Unit 4 Destination Reflection 1: Hurricane Sandy

Please check out this map, made available by Climate Central, which shows projected sea level rises in the United States as a result of climate change. You can click on your home state, if it is on the ocean, or search for your home city by zipcode. You can then see the projected sea level change for where you live, and can interact with the map to compare the before and after effects of climate change.


  • How is your home town/region likely to be affected by climate change, according to these data?
  • How are surrounding communities/areas likely to be affected? What neighborhoods or areas seem to be at particular risk?
  • Do you see parts of your home state/city that are already marginalized or disadvantaged that will be further affected by climate change?
  • What feelings does this exercise bring up for you?

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at hvickery@uucsj.org and 617-301-4303