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NEW JERSEY LCV TO HOST RECEPTION AT LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES CONFERENCE
Growth of Wind Industry and Local Green Jobs Celebrated
TRENTON – New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) will host a reception during the 2021 League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, which will take place at the Convention Center November 16 through the 18.
The “Celebrate Good Green Wind Jobs” reception will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Izakaya Restaurant at the Borgata Hotel, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free, and there will be live music, light bites, and an open bar, along with free door prizes to the first 75 people that attend. The event will also feature a free raffle prize!
“The event is an opportunity to network and see old friends and acquaintances, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate our pro-environmental wins as we look forward to the future for offshore wind in New Jersey. Responsibly developed offshore wind is critical to curb the harmful climate pollution that is driving the climate crisis. Communities up and down the Jersey Shore will benefit from this new burgeoning industry,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “Superstorm Sandy, as well as other recent storms like Ida, have shown the threat posed by climate change to coastal communities, especially on our barrier islands. These storms are becoming both more severe and more frequent. We must seize this opportunity to build a 21st century power sector that is clean and renewable.”
We are happy to be joined by our corporate sponsors Ørsted, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, Anbaric, PSEG, NRG, and Rise Light & Power, as well as our organizational sponsors NRDC and New Jersey Wind Works to network and celebrate to growth of good local jobs in the green economy.
New Jersey LCV recently launched “New Jersey Wind Works,” a campaign to advocate for and ensure that offshore wind projects in New Jersey serve as ladders of opportunity for traditionally disadvantaged communities, particularly women, low-income families, and communities of color.
“We want to give residents a voice in taking a critical step in building New Jersey’s future and provide a way for them to get involved and advocate for responsible wind projects that will bring good local jobs, economic development, and environmental security to their communities, particularly to low-income communities and families of color,” added Potosnak.
For more information about and to RSVP to the “Celebrate Good Green Wind Jobs” reception, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible. Masks are recommended for attendees.