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Boise students fight for clean energy in schools

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Local members of the Idaho Climate Justice League gather at a community garden near Boise High School for a photo. They are frustrated that the Boise School District Board of Trustees hasn’t become more involved in their campaign— like considering a 100 percent clean energy goal, or shifting to electric school buses. Pictured are: Sneha Sharma, 16, Timberline High (front center), Alec Richter, 18, Timberline (middle left), ??, Nicholas Thomas, 15, Boise High, Nikita Thomas, 15, Boise, Kyler Rachael, 18, Timberline (back left), Jack Vuturo, 16, Boise, Ethan Hobson, 17, Borah High, John Harris, 18, Capital High, and Jeff Jenks, 17, Boise Online School.

A coalition of students from all four high schools in the Boise School District has been working on a clean energy initiative and a longterm sustainability plan.

Recently all that hard work paid off, as the school district passed a commitment on clean energy.

Idaho Matters talks with two of the student leaders behind these initiatives (Shiva Rajbandari and Sneha Sharma) along with Boise School District Sustainability Director Chris Taylor.

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