Majora Carter is founder of the Majora Carter Group, a consultancy that brings the tools of a green collar economy to communities across the country. She is the host of the Peabody award winning series, The Promise Land, and a McArthur "genius" Fellow. We interviewed Majora and her husband James Chase on their green roof in the South Bronx, NY.
"If you could make one change in the world -- what would it be?"
That is one question The Perennials Project is asking of individuals who share the desire to see a more just and sustainable future.
The Perennials Project is an exploration of individuals and communities working toward a sustainable future by bridging divides. Perennials are people working across complex generational, professional, class and other cultural boundaries. To reach sustainability, the world needs technological solutions -- it also needs Perennial people. Like perennial plants, these people grow deep roots and nurture relationships across boundaries in the communities where they work. They are change-makers, they are persistent and they are looking for recruits.
The Perennials Project is led by a collaborative of four young leaders. Our goal is to celebrate and nurture Perennials – and inspire new ones – through film, web and other media. Join us in this story as we visit coal mining communities in Appalachia, urban agriculture initiatives in Denver, and other efforts to share their stories of working toward just and sustainable communities