George Washington University student protesters were denied access to what was initially an open meeting of the Board of Trustees on Feb. 10. University police blocked the Fossil Free GW advocates from entering the Marvin Center at first, then let the students in the building on the condition that they leave their signs at the door.
“Sustainability and resilience are new words in our everyday language now,” says Angela Andersen, Long Beach Township Clean Communities Coordinator.
Long Beach Island is a quaint shore community, home to many fishermen and small business owners. The locals are outnumbered in the summer months by vacationing families who typically rent houses for a week at a time. In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the shores of New Jersey, specifically Long Beach Island. The storm tore down many of the homes on the island and left others in need of repair. According to Andersen, “some people had to leave the island after being here for generations.” This community was forced to be resilient, even though the beaches they had frequented just weeks prior were in ruins.