On Monday, January 30, UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute partnered with various organizations and community members to hold a Climate Equity Workshop on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The workshop included interactive stations which encouraged collaborative discussion on current climate challenges. About 70 residents came to the Great Hall of Eastern Shore Community College to share stories and experiences on how a changing environment is affecting their lives.
Conversations focused on topics such as increased erosion, coastal flooding, and saltwater infiltration into groundwater and farmlands. Participants were asked about their priorities and to provide input as to how equitable solutions could be achieved in the region in the face of such environmental changes.