Great Turning; From Empire to Earth Community by David C. Korten
  • Plan B 2.0; Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown
  • The Sacred Balance; Discovering our Place in Nature by David Suzuki
  • The Long Emergency; Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change and other Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century by James Howard Kunstler
  • Simple Prosperity; Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle by David Wann
  • Deep Economy; The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben
  • The New Ecological Home; A Complete Guide to Green Building Options by Daniel D. Chiras
  • Hundred Dollar Holiday; The Case for a More Joyful Christmas by Bill McKibben


Here are some films recommended by our Executive Director
  • The End of Suburbia
  • Escape from Suburbia
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Who Killed the Electric Car
  • Green is the Color of Money; The Banner Bank Building
  • The Power of Community; How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
  • Everything’s Cool
  • Crude Impact
  • The Future of Food
  • A Crude Awaking: The Oil Crash
  • Dimming the Sun
  • The PBS Series - e2 (available on DVD; shown at the 2008 Idaho Green Expo)
* The views found in the books, films and web pages listed above do not necessarily reflect the views of GreenWorks Idaho.