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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[…]

What’s a green collar job? Anything that has a positive impact on the environment, Carter says.

Topic: Majora Carter on "Green Collar Jobs"

Majora Carter: To us, the way we define green collar jobs is that it’s a job that has a net benefit to the environment. So it can be something that a PhD does, in terms of designing a hybrid car. But it can also be something as simple as the guy or the gal that is working to maintain the urban forests. Planting a green roof.  Installing a solar panel. Those are also environment green collar jobs that pay back not only to the person that does the work, which is great, but also to the environment. Because it’s actually reducing some of the environmental costs that we continuously pay, as a result of global warming.

Recorded on: April 28, 2008