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Connections: Previewing the Green Games

Sep 17, 2021

Local youth climate leaders are gearing up for the Green Games. It’s an initiative where they’ll challenge their peers across the Rochester/Finger Lakes region to take action when it comes to combating climate change.

They join us to talk about Meatless Mondays, fossil fuel divestment, an art challenge and more. Our guests:

  • Bridget Mousaw, junior at Brighton High School, leader of the Brighton High School Climate Club, and Rochester field organizer for the New York Youth Climate Leaders
  • Poppy Burack, 8th grader at School of the Arts, who is trying to bring back SOTA's Climate Club
  • Lola DeAscentiis, senior at Mercy High School, member of the New York Youth Climate Leaders, and participant in the ROC City Compost Pilot program 
  • Harrison Jurenko, senior at School of the Arts, and member of the Seneca Park Zoo Urban Ecologist program