NAR Community and Stewardship Series: Boise, Idaho

Friday, April 14th, 2023

NAR to Plant 215K Trees in Idaho National Forests

April 14, 2023

The National Association of REALTORS®, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation, will plant 215,000 trees in national forests throughout Idaho this year. This action will capture 107,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetime – the equivalent to the CO2 emissions released from:

  • Nearly 21,000 homes' electricity use for one year (20,917),
  • More than 23,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year (23,163),
  • Nearly 12.1 million gallons of gasoline consumed (12,096,320),
  • More than 13 billion smartphones charged (13,076,584,477) or
  • More than 266 million miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle (266,837,098).

"We are proud of our work at the intersection of the built and natural environments," said Tracy Kasper, 2023 National Association of REALTORS® President-elect and a REALTOR® from Nampa, Idaho. "Sustainability is directly relevant to what agents and REALTORS® do, and we aim to lead by example – determining how to enjoy resources today and ensure that future generations have the same advantages."

Event Information

More than 200,000 trees will be planted in Idaho National Forests this year as part of the 1.575 million tree pledge made by the National Association of REALTORS® in its joint initiative with the National Forest Foundation. These trees will support reforestation efforts in both the Boise and Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forests following the 2016 Pioneer Fire and 2021 Johnson Creek Fire.


2:30 – 3:00pm MT

Event Check-In

Visit the table in front of the Grand Ballroom entrance to check in and collect your free raffle entry.

3:00 - 3:10pm MT

Welcome and Opening Words

  • Tracy Kasper, 2023 National Association of REALTORS® President-elect, AHWD, C2EX, SFR, CIPS, CRS, GRI
  • Debbi Myers, 2023 Boise Regional REALTORS® President, MRP
  • Lisa Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Boise Regional REALTORS®

3:10 - 3:20pm MT

Introduction to the National Tree Planting Initiative

  • Mindy Crowell, Reforestation Partnerships Director, National Forest Foundation (NFF)
  • Amanda Stinton, Director of Sustainability and Leadership, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), ePRO, GREEN

3:20 - 4:00pm MT

Sustainability and the State of Idaho

This discussion will explore sustainability and resiliency issues impacting the State of Idaho and how they are addressed.

  • Moderator: Gail Hartnett, REALTOR®, AHWD, MRP, CRS, PMN
  • Speakers: Elaine Clegg, CEO, Valley Regional Transit; Karlee May, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Idaho District Council; Daniel Roop, Sustainability Specialist, Treasure Valley Canopy Network and the City of Boise

4:00 - 4:10pm MT


4:10 – 4:50pm MT

Residential Resilience and Community Stewardship

This discussion will explore how local initiatives, policies, and programs directly impact the development, purchase, and sale of property.

  • Moderator: Georgia Meacham, REALTOR®, C2EX, AHWD, ePRO, SFR, CRS, GRI, PMN
  • Speakers: Denise Lundy, 2023 Idaho Association of REALTORS® President, C2EX, GRI; Steve Hubble, Climate Action Manager, City of Boise, Brett Van Paepeghem; South Idaho Project Manager, Firewise Idaho

4:50 – 5:00pm MT

Sustainability Strategy at the National Association of REALTORS®

  • Denise Lundy, 2023 Idaho Association of REALTORS® President, C2EX, GRI
  • Tracy Kasper, 2023 National Association of REALTORS® President-Elect, AHWD, C2EX, SFR, CIPS, CRS, GRI

5:00 – 6:00pm MT

Networking, Beverages, and Hors d’oeuvres

  • Abby Schembra, Reforestation Partnerships Coordinator, National Forest Foundation

5.45pm MT

Raffle Winners Announced



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