Climate change affects poor neighborhoods and communities of color more than other areas. Dr. Laura Henry-Stone, associate professor of environmental sciences and sustainability and director of sustainability, explains what climate justice is — and how it’s connected to sustainability.
New director for Claytor Nature Center named
The University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center has a new director. Jennifer Wills, who holds degrees in biology, law, and natural resources, will start on June 1. She replaces interim director Dr. Laura Henry-Stone.
Events planned to educate University community about sustainability, College Lake dam removal
The University of Lynchburg has planned a series of events aimed at educating the campus community about sustainability issues and the College Lake dam removal project. The events will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays.
Lynchburg celebrates 2021 faculty awards
At a socially distanced ceremony outside Hopwood Hall on Thursday afternoon, Associate Provost Dr. Chip Walton announced the winners of this year’s faculty awards.
University of Lynchburg celebrates ‘Earth Month’ with letter to White House, activities, sustainability-focused giving
The University of Lynchburg has joined colleges and universities from across the U.S. in asking the Biden administration to increase the country’s commitment to carbon neutrality.
Climate change topic of virtual 2021 Schewel Lecture at Lynchburg
The University of Lynchburg’s 2021 Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity is all about our planet’s future — and making sure younger generations are informed and prepared. “Climate Change: Educating the Next Generations on the Challenges” will be presented virtually by Kelli List Wells, founder and CEO of the STEM Leadership Alliance.
Lynchburg becomes first carbon-neutral university in Virginia
The University of Lynchburg this week became the first college or university in the commonwealth to achieve carbon neutrality. It’s a major step in a series of efforts the University has made in recent years to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its commitment to environmental sustainability.
College Lake Dam Removal Project launches, virtual town hall meeting set for Nov. 12
After more than two years of planning and design, the City of Lynchburg today announced details of the College Lake Dam Removal Project. In partnership with the University of Lynchburg, the City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources will hold a virtual town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
English professor launches ‘Writers Recycle’
Dr. Meghan McGuire, an assistant professor of English at the University of Lynchburg, has launched “Writers Recycle,” an on-campus initiative to recycle used writing instruments. Through the program, used mechanical and wooden pencils, and pens, markers, highlighters, and their caps will be collected and recycled.
DELL class for first-years delves into nature
This semester, many freshmen are taking their first-year seminar DELL courses. Some courses deal with hate speech and symbols, others go over what’s Mexican about Mexican food, and some teach students about fly fishing.