At the recent 2008 Summit of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, Minister Robert Campbell was awarded the “2008 Florenza Moore Grant Community Environmental Justice Award” for his outstanding contributions to Environmental Justice in the Rogers Road Community.

[Neloa Jones, Co-Chair of CEER – the Coalition to End Environmental Racism congratulates Minister Robert Lee Campbell on his award and accomplishments in the cause of Environmental Racism.]

The nomination for the award was made by Chris Haney, Ph.D, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Minister Robert Campbell’s education, outreach, advocacy, and community organizing efforts began over 35 years ago when  Rogers-Eubanks road residents spoke out in opposition to Orange County’s siting of the regional landfill in their community.  

He honed his leadership skills “on-the-job” alongside Rogers-Eubanks road residents working to solve environmental and social justice problems in their community.  His vision has been to develop a more comprehensive solution to residents’ concerns about the Orange County regional landfill including but not limited to air and water pollution, neighborhood road safety, bus and solid waste truck traffic, and a lack of basic amenities and public services.

(for more on the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network)