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The Confab Podcast


May 8, 2020

Hattie Carthan is the mother of the urban environmental movement in America that she single-handedly kicked off when she got fed up with watching her Brooklyn neighborhood deteriorate. Her mantra was: Save a Tree, Save a Neighborhood, and she pursued it relentlessly -- leading a grassroots movement well into her 70s. Marlon Rice, Executive Director of the Magnolia Tree Earth Center, the non-profit dedicated to environmental education that Hattie started, talks to us about her work and legacy.