Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice

Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice

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A conversation with Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice’

A conversation with Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice’

Those who are most affected by climate change must have a say in plans to respond to the problem, Bullard says.

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The Bullard Center Honors EJ Leaders this Black History Month

The Bullard Center Honors EJ Leaders this Black History Month

Black men and women have been trailblazing the Environmental Justice movement for decades. This year, we're shining a light on their accomplishments.

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Justice 40 Screening Tool Training Held at Texas Southern University's Bullard Center

Justice 40 Screening Tool Training Held at Texas Southern University's Bullard Center

Community members got a first glimpse at a new tool that breaks down disparities in communities across the country.

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Dates announced for the 2023 HBCU Climate Change Conference

Dates announced for the 2023 HBCU Climate Change Conference

Mark your calendar! Our conference returns this fall.

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Six Environmental Justice Policy Fights to Watch in 2023

Six Environmental Justice Policy Fights to Watch in 2023

These are the issues competing for priority this year as $60 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for environmental justice efforts begins to flow into U.S. communities.

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Welcome to the Bullard Center

We're connecting the dots on environmental, transportation, climate, energy, economic, health and racial justice.

Who We Are

A life devoted to environmental and social justice.

Robert Bullard

Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D., is founding director of the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University. He received his Ph.D. degree in sociology from Iowa State University.

Professor Bullard is often called the “father of environmental justice.”  He is co-founder of the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium and HBCU Climate Change Consortium, and co-chair of the National Black Environmental Justice Network.

Robert Bullard

UNEP Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award

Mission

The Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University primary mission is education and training, public policy analysis and policy development, and science across multiple disciplines, including environmental science, social and behavioral science, public health, and urban planning, to create systemic change.

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Vision and Goal

Our vision is to be a leading force for transformative environmental and climate justice using rigorous science, community-driven research, policy, civic engagement programming, and effective advocacy.  

Our goal is to lead and support efforts whose aim is to end systemic racism and structural inequality where Black people live, work, play, learn, and pray, and advance environmental and climate justice, sustainability and community resilience — viewed through a racial justice and equity lens.  

How We Work