Dr. Bruce Strouble is the Research and Program Coordinator for the Sustainability Institute at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Strouble has focused much of his professional work on advocacy and education in African-American communities, with the goal of improving their capacity to become more sustainable and resilient. He is a founding member of Citizens for a Sustainable Future, Vice Chair of the Leon County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and a Fellow at the Institute for the Polarities of Democracy as well as the Environmental Leadership Program. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, Rethink Energy Florida and the Moving Forward Network. Strouble’s belief that thriving democracy and community participation are the keys to developing sustainable and environmentally just communities has been a guiding premise in all his work.