Friday, September 26, 2008

SoBro So Green

This piece by Tom Liddy from Monday's New York Post managed to slip past us somehow... But it is quite appropriate to highlight it now on the eve of "National Day of Action."

Bronxite Majora Carter, who is an environmental activist and founder of the nonprofit Sustainable South Bronx, has been nominated for a Post Liberty Medal in the Lifetime Achievement category.

Carter, who grew up in Hunts Point, has spearheaded numerous pushes for more green space and parks in the South Bronx, including the development of the South Bronx Greenway and Hunts Point Riverside Park.

The following is an except from the New York Post article:

Carter's vision for her neighborhood includes helping jobless residents escape poverty through "green-collar" jobs. "If you invest in people, the benefits will come in multiples," she said. [NY Post]

Congratulations on your many accomplishments Majora!

Show your support of green initiatives in the Bronx by participating in one of the "National Day of Action" events that are planned for tomorrow throughout the BoogieDown. They are listed in the below Events Reminder.

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