Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Majorca Carter: Greening the Ghetto and Now the World
From Utne's 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World
If she hasn't got the Genius Grant yet, she is probably on the short list. Majorca Carter is a right on Sistah! Seriously positive.
First Majora Carter took on her neighborhood. Now she’s set her sights on the world. As the founder of Sustainable South Bronx, Carter greened her community by connecting what folks cared about—their kids’ health—to the pollution ravaging their air and water. This year, she left to create the Majora Carter Group. The consulting firm will help other municipalities take advantage of the tactics she honed in the South Bronx: training people who need work to shepherd in new green technologies, transforming polluted sites into lush community spaces, and generally ensuring that everyone has a stake in the clean energy economy.
Read more about Carter's work and the efforts of a new generation of environmental justice activists in Utne Reader's March-April issue."