Energize Our Neighborhoods | Environment



The undertaken activities will increase residents’ awareness of and appreciation for sustainable measures that can take place in their homes. With minimal effort or cost, these activities can enhance the comfort and livability of homes and the neighborhood.  

Committee Projects

  • Atlantic Idea House
    An older home was remodeled to incorporate energy efficient and sustainable practices. The  house was used as an educational tool to demonstrate available opportunities for energy efficiency and sustainable practices in other homes in the community.
  • Neighborhood Recycling
    Educate residents on the recycling opportunities in Boise with the goal of increasing recycling rates in the neighborhood. CurbIt Recycling Program
  • Tree Canopy
    Increase awareness of the value of trees in neighborhoods and provide opportunities to expand the tree canopy on public and private property. Treasure Valley Tree Canopy Report.
    • In 2015, the Neighborwoods Program gave 118+ trees to Vista Neighborhood residents!


Livability Indicators

  • Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
    Number of homes that have installed measures to increase efficiency, and types of measures implemented.
  • Trash & Recycling
    Change in recycling participation rates and the number of complaints regarding trash pick up.
  • Tree Canopy
    Change in the number of trees and percentage of tree canopy coverage.