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2012 The Root 100

Majora Carter is an environmental-justice advocate, economic-planning consultant and public-radio host.

  • Influence: 155
  • Reach: 10.0
  • Substance: 7.0
  • Media Mentions: 96
  • Internet Mentions: 9810
  • Twitter Followers: 10720
  • Majora Carter

  • Award-winning urban-renewal and environmental-justice visionary who recently announced plans to foster tech entrepreneurship in New York City's South Bronx.
  • Job: Environmental-justice advocate and radio host
  • Sector: Community
  • Twitter: @MajoraCarter
  • Location: Bronx, N.Y.
  • Age: 45
  • Bio: Once described by the New York Times as "the Green Power Broker," Majora Carter is an environmental-justice advocate whose work has earned awards and honors including a MacArthur "genius" fellowship. The host of the Peabody Award-winning public-radio series The Promised Land, she runs an economic consulting and planning firm. The Sustainable South Bronx founder announced plans this year for the nonprofit business incubator Startup Box: South Bronx, which she and her partners hope will make the neighborhood a "mecca for tech entrepreneurs." She has said, "I believe that you shouldn't have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one."