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How Boise Plans To Become Carbon Neutral By 2050

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Katherine Jones
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Idaho Statesman
One of the main components of the City of Boise's goal of going carbon neutral by 2050 is convincing more people to get out of their cars and bike instead.

Earlier this month, the City of Boise announced a new part of their plan to tackle climate change: by 2050, the community should be carbon neutral. The announcement is timely as the city faces an excessive heat warning this week with temperatures in the triple digits.

But what exactly does it mean for an entire community to be “carbon” neutral? And what will it take to get there? Idaho Matters talks with Climate Action Manager Steve Hubble to learn more about the city's plan.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!