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Majora Carter "Do What You Can"

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http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/6b3e8d1ceb02b641f7c3a5159b9f1af9/ Majora Carter is probably the only person to receive an award from the Center For American Progress and a Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the New York Post. Fast Company magazine named her one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. The New York Times described her as "The Green Power Broker" and the Ashoka Foundation's Changemakers.org recently dubbed Majora Carter "The Prophet of Local." Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio series The Promised Land, and serves on the boards of the United States Green Building Council and The Wilderness Society. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. She founded and led Sustainable South Bronx, from 2001 to 2008—when not many people were talking about sustainability—and, even fewer, in places like the South Bronx. By 2003, Majora Carter coined the phrase "Green the Ghetto" as she pioneered one of the nation's first urban green-collar job training and placement systems, and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs. Carter's 2006 TED talk was one of six presentations to launch that groundbreaking website. Since 2008, her MCG consulting company has exported climate adaptation, urban micro-agribusiness, and leadership development strategies for business, government, foundations, universities, and economically under-performing communities.