People Places Planet Podcast

Elissa Torres-Soto, a Staff Attorney at ELI, speaks with three members of Líderes Jóvenes en Acción (Young Leaders in Action), to learn about the work they are doing to protect the future of their community.

Show Notes

The Martín Peña channel is an urban tidal channel connected to the San Juan Bay Estuary, located in Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan. According to the 2020 Census, nearly 11,000 people live in the Martin Peña channel area. Sadly, flooding is a constant threat. In this episode, Elissa Torres-Soto, a Staff Attorney at ELI, speaks with three young activists from the area: Krystal Géigel, Mayrita Rosario, and Jeymi Benítez. The trio are members of Líderes Jóvenes en Acción (LIJAC), which in English translates to Young Leaders in Action.

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What is People Places Planet Podcast?

Welcome to People Places Planet Podcast, the official podcast of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities, founded on the rule of law.