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Women History Month – Women in Sustainability (BWIN) : Majora Carter

Majora Carter redefined the field of environmental equality, starting in the South Bronx at the turn of the century. Now she is leading the local economic development movement across the USA.

 

Carter is an American urban revitalization strategist[1] and public radio host from the South Bronx area of New York City. Carter founded and led the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx[2] from 2001 onward, before entering the private sector in 2008.

 

After leaving Sustainable South Bronx, Carter has served as president of a private consulting firm, Majora Carter Group, LLC (MCG). In the June 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine, Majora Carter was listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2014, B Corporation (certification) recognized MCG as one of the “Best for the World” according to its ranking among other B Corps of similar size.

 

We are huge believers in sustainability as a key to the long-term health and wellness of Black women, our families, our neighborhoods, and our communities. How we care for, move, and interact with our environment will determine the quality of our lives and our health for the foreseeable future.

 

Check out one amazing health, wellness, and sustainability “sheroe”, Majora Carter, urban revitalization expert and CEO of the Majora Carter Group who gave an excellent TED Talk about her work and why greening our communities is so important.