Majora Carter on Environmental Justice

Majora Carter. Photo credit: Zack Seckler

The NBC Nightly News recently produced a feature on environmental justice advocate and founder of Sustainable South Bronx, Majora Carter. In it, Carter said, “The green movement to me actually means environmental justice, which is a principal that no community should bear the brunt of lots of environmental burdens and not enjoy some of the environmental benefits.”

Carter, a recipient of the $500,000 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, now runs her own environmental development consultancy, the Majora Carter Group.

Watch clips of her interview at, a website that promotes discussion of environmental issues.

The NBC piece was inspired by’s “100 History Makers in the Making,” in which the Joint Center’s Climate Commissioner Dr. Robert Bullard was also named. The Grio is a division of NBC News dedicated to showcasing African American perspectives.


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