Hailey Miranda is an environmental justice youth leader at the South Bronx-based organization We Stay/Nos Quedamos. Among other things, Nos Quedamos teaches youth skills to advocate for environmental justice and provides social impact programs that use climate solutions to benefit the Melrose neighborhood. The organization was founded by Yolanda Garcia, a community activist who fought for resident rights to stay and rebuild their community after the Bronx fires of the 1970s. Yolanda and her neighbors bravely advocated for their rights against the city, which had other plans to rebuild without community input. Today, Nos Quedamos ensures that the people of the South Bronx continue this legacy of resilience through planning, preparation, and programming that builds community strength and self-determination. They do this through community gardens, resiliency hubs, solar canopies, stormwater management, and more to allow community members to stay and thrive in the South Bronx, even in the face of growing climate vulnerabilities.
Tri-State (CT, NJ, NY): Episode #
—Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Hailey Miranda: Youth-Led Climate Resilience in the Bronx
Youth-Led Climate Resilience in the Bronx