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Greene School students kayaking - courtesy of Nature Conservancy Rhode Island

Support the Green Economy Bond!

Rhode Islanders have a huge opportunity strengthen the state's economy, create jobs, preserve open space, and protect clean water. On November 8th, voters will decide whether to enhance the quality of life in the Ocean State by voting YES on Question 6, the Green Economy Bond.

Gas flare - black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Say NO to a Gas Plant in Providence

We don't need a new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plant here in Providence and Mayor Elorza needs to stand with us to stop it!

What Is a Green Scene?

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.

Smokestack and stop sign. Photo credit: Shawn Hempel / Shutterstock

Putting a Price on Pollution

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.

From We All Live Downstream

Bioswales like this help control storm water bring the beauty of nature to Providence College’s urban campus. Photo By Dave Everett

Lessons from a Rainy Day

August 9, 2016

I had a relative who told me when I was growing up: “If you want to make sure it rains, plan an event that must be held outside.”

One Step Forward, One Step Back

June 30, 2016

Advocating for environmental issues in the Rhode Island General Assembly is a complicated process that requires persistence, patience and creative approaches. Economic growth and job creation - not the environment - are often the first concerns on the minds of lawmakers.

Photo by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, 2004.

Our disconnect with water: Scott Pond and linking individual actions to the health of our waters

May 9, 2016

Earlier this month, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Department of Health