When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Smithfield DPW, 3 Spragueville Road.
About: Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly. Such waste includes oven cleaner, cleaning products, flea collars, pool chemicals, nail polish remover and oil-based paint. This free service is available by appointment only.
Info: To make an appointment, visit ecodepotri.org or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.
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What: “Emerging Marine Diseases in Narragansett Bay.”
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: University Club, URI Kingston campus.
About: David Borkman, researcher at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, will discuss an emerging algal species found in Narragansett Bay that poses potential risks to human health, marine life and the state’s shellfish industry. Roxanna Smolowitz, visiting assistant professor of biology and director of the Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory at Roger Williams University, will discuss a new parasite in local waters that may increase disease in the eastern oyster. The event is free and open to the public.
Info: RSVP by sending an e-mail to Meredith Haas at email@example.com.
What: Spring Agriculture Workshop.
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Red Planet Vegetables, 544 Greenville Ave., Johnston, R.I.
About: The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rhode Island’s Conservation Districts will be hosting this free event. The workshop will introduce Rhode Island’s agricultural producers to some of the conservation practices eligible for financial and technical assistance through the USDA, as well as provide producers with useful information about new management techniques that can help them build successful farm businesses.
Info: Send an e-mail to Molly Allard at Mallard.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 401-934-0840.
What: Screening of "Flow: For the Love of Water."
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Naturals Network, 62 Summer St., Boston.
About: Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts call the most pressing political and environmental issue of the 21st century: the World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Registration required.
Info: To register, contact Dana at 617-542-7696. Or e-mail email@example.com.
What: 26th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference: Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?
When: March 28-29, all day.
Where: Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
About: The conference will provide a unique opportunity for students to engage with one another and with leading experts in an exciting, inter-disciplinary field. The multi-faceted nature of environmental justice will provide a springboard for discussing climate change, water quality, food policy, and other pressing environmental challenges. Ensuring fair treatment under environmental law and policies for members of all communities is an integral part of the struggle to improve and maintain our environment. The conference is free for all Harvard students, faculty, and employees. Ticket prices for other students, Harvard Law School alumni, and general attendees will increase from $25 per person to $35 per person on March 1, 2014. A limited number of free tickets are available for members of the environmental justice community.
Info: Register online. For more information, call Dan Worth at 617-542-7696.