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Bullard Center Re-launches People of Color Environmental Groups Directory to Connect Environmental and Climate Justice Communities

Bullard Center Re-launches People of Color Environmental Groups Directory to Connect Environmental and Climate Justice Communities

Bullard Center

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October 10, 2023
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Bullard Center Re-launches People of Color Environmental Groups Directory to Connect Environmental and Climate Justice Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2023

Houston, TX - The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University relaunched the People of Color Environmental Groups Directory and Resource Guide, an innovative online platform that connects people of color environmental and climate justice organizations, environmental resources groups, researchers, scientists, technical and legal experts, and activists. The nation’s first People of Color Environmental Groups Directory was compiled by Dr. Robert D. Bullard and his research team in 1992, more than three decades ago. Later editions were published in 1994 and 2000. The 2023 edition focuses on North America–United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  

“I am really excited about re-launching the People of Color Directory after more than two decades. All of the early editions of the directory were big hits–compiled and published before the digital age took hold.  We have high expectations of our “Call for Groups and Experts” to build out this new directory and resource guide that’s long overdue,” states Dr. Robert D. Bullard who once again is leading the directory project.  

Developed in response to the urgent need for a centralized platform to connect those working on environmental, climate, energy and social justice issues, the People of Color Directory and Resource Guide serves as a hub for individuals and organizations committed to addressing these critical challenges.

How It Works: A Platform for Unity
Organizations and individuals passionate about environmental and climate justice can now navigate to pocdirectory.org, where they can seamlessly sign up for a profile. By completing profile questions, they will be screened to be featured in the directory, each receiving a unique profile page showcasing their organizational and or individual technical expert attributes. 

This innovative tool not only provides visibility for environmental organizations but also enables them to learn about other organizations and their contributions to communities worldwide. The People of Color Directory encourages collaboration and networking, fostering stronger connections within the global environmental and climate justice community.

Building Stronger Networks, Inspiring Collaborations
The People of Color Directory and Resource Guide is more than just a platform; it is a catalyst for positive change. By facilitating connections between organizations, activists, researchers, and community members, the directory aims to build stronger partnerships and networks and inspire authentic collaborations that transcend geographical boundaries.

To learn more about the People of Color Directory and Resource Guide and to sign up, visit pocdirectory.org.

Media Coverage:
David Castillo david.castillo@tsu.edu


About The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice:
The Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University was launched to address longstanding issues of systemic inequality and structural racism that cause disproportionate pain, suffering, and death in Black and other people of color communities faced with environmental and climate justice concerns. Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.


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