Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He currently is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. He is a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Professor Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA).
09/14/2018 “One of the Population Most Vulnerable to Climate Change is Locked in the Path of Hurricane Florence,” Justine Calma, Grist.
09/14/2018 “A Bus Tour Through the Past, Present and Future of Environmental Justice,” Gregory Scruggs, Next City.
09/14/2018 “Polluters Should Bear a Fair Share of the Costs of Responding to Climate Change,” Robert D. Bullard, Texas Tribune.
09/12/2018 “Weekly Roundup: A Closer Look at Dr. Robert Bullard,” Jodi Solomon Speakers Blog.
09/10/2018 “Too Little Power Can Be a Dangerous Thing,” Jeremy Deaton, Huffington Post.
09/07/2018 “When the Freedom to Breathe is a Privilege,” Christina Colon, Sojourner.
09/07/2018 Dr. Robert D. Bullard to speak on Building a More Just World Through Climate Action Panel at the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 (#GCAS2018) Friday September 14 9:00am – 10:30am Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA.
09/07/2018 Dr. Robert D. Bullard to speak on Ethics, Religion, and Climate Change Roundtable Series at the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 Thursday September 13 11:00am (#GCAS2018) University of San Francisco.
08/30/2018 “Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. and Climate Scientist Dr. J. Marshall Sheperd are Featured Keynote Speakers“ at Sixth Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference | New Orleans, LA September 19-23, 2018.
08/29/2018 “Power at the People’s Tribunal on Harvey Recovery,” Larisa Manescu, Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club Blog.
08/03/2018 “A Call to Support GoFundMe Campaign to Raise $25,000 to Help Send 100 Youth and Student Climate Leaders to the Sixth Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Climate Change Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA from September 20-23, 2018.
08/01/2018 “Dr. Robert D. Bullard Named One of 22 Climate Trailblazers " and will be participating in the Global Climate Action Summit to be held in San Francisco, CA from September 12-14, 2018. Of the 22 Climate Trailblazers, six live in North America, three in Central or South America, two in Europe, four in Africa, three in Asia and four in Australia or Oceania.
08/01/2018 “Global Climate Action Summit Selects 22 Climate Trailblazers Ahead of Landmark Event,” Global Climate Action Summit, Feature Press Release.