How We Work

The Bullard Center works to promote justice—environmental, climate, economic, energy, transportation, food and water and health justice—and eliminate structural inequality and systemic racism.


Education and Training

The Center’s Education and Training Academy supports mentoring of students, faculty and community leaders and is designed to reach an audience that historically has been underrepresented in environmental and climate education, green jobs and green careers. It serves as a learning resource, develops culturally appropriate tools, toolkits and curricula and facilitates green technology transfer.


Research and Policy

Research and policy are major components of the Bullard Center’s mission.  Both are guided by the needs and priorities identified by communities and their residents who are on the frontline of environmental assaults.  The interdisciplinary Center uses community based participatory research (CBPR) approach in carrying out it work and draws upon the collective strengths of its staff, faculty and institutional partners to form a powerful platform for social change and community empowerment.


Civic Engagement and Advocacy

Civic engagement and public participation form the core of the Bullard Center's work.  It brings together internal and external experts, project advisors, visiting scholars, and affiliates to assist in translating and transforming research findings into useful knowledge for decision making. It aims to integrate and translate knowledge and technology that is accessible and useful and vital for policy development and decision-making.



The Center works closely with the HBCU Climate Change Consortium, HBCU Gulf Coast Equity Consortium, National Black Environmental Justice Network, and Deep South Center for Environmental Justice to help facilitate and support networking, intergenerational Black leadership empowerment, and community-driven equity initiatives grounded in racial justice.


Technical Assistance and Support

The Bullard Center faculty, researchers and staff are often called upon to provide technical assistance and support to communities on a range of services, including training, research, policy, practice, legal, communication, and advocacy.