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The Perennials Project: building bridges in a shifting world

The Perennials Project: building bridges in a shifting world

Those of us in the green space may tend to equate the term “sustainable community” with practices like the growth of neighborhood farmers markets, the integration of renewables into a town or city’s energy mix or the presence of innovative green businesses. Behind all of these practices, of course, are people committed not only to a more environmentally benign way of life, but also to the viability of their communities.

An eclectic group of young creatives has redefined the word “perennials” to describe the people at the forefront of creating healthier, more livable communities. The Perennials Project will explore these people who, according to the project’s website, are “working toward a sustainable future by bridging divides.”

Majora Carter

Majora Carter

Born and raised in the South Bronx, co-host Majora Carter of Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to fight for environmental justice through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by community needs. She is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, a member of Clinton Global Initiative, and Co-founder of…

Green Roof Victory: NY City Law

Green Roof Victory: NY City Law

You may have heard about Majora Carter, the host of THE GREEN, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx and upcoming host for a brand new series called ECO-HEROES. Majora has been a major proponent of greening rooftops in the city. In fact, her own rooftop garden is featured in an episode of BIG IDEAS FOR…

This Week On THE GREEN: GROW

This Week On THE GREEN: GROW

BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: GROW [www.sundance.tv] Discover three companies that are making it easier for people to grow more things in their home and in their community. Jorg Breuning is a roof garden expert who runs the company Green Roof Services LLC [www.greenroofservice.com] Jorg helps Majora Carter build a roof garden on top…

SEASON 2 Of THE GREEN Coming Soon

SEASON 2 Of THE GREEN Coming Soon

SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S THE GREEN™ PRESENTED BY ROBERT REDFORD RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON LEXUS AND CITI SMITH BARNEY RETURN AS CO-PRESENTERS OF THE PRIMETIME DESTINATION “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” and New Documentaries to Premiere April 1st, 2008 at 9:00 pm e/p Season To Kick Off With “BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: Power” and…

Green Editorials From Majora Carter and Simran Sethi

Green Editorials From Majora Carter and Simran Sethi

Majora Carter and Simran Sethi care about the environment. They have many areas of knowledge on various environmental subjects. The two hosts made a few green editorial videos that played during the first screening of THE GREEN programming block. These videos deliver bite-sized bits of information that make it easier to present simplified versions of…

Build and Cities Week: Host Fashions

Build and Cities Week: Host Fashions

For this week’s fashion round-up, we will be taking a look at the outfits worn by Simran Sethi and Majora Carter during the last two weeks of THE GREEN’s environmental programming on the Sundance Channel. Both of our wonderful hosts enjoyed dressing in ecologically sustainable garments, as one can see in their happy and serene…