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Boise students encourage more talk about clean energy

Boise City Hall is seen on May 25. (Brian Myrick / Idaho Press-Tribune)
Boise City Hall is seen on May 25. (Brian Myrick / Idaho Press-Tribune)
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Boise School District students are scheduled to host a press conference at 11 a.m. today to deliver more than 1,000 postcards in support of the city of Boise’s clean energy work.

Student organizers with the Climate Justice League spent two weeks during April collecting the postcards from other Boise students thanking city leadership for working on a cleaner energy future, according to a press release.

Students will hold a student voices press conference at Camel’s Back Park to discuss their support for a clean energy transition in Boise. The event will feature three student speakers — Timberline graduate Emily Her, Boise graduate Therese Etoka, and Capital graduate Adam Thompson. They will speak in front of other students supporters and an artistic backdrop made of the postcards that they will turn over to Boise leaders after their speeches.

The cards were developed as a way to say thank you to city leadership for bringing the conversation about clean, renewable energy to Boise. It is also a call to other students to elevate their voices in local conversations that can shape a clean, affordable and equitable future for all.

Idaho Climate Justice League and Sierra Club helped organize the event.

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