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April 12, 2018

Honorary Geographer Dr. Robert D. Bullard to Give Keynote Talk at 2018 AAG Convention

Robert D. Bullard was named 2018 Honorary Geographer by the American Association of Geographers and will deliver keynote talk at the AAG’s annual convention in New Orleans on April 12, 2018. The title of professor Bullard’s talk is “The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Still Matter.”

March 13, 2018

Environmental Justice: What Next?

Dr. Robert D. Bullard will join a panel of experts in the nation’s capital to examine how the decades-long movement for equal access to a safe environment must adapt in the face of our changing planet.  From the Flint Water Crisis, water crisis to massive Hurricanes like Harvey, Irma and Marie, low-income and people of color

March 01, 2018

Just Transition 2018 Conference

Dr. Robert D. Bullard is a keynote speaker at the Just Transition 2018 Conference – “The Just Transition Toward a Low-Carbon Economy – Integrating Climate, Energy and Environmental Justice” | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | March 1-2, 2018.

February 21, 2018

Air Alliance Houston State of the Air Gala

Dr. Robert D. Bullard will join former Houston Mayor Bill White at the Air Alliance Houston’s State of the Air Gala on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Health Museum.  Funds raised through this event will support AAH’s programs, allowing it to continue research, education, and advocacy work to advance the public health

February 12, 2018

EPA Environmental Justice Screening

Dr. Robert D. Bullard to participate in EPA EJ Screening and panel February 12, 2018 on Houston’s Fifth Ward community and issues related to environmental justice, flooding, health, housing, and economic recovery post-Hurricane Harvey. Other panel members include Matthew Tejada (EPA of Office of Environmental Justice), Dr. Bakayeh Nelson (Air Alliance Houston), and Juan Parras

September 15, 2014

After People’s Climate March, Good Time to Diversify Funding of Climate Justice

In order for the nation to make headway on the climate change front, we need our mainstream environmental organization friends and philanthropic allies who supported the People’s Climate March to join us in supporting the recommendations for diversifying funding and building an infrastructure of “grassroots” efforts, ethnic-based networks, and regional environmental and climate initiatives—better known as a Movement. That’s how we put together a winning team to effectively battle climate change, social vulnerability and build community resilience.

September 05, 2014

Why HBCUs Must Lead on Climate Justice

The nation’s 104 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) play a significant role in training African Americans and other leaders of color in all fields. More than 80 percent of the HBCUs are found in the Gulf Coast and South Atlantic region of the United States. Many southern communities where HBCUs are located and where they draw the vast majority of their students are at ground zero in the fight for climate justice. Climate-related disasters in the southern U.S. have outnumbered those in other regions of the U.S. annually in both scale and magnitude by a ratio of almost 4:1 during the past decade. The southern region is vulnerable not only because of its physical location and but also because of its high prevalence of concentrated poverty, uninsured households, income and wealth inequality, health care disparities, and food insecurity, combined to create a perfect storm of vulnerability if and when natural and human-made disasters strike. Given the region’s unique history, a “southern initiative” is needed to address climate vulnerability and develop strategies for building just and resilient communities.

August 26, 2014

Houston’s One Bin Waste Recycling Plan Advisory Committee Lacks Diversity

Non-Hispanic Whites make up only 26 percent of Houston. Yet, the city’s controversial One Bin for All recycling plan advisory committee is 80 percent white. It is hard to imagine how the nearly all-white One Bin committee can move forward in any credible way without the Mayor “fixing” the glaring omission of Hispanics on the advisory committee. This is not an insignificant point since Hispanics currently make up nearly half of the city’s population.

August 22, 2014

An Environmental Justice Analysis of Houston’s One Bin for All Recycling Plan

A detailed presentation examines the environmental justice implications of the One Bin for All plan in the context of Houston’s discriminatory waste facility siting pattern. From the 1970s to present, in no-zoning Houston, the city’s black and brown neighborhoods were “unofficially zoned for garbage.”

August 04, 2014

Houston Waste Summit Experts to Mayor: “Dump Experimental One-Bin Recycling Plan”

The Waste and Environmental Justice Summit was held this past Saturday at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. More than one hundred community and civic leaders attended the policy summit to hear from experts on recycling, waste and race, environmental justice and Houston’s controversial One Bin for All Recycling Plan.