Contributor: Dr Majora Carter
Dr Majora Carter, Founder, Sustainable South Bronx
Dr Majora Carter simultaneously addresses public health, poverty alleviation, and climate change as one of the nation's pioneers in successful green-collar job training and placement systems. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to achieve environmental justice through economically sustainable projects informed by community needs.
Her work has been noted in numerous books; celebrated with awards from the National Audubon Society, the EPA, the NRDC, and The Weather Channel among many others. She is a MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow, one of Essence Magazine's 25 Most Influential African-Americans in 2007, one of the NY Post's Most Influential NYC Women for the past two years, a board member of the Wilderness Society, and recording a special national public radio series called The Promised Land for 2009 release.
Her work now includes advising cities, foundations, universities, businesses, and communities around the world on unlocking their green-collar economic potential to benefit everyone through her role as president of the Majora Carter Group, LLC.
In the wake of Barack Obama's US election victory, the focus is on urban renewal and sustainable development. Christopher Kanal meets Majora Carter, the founder of Sustainable South Bronx,...