From 2001 to 2008 Majora Carter was Executive Director of the non-profit she founded, Sustainable South Bronx. There she pioneered green-collar job training and placement systems in one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the US. This MacArthur "genius" is now president of her own economic consulting firm, a co-host on Sundance Channel's The Green, and host of a special public radio series called The Promised Land.
We need to be supportive, not admonishing, Carter says.
It's too easy to peg someone just as a tree-planter and park-builder, Carter says.
The Bloomberg administration gave it a good shot, Carter says.
It's as simple as reusing things, Carter says.