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Hurricane Sandy was our wake-up call

Alyson Dougherty grew up in Barnegat, New Jersey. It’s where she made her first friends, first swam in the ocean, worked her first job, and where she found her passion for environmental sustainability.

“I think I speak for everyone who lives on the island when I say that Hurricane Sandy was our first wake-up call,” she says. “It showed us how vulnerable we really are living on a barrier island.”


This video essay was created for Dr. Andra Garner’s “Global Climate Crisis” course at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Republished with permission of the student and the professor.

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