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.

Listen:

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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