Throughout February, we’ve had the privilege to celebrate four Black professionals in energy and climate making waves in the industry. Each is a leader in their field bringing awareness to the intersection of climate change and social justice, guiding us all to a more equitable, diverse and inclusive energy future.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert and Brooklyn native. A prolific storyteller, Dr. Johnson explores ocean policy from the perspective of communities whose cultures & economies are intertwined with the health of ocean ecosystems.
Learn more about how Dr. Johnson is leading ocean policy for a cleaner energy future.
Rhiana Gunn-Wright is the Director of Climate Policy at the Roosevelt Institute and the architect of the Green New Deal. As a face of progressive climate policy, Rhiana Gunn-Wright is a role model to youth & veteran climate activists alike.
Keep reading to learn how Rhiana Gunn-Wright develops environmental policy that links climate change, social justice and economic development.
Dr. Robert Bullard
Dr. Robert Bullard, often referred to as the father of environmental justice, is an urban planning and environmental policy scholar and award-winning author who has pioneered grassroots environmental justice campaigns for 40+ years.
Learn more about how Dr. Bullard continues to lead the environmental justice movement.
Catherine Flowers’ award-winning work connecting climate change to sanitation has made her a powerful force for change. In her nearly 20 years of environmental activism, she's fought for rural communities at the intersection of public health & climate change.
Learn more about Catherine Flowers’ work at the intersections of climate change, sanitation, and environmental justice.