Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), the Bronx-based non-profit, announced today that Founder and environmental justice champion Majora Carter will be stepping down from her post as Executive Director.
Deputy Director Miquela Craytor has been promoted to fill her rather large shoes and will continue to lead this groundbreaking organization, which is a force for innovation in the South Bronx, and serves as a model for communities across the globe.
Ms. Carter will continue to offer strategic support to SSBx while pursuing a wide array of new opportunities, including her own consulting business focusing on the economic potential of green-collar employment opportunities.
We at the High Line are continually impressed with the work she has done on behalf of her own neighborhood, environmental justice issues, as well as the welfare of communities across the globe. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and are excited to see where Ms. Craytor leads SSBx.
For more articles and info about Majora Carter, check out:
Carter Discusses Need to 'Green the Ghetto' at U.Va. [UVA Today]
Carrying the Olympic Torch, and Protesting It, Too [New York Times]
Biography: Majora Carter [CNN.com]
How the Bronx Turned Green [The Root]