Hurricanes: How is Climate Changing?

…and how do we prepare? How we cope with the changing environment and how we protect ourselves in case of a bad weather? These are the topics of today’s show. We’re joined on What’s Up Eastie by Gabriela Boscio, Climate Program Manager at Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc. (NOAH), who speaks from personal experience of the ways hurricanes and other big weather events can create larger ripple effects we may not have thought about.

There’s so much to learn from this episode, you have to take a listen:


Here are the links and resources referenced in today’s show:

  • Stay up-to-date with weather emergencies by signing up for Boston’s Emergency Alerts. It’ll send messages to your phone to keep you informed about what’s happening. The alerts are available in many languages.
  • Connect with and learn more about Alianza America!

Hurricanes: Lessons for East Boston?

 

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(Image from AP)

September 27, 2017

Community organizers and activists Chris Marchi and Magdalena Ayed were my guests today. Chris was the director of the CB&E (Community Building and Environment) department at NOAH (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing). Magdalena worked with Chris at NOAH and is currently the director of The Harborkeepers. They have both also been involved with AIR (Airport Impact Relief) Inc.

We discussed the devastating hurricane season we have had this year and what lessons we can learn from them.

Environmental Justice: A Conversation with NOAH

Welcome to this week’s edition of What’s Up Eastie?! On today’s show, we’re talking about climate change, environmental justice, and how climate change affects different demographics of East Bostonians differently. We’re joined by Gabriela Boscio, Climate Program Manager, and Melinda Vega, Community Engagement Coordinator, both from Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc. (NOAH).

Listen here:


Get connected to Gabriela, Melinda, and NOAH here, and through the following social media channels:

  • Facebook: @noahcdc
  • Twitter: @NOAHCDC
  • Instagram: @noah.cdc
  • You can also email NOAH at climatecare@noahcdc.org to find out more about any climate or neighborhood related questions.

If you’re feeling motivated to get involved after that great conversation, check out these links below, and see how you can take part in climate justice in East Boston:

  •  Get a free energy audit for your home and/or business to see the ways you can reduce energy consumption and save money: Mass Save
  • Got hazardous waste (paints, motor oil, batteries, cleaning products, etc.) to get rid off. Check online for Boston’s next hazardous waste drop-off site and location. They also do paper shredding and textile recycling!
  • If you’re a young East Boston resident (ages 14-18) and are interested in applying to be a part of the NOAH Youth Crew or other ways of getting involved, email NOAH at the address above!
  • Learn more about how the NOAH Youth addressed East Boston’s lack of street trees!

Candidate Interview: Stephen Passacantilli

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Aug 16, 2017

Guest: Stephen Passacantilli, Candidate for City Council District 1

Show: What’s up, Eastie?

Host: Kannan Thiruvengadam

Station: Zumix Radio


If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18 at the time of the election, and have not yet registered to vote, please click here to access the online registration form. #LocalElectionsMatter !

 

Candidate Interview: Margaret Farmer

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Aug 16, 2017

Guest: Margaret Farmer, Candidate for City Council District 1

Show: What’s up, Eastie?

Host: Kannan Thiruvengadam

Station: Zumix Radio


If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18 at the time of the election, and have not yet registered to vote, please click here to access the online registration form. #LocalElectionsMatter !

Candidate Interview: Lydia Edwards

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Aug 10, 2017

Guest: Lydia Edwards, Candidate for City Council District 1

Show: What’s up, Eastie?

Host: Kannan Thiruvengadam

Station: Zumix Radio


If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18 at the time of the election, and have not yet registered to vote, please click here to access the online registration form. #LocalElectionsMatter !

 

Traffic!

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Source: Spencer Grant, 1944

Traffic, traffic, traffic! At times, everywhere we look and every time we get in our cars to go anywhere in Boston, there’s traffic! Local transportation activist, Chris Marchi, joins the show today to the history of traffic in Boston and what we can do about it now.

Take a listen: