San Francisco Environment Department

Black Environmental Champions

San Francisco Department of the Environment highlights the achievements of nine living and historical Black Environmental Champions, whose contributions impact all of our lives — from George Washington Carver’s innovations to make farms more productive to Dr. Robert Bullard founding the environmental justice movement.

Local chef and educator, Bryant Terry, is honored for his work promoting a healthy and just food system, as is scientist Warren Washington, whose computer models help us understand climate change.


Dr. Robert Bullard

Majora Carter

George Washington Carver



Shelton Johnson


Audrey and Frank Peterman



Marjorie Richard

Bryant Terry


Warren Washington


Download the Black Environmental Champions Poster series (8 pages, PDF) - printable 11x17 posters) 

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Featured: Will Allen, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Carl Anthony, MaVynee Oshun Betsch, Solomon G. Brown, Dr. Robert Bullard, Majora Carter, George Washington Carver, John Francis, Kari Fulton, Dr. Diane Glave, Savonala Horne, Quentin James, Lisa Jackson, Van Jones, Shelton Johnson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Sophie Maxwell, John W. Mitchell, Audrey and Frank Peterman, Marjorie Richard, Jerome Ringo, John C. Robinson, Nicky Sheats, Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Bryant Terry, Michael Twitty, Warren Washington, Dr. Beverly L. Wright

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