Gregor Robertson and Majora Carter visit the Alexander green roof

Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson and activist Majora Carter visited the Alexander Street Green roof (now known as Strawberry Fields) in 2009. Majora and Gregor were on the roof as part of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association’s Sustainability 2.0 conference. Majora Carter is the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and the Majora Carter Group, which created the first waterfront park in South Bronx in 60 years, created a successful green collar job training and placement centre, and has fought for environmental justice neighbourhoods as part of their “strategy to move under-performing communities into a healthy and productive economic conditions.” You can watch her amazing 2007 TED talk here.

Photo credit: Jim Park at Eclipse Awards

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