Win/Win Wind

Win/Win Wind / The SandPaper / 6/16/21 To the Editor: Recently I’ve been hearing negative comments about the offshore wind energy project. People are saying they “heard” that the windmills will kill migratory birds and will have a negative impact on commercial and recreational fishing. None of this is true. First, I’d like to say Read More »

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 »

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 »

Project Overview

New Jersey Resource Project (NJRP) partnered with a Stockton University sociology class this year to collect stories of Sandy survivors who are still battling flooding. NJRP has been talking to a large range of shore residents to connect the dots between flooding and the need for renewable energy so that we can slow rising temperatures. Read More »

Fran’s Story

by Gabby and Christina Fran, 75, resides on a quaint street in Ventnor, New Jersey, where she has lived in the same cozy home since 1974. She is an important and beloved member of her community, volunteering with organizations such as Jewish Family Services and the New Jersey Knitting Guild. In addition, she is a Read More »

Tricia’s Story

by Tyhler Climate change and sea level rise has been a great concern for the New Jersey community for many years now. Ever since Superstorm Sandy, the need to address our coastal area has become more important. Tricia McAvoy, a Sandy survivor, believes that it is imperative for communities across New Jersey to come together Read More »

Nancy’s and Tony’s Story

by Arianna and Ché Nancy, 52, and Tony Caira, 53, of Waretown, New Jersey, have experienced the brunt end of Hurricane Sandy damage, to say the least. But what is often overlooked is the aftermath of the storm, and how it affects the shore-based community to this day. For the Caira family, it has been Read More »

Colleen’s Story

by Mitchel and Dana Hurricane Sandy survivor Colleen F. is a resident of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Colleen has resided here for the past 30 years and has raised her daughter in this small community-oriented town. Colleen has a significant presence in her community. For years, her family has attended church at St. Theresa’s, where Read More »