Emory Climate Talk Presents Dr. Robert Bullard

Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice, joins Emory Climate Talks for a conversation on Tuesday, December 1, at 12 p.m. EST. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is an award-winning author, co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium, and a distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental … Continue Reading →

Remembering Mayor Carl B. Stokes for Bringing National Attention to Water Quality and Environmental Justice

By: Rachel Musetti, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives The Cuyahoga River begins in northeastern Geauga County, Ohio and continues into Akron, running both south and west, before turning back north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. In the middle of the twentieth century, the Cuyahoga River was notoriously one of the most polluted rivers … Continue Reading →

Toxic Waste, Clean Water, and Race: Commemorating Foundational Black Leadership of the Environmental Justice Movement

By Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Throughout the majority of American history, environmental and racial issues have been perceived as existing in separate spheres. This understanding shifted irreversibly with the work of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a national church-based civil rights agency, and its Commission for Racial Justice. The … Continue Reading →