Majora Carter

Fellow, Social Justice & Communities

Communities, Social Justice

Majora Carter is President of Majora Carter Group LLC. Majora 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. In 2001 she founded Sustainable South Bronx to achieve environmental justice through economically sustainable projects informed by community needs. Her work now includes advising cities, foundations, universities, businesses, and communities around the world on unlocking their green-collar economic potential to benefit everyone.

Majora's vision, drive, and tenacity earned her a MacArthur "Genius" Grant. In 2007 she was named one of Newsweek Magazine's "25 To Watch" and Essence Magazine's "25 most Influential African Americans." The New York Post has named her one of the "50 most influential women in NYC" for two years, and BBC World Service named her "NYC's most influential environmentalist." Majora is a board member of the Widerness Society, SJF Ventures, and CERES. She hosts "The Promised Land" on public radio's Launch Minneapolis, and "Eco-Heroes" on the Sundance Channel.

videos

Home(town) Security

length: 26:46   credit: Conversations | From Penn State   Oct 24, 2013

Majora Carter believes that it’s more productive to call for “Environmental Equality” rather than for the end of “Environmental Racism” in her fight to stop the practice of overburdening poor communities with a disproportionate number of polluting industries. What’s your opinion? Do words matter?

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Majora Carter on Community Development

length: 10:35   credit: WUWM   Mar 12, 2012

Majora Carter Majora Carter spoke with WUWM Environmental reporter Susan Bence prior to her address at the Green Energy Summit Milwaukee.

Latest Publications

Stopping poverty through sustainability in the South Bronx: An interview with Majora Carter

Majora Carter    Aug 02, 2011   

Born and raised in the South Bronx, Majora Carter is best known for leading the effort to create the South Bronx Greenway: eleven miles of bike and pedestrian paths that connect the rivers and neighborhoods to the rest of the … >>

Eco Amazons

Majora Carter

It’s a fact: individuals have the power to change the world. And in an age of rampant environmental devastation, nothing is as vital as saving our planet and the health of its inhabitants. Eco Amazons brings together the … >>

press coverage

Carter featured as one of 25 women to know at Majic

Majora Carter  

Post Carbon Fellow Majora Carter was featured in this article on education as a gamechanger. From the article: Growing up in the South Bronx is what drove Majora Carter away from her neighborhood when she was able to … >>