Earth Day Special

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From the Bronx to Belfast to Los Angeles, host Majora Carter navigates the intersection of environmental, social, and health issues. Learn why the new Yankee Stadium has raised questions about the use of community resources; how a £30 million project will bring hope to Northern Ireland's abandoned middle ground; and why an L.A. organization called TreePeople wants the infrastructure of our cities to look more like the infrastructure of our forests. And listen as longtime environmental activist Robert Redford weighs in on where he thinks we're headed.

Majora Carter and Joyce Hogi in front of the new stadium.

Majora Carter and Joyce Hogi in front of the new stadium.

The New Yankee Stadium

In the SOUTH BRONX, one of the country's poorest congressional districts, the New York Yankees have become one of the most important constituents. The Yankees play ball in a new stadium built on land that used to be the "Central Park of the Bronx." Residents in the South Bronx no longer have their own place to play, and they say they're still waiting for the job opportunities and parks promised to the community.

To hear more from all sides of the issue, visit the sites below:

Good Jobs New York
New York Yankees

Save Our Parks

Majora visits Andy in California.

Majora visits Andy in California.

Andy Lipkis and the TreePeople

ANDY LIPKIS is proud to be a tree hugger — with good reason. His zeal for trees and their benefits has literally changed the landscape of Los Angeles. Majora talks to him about how he got started, where he's going next, and how he convinced the L.A. school board to tear up 20 million square feet of asphalt — enough to pave 347 football fields.

Learn more about TreePeople, including how to get involved.

In this 15-minute video, watch Andy Lipkis lay out his plan for building a more sustainable Los Angeles.

Robert Redford and Majora Carter, on a rainy day in the Bronx.

Robert Redford and Majora Carter, on a rainy day in the Bronx.

Robert Redford

Thirty years ago, when ROBERT REDFORD installed solar panels at his Utah ranch, people scoffed at the Sundance Kook. Now that conservation is on everyone's mind, Redford talks to Majora about how far we've come and where we might go next.

An ancient bridge - soon to be followed by 43 new bridges.

An ancient bridge - soon to be followed by 43 new bridges.

Connswater Community Greenway

In EAST BELFAST, a £30 million project is underway. The Connswater Community Greenway will benefit one of the most underserved and neglected areas of Northern Ireland. After decades of violence, Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods on the Connswater River are looking for healing. Now there is hope that the walking and bicycling paths, 43 new bridges, and a clean river will be catalysts for creating a sense of community in the formerly troubled area.

 

Learn more about the Connswater Community Greenway project.