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Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto

March 1, 2009

Majora Carter
Majora Carter
In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur Genius Award-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx. With her inspired ideas and fierce persistence, Carter managed to bring the South Bronx its first open-waterfront park in 60 years, Hunts Point Riverside Park. Then she scored $1.25 million in federal funds for a greenway along the South Bronx waterfront, bringing the neighborhood open space, pedestrian and bike paths, and space for mixed-use economic development.

She now serves as executive director of Sustainable South Bronx, where she pushes both for eco-friendly practices (such as green and cool roofs) and, equally important, job training and green-related economic development for her vibrant neighborhood on the rise.

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