Sustainable South Bronx

ADB and Behance are big fans of the work and ideas that have come from Sustinable South Bronx. Talk about using innovation to break the rules and expectations, they’ve put the Bronx on the Green map, destroying the notion of trickle down “elitist” environmentalism. So we’re extremely excited that they’ll be creating a new consultancy to take their methods on Greening the Ghetto national, and will be presenting (and asking for your thoughts on) the initiative at Make Good Ideas Happen.

Their mission:

Environmental Justice through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by community needs.

Founded in 2001 by life-long South Bronx resident, Dr. Majora Carter, SSBx also addresses land-use, energy, transportation, water & waste policy, and education to advance the environmental and economic rebirth of the South Bronx, and inspire solutions in areas like it across the nation and around the world.

What they do:

Everything from Green Roof Installation to the Bronx Greenway project, even Green Collar Job Training. A small locally based non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation that has an international reputation for innovation and foresight.

What they will be presenting

Bronx Takeover-Creating a New Initiative and Consultancy to Green the Nation’s Ghettos.

Being a small org with a big rep has made it hard for SSBx to find funding. So founder, Dr. Majora Carter, is launching a private consulting firm that will guide municipalities, educational institutions, foundations, and other communities towards a path that unlocks their own green-collar potential in ways that benefit everyone. A near blank slate, come help SSBX determine what the new face of urban sustainability and justice will look like.

This consultancy will offer survey tools and services for government, community, and corporate leaders to get a clear picture of their assets and deficits, and then ongoing reporting and advice that will bridge those gaps and shine a light to a sustainable future.

In Carter’s own words: “if people knew they could make some money saving the world, a lot more people would do it, and we need all the help we can get!”

A woman after our own hearts. If the potential isn’t inspiring enough, this video of Dr. Carter at on of the most inspiring talks we’ve seen at TED should do it.


If you’d like to help make SSBX’s ideas happen, check out the Make Good Ideas Happen event orInternet Week site and stop by the roof of The Delancey on June 9th at 7 pm.

City YearStartingBloc and Sustainable South Bronx will present ideas they are pursuing to change the world. Bring your idealism, and leave behind Action Steps with resources, connections, and next steps to help these non-profits make their ideas happen. Amazing people, good drinks, and a nice buzz from doing good – what more could you ask for?

RSVP at Can’t make the event? Drop us a line if you want to help anyway.

Author: adminallday