March 6, 2013 — Majora Carter simultaneously takes on public health, poverty and climate change adaptation as one of the nation’s pioneers of environment-centered urban renewal and green-collar job training and placement. She began her remarkable career trajectory by founding Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to bring community-building jobs and a healthier environment to the neighborhood in which she grew up. Her passion for achieving environmental equality through economically sustainable projects informed by local needs quickly spread.
Today, as president of the Majora Carter Group, she’s advising cities, foundations, universities, businesses, and communities around the world on how they can unlock their local economic potential to benefit everyone.
Carter’s game-changing work has earned her numerous honors, including a place on the lists of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and Essence magazine’s 25 Most Influential African Americans, a MacArthur genius grant, and the New York Post’s Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
Among her many other activities, she serves on the board of the Wilderness Society and CERES and hosts the public radio series “The Promised Land.”