sustainable south bronx

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: James Wells

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: James Wells

The beginning of an ECO-HERO can often be a humble one. James Wells was looking for a job. He decided to work for the small non-profit organization Sustainable South Bronx. James started training to be a green steward for the organization; the responsibility of this particular station was to lead a team of volunteers and…

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Joanna Opot

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Joanna Opot

Joanna Opot runs a fellowship program that helps students of any discipline link their studies to environmental factors. The fellowship program goes one step further than education by also providing career opportunities and contacts for their fellows to further environmental works around the globe. Working at an organization that annually provides the needed resources for…

Majora Carter

Article: 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…

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Adam Green

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Adam Green

Adam Green spends time on boats. He enjoys using sustainable materials like recovered wood to build boats. He started an organization “Rocking the Boat,” which invites kids to build and sail boats. Being a part of this experience helps these kids experience a working environment while also helping them notice the importance of creatively using…

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Ira Ehrenpreis

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Ira Ehrenpreis

Ira Ehrenpreis is a General Partner at a company called Technology Partners, which primarily invests in what they call “Cleantech Companies” as well as select life sciences companies. Cleantech refers to any technology which is at worst carbon neutral and at best, actually promotes a cleaner environment. One of the problems that Cleantech is poised…

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Jerry Fiddler

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Jerry Fiddler

Jerry Fiddler, Chairman of Solazyme, is a huge advocate of algae. All the Popeye comparisons aside, algae really can make you strong, or more precisely, can make your diesel engine run like a workhorse. Mr. Fiddler’s company ferments algae in enormous tanks, thereby refining the vegetable into a biodiesel fuel that can fuel your car.…

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Sarah Gitlin

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Sarah Gitlin

Sarah Gitlin is a senior at Dalton High School in New York City. She strives to be a environmentalist throughout her life, and is getting her start by motivating her school to be more environmentally friendly. She led the way for a senior class gift consisting of solar panels for the roof of the school.…

Green Roof Victory: NY City Law

Article: 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…

Green Editorials From Majora Carter and Simran Sethi

Article: 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…