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BEST GHETTO POPULIST FIREBRAND ECO-REFORMER
Majora Carter, Sustainable South Bronx
One of the oldest reactionary strategies to undermine the call for environmental change is to declare it the sole province of the rich. And while green products can be expensive, this is kind of just another way of saying "the poors can live in garbage and eat garbage," to which we're sure Majora Carter would say "oh really?" Responsible for creating the South Bronx greenway in 1999 (no easy task under the Giuliani regime), Carter now consults with local communities on environmental remediation and developing viable green-collar micro-economies, maintaining the firm belief that "you shouldn't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one." To which we say, "cool."