Rebuilding NJ after COVID-19

Op-Ed: COVID-19, Racial Injustice and Climate Change Require a Bold Approach, Not Incrementalism

Now is the time to act on advancing a healthy, resilient, sustainable and fair New Jersey

Marjorie Kaplan and Jeanne Herb

JEANNE HERB and MARJORIE KAPLAN / NJ SPOTLIGHT – With a nation rattled by a public health emergency, a deep recession that has left thousands jobless, and growing signs of climate change, it may be time for bold new ideas to address those crises.

 “This is too good a crisis to go to waste” was the message of the two-part virtual convening Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State held June 12 and 17, by the New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center, the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance and the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Panelists pointed to three intersecting crises facing New Jersey and the nation …