Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto

majoracarterGrowing up in the South Bronx Majora Carter watched half the buildings in her neighborhood burn down.  Landlords thought it was more profitable to torch their property in the dilapidated area and collect the insurance money than earn an honest return on their investment.  The South Bronx became degraded because banks "red lined" the area - meaning they would not loan money to businesses in the neighborhood.  When businesses moved out, rubbish moved in making the South Bronx the waste disposal center for 40% of New York City's waste.  Majora Carter did not know as a little girl that she lived in an environmental justice community, but she knows it now...Read More