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Teen Advocates for a Neighborhood Park

In this video from Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative, meet Misra Walker, an 18-year-old who lives in a section of the South Bronx in New York City called Hunts Point. Misra explains some of the conditions her community lives with because of significant industrial activity in the area. She tells how she, along with her teen advocacy group, A.C.T.I.O.N., worked to convince the Manhattan Transit Authority (MTA) to run a seasonal bus shuttle to one of the few green spaces in the community, a riverside park that was unsafe to access by other means.

This media asset was excerpted from Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative.

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