Bill Gallegos


Bill Gallegos is a long-time activist in the Chicano Liberation and environmental justice movements, having worked as a labor, community, and campus organizer. He is originally from Colorado and began his activism with the Crusade for Justice.

As the executive director of Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), one of the leading environmental justice organizations in the US, he participated in the state environmental justice advisory committee for AB 32, California’s pioneering climate legislation.  CBE is also a founding organization of the national Climate Justice Alliance, and the Building Equity & Alignment initiative, a national project that unites environmental justice organizations, national green organizations, and philanthropy to help build an equitable, united, and vibrant environmental movement.

Bill is also the author of “Reflections on the Green Economy”, “Ethnic Cleansing:  A Program of Resistance” and “Victories & Momentum on the Frontlines: The Chevron Refinery Campaign.” He presently serves on the Weaver Team (steering committee) of Building Equity & Alignment, as well as being active in the efforts to create a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department in the City of Los Angeles.