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Climate Change Resiliance
Support the Rhode Island Cesspool Act
Here's the problem: more than 25,000 Rhode Island homes still use antiquated cesspools for disposal of waste from toilets, sinks and showers. Unlike sewer systems and septic systems, cesspools do not remove pollution from wastewater. Instead, they just dump it in the ground.
Cesspools pollute Narragansett Bay, the coastal ponds, and the rivers that Rhode Islanders use for swimming, fishing, shellfishing and recreation. Cesspools also pollute drinking water supplies and are a threat to public health. It's time to do something!
So, let's make cesspools a thing of past. Click here to support the Rhode Island Cesspool Act
A Green Event seeks to minimize its impact on the environment and host community by incorporating core principles of resource conservation. These principles range from providing recycling to bike racks to procuring renewable energy and reusable materials. At each step a Green Event adds value for guests and helps improve the quality of life in the host community.
Mercury containing thermostats release mercury into the environment when they are handled or disposed hadhazardly. Exposure to mercury, even at a low level, causes damage to the functioning and development of the nervous system both in utero and in growing children.
When local governments took on responsibility for solid waste more than a century ago, household waste was primarily coal ash leftover from heating and cooking. The rest was mainly food and a small amount of simple manufactured products like paper and glass. Today manufactured products and their packaging make up 75% of what we throw away.