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Majora Carter who is renowned for her visionary leadership in urban environmental activism and founder of Sustainable South Bronx and advisor for Green For All, was one of the Olympic Torch Bearers running the torch in San Francisco... as well as one of the protestors against the Olympic games all in one motion!
On April 8th, a day before the torch relay, the Gothamist quoted her as saying about her participation:
Time has a neat little article about growing diversity in the the sustainable movement. It's not particuarly in depth, but favorites Majora Carter and Van Jones are mentioned.
Check it out:
Yesterday we attended probably the most exciting panel of the week, Green Collar Jobs: The New Green Deal. Everyone was psyched for this one and the speakers didn't disapoint.
Phil Angelides, chairman of the Apollo Alliance, spoke broadly about a now green century. He pointed out how the Green movement is now in the mainstream, politically, scientifically, culturally, so that sustaintable principles are popping up in the wierdest places. He joked, "Here's a big one for you, Rupert Murodch just announced that Fox News are going carbon neutral. That means that Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly are done."