Wednesday, February 13th CU Boulder UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom 7pm
The Cultural Events Board, Arts and Sciences Student Government, and the CU Environmental Center would like to cordially invite you to “Green the Ghetto,” an event with special guest Majora Carter, on Wednesday February 13th at 7pm in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.
Tickets are free for students and community members, and will be available on a first come first serve basis at the event.
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.
Since 2008, Carter’s consulting company has exported Climate Adaptation, Urban Micro AgriBusiness, and Leadership Development strategies for Business, Government, Foundations, Universities, and economically under-performing Communities.
Sponsored by the CUSG Cultural Events Board and the CU Environmental Center.
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