Majora Carter.Cross-posted from Solutions Journal. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Majora Carter is best known for leading the effort to create the South Bronx Greenway: 11 miles of bike and pedestrian paths that connect the rivers and neighborhoods to the rest of the city. In 2001, when few people were talking about sustainability in poor neighborhoods, she pioneered one of the nation's first urban green-collar job training and placement systems. Her organization, Sustainable South Bronx, advocates new policies and legislation that fuel demand for green jobs in marginalized neighborhoods, focusing on intensive urban forestation, green building, and creating …
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Christina Asquith has 12 years experience as a local beat reporter, national correspondent, and foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times and The Economist. She spent three years in the Middle East covering the Iraq war, and won "Educator of the Year" award by Education News for her coverage of the effects of war on the lives of school system. She also is author of two non-fiction books: "The Emergency Teacher: A Year Inside Philadelphia's Toughest School" (Skyhorse Press, 2007) and "The Spinsters' War: A Story of Women, Life and Death in Iraq" (Random House, 2009). Prior to joining Solutions Magazine, she was senior editor at Diverse Magazine in Washington DC.