Environment

Today On WNHH

by Lucy Gellman | May 30, 2016 1:27 pm

Lucy Gellman Photo The latest broadcasts on WNHH radio debate the efficacy of bike helmets and lycra cycling clothes, reminisce about the city’s now-dwindling jazz scene, explore food insecurity and mental health, and describe how to “upcycle” old clothes. 

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Solar Youth Kroons For Dough In Tough Environment

by Lucy Gellman | May 23, 2016 7:02 am

Lucy Gellman Photos Quintaisja Harrison didn’t know a lot about New Haven’s natural environment — or about nonviolent communication and public speaking — until she was in the third grade, and a budding organization called Solar Youth offered to take her on a field trip to West Rock with a few fourth graders from her school. There, members promised, she could experience some of the the city’s native topography and learn about Connecticut’s food chain.

The trip lasted a few hours. By its end, Harrison was hooked, and became a participant in Solar Youth’s education-based programs.

Fourteen years later, she’s still there, working as a volunteer educator to teach kids like her younger brother the same lessons that so enriched her childhood — and helped her become “a better version of Tae, the version that you see standing here today.”

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