Stories of Community Engagement: James Leitner, Founder of MissionCleanWater

At just 24 years old, James Leitner founded MissionCleanWater, a nonprofit that takes a community-based approach to building sustainable clean water projects in rural Uganda. To raise awareness of the issue, he walked across the continental US carrying 10 gallons of water, ran a marathon a day for a month, and more. We spoke to James for the second interview in our Stories of Community Engagement Interview Series.

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NYC Put Millions Into Green Infrastructure by the Bronx River. Did it Work? (Part 2)

A small fraction, less than 5% of the 7,000 plus green infrastructure assets built under the NYC Green Infrastructure Program are in the South Bronx. In part two of this series, we will examine the execution of DEP’s right-of-way rain garden strategy in the South Bronx. Publicly available information and interviews with DEP, former staff from other city agencies, and local residents, tell a story of overcoming obstacles and unintended consequences.

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