Majora Carter comes to UChicago

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Majora Carter, a MacArthur “genius” and president of her own environmental and economic development consulting group, founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001, a non-profit that addresses the environmental, economic and social concerns through policy change, green job training, environmental education, and community greening programs.

On Tuesday, February 8th, Ms. Carter presented to an intimate gathering of 30 on her experience of growing up in the Bronx, leaving to go away to school, and then reluctantly returning to her childhood home, only to realize that upon her return, she viewed it in an entirely different light. Motivating and inspiring, Majora Carter discussed urban agriculture as a sustainable business option that would not only provide local communities with healthy, affordable food while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, but also create jobs for local individuals. Ms. Carter emphasized the importance of communicating across networks and the need to reframe challenges as opportunities for finding alternative, more sustainable solutions.

Thanks to SAGE Ambassador Vikram Dwarkadas for the great photos!

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