What does Offshore Wind that Works for Our Communities look like?

The Jersey Shore is unique and special. Some of us call it home, some of us visit it frequently. All of us benefit from the tourism and fishing economies.  Over the last 10 years we have seen severe weather become more frequent, our local businesses struggle and many of our communities are already living with Read More »

O.C. must be sustainable

O.C. must be sustainable / Press of Atlantic City / 4/18/21 Don’t allow solar to cover prime NJ farmland Expanding New Jersey’s use of solar power and other clean energy sources and decreasing reliance on dirty fossil fuel is essential. What isn’t essential is asking the nation’s most densely populated state — where precious open Read More »

To the Editor: For the Greater Good

To the Editor: For the Greater Good / The SandPaper / 4/14/21 To the Editor: In reply to the letter by Ken McKelvey, age 21, “Work for Wind” (3/31), it warms my heart to see letters from the younger members of our community taking a stand on the problems affecting our coastal community. Sea level Read More »

Twin Devastations of COVID and Climate Change 

NJ is impacted by sea level rise more than many other places in the country and even the world. We also have seen some of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country. Working together though, we now have some of the lowest numbers of cases. We can work together to become one of Read More »

Meet our Community Captains!

Five years before COVID-19 hit, the New Jersey Resource Project was formed to respond to what had been New Jersey’s biggest disaster – Superstorm Sandy.  We learned a tremendous amount about the lasting impact of disaster on our physical, mental, and economic well being and what can be done to mitigate those impacts.  In early Read More »

Under Water: New Jersey’s Battle for our Families and Future

“It is important for the people of New Jersey to realize the effects climate change is having on our community”- Tricia McAvoy, Brick Township-based community leader New Jersey is uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In particular rising sea levels, frequent flooding, and increasingly intense storms affect communities.  According to the Washington Post, Read More »

In the Press: Rising Seas

COALITION OF GROUPS BUILDS CONSENSUS ON OFFSHORE WIND IN NEW JERSEY, Energy Foundation, 12/3/2019  “Coalition of Diverse Leaders Applauds Governor Murphy’s Bold Offshore Wind Announcement” New Jersey League of Conservation Workers, 11/19/19 The Fate of My Grandmother’s Home: Facing Sea Level Rise in New Jersey AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR, Guest Commentary UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, 6/20/18 “I Read More »

The Long Road Home

THE LONG ROAD HOME UNDERSTANDING SANDY RECOVERY AND LESSONS FOR FUTURE STORMS FIVE YEARS LATER New Jersey Resource Project partnered with Rutgers researchers and Stockton University’s service learning program to examine the long term health and economic impacts of Superstorm Sandy and asked survivors if they believe we are ready for future storms. The experiences Read More »