GK Leaders Speak on BBOX Brooklyn Community Radio

On Wednesday, December 5th, Global Kids HRAP Leaders Tyler Ware, Antoinette Stone, and Shanea Tucker spoke on BBOX Radio’s The Many Shades of Green about why HRAP is focused on creating environmental and climate campaigns.
 
Tyler, a senior at the High School for Global Citizenship (HSGC), spoke about the work he undertook last school year for his school’s HRAP campaign.  Along with a coalition of partners from across the state, the HSGC student group pushed for a moratorium on fracking in New York. Ware also talked about how his service learning work in Nairobi, Kenya with Global Kids’ Bardoli Scholars program. The young activist claims the Bardoli Scholars program taught him about sustainability in a visceral, life-changing way, inspiring him to work on environmental issues locally and globally.
 
Shanea Tucker, a senior at Long Island City High School, spoke about her work in Global Kids’ HRAP Environmental Justice Summer Institute: Greening Western Queens. She explained how the hands-on research, meetings with environmental activists, and community mapping activities opened her eyes to a whole new world of environmental advocacy. Tucker now plans to pursue environmental studies in college.
 
Antoinette Stone, a senior at James Baldwin High School, talked about the campaigns that the four HRAP sites are currently investigating and the process of collectively deciding on one campaign to launch as a group in January. Stone also spoke about her experiences creating a water well with her host family in rural Thailand, where she visited this summer through a program run by the Experiment in International Living, a partner organization of Global Kids. She commented on how important basic needs are, and how like human rights, they should guide our understanding of sustainability.
 
Taylor also rhymed, dropping lyrics about climate activism and climate change over beats he produced, which are hot. Check it out on the link below.
 
You can listen to the radio show in this archived link here: