Sierra Club’s John Muir Award to Environmental Justice Leader, Dr. Robert Bullard!

Robert Bullard was recently awarded the John Muir Award, The Sierra Club’s highest honor. Dr. Bullard has been called “the father of environmental justice.”

Back in February 2013, Dr. Bullard provided a riveting discussion on environmental justice and progress towards sustainability at ESI’s Hot Science Cool Talks event. Head over to check out the archived lecture webcast.

A Summary of the Talk:

Hurricane Katrina provided a startling reminder that environmental health threats such as pollution and climate change disproportionately affect historically disadvantaged communities in our society. Some progress has been made in environmental law and governance, policy and planning in the United States, yet major work lies ahead in order to eliminate disparities and achieve the goal of global health and sustainability. Dr. Bullard will present an insightful account of events, individuals, and organizations that have shaped the environmental justice movement over the past two decades.  He will also describe a framework for how major advances in environmental justice can and should be achieved. Sponsored by UT’s Green Fee and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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