Would you consider yourself “green”? Yes, we have compost in our apt. and recycle and care about the earth because we and the earth are reflections of one another; when one lives, the other lives.
What the heck does sustainability mean? To me sustainability describes an approach to action that takes the finite amount of natural, human, and cultural resources into account. I do care about sustainability because it has immediate and future impacts on our community and world.
What makes your hood dope? There’s a wide range of diverse cultures from all over the world that aren’t isolated into different circles. We all interact, share, and learn from one another.
I’m not a native New Yorker but I’ve grown up very aware of a loss of culture, loss of land, and traditions. I think it’s extremely important that people are not displaced and that folks don’t lose what really matters to them, however they define that.
This series of interviews with New Yorkers of color seeks to both explore these issues and to capture personal narratives of individual experiences related to community equity and sustainability.