Majora Carter ’88 delivered the keynote address titled “Green the Ghetto and How Much It Won’t Cost Us” during the 17th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium Nov. 7 in Memorial Chapel.
Carter is the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and River Heroes, host of Eco-Heroes on Sundance Channel and The Promised Land on National Public Radio.
Carter founded and led Sustainable South Bronx from 2001 to 2008, and is currently president of her own economic development consulting group.
The well-received presentation was preceded by Wesleyan President Michael Roth’s announcement of the College of the Environment.
The symposium, held in honor of Dwight L. Greene ’70, began in 1993 as a memorial to his life and work as a professor of law, mentor and friend to many.
The symposium was sponsored by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council, the Alumni of Color Network and the Robert Schumann Lecture Series in the Environmental Studies Program.