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We are committed to making a difference in our COMMUNITY. Our unique local food share initiative, Community Roots, and Roots Community Supported Agriculture program encourages sustainable food practices, reduction of our carbon footprint and secures healthy meals for local low-income families. We also hold free bi-monthly educational forums where experts
can inform the public on local, regional and national environmental issues.

Glass Recycling Update

Glass Recycling has been available to Coeur d'Alene residents for almost 3 months. Some of you may have noticed that the recepticle at Bluegrass Park has gone MIA. The City actually moved that receptacle, to Ramsey Park. The other receptacle is still located at Cherry Hill Park. For those of you who haven't been taking [...]

By | 2017-06-29T08:36:18+00:00 June 29th, 2017|blog, Community|0 Comments

Youth Water Summit successfully bringing together the brightest young minds in our community!

Coeur d’Alene, ID- On Monday May 15th a truly an amazing and inspiring event took place at North Idaho College’s campus.  210 students from six northern Idaho high schools presented solutions to local water resource issues at the Youth Water Summit.  As one volunteer, Doug Fagerness, stated “It’s encouraging to see these young community members [...]

By | 2017-05-19T09:41:22+00:00 May 20th, 2017|blog, Community, Water|0 Comments

Youth Water Summit Highlights Students’ Research and Solutions on Local Watershed Issues

Over 200 students from six northern Idaho high schools will present their research and solutions to local water resource issues at the Youth Water Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 15th at North Idaho College. The Youth Water Summit is the culminating event of the year-long Confluence Project, where students present their [...]

By | 2017-04-28T10:14:17+00:00 May 8th, 2017|blog, Community, Water|0 Comments

The Era of Megafires

Research ecologist and forester, Paul Hessburg, PHD, presented “The Era of Megafires, Monday, May 1, 2017, to kick off  May  as Wildfire Awareness Month, a multi-state proclamation by governors in several western states,  including Idaho.  Hessburg was born in Minnesota, but came  to eastern Washington and grew to love the region and decided to raise [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:14:46+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blog, Community, Forests|0 Comments

Support KEA during Idaho Gives Today!

Since 2013, Idaho Gives — the statewide, 24-hour online annual giving event that takes place this year on Thursday, May 4 — has raised $3.5 million for Idaho nonprofits. With more than 700 organizations participating now, organizers have raised the stakes in year number five: They’re trying to raise $1.2 million on Thursday. That represents [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:41:24+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

KEA Happy Hour

Join us Thursday May 4th from 4-6pm for Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s (KEA) first Happy Hour in our new office space at 206 Indiana Ave., suite 112.  This month KEA’s friend and the Education and Outreach Director of Friends of the Clearwater (FOC), Brett Haverstick will be joining us to talk about wildlife and the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:38:16+00:00 May 1st, 2017|blog, Community, Wildlife|0 Comments

Earth Day Fair CDA 2017

Earth Day Fair Coeur d’Alene   COEUR D’ALENE, ID.-  Did you know the first Earth Day Fair was in 1970.  Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment, selling [...]

By | 2017-04-28T10:38:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|blog, Community|2 Comments

Glass Recycling in Coeur d’Alene is Here

Last spring the City of Coeur d'Alene Council voted to include glass recycling/reuse as part of their new solid waste contract. The City now has two locations to drop off glass! One location is in the parking lot at Cherry Hill Park, 1525 E. Hazel Avenue. The other location is in the parking lot at [...]

By | 2017-04-03T09:02:37+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Community|14 Comments

Kootenai County Commissioners Candidate Forum

There is an ever expanding atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety that surrounds presidential election years like 2016.  But don’t let your fascination with activity on the national stage eclipse another very important showdown-the local elections.  Yes, who occupies the Oval Office impacts our lives… but so does who serves on our county commission.  These three [...]

By | 2016-10-28T12:06:05+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Community, Land Use|0 Comments

Junk2Funk 2016 An Evening of Fun, Creativity, Performance and Music

Who knew that plastic, medical waste, air mattresses, feed sacks, cans, CDs, electronic junk, coffee filters, wine corks and junk mail could, through the skill of artists, be transformed into amazing fashions?! The Junk2Funk Eco Fashion Show demonstrated how junk in our throw-away society could be used in innovative ways. Following a spirited auction of [...]

By | 2016-10-24T12:33:34+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Community|0 Comments