Our Coalition

Our Story

In 2019, the Waterfront Alliance convened a Resilience Task Force of more than 400 leaders in New York and New Jersey. The goal: to build consensus on a comprehensive set of policies and investments needed to build regional resilience. Rise to Resilience was born out of this effort, to sound an urgent call to reduce the risks we face from the climate crisis and ensure our region is resilient for future generations.

Who We Are

We are a coalition of residents, leaders in business, labor community and justice, volunteer organizations, scientists, environmental advocates, and design professionals collectively calling on our federal, state, and local governments to make building climate resilience an urgent priority in 2020 and beyond.

Download PDF

Steering Committee

  • AIA NY
  • Climate Jobs NY
  • Coney Island Beautification Project
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Future City Inc
  • LES Ready!
  • New Jersey Future
  • New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
  • New Jersey VOAD
  • New York Building Congress
  • Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation
  • Rebuild by Design
  • Regional Plan Association
  • Riverkeeper
  • Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE)
  • Stepping Stones Resources
  • The Center For NYC Neighborhoods
  • Utility and Transport Contractors Association (UTCANJ)
  • WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Waterfront Alliance

Coalition Partners

  • Alice Austen House
  • Alice Blank, Architect
  • ALIGN
  • American Littoral Society, Northeast Chapter
  • Anchor Coalition
  • Billion Oyster Project
  • Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
  • BRS, Inc.
  • Castle Hill Homeowners Association
  • Climate Adaptation Partners
  • Earth Celebrations
  • Earth Matter
  • ECOncrete
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Fenex
  • Field Operations
  • Fifth Avenue Committee
  • Flood Mitigation Industry Association
  • Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus
  • Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
  • Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
  • Gowanus Canal Conservancy
  • Gowanus Dredgers
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley
  • Guardians of Flushing Bay
  • Hackensack Riverkeeper
  • Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy
  • Human Impacts Institute
  • Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
  • Hutchinson River Restoration Project
  • Inwood Canoe Club
  • Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP)
  • Marvel Architects
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Northeast Region
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Natural Areas Conservancy
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster
  • New York Building Congress
  • New York League of Conservation Voters
  • New York Outrigger
  • New York Restoration Project
  • New Yorkers for Parks
  • Newtown Creek Alliance
  • NHS Brooklyn
  • NYC Audubon
  • NYC H2O
  • NYC Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Plus1Vote
  • Raritan Riverkeeper
  • Red Hook Initiative
  • Red Hook Terminals
  • Resilient Power Puerto Rico
  • Resilient Red Hook
  • RiSC
  • Row New York
  • Save the Sound
  • SCAPE Landscape Architecture
  • Shorewalkers
  • Solar One
  • South Street Seaport Museum
  • Storm Surge Working Group
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition
  • Sunrise NYC
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • SWA/Balsley
  • Temboo
  • The General Contractors Association of New York
  • The Municipal Art Society of New York
  • The Nature Conservancy, New Jersey Chapter
  • The Nature Conservancy, New York Chapter
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium
  • TUFF-LES (Tenants United Fighting For the Lower East Side)
  • Two Trees
  • Waggonner & Ball

Glad you’re here to Join us in the fight for the future of New York and New Jersey

Sign up to join the movement and rise up for resilience!