Meet Shevawn Von Tobel

As the new Communications Director at Conservation Voters for Idaho, Shevawn will develop and implement an engaging and impactful communications strategy for the organization. Background Born and raised in the urban wilderness of Las Vegas, Nev., Shevawn knows firsthand the importance of open spaces, protected landscapes and clean air and water. Although she was raised…

Toxic food packaging at the neighborhood Albertsons?

A new laboratory investigation conducted by partner group Mind the Store has identified the likely presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in some store-brand products and food service ware. Items were obtained at two Albertsons locations here in Boise by Conservation Voters for Idaho, and at a California Safeway, an Albertsons subsidiary, by Clean…

They Came for Our Democracy

Throughout his campaign and into the beginning of his term, Governor Little spoke about the importance of honoring the will of the people and maintaining public trust in government. “As your Governor, I pledge to champion citizen confidence in state government.” Governor Brad Little, 1/7/2019, State of the State Address An essential part of developing…

Clean Energy, Climate Change and Idaho Politics

Clean energy and climate change policy has a long ways to go in Idaho, but we have taken important steps towards beginning the conversation, removing barriers, and setting goals. In recent years, Conservation Voters for Idaho has increased its involvement in clean energy and climate change policy. That work has contributed to historic success in…