This article originally appeared on the Idaho Conservation League Blog on February 26, 2019
This article is part of our Solar Stories series. As part of our work to support a clean energy future for Idaho, ICL is highlighting some of our amazing members and supporters who are using clean, renewable energy in their own lives.
Jamie Lundergreen and Cameron Crow became members of the Idaho Conservation League in 2018 as part of ICL’s September membership drive! They joined out of a love for the outdoors and a desire to help preserve beautiful places in Idaho for the future.Cameron (an Idaho native) and Jamie (who has lived in Idaho for more than 7 years now) love to spend time hiking in the Boise foothills with their dog Wookiee and exploring the backcountry of wild Idaho during summer backpacking trips.
In fall of 2017, Cameron and Jamie decided to have solar panels installed on their home. Cameron had long been interested in renewable energy so when he and Jamie became homeowners, he was eager to invest in solar.
“It feels great to be a part of the solution to reduce carbon emissions and inspire others to consider it as well. We get stopped all the time in our front yard by dog walkers who are interested in learning more, or are also considering buying and want to hear about our experiences,” Cameron said.
When it comes to different environmental issues they are passionate about, the couple said, “Fighting climate change is super important to us. Not only for our own sake in keeping the planet habitable for humans right now but also because we hope to have kids someday and don’t want them to be left with insurmountable climate change-induced problems.”
Jamie works as the program coordinator at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University. The Osher Institute provides learning opportunities for adults age 50 and over through courses, lectures, events and special interest groups.
Cameron is the founder of Make Idaho Better and Boise Analytics. For both businesses, he uses his expertise to collect data, analyze results and help people make intelligent and informed decisions. Make Idaho Better is a platform that collects public opinion data through surveys from Idahoans and analyzes the data to help understand the political climate in Idaho. He’s done several surveys about the environment and climate change, and observes that climate change is becoming an increasingly important issue to different ages and demographics in Idaho.
Welcome to the ICL family, Cameron and Jamie!
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Photo by Kelsey Parfitt.