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.
Reducing carbon emissions is essential to winning the battle against climate change.
Clean Water Action, as a member of the Energize Rhode Island coalition, is fighting for a solution that can ease the environmental impact, while helping residents and businesses in the Ocean State adapt to changes intensified by the burning of fossil fuels.
That solution is carbon pricing – placing a fee on fossil fuel providers based on the amount of carbon their products release when burned.
Clean Water’s pilot program, cosponsored by the state Department of Environmental Management, involved 14 hardware stores across the Ocean State that collect burned-out compact fluorescents (CFLs) and linear tubes up to 4 feet long from their customers.