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Coming Soon to the U of M: Majora Carter on green jobs, healthy communities

February 14, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Coming Soon to the U of M: Majora Carter on green jobs, healthy communities

You’ve heard me say often that a healthy river is partly a function of a healthy city. In other words, cities that are struggling to meet the basic needs of their citizens may not always think of how their rivers are part of that solution. The rivers often are part of a broader solution to environmental health, community development, and related matters, but those are topics for another time.

I just wanted to alert everyone that in a couple of weeks, one of the truly outstanding people in recent community environmental activism is coming to Minnesota.  Majora Carter’s work in her native South Bronx has been widely profiled as a leading example of innovations in green job development, community development and empowerment, and environmental equity. Go here to learn more, to read linked articles, and to buy tickets.  It should be an extraordinary evening!

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