Throwing Shade: Heat Islands, Public Health, and Clean Water

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Cities like Richmond, Norfolk, and Washington, D.C. are full of asphalt parking lots, roads, and brick buildings whose hard, dark surfaces absorb the sun’s heat. With trapped heat and less trees and green spaces, these cities get hot. Join CBF and Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist of the Science Museum of Virginia, as he discusses his research on the urban heat island effect and recommendations on how policymakers can both improve the health of city residents while reducing polluted runoff by “throwing shade.” Time will be available to ask questions.

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For questions, contact Ann Jurczyk at or 804-258-1522.

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