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Date: Sep 28, 2009
Majora Carter Visits Hofstra to Discuss her Sustainability Efforts
Impacting Citizens and Teaching Eco-Friendly Alternatives
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY -
Who: Majora Carter, President of the Majora Carter Group
What: Delivers a talk about environmental sustainability as part of Define ‘09
When: September 29, 2009 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, South Campus
To register, please visit: hofstra.edu/define09 and click on "events."
Majora Carter was born, raised and continues to live in the South Bronx, New York. Her career has taken her around the world in pursuit of resources and ideas to improve the quality of life in environmentally challenged communities. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 after writing a $1.25 million Federal Transportation grant to design the South Bronx Greenway with 11 miles of bike and pedestrian paths connecting the rivers and neighborhoods to each other and to the rest of the city. That project secured over $20 million in funds for first phase construction and serves as alternative transportation, an economic development anchor, storm water management infrastructure as well as healthy recreation.
She has been instrumental in creating riverfront parks, building green roofs, working to remove poorly planned highways in favor of positive economic development and successfully implementing the Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (BEST) program - a green-collar job training and placement system - providing a community with a skilled workforce that has both a personal and economic stake in their urban environment. To learn more about Majora Carter's accomplishments and project, visit: majoracartergroup.com.
"Define '09: New Challenges, New Solutions," is a year-long series of programs designed to examine the new presidential administration, its policies and initiatives, the challenges we currently face and ways of addressing our country's most pressing issues. Designed to keep our students and our community engaged in politics and civic engagement, this program builds from the success of Educate '08 and the hosting of the October 15presidential debate.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students' interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.