Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto

In an emotionally charged talk, Majora Carter explains her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx. This MacArthur-winning activist shows how minority neighborhoods have suffered most from flawed urban policy, and energetically shares her grassroots efforts to “green the ghetto.” Her talk from the heart drew a spontaneous standing ovation at TED, and has proved equally moving online. As blogger Mike Maupuia records: “So I’m sitting at my desk at work, earplugs inserted, and tears running down my face. I’m watching this video of Majora Carter’s presentation at TED, and thinking … I love this woman! But don’t listen to me … go listen to her!”

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