Today on Your Call: What can we learn from next generation of young environmental activists?

Oct 22, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation with three winners of this year's David Brower Youth Awards, which honors young people for their achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Do you know a young person who's inspired you to do more to protect the environment?  Join us live at 11 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What environmental issues concern young people today? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Ryland King, founder of Environmental Education for the Next Generation, a program that recruits college students to teach elementary school kids about our environment

Maya Salsedo, a food justice activist whose own experience accessing healthy food spurred her work to advancing food justice

Asa Needle, a member of Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run cooperative that does lead-soil remediation, sustainable urban landscaping, and public outreach

Web Resources:

2012 Brower Youth Award Winners

New America Media: Stress Plus Pollution Causes Health Risks for Worcester's Low-Income Kids

The Youth Food Bill of Rights