The future of our region is on the line, a blue line.
We need your help.
We are building a movement for a greener, healthier, equitable, and more resilient New York and New Jersey. Our waterfront communities are at the front lines of climate change.
What's at stake? Our entire region and our way of life. Newark, Jersey City, Secaucus, Hackensack, Elizabeth, Coney Island, East Harlem, Rockaway, Red Hook, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Hunts Point, and Downtown Manhattan, among others. Throughout the shores of Long Island and the Jersey Shore.
We’re in this together. Millions—inequitably distributed—remain vulnerable to rising tides and temperatures that will impact our ways of life, our transportation systems, our businesses, our wildlife and natural resources, the existence of entire towns, individuals, and our homes. Without a framework, our region's crisis of haves and have-nots will be unlike anything we've seen. We need a plan for that.
In June 2020, we will stand at the future floodline (BlueLine) to launch a campaign for urgent and bold action on climate resilience. With a broad coalition, we will hold our leaders accountable for a future that is transparent, equitable, just, and green. Together, we are rising to the challenge. Will you come with us?
By the numbers:
- 1 million+ people living in the floodplain in our region TODAY
- In the red: disasters and sea level rise widen racial wealth gaps
- $20 billion: our National Flood Insurance Program debt
- 6 to 1: the return on investment for flood risk reduction
- 1 out of 10 public housing units are in the floodplain
- 106 mi² wetlands at risk of loss by 2100
- 53 flood-related federal disaster declarations in the past 40 years
- F: New Jersey and New York’s grades for flood risk disclosure
Our legislators have committed to historic legislation on carbon reduction this past year. We need solutions that get us to zero emissions. We also need equal action on resilience to address the 4-6 feet of sea level rise we face regardless of how much we are able to reduce greenhouse gases.
Photo credit: Alec Perkins