Leader in "greening the ghetto" to speak here

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .

The Green Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory will present Majora Carter Thursday night in the Inspire Speakers Series at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
The event, from 5:30p to 8:30p, features one of the country’s leading consultants on how community development can be built on green jobs and sustainable infrastructure. The Majora Carter Group operates in the South Bronx, where her work helped establish Sustainable South Bronx in 2001.
In the video above, she talks about the effect of climate change on the poor and the need to address poverty and climate change together at an event of the Clinton Global Initiative in New Orleans in 2009.
Her urban green-collar job training and placement work, which she calls “greening the ghetto,” has been honored by the National Audubon Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council, among others.
Her focus will be on the importance of dynamic, diverse and healthy neighborhoods in our nation’s quest for national security.
The event will cost members of the Green Building Alliance and its partner organizations $25; all others $45.
Tickets can be purchased online, at the door or by calling Dana Snyder at the Green Building Alliance at 412.773.6017.

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