The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |

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.”

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4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( http://www.greenspaceshome.com ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( http://greenbusinesscompetition.com ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

    Check the links!

  • Nice article I interned for http://www.biggreencart.com an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog http://www.ecofriendlystudents.blogspot.com , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .