Equity and the Environment: What’s the connection?

rachel Morello-Frosch

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health

Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of “environmental justice”—that is, a situation in which people of color and the poor are disproportionately exposed to harmful pollution—is seen as potentially having broader impacts on overall pollution levels. This talk will show how data science is being leveraged to examine linkages between social equity and sustainability and the implications of this work for policy.