If you haven’t seen Majora Carter’s presentation from February’s TED conference, you should (you’ll need Flash).
She started Sustainable South Bronx a few years ago, and works for environmental/social justice and sustainablility in a common-sense, pro-development way (she has "embraced her inner capitalist" in her words).
She makes scads of sense, and tells a great story. You’d have to be pretty thick-headed not to give what she says some creedence, and pretty hard-hearted not to be moved by her story. She’s kind of along the lines of the new, hip environmentalists I posted about before. People like this are harder and harder to ignore, because a lot of them don’t look like extremists anymore.
Speaking of people who are making more and more sense, I’ll probably go see Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth if I get the chance. Anyone want to come with?