KUNM

Destiny Watford: Environmental Hero

Jan 9, 2019

Sat. 1/12, 12p:  On Women's Focus this week, Carol Boss speaks with Destiny Watford.  As a high school student she became an activist as she mobilized and inspired her community and fellow students in Baltimore to take on a campaign to defeat plans to build the nation's largest incinerator near their high school.
She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, the prestigious and largest international award for grassroots environmental activists.

Destiny Watford grew up in a tight-knit community in Curtis Bay.  A highly industrialized community in south Baltimore, it has a history of displacing people to make room for oil refineries, chemical and sewage treatment plants.  The community has long suffered from respiratory problems including asthma and lung cancer.   It was there Destiny co-founded "Free Your Voice", a student organization dedicated to community rights and social justice.

She'll be a keynote speaker for the New Mexico Clean Energy Conference: A Public Event on Monday, January 28, 2-9pm in Santa Fe. It's hosted by Sierra Club and an alliance of environmental groups from all over New Mexico.

Carol will  also speak with members of the Albuquerque chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby.  And she'll have a conversation with Dr. Dairne Mclaughlin, an acupuncturist with Diamondback Wellness Center.  They'll talk about eating well and staying healthy in this winter season according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.