July 27 , 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
This summer is getting dangerously hot – and our country’s aging infrastructure is struggling to keep us safe in the face of this intensifying heat. The burden of rising temperatures isn’t felt equally, and that isn’t an accident. City blocks covered in pavement, metal, and bricks absorb heat and raise temperatures up to 20°F hotter than neighborhoods in the same city lined with trees, parks, and waterways. This has huge implications on everything from utility bills to health conditions. As the summer heats up, join Groundwork USA’s Cate Mingoya, Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia, and Larry Yu, Senior Editorial Director at The Bridgespan Group and Co-Chair of Climate Reality’s Boston Metro Chapter for a roundtable discussion about extreme heat, climate change, and what we can do about it. We’ll be discussing questions like; Who is responsible for addressing extreme heat? What can you do to provide relief to those who need it most now? How can we help ensure these solutions are implemented in a way that promotes environmental justice and equity?
This webinar is the first in Groundwork USA’s Groundbreaking Conversation Series. This series of virtual chats brings together leaders from across the country to discuss pressing issues and inspiring action from the frontlines of environmental justice.