Seg. 1: Making Environmentalism Inclusive | Seg. 2: 'My Penguin Year' | KCUR

Seg. 1: Making Environmentalism Inclusive | Seg. 2: 'My Penguin Year'

Nov 26, 2019

Segment 1: Environmentalism and the outdoors have long been seen as safe spaces for white people.

The concerns of climate change action organizations are wide-ranging and well-founded, but membership is largely white and adult. Learn the benefits and challenges of adding young people of color to these groups, apart from just making them more reflective of the communities they serve. The founder of an Atlanta group and the head of a Kansas City organization explained how they are bringing diversity and youth to the environmental ranks.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:35: Meet the man who spent a year in Antarctica documenting the lives of emperor penguins.

Sub-zero temperature, howling wind and abundant ice and rock — these are the elements emperor penguins thrive in day-to-day, and those Lindsay McRae spent more than 300 days in documenting the species. He shared memories of his time in the icey clime, and the importance of his mission on earth's loneliest continent.