We are the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.|We are the first Environmental Justice Center in the nation.|We are the first to use GIS mapping to expose environmental racism.|We are the first to bring a Climate Justice Pavilion to the Blue Zone at COP27.|We are the first to develop the EJ Communiversity Model.

Founded in 1992, the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice is dedicated to improving the lives of community members of all ages who are harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change, through research and policy studies, community and student engagement to impact policy change, and health and safety training for environmental careers.

We are the FIRST Environmental Justice Center in the nation.

We are the FIRST to use GIS mapping to expose environmental racism.

We are the FIRST to bring a Climate Justice Pavilion to the Blue Zone at COP27.

We are the FIRST to develop the EJ Communiversity Model.

What We Do

We DEVELOP an environmental careers workforce.

We CULTIVATE Community Leaders.

We INSPIRE scholars and community leaders.

We IMPROVE the lives of EJ communities.

Featured Initiatives

DSCEJ CIRC

The DSCEJ has launched a Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) called CIRC (Community Investment Recovery Center) to provide direct services to community-based organizations (CBOs) and Tribal communities through capacity building, technical assistance, and training.

Our service area includes EPA Regions 4 and 6, spanning 13 states and 73 Tribes.

Justice40

Justice40 is a whole-of-government effort to ensure that Federal agencies work with states and local communities to make good on President Biden’s promise to deliver at least 40 percent of the overall benefits from Federal investments in climate and clean energy to disadvantaged communities.

We designed this project using the collaborative insight of lessons from our decades-long history of research, education and community engagement work to document, address and bring change through our struggle for Environmental Justice.

Environmental Justice Storytellers Project

Environmental Justice Storytellers Project

Environmental Justice Storytellers ProjectHigh school students representing five states in the Gulf Coast region take on the roles of climate journalists, partnering with regional experts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) and environmental and climate justice ...
Gulf Water Justice Strategic Planning Project

Gulf Water Justice Strategic Planning Project

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ), in collaboration with Texas Southern University (TSU), is undertaking a strategic planning process to design the Gulf Water Justice Project. Recognizing that communities along the Gulf Coast Region are collectively exposed to but ...
HBCU Climate Change Consortium

HBCU Climate Change Consortium

Dr. Beverly Wright and Dr. Robert Bullard founded the HBCU Climate Change Consortium in 2011 to sponsor activities that provide opportunities for HBCU students to learn about climate change science, policy and advocacy and to present their research projects on topics relative to climate change ...
HBCU-CBO Gulf Equity Consortium Project

HBCU-CBO Gulf Equity Consortium Project

The HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium is designed by Dr. Beverly Wright, Executive Director and Founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University.The goal of the ...

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