"Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens. The South Bronx native draws a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Hence her motto: "Green the ghetto!"" ~ from the TED website
"In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. " ~ from the TED.com website
"Forty years after the reign of city planner Robert Moses, key city players described urbanism in the 21st century and set out their vision for the future. Topics included regional planning, open space initiatives, transportation, sustainable development, and New York’s role as an international city. James S. Russell moderated this program featuring a keynote address by Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff and a roundtable discussion." ~ from the CSPAN website
"They're artists, academics, athletes, activists, authors and more. Following last year's acclaimed NAACP Documentary Award winning HBO special The Black List, Vol. 1, a remarkable group of African-American notables share candid stories and revealing insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the U.S. on the all-new THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2." ~ from the Amazon.com website
"DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil." ~ from the Dirt! The Movie website
"Water Blues Green Solutions tells stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore, and preserve our rivers and sources of drinking water." ~ from Penn State Media website
in Sojourners Magazine 39, no. 8 (August 2010): 17–17.
The author discusses the threats being faced by wetlands along the Gulf Coast due to the oil spill, as well as his call for the restoration and protection of such wetlands, which she claims will be a good job that could provide therapy for individuals returning from war or prison.
Sojourners Magazine, February 2009.
An editorial is presented on global warming and efforts to reduce global poverty. The author reflects on the economic aspects of renewable energy and horticultural infrastructure. Other topics include fighting climate change, health problems among the poor, human rights in China, and storm surges.
in Anglican Theological Review 91, no. 4 (September 2009): 601–5.
Remarks given at the 39th National Theological Conference of the Trinity Institute, 'Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability,' New York, NY, Ja 21-23 2009.
in Economic Development Journal 5, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 24–29.
The article discusses the author's experience in and the history of the South Bronx in explaining the concept of environmental justice. Her aim is to change poor neighborhoods from being one of the city's waste and polluting industries by bringing local advocates together with city government to articulate a vision for community development which include green roofs and improved storm water management, and rehabilitation of the industrial waterfront.
"Sustainable South Bronx works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx -- and throughout New York City -- through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise." ~ from the ssbx.org website
"StartUp Box is a social enterprise designed to increase opportunities for South Bronx community members to be a part of the tech economy, by creating a technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the South Bronx. StartUp Box South Bronx will serve as a blueprint to launch StartUp Boxes in other low-income communities nationwide--but first, we are showing how it’s done in the Boogie Down! ~ from the StartUp Box website
"We are a Research & Development Lab, located in NYC's South Bronx, that builds solutions to the challenges of economic inclusion found in under-performing communities everywhere." ~ from the hometownsecuritylabs.org website
An Inc. Magazine interview with Alyssa Danigelis (January 13, 2011)
"Two years after leaving her nonprofit, Sustainable South Bronx, the expert on urban greening and sustainability talks about founders' syndrome, funding a mission-based start-up, and the green-jobs myth." ~ from the Inc. Magazine website
Kim Wallace, Mother Earth Living (May/June 2009)
"Activist and consultant Majora Carter explains how "greening the ghetto" doubles our impact on healing short- and long-term health problems." ~ from the Motherearth.com website