In this episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox interviews climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre. Elizabeth is the Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization, and has played an active role in Puerto Rico’s ongoing recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last October.
Elizabeth had this to say about her recent visit to the island:
“What I found was something that really made me feel that the Puerto Rican people have all the solutions. They’re working on food sovereignty, economic sovereignty. They’re looking at energy democracy. They’re working with each other. They’re sharing food. They have created hubs of resistance. They’re sharing information."
Listen below as Elizabeth shares how Puerto Rico’s recovery fits into the larger climate justice fight for local, livable economies by putting resources in the hands of communities.
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