[Louis Elisa talks about the environment]
Original Airdate: 4/18/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones and Louis Elisa (State Office of Environmental Affairs) discuss environmental issues. Jones notes that Elisa is a neighborhood environmental activist in Roxbury. Elisa and Jones walk through Roxbury and Franklin Park while they talk. Elisa talks about the need for the environmental movement to open up to minorities. Elisa notes that many people do not believe that African Americans are committed to the environment. Elisa talks about his efforts to improve his own neighborhood. Elisa notes that he is trying to prevent the dumping of garbage on a nearby vacant lot. Jones and Elisa discuss the rehabilitation of Franklin Park in Roxbury. Elisa says that advocates sought corporate funding to clean up the park. Elisa talks about the need to give young people access to the outdoors. He adds that access to the outdoors and recreational activities might decrease violence in the city. Jones' report is accompanied by footage of golfers in Franklin Park. This tape includes additional footage of Elisa and Jones walking through the city as they discuss environmental issues.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American neighborhoods
Parks and recreation
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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