Sustainability pioneer Majora Carter to speak at CU Feb. 13

February 1, 2013

Once described as the “Green Power Broker” by The New York Times, Majora Carter will speak in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as a guest of the student-run Cultural Events Board. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Carter founded and led the nonprofit organization 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 and 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.

The MacArthur “genius” fellowship is among Carter's extensive list of awards and honorary degrees. 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 U.S. Green Building Council, and The Wilderness Society.

Please contact the Cultural Events Board Speakers Coordinator with questions about the event.

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