10:09am

Thu October 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

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


What can we learn from the next generation of young environmental activists? On the next Your Call, we’ll speak with winners of the David Brower Youth Awards, which honors young people for their achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. So what are the issues that drive young activism today? And what can we learn from them? Join us live at 10 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Who have you seen in your community that has inspired environmental change? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Jonathan Ferrer, 17, from Brooklyn, NY: youth justice organizer at the United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park, which works to lessen environmental burdens to Sunset Park neighborhood. 

Alex Freid, 22, from Durham, New Hampshire: founder of Post-Landfill Action Network, an organization to works to reduce mass waste on college campuses. 

Arielle Klagsbrun, 22, from St. Louis, Missouri: a key leader with the group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), currently working on a campaign to get the city of St. Louis to divest from Peabody Energy. 

Chloe Maxmin, 21, from Nobleboro, Maine: she co-founded Divest Harvard, lobbying to get the oldest university in the country to divest from fossil fuels.

Web Resources:

Brower Youth Awards

Tickets to Brower Youth Awards

United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park (UPROSE)

Post-Landfill Action Network

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

Divest Harvard

First Here, Then Everywhere

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