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Saturday, December 20, 2008

City turns down school for green jobs

The city Department of Education has rejected a proposal to create a high school based on the ideas of the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and devoted to training students for jobs that can improve the environment.

The Majora Carter Achievement Academy was the brainchild of its namesake, the former executive director of the Hunts Point-based environmental justice organization. More than two years in the making, the proposal was developed by Stephen Ritz, an award-winning teacher and coordinator of student affairs at the Millennium Art Academy in the East Bronx.

Read the rest of the story in The Hunts Point Express


  1. I think environmental education should be essential for all the ages. If we do not start it right away then it will be too late to get back from the bad consequences that we will face in future. Lets spread the word of Environment and social with different sites and blogs. At present i found JustMeans site a very powerful platform to express and debate on these issues. Many experts, energy environmental and social companies and individuals in these sectors share this site to express their thoughts and debate; they are using this site at large. If you would like to discuss and learn more on the topics of Green Jobs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Development, Energy and the Environment, Ethical Consumption, Politics and Governance, Social Investment, Social Media and Sustainable Business, then please do visit JustMeans site. I thank you for highlighting this issue on your blog.

  2. the school sounds like a great idea. maybe they turned it down since she wanted to name it after herself. gotta love the ego!

  3. as someone who worked on the team, i can tell you that Majora resisted naming the school after herself because she knew there were enough pea brained detractors like "annon" out there who would gripe. The rest of the team wanted a real person to inspire the youth of the South Bronx. Someone who came from the same place as them and worked to make things better.


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