Angel Organizations of the Month
The Sustainable South Bronx - National Organization of the Month
Environmental Justice Solutions
Founded in 2001 by life-long South Bronx resident, Majora Carter, SSBx 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.
South Bronx residents have far less open space and waterfront access than other parts of NYC.
The South Bronx Greenway Project (SBG) is a community led plan for a bicycle/pedestrian greenway along the South Bronx waterfront, which will provide much needed open space, waterfront access and opportunities for mixed used economic development.
GREEN COLLAR JOB TRAINING and PLACEMENT
This 10-week program is free to qualified applicants. Students graduate with several certifications, job readiness preparation, and a powerful environmental justice perspective on all of the important work they are qualified to do. We work with our graduates to help them find the right job, and we track their progress for 3 years in case they need help finding their place in this growing and rewarding job market .
The Sheridan Expressway
The Sheridan Expressway is a poorly planned 1.25 mile redundant highway link in the South Bronx. Built at a time when Robert Moses (the “Power Broker”) dictated New York public works projects, the Sheridan Expressway is one of four expressways that has contributed to the blight, disinvestment and public health problems plaguing the South Bronx.
Removing this short stretch of highway will reunite South Bronx neighborhoods, allow residents to access the newly restored Bronx River, and create space for parks, affordable housing and positive economic development.
Sustainable South Bronx is together with Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Mothers on the Move, Pratt Institute Center for Community and Economic Development, and Tri-State Transportation Campaign, under the name:
Solid Waste And Energy
Truck-based transfer stations and garbage equity
Zero Waste Campaign
Bronx Recycling Industrial Park (BRIP) SSB, in partnership with Green Worker Cooperatives, Pratt Instituted Center for Community and Environmental Development, Sustainable Enterprise, and the Hugo Neu Corporation, is working to develop a center for recycling; recycling-based manufacturing; and reuse industries, at the Oak Point site in Hunts Point. The BRIP, essentially a collection of businesses in which the waste and by-products of one business would be the raw material for another one, would reduce the generation and export of waste from The Bronx, assist in shutting down existing truck-based construction & demolition waste transfer stations in the South Bronx and provide 300-500 quality jobs to South Bronx residents.
For more information on The Sustainable South Bronx and its founder Marjora Carter, please click here.
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