The Cultural Events Board Presents: Green the Ghetto with Majora Carter.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Glen Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado Boulder
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Described as a "Green Power Broker" by the New York Times, award winning Majora Carter's work is founded on the principle that: "You don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one." As increasing numbers of Americans find themselves unable to sell or buy homes, this goal is gaining more and more relevance.
Carter received the award from John Podesta's Center for American Progress, as well as a Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement from Rupert Murdoch's: New York Post/News Corp. Fast Company Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, and the Ashoka Foundation's Changemakers.org recently dubbed Majora Carter: "The Prophet of Local." Carter also produces and hosts the Peabody Award-winning public-radio series: The Promised Land, and serves on the boards of the US Green Building Council, and The Wilderness Society. The MacArthur "genius" fellowship is among her extensive list of awards and honorary degrees.
Majora Carter founded and led Sustainable South Bronx, from 2001 to 2008 — when few were talking about "sustainability"; especially in places like The South Bronx. By 2003, Carter coined the term: "Green The Ghetto" as she pioneered one of the nation's first urban green-collar job training & placement systems, and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs. Carter's 2006 TEDtalk was one of six presentations to launch the groundbreaking website.