NCS | Speakers
Green Jobs - Headed Where?
Call Date: April 13, 2011
Majora Carter , ConsultantMajora hosts the Peabody Award winning public-radio series: The Promised Land, and serves on the boards of the US Green Building Council, and The Wilderness Society. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship.
She founded and led Sustainable South Bronx, from 2001 to 2008 — when few were talking about “sustainability“; and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx.
By 2003, Majora coined the term: “Green The Ghetto” as she pioneered one of the nation’s first urban green-collar job training & placement systems, and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs. Majora’s 2006 TEDtalk was one of 6 presentations to launch that groundbreaking website.
Since 2008, her consulting company has exported Climate Adaptation, Urban Micro-AgriBusiness, and Leadership Development strategies for Business, Government, Foundations, Universities, and economically under-performing Communities.
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