Robert Bullard

“Father of Environmental Justice,” & “One of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century”. Dr. Robert Bullard is a leading voice on environmental racism, sustainable housing & human rights.

  • Namesake of the Sierra Club’s “Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award“.
  • Recipient of numerous awards, including: the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award,  the Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation, the Building Economic Alternatives Award from Co-op America.
  • Author of 18 acclaimed books on sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.
  • His book Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Qualityhas become standard text in the field of environmental justice
  • Named Newsweek‘s “one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century”

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We're thankful to Dr. Bullard for enriching our campus with his visit … His lecture, discussions, and classroom visits were highly valued by everyone who met with him.

- Dartmouth College

He really did an excellent job of tying various pieces of environmental justice together. His message was extermely compelling.

- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

His keynote address made a significant contribution to our program. His presentation was relevant and timely--we appreciated hearing his perspectives and sharing in his optimism.

- University of Minnesota