Jan
21
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

About: To assist Rhode Islanders with the safe disposal of household hazardous waste, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to visit Eco-Depot collections. Eco-Depots are available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment, click here or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.
Info: Click here.

Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

Winter Tree ID for Beginners

  • Connecticut Forest & Park Association

About: Join master naturalist Lynn Kochiss for the first in a series designed to help beginners unravel the mysteries of tree identification. The first half of the program will be held indoors at the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. Begin by investigating how to use bark, twigs, and buds as clues for winter tree ID. Then explore Highlawn Forest to see how many trees we can name using these clues. Some field guides and binoculars will be available but feel free to bring your own. Registration is strongly recommended.

Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

School of Fish

  • Hope & Main

About: The Eating with the Ecosystem event features Rhode Island chefs who educate participants about the different ways of turning a whole fish, straight from the sea, into a delicious dinner you can share with family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species such as scup, herring, whiting, skate, squid, dogfish and sea robin. Held in a demonstration kitchen, a former school classroom, at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company. Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways.
Info: Click here.

Jan
25
5:00 pm17:00

Winter Workshop for Farm and Forest Land Owners

  • Narragansett Indian Longhouse

About: The USDA NRCS and Rhode Island’s Conservation districts provide financial and technical assistance to land owners and managers who would like to maximize their land’s crop productivity, forest health, wildlife value and soil quality. At this workshop learn more about applying for assistance and how you can do more with your land. To register, call 401-500-0422.
Info: Click here.

Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

“Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future”

  • The MET

About: The event will feature a talk by David Grinspoon, an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator and prize-winning author. He is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an adjunct professor of astrophysical and planetary science at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on climate evolution on Earth-like planets and potential conditions for life elsewhere in the universe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Jan
26
5:00 pm17:00

DEM Public Meeting for Draft Discharge Permits

  • DEM Headquarters, Room 300

About: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is soliciting public comment on draft discharge permits for the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Bucklin Point and Field’s Point wastewater treatment facilities. The comment period runs through Jan. 31. This public hearing will review the permits. Oral comments will be accepted. The Bucklin Point facility serves Central Falls, Cumberland and Pawtucket, and portions of Lincoln, East Providence and Smithfield. The Field’s Point facility serves Johnston, Providence and North Providence, and portions of Lincoln and Cranston. The draft Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIDES) permits authorize the discharge of treated domestic/industrial sewage from these facilities, stormwater that enters the combined sewer systems and the combined sewer overflows (CSOs) associated with the collection systems. The permits set discharge limits to protect water quality and ensure compliance with technology-based caps. Under the new permit requirements, NBC must develop a program to reduce the amount of stormwater discharged to its combined sewer systems, provide web-based notification to the public on CSO occurrences, and submit regular monitoring data electronically. The current RIPDES permits for these facilities were issued in 2001 and modified in 2005 to include nitrogen limits. Written comments should be submitted to DEM by 4 p.m. Jan. 31.
Info: Click here.

Jan
27
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Norton Public Library

About: Has your town been impacted by drought, floods or poor water quality?  What are local vulnerabilities to weather extremes, how do they interact with development, and how can we be more resilient to climate change? Join Mass Audubon, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy for two free half-day workshops (Jan. 27 & Feb. 3) to identify what keeps our communities healthy. Explore how green infrastructure provides free services that reduce costs and vulnerabilities to infrastructure. To register, click here.
Info: e-mail shapingthefuture@massaudubon.org.

Jan
29
1:30 pm13:30

A Panel & Civic Dialogue on Climate Change

  • Pawtucket Visitor Center

About: The talk entitled “Our Changing Climate: From a Very Local Perspective” will panelists Rachel Calabro, Narragansett Bay river-keeper for Save The Bay and Martha Gach from Mass Audubon. The moderator will be Chuck Arning, ranger for the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. The discussion will look at the impact a changing climate has had on neighborhoods, on landscapes and on the world.
Info: Click here.

Jan
30
6:00 pm18:00

Workshop for Private Well Owners

  • East Greenwich Police Department Community Room

About: In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. To provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment and maintenance, water-quality experts from URI and the state Department of Health will provide educational materials and answer questions.
Info: Click here.

Jan
31
5:00 pm17:00

Open House & Natural History Art Exhibit

  • URI East Farm, Building 14

About: After a year of settling in and sporadic construction, the Rhode Island Natural History Survey’s new home at the University of Rhode Island is complete. Check out the nonprofit’s new space, meet the staff and board, check out some local artwork.
Info: Click here.

Feb
2
3:00 pm15:00

Energize R.I. Act of 2017 Press Conference

  • Rhode Island State House, Governor’s State Room

About: The event is being organized by the EnergizeRI Coalition to support Sen. Jeanine Calkin, D-Warwick, and Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, as they introduce the Energize Rhode Island: Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act of 2017. The bill would place a fee on carbon pollution from fossil fuels and return some of the proceeds to Rhode Island residents and businesses, and help fund renewable-energy programs that specifically benefit low-income residents and small businesses. Legislators from Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, where state carbon pricing bills will also be introduced, will be in attendance.
Info: Send an e-mail to Laufton Longo at Laufton@EnergizeRI.org.

Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

Endless Beautiful Workshop

  • Woonsocket Harris Public Library

About: Endless Beautiful is a writing workshop hosted by podcast producer Lucas Pralle and poet Carolyn Decker. During the workshop, participants write while listening to a custom audio session that Pralle and Decker have recorded and compiled for the session. All levels of experience are invited to join in this celebration of the creative process. The workshops are recorded and produced as a podcast which can be found on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
Info: Click here.

Feb
10
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • SRPEDD

About: Has your town been impacted by drought, floods or poor water quality?  What are local vulnerabilities to weather extremes, how do they interact with development, and how can we be more resilient to climate change? Join Mass Audubon, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy for two free half-day workshops (Feb. 10 & Feb. 24) to identify what keeps our communities healthy. Explore how green infrastructure provides free services that reduce costs and vulnerabilities to infrastructure. To register, click here.
Info: e-mail shapingthefuture@massaudubon.org.

Mar
9
9:00 am09:00

2017 Rhode Island Compost Conference & Trade Show

  • Rhode Island College, Student Union

About: The annual event will be jointly presented by the Environment Council of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island College Office of Sustainability. Tentative speakers and exhibitors include SCS Engineers, Buxton Hollow Farm, the Rhody Worm Cooperative, the Center for Eco Technology, Earth Appliance, EJ Prescott, the R.I. Food Policy Council, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, The Compost Plant and Orbit Energy. Admission, which includes lunch, is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To register, click here.
Info: Click here.

Mar
11
7:45 am07:45

Land & Water Conservation Summit

  • URI Memorial Union

About: The 14th annual event is about protecting and restoring local lands and waters. The 2017 Summit will feature a timely keynote address, “Medical Models for Helping Us Understand Global Environmental Threats” by Eric Chivian, who is the founder and director of the Program for Preserving the Natural World, the founder and former director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. The event also will feature 33 sessions providing tools and resources for organizational development, land protection and stewardship, and watershed management to help your organization be more effective.
To register: Click here.

Apr
7
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Middleboro Town Hall

About: Has your town been impacted by drought, floods or poor water quality?  What are local vulnerabilities to weather extremes, how do they interact with development, and how can we be more resilient to climate change? Join Mass Audubon, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy for two free half-day workshops (April 7 & April 21) to identify what keeps our communities healthy. Explore how green infrastructure provides free services that reduce costs and vulnerabilities to infrastructure. To register, click here.
Info: e-mail shapingthefuture@massaudubon.org.

May
12
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Grange Hall

About: Has your town been impacted by drought, floods or poor water quality?  What are local vulnerabilities to weather extremes, how do they interact with development, and how can we be more resilient to climate change? Join Mass Audubon, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy for two free half-day workshops (May 12 & May 26) to identify what keeps our communities healthy. Explore how green infrastructure provides free services that reduce costs and vulnerabilities to infrastructure. To register, click here.
Info: e-mail shapingthefuture@massaudubon.org.

Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Halifax Town Hall

About: Has your town been impacted by drought, floods or poor water quality?  What are local vulnerabilities to weather extremes, how do they interact with development, and how can we be more resilient to climate change? Join Mass Audubon, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy for two free half-day workshops (June 9 & June 23) to identify what keeps our communities healthy. Explore how green infrastructure provides free services that reduce costs and vulnerabilities to infrastructure. To register, click here.
Info: e-mail shapingthefuture@massaudubon.org.


Jan
19
11:00 am11:00

Drive Green: Electric Vehicle Showcase

  • Alex + Ani Center

About: Looking to buy or lease a new electric vehicle (EV)? Drive Green with People's Power & Light and SustainPVD will be hosting an EV showcase. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will enjoy hot drinks, baked good, and a question-and-answer session. Drive Green with People’s Power & Light is a limited-time EV discount program dedicated to making an EV purchase easy and affordable. SustainPVD is a community-wide sustainability initiative to make Providence a greener, healthier more livable city.
Info: E-mail drivegreen@ripower.org

Jan
19
10:00 am10:00

R.I. “Clean Diesel Fund” Public Hearing

  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

About: The Office of Air Resources recently issued a public notice for public comment and public hearing for the proposed draft Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 50 “Clean Diesel Fund” (260-RICR-120-00-50). The regulation was developed pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws that established the Rhode Island Clean Diesel Fund. The fund was created to enable the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to receive annually appropriated money and provide reimbursement grants to companies for the purpose of reducing emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles and improving supply-chain efficiency. DEM will solicit projects that undertake eligible clean-diesel measures and award grants from the fund to reimburse applicants for undertaking these measures. DEM encourages the submission of written comments. The e-mail address for comments is allison.callahan@dem.ri.gov.

Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

Learn the Facts About Invenergy Project

  • North Scituate Public Library

About: The Northwest Rhode Island Supporters of Open Space is hosting this educational program about the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville. If built, the facility would use some 700 gallons of water a minute, impact 200 acres of woodlands and would not reduce your electric bill. So why do they want to build it? Do we need the power? What about jobs? Taxes? And where will the water come from at a time when the region is in a drought? Paul Roselli, president of the Burrillville Land Trust, will lead the program. The program is being sponsored by the Burrillville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions. Healthy snacks and beverages will be served.
Info: Click here.

Jan
17
11:00 am11:00

Rhode Island Food System Summit

  • University of Rhode Island Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

About: Join government, business and community partners at this event to preview the first statewide food plan for Rhode Island and to discuss the role of local food in supporting families and moving the state forward. Reception from 5-7 p.m. Click here to register.
Info: Click here.

Jan
11
5:30 pm17:30

Winter Workshop for Farm and Forest Land Owners

  • Tiverton Public Library

About: The USDA NRCS and Rhode Island’s Conservation districts provide financial and technical assistance to land owners and managers who would like to maximize their land’s crop productivity, forest health, wildlife value and soil quality. At this workshop learn more about applying for assistance and how you can do more with your land. To register, call 401-934-0842.
Info: Click here.

Jan
7
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste. This Eco-Depot is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment for the collection, visit ecodepotri.org or call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

 

Jan
1
12:00 pm12:00

Two-Mile Tour Part of National “First Day Hikes”

  • Rocky Point State Park

About: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is hosting this free 2-mile guided hike of Rocky Point State Park. The event is part of the sixth annual First Day Hikes event organized by the National Association of State Park Directors and will explore Rhode Island’s newest coastal state park. Guided tours will be held in all 50 states as part of this one-day event. Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, e-mail Felicia Celeberto at Felicia.celeberto@dem.ri.gov.

Oct
23
11:00 am11:00

Temple Grandin on Animal Welfare and Behavior

  • Weatherlow Farms

About: In light of recent Westport, Mass. animal abuse cases, Temple Grandin will speak about animal welfare and behavior, including best practices to avoid animal abuse. Grandin's ground-breaking achievements in livestock handling and facility design can be attributed to her unique visual way of processing information. By focusing on her unique strengths, Grandin has pioneered a new way of understanding animals. She is currently a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Tickets to this talk are $10.
Info: Click here for tickets.

Oct
22
5:00 pm17:00

Community Seafood Dinner

  • South Kingstown Elks Lodge

About: These Eating with the Ecosystem dinners are informal events where fishermen can share their catch with community members. Spearheaded by Point Judith fisherman Rodman Sykes, each dinner welcomes about 125 people and relies on an extended network of volunteers and donor fishermen to catch, prepare and serve the night’s variety of local seafood. Tickets cost $20 and can be reserved by e-mailing sarah@eatingwiththeecosystem.org or calling/texting 401-297-6273. Some tickets will be available at the door.
Info: Click here.

Oct
21
8:00 am08:00

2016 Rhode Island High Performance Schools Summit

  • Rhode Island College

About: Join superintendents, school business officials, architects, engineers, facility and energy managers, and other educational stakeholders to share lessons learned and best practices for successful school improvement projects. Sponsored by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. To register, click here.
Info: Click here.

Oct
15
8:00 am08:00

Richmond Eco-Depot

  • 51 Buttonwoods Road Richmond, RI, 02898 United States

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the Town of Richmond Department of Public Works is encouraging Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste. This collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

Oct
9
10:00 am10:00

13th Annual Cranberry Festival

  • 158 Tihonet Road Wareham, MA, 02571 United States

About: The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old-fashioned family fun. Watch as A.D. Makepeace Company growers harvest the crimson berries. Visit educational and historical displays; view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride; enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals; shop the marketplace featuring 40 juried exhibitors from around the region; listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers’ market and food concession areas for the best fare around. Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and more.
Info: Visit admakepeace.com.

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

13th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration

  • 158 Tihonet Road Wareham, MA, 02571 United States

About: The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old-fashioned family fun. Watch as A.D. Makepeace Company growers harvest the crimson berries. Visit educational and historical displays; view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride; enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals; shop the marketplace featuring 40 juried exhibitors from around the region; listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers’ market and food concession areas for the best fare around. Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and more.
Info: Visit admakepeace.com.

Oct
3
6:00 pm18:00

City of Providence 6-10 Connector Draft Plan Release

  • Providence Department of Planning & Development

About: The 6-10 Connector is an aging highway that cuts through several Providence neighborhoods and is slated for immediate replacement. Similar to the Interstate 195 relocation, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest wisely, reconnect neighborhoods and improve the city.
Info: Click here.

Oct
2
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: The 42nd annual Harvest Fair is an autumn ritual for generations of families. The event features the “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, Mud Pit, Midway games and a children’s crafts tent. Crafters and artisans will be selling items, and there will be local food and beer vendors. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for Children (3-12); children younger than 3 will be admitted for free.
Info: Click here.

Oct
1
11:15 am11:15

Workshop: Succulent Propagation

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: Make one into two. Join Mitch Williams, an Extension Master Gardener, to multiply your favorite house plant in a hands-­on workshop! Also, stop by the "Ask a Master Gardener Kiosk" for answers to your general gardening questions, or bring a soil sample for pH testing. This workshop, kiosk and soil test are free with paid admission into the Botanical Center. Registration is required for this workshop.
Info: To register e-mail Kim Downes or call 401-785-9450 x7263.
 

Oct
1
11:00 am11:00

Cricket Field Carnival

  • Cricket Field

About: The carnival will give a nod to the past with actors strolling the grounds in period costumes and St. Coumba’s Cricket Club dressed in its traditional “whites” providing cricket demonstration and games. The Johnston Historical Society will lead historic village tours. Therewill be canoe rides and races, a pie-eating contest, a period costume photo booth, a Penny Farthing antique bike demonstration, spinning demonstrations from the Rhode Island Spinners Guild, and traditional woodworking demonstrations by Anew Vernacular. There also will be live jazz by Antonio Forte Trio, barbecue by Ocean State BBQ, pony rides, free bike rides from Sol Chariot Pedi Cabs, sack races, prizes, a giant pumpkin display, pumpkin painting by Jacavones Garden Center, face painting and Henna Tattoos.  Admission, games and many of the rides will be free.
Info: Click here.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: The 42nd annual Harvest Fair is an autumn ritual for generations of families. The event features the “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, Mud Pit, Midway games and a children’s crafts tent. Crafters and artisans will be selling items, and there will be local food and beer vendors. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for Children (3-12); children younger than 3 will be admitted for free.
Info: Click here.

Oct
1
9:00 am09:00

Dog Walk at Destruction Brook Woods

  • Destruction Brook Woods

About: Join Nancy Mahoney from The Canine Club in Dartmouth for a dog walk at Destruction Brook Woods and learn about dog etiquette on the trails at the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust’s largest reserve. This walk is in partnership with the Dartmouth Dog Advisory Work Group and Westport Land Conservation Trust. The 280-acre Destruction Brook Woods Reserve includes miles of walking trails, mature woodlands that include American Beech and Atlantic White Cedar, unusual rock ledges covered with many interesting ferns and lichens, and Destruction Brook itself, once a major source of water power for the mills of Russell’s Mills. Dogs must be on leash for this walk. The walk begins and ends at the parking area at Destruction Brook Woods on Slades Corner Road about a mile from Davolls General Store in Russells Mills Village. If the weather is questionable, call (508) 525-9266 or check dnrt.org on the morning of the walk.
Info: Visit savebuzzardsbay.org.

Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Learn the Facts About the Burrillville Power Plant

  • Barrington Senior Center

About: The proposed Invenergy power plant in Burrillville will use up to one million gallons of water per day. Find out where the water will come from. This information session is sponsored by the Burrillville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions.
Info: E-mail Paul Roselli or call 401-447-1560.

Sep
29
5:30 pm17:30

Art in Nature: An Interactive Installation

  • Paradise Valley Park

About: Aquidneck Land Trust presents artist Dick Lynn and his interactive installation titled “Frackhouse: Choose Your Path.” The installation addresses the environmental issue of natural gas fracking but, on a greater level, questions how we treat our environment, our children and our neighbors. It uses sound, text, environment and interactivity. To RSVP, e-mail lpedrick@ailt.org or call 401-849-2799 x 18.
Info: Visit ailt.org.

Sep
25
11:00 am11:00

Save The Bay/Lululemon Yoga Series

  • Misquamicut Beach

About: This summer Lululemon is taking it out of the studio and into the great outdoors for a summer yoga series with proceeds benefiting Save The Bay. Cost is $20 per class or $30 for all three classes.
Info: Visit savebay.org/lulu.

Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Peace Fest RI 2016

  • Burnside Park

About: This year, Peace Fest RI will focus on The United Nation’s 2016 theme “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The public is invited to create peace flags, peace cranes, peace pinwheels, and participate in other activities for adults and children. There will also be live music and spoken word performances. The day will end with a “Peace Walk”—a walk done slowly and in silence—led by clergy of many faiths. The event is free and open to the public.
Info: Visit thepeaceflagproject.org.

Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

Pawtucket Small-Hydro Tour

  • Slater Mill Museum

About: Join People’s Power & Light for a tour of a hydropower facility powered by the Blackstone River. RSVP here by Sept. 9. If you would like to learn about electric vehicles, come early for an electric vehicle showcase, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Info: Call 401-861-6111 or e-mail greenreply@ripower.org.

Sep
24
8:00 am08:00

North Kingstown Eco-Depot

  • 2050 Davisville Road North Kingstown, RI, 02852 United States

About: Protect your home and help to create a safer Rhode Island this fall by attending the upcoming North Kingstown Eco-Depot collection, co-hosted by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the North Kingstown Department of Public Works. This collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance.
To make an appointment for the collection, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit
ecodepotri.org.

Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

Facing the Surge: Film and Panel Discussion

  • Emmanuel Church

About: The free screening of "Facing the Surge" will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, a coastal climate adaptation scientist and a policymaker. The community is invited to join in a dialogue about the impacts of climate change, coastal adaptation practices, and policies to reduce global-warming pollution. Panelists include: Amanda Babson, Ph.D., coastal oceanographer and coastal climate adaptation scientist; Rep. Lauren Carson, D-Newport; and Diogo Castro Freire, filmmaker and founder of Adaptation Now.
Info: Click here.

Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

Facing the Surge: Film and Panel Discussion

  • EnergizeRI

About: The free screening of "Facing the Surge" will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, a coastal climate adaptation scientist and a policymaker. The community is invited to join in a dialogue about the impacts of climate change, coastal adaptation practices, and policies to reduce global-warming pollution. Panelists include: Amanda Babson, Ph.D., coastal oceanographer and coastal climate adaptation scientist; Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence; and Diogo Castro Freire, filmmaker and founder of Adaptation Now.
Info: Click here.

Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

Testing & Protecting Your Well

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library

About: Your drinking water tastes and smells fine, but when was the last time you had it tested? And, what should it be tested for and where? These questions and others will be answered by water-quality experts from URI and the R.I. Department of Health at this free program. Educational handouts and water testing kits will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will stay to answer additional questions. To register, call 401-874-4918.
Info: Click here.

Sep
18
2:00 pm14:00

Poetry at Park Place in Pawtucket

  • The Samaritans of R.I. Forget-Me-Not Gallery

About: Reading by 2016 Galway Kinnell Poetry Contest winners and judges. This event is a Pawtucket Arts Festival event with funding provided by the Pawtucket Arts Panel. Kinnell was an American poet raised in Pawtucket. His work was recognized with both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, which according to his New York Times obituary “pushed into the heart of human experience in the decades after World War II.” Kinnell was the first PoetLaureate for the state of Vermont.
Info: Call 401-721-5220.