Connected to our Past, Committed to our Future
Climate change has come home to the Island. We need to act now to turn the tide.
South shore beaches are moving inland 3 to 5 feet every year, the fastest rate of erosion on the eastern seaboard.
There were more than 1,700 Steamship Authority boat cancellations between 2018 and 2020 due to weather events.
Rates of Lyme disease on the Island have risen by 86% - faster than anywhere in the state.
An estimated 725 local Island jobs could be lost in vulnerable areas as the result of sea level rise and 100-year storms events by 2030.
Nearly 8,000 acres of land on the Island are devoted to agriculture, but climate change is threatening our food systems.
The Island currently sources 30% of its electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar.