Majora Carter | U.S. Green Building Council
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Majora Carter

Majora Carter founded Sustainable South Bronx, in 2001 - when very few of us were even talking about "sustainability"; and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx. By 2003, she coined the term: "Green The Ghetto" as she pioneered one of the nation's first urban green-collar job training & placement systems. Her organization spearheaded new policies and legislation that fueled demand for those jobs, improved the lives of all New Yorkers, and has served as a model for the nation.

Majora Carter is CEO of the Majora Carter Group LLC. She is an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster and responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training and placement systems.

She is the founder of the pioneering environmental and economic solutions nonprofit, Sustainable South Bronx and after establishing that and several other local and national organizations to carry on that work, she built on this foundation with innovative ventures and insights into urban economic developments designed to help move Americans out of poverty.

She is also the Co-Founder & CEO of StartUpBox.SouthBronx ( This enterprise-generating project is seeding the ground for community participation in accessible job creation and economic growth trends in technology.

Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as’s ‘Silicon Alley 100’, a strong supporter and participant of #Focus100, and one of Goldman-Sachs ‘100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs’, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website.

She has continually set new standards of excellence with projects in her South Bronx community, while expanding her reach nationally and internationally. Her philanthropic pursuits and business interests have all pointed toward greater self-esteem and economic potential for low-income people everywhere.