This gem recently arrived in my mailbox — a witty and humorous look at the tension between some environmental circles and underserved communities. Apparently, National Audubon birders were able to generate more support to conserve an area in Mississippi than its 100 year old African American residents.
One viewer wrote, “Clean air, clean water, healthy soil and undeveloped open space not only makes good wildlife habitat – but those landscape characteristics are also good for the well-being of human communities as well.” — Outdoor Afro agrees!
Check it out and share what you think!
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Bird Like Me|
Rue Mapp is the founder of Outdoor Afro, a community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more! Outdoor Afro uses social media to create interest communities, events, and to partner with regional and national organizations that support diverse participation in the Great Outdoors.
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