history of activism in the Lower East Side and its influence -
Canadian wildfires (climate - change deniers’ points of view, wildfires’ connection to the ozone layer)
June 20th deadline on the bill to prevent radioactive wastewater being dumped into the Hudson River -
People's vs Fossil Fuels week of action -
tribute to whale song and CETI pioneer Roger Payne -
CONNECT THE DOTS SERIES:
LOCAL ACTIVISM MEETS WORLDWIDE ACTIVISM
Eco-Logic speaks with Bill Di Paola of Time’s Up! and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space to discuss urban gardens, bicycles, an urban museum, and the history of activism in the Lower East Side and its influence.
We start the program with
information about the Canadian wildfires, climate-change deniers' points of view, wildfires connection to the ozone layer,
The June 20th deadline on the bill to prevent radioactive wastewater dumped into the Hudson River,
People's vs Fossil Fuels week of action, and
A tribute to whale song and CETI pioneer Roger Payne.
Time’s Up is celebrating 30 years of activism, from group bicycle rides that led to city acceptance of bike lanes and car-free streets—but only after much creative activism with multiple arrests, to urban gardens that provide open space and personal nature experiences, to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space with its artifacts of movement history. Time‘s Up focuses not on the negative and the government, but on empowering people to take action to make the better world we all know is possible.
The history of activism is important—to reflect on what has worked in the past and consider how to adapt it to the current moment. We need to know where we came from and what we need to keep going forward. Keeping youth informed and involved is the future. Eco-Logic and Time's Up both do that every week.
We also have environmental songs by The Police—One World—and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown—Fire.
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Bill Di Paola - Time’s Up!, Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space