Climate change affects poor neighborhoods and communities of color more than other areas. In the video below, 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.
Earlier this year, Henry-Stone participated in an urban heat study with colleagues from local colleges to gather temperature data in 10 areas across the commonwealth. The study aims to map and analyze heat risks and vulnerabilities in communities.
This video is part of A Smarter U: Essays by Experts at University of Lynchburg, where we let experts around campus share what they are passionate about.