Past Seminars & Webinars

Sophia Kianni, Founder and Executive Director of Climate Cardinals

Sophia Kianni

Sophia Kianni is an American climate activist specializing in media and strategy. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international youth-led nonprofit that works to translate information about climate change into over 100 languages. She represents the United States as the youngest member on the United Nations Secretary-General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. She also works as a national strategist for Fridays for Future, an international spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, and a national partnerships coordinator for This is Zero Hour.

Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

Dr. Robert Bullard

Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is an award-winning author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, disasters, emergency response, and community resilience, smart growth, and regional equity. He is co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium. Dr. Bullard is a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

His book, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality (Westview Press, 2000), is a standard text in the environmental justice field. Some of his book titles include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press, 2003), Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity (South End Press, 2004), The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution (Sierra Club Books, 2005), Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity (MIT Press, 2007), and The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and the Politics of Place (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). He is co-author of In the Wake of the Storm: Environment, Disaster and Race After Katrina(Russell Sage Foundation, 2006) and Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007 (United Church of Christ Witness & Justice Ministries, 2007).

Professor Sanya Carley, Professor and Director of Master of Public Affairs Programs, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dr. Sanya Carley is a Professor and Director of the Master of Public Affairs programs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Her research focuses on electricity and transportation policy, energy justice and a just transition, energy-based economic development, and public perceptions of energy infrastructure and technologies. She is a coeditor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. She received her Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and bachelor’s degrees in economics and sustainable development from Swarthmore College.

Environmental Justice and Energy Policy Workshop

Please join us for an Environmental Justice and Energy Policy Workshop with speakers from the Partnership for Southern Equity. You’ll get to hear about some of the important work the organization, a leader in local environmental justice advocacy, is doing regarding energy equity, as well as collaborate with other attendees to develop a policy of your own relating to pressing energy justice issues. 

Find out more about the Partnership for Southern Equity and their important work on their website. Interested in getting involved with ECAST (Emory Climate Analysis and Solutions Team)? You can find them on Facebook and follow them @emoryECAST!

Ms. Jasmine Crowe, Founder & CEO, Goodr, Inc

Jasmine Crowe

Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker, and leader who is working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. Jasmine’s goal is to foster change and create awareness about the leading socioeconomic issues and challenges of today, including poverty, food waste, and hunger.  In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her own kitchen, she launched Goodr, a sustainable waste management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and reduce food waste. She has been featured on CNBC, in Oprah Magazine, Inc., Forbes, Fast Co., NY Times, TED Speaker, and was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 influential female founders. Under her direction, Goodr has redirected nearly five million pounds of surplus food from restaurants, event centers, airports, and businesses to the millions of people who are food insecure. Goodr clients include SAP, Netflix, Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Georgia World Congress Center, and many more.  During the pandemic, Goodr pivoted to food distribution by organizing pop-up grocery stores as well as launching a delivery program that provides weekly groceries to over 2,000 seniors each week. Since March of 2020, Goodr is responsible for providing over two million meals to people in need.