A Bronx activist is headed to the United Nations.
Mychal Johnson of "South Bronx Unite" has long fought for environmental issues in the borough.
On September 23, he will be one of 38 civil society members attending the UN Climate Summit.
He was chosen out of more than 500 applicants and is just one of four Americans invited.
Johnson says while he is not giving a presentation at the summit, his attendance will bring national attention to some of the issues in the south Bronx.
"This is symbolic to issues that are being fought for all over the world where people of color are on the lower ladder of economic, receive and don't have access to water, clean breathing air or clean air to breathe and land to recreate. And so I think the action of me being present doesn't necessarily mean I have to have a speaking role to speak volumes for what we are fighting for," Johnson said.
As a member of South Bronx Unite, Johnson has been a vocal opponent of online grocer FreshDirect's move to the Harlem River Yards in Port Morris.