The Crazy No Plastic Lady

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The Crazy No Plastic Lady Julia Burell and the author of Free Impact blog Margaret Yoh joined What’s up Eastie? for a fun conversation discussing tips and tricks to reduce the use of plastic in our lives. On Instagram, you can reach Julia at @TheCrazyNoPlasticLady and Margaret at @DunkinGarbage.

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Mary Ellen

‘You can’t just dial the mayor, and ask for a park.’

When I started What’s up Eastie? my friend and neighbor Mary Ellen Welch was a regular. Long before the show was ever conceived, I interviewed her. Kate Telma, Sophie Kazis, and I produced the interview as part of a ‘Media for Movement’ course by MIT Colabs and Zumix.

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Mary Ellen Welch in a protest. Photo source unknown.

 

 

Turning Outward: Community Conversations in East Boston, MA and Long Beach, CA

What kind of community do you want to live in? What would it take to build that?

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Natalie Perez of The New England Aquarium and Emily Yam of Aquarium of the Pacific were on What’s up Eastie reporting on community conversations in two neighborhoods: East Boston (Natalie) and Long Beach (Emily). Community members Jane, Matt (on the phone), and Sebastian joined us to listen to the reports and respond.

To learn more about the New England Aquarium’s work in East Boston under the CASL (Community-Aided Science Literacy) program, you may contact Natalie Perez directly (nperez@neaq.org).

And you can learn more about community and resiliency work at The Aquarium of the Pacific here.

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Youth + Environmental Engagement

20180725_123913We love having youth in the station! This week we had 7 young people and leaders from The Youth Conservation Corp of the Trustees (YCC). Abigail (Crew Supervisor, American University, 19, West Roxbury), Gabriela (Crew Supervisor, UMASS Boston, 22),  Julliet (15), Celine (16), Carla (16), Amanda (17), and Sandra (17) are all from East Boston and are part of the YCC’s East Boston Coastal Resilience Crew. They talked to What’s Up Eastie about climate change, environmental stewardship, climate justice, and what it means to get involved in their community.

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If you’re SuccessLink approved but don’t have a summer job yet, reach out to Gabriela and Abigail ASAP:  Email Gabriela at cgaby.11@gmail.com

YCC has an action coming up:

Come out and support YCC in East Boston at their action this coming Monday, July 30th, 2018 @ American Legion Park (City Yards):  Falcon and Condor Street.

Follow YCC on social media and stay connected to their actions and events:

 

P.S. WhatsUpEastie has a Soundcloud now: Check out this episode there and look for more shows and playlists to come!

Youth on Gun Control + Climate Action

Thanks to school vacation week, some young people–Dawry (Radio DJ & Youth Leader, Zumix Teen Council), Jasmine, Zumix Radio participant, Manuela (Radio DJ & Youth Leader, Zumix Teen Council), & Dublus “Dubs”, Intern, Zumix Radio)–were able to join me on the radio today. They have fresh and interesting perspectives on gun control and climate action, so…

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