Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Majora Carter

President, Majora Carter Group LLC

Majora Carter is President of the Majora Carter Group LLC. Her work includes advising cities, foundations, universities, businesses and communities around the world on unlocking their "green-collar" economic potential to benefit everyone. Carter founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to design 11 miles of bike and pedestrian paths. By 2003 she had implemented the successful Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (BEST) program — a pioneering green job training and placement system. She has received a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and was named one of Newsweek's "25 to Watch," one of Essence magazine's "25 Most Influential African-Americans" and one of the New York Post's "Most Influential NYC Women." A board member of the Wilderness Society, SJF Ventures and Ceres, she hosts a public radio series called "The Promised Land" ( and the television program "Eco Heroes" on the Sundance Channel.

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