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What Kind of Difference Can a Green Dreamer Make? Meet Majora Carter

Submitted by on June 18, 2011 – 9:26 pm

Majora Carter: Activist for environmental justice

Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens. The South Bronx native draws a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Hence her motto: “Green the ghetto!”

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.

READ MORE ON TED.

Meet Majora Carter in this Ted video:

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Check out Majora’s work today at The Majora Carter Group

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The Organic Green Grocer.

Nelson’s busy organic shop – healthy food, happy people, great service, caring for the environment.  Corner Tasman & Grove Streets, Nelson.  Ph 03 548 3650.

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