Why Rethink the Jersey Shore? The rallying cry to Rebuild the Shore and to "Restore the Shore" was certainly needed at the time. But now that we've been through the first summer and even Sandy's anniversary, we want to shine a light on the long term thinking, the long haul actions, and the hard decisions we will need to face to be ready for the next Sandy. We need a NJ that won't see 360,000 homes and businesses destroyed or damaged when the next Sandy comes.
Taxpayers for Common Sense
"Beware of the Beach House Bailout" (May 29, 2013)
"Disaster Reforms for Resiliency" (May 21, 2013)
"Superstorm Destruction Was Good News for Jolly Prophet of Doom" (January 18, 2013)
"NC Lawmaker Launches Legislative Debate over Sand-pumping Projects" (January 8, 2013
"Sandy Might Turn the Tide for Embattled Beach-building Program" (November 6, 2012)
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System - a step by step program and rating system to help communities to improve their resilience and reduce their flood insurance liabilities
InsuranceLinked: A Guide to Tropical Storm and Hurricane Safety - a basic overview on hurricane and tropical storm safety procedures, with links to great sources from hurricane facts for kids to a hurricane preparedness checklist
MyCoast: South Carolina is a portal for DHEC to collect and analyze pictures and data relating to coastal events. Information collected through this site is used to visualize the impact of coastal hazards and to enhance awareness among decision-makers and stakeholders.
Donate to 350.org or get involved with one of their numerous campaigns focused on reducing dependence on fossil fuels and easing climate change - With your help, 350.org can take the passion and creativity of thousands and channel it into real, tangible progress on the climate crisis.
Sign Coastal Care's petition to end beach mining
Voice your political opinion on important coastal campaigns
These organizations have local chapters that are doing great things around the country. Sign up to volunteer, become a member and start helping to make your community a better place.