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Monday
Sep262011

Oct. 22

What: Free Screenings of the Film “GMO OMG.”
When: Noon and 7 p.m.
Where: Rhode Island College, 600 Mt Pleasant Ave., Providence.
About: The film is being shown in recognition of Non-GMO Month. The film’s director, and concerned father, Jeremy Seifert, is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: Is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. To watch the trailer, click here.
Info: To reserve a free seat for the noon screening, click here; for the 7 p.m. screening, click here.

What: Winterizing Your Backyard Chickens.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River. Room E100.
About: A free public workshop on getting your chicken coop ready for the cold days ahead. Sposnored by Seeds of Suatainability
Info: E-mail Rachel at rachaelfurlong@hotmail.com.

What: Free E-Waste Collection.
When: 2-6 p.m.
Where: Haines Memorial Park Farmers Market, Haines Park Road, Barrington, R.I.
About: Indie Cycle LLC will be collecting computers, monitors, laptops, cell phones, keyboards, printers, toner cartridges, wires, stereo equipment, telephones, TVs, microwaves and other electronic gadgetry regardless of age or condition. Batteries of any size, type or shape including auto/marine and battery backups, also will be accepted. A $10 disposal fee is charged for mini-fridges, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and other coolant containing devices.
Info: Click here.

What: New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site Public Meeting.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Fairhaven Town Hall, second-floor auditorium, 40 Center St., Fairhaven, Mass.
About: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) meeting will be held as a poster session with a question-and-answer session. Each of the EPA and MassDEP project managers will be giving 20-minute presentations at four different stations in the auditorium. These sessions will focus on the following topics: 2014 dredge season and 2015 dredging; CAD cell project; overview of pubic health and ecological risk assessment; and state enhancements remedy projects. Following the poster-session presentations, 40 minutes will be allocated at the end of the meeting for questions.
Info: To read a recent story about this issue, click here.

Monday
Sep262011

Oct. 25

What: Eco-Depot.
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Jamestown DPW.
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.

What: Free E-Waste Collection.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Aquidneck Growers' Farmers Market
, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, R.I.
About: Indie Cycle LLC will be collecting computers, monitors, laptops, cell phones, keyboards, printers, toner cartridges, wires, stereo equipment, telephones, TVs, microwaves and other electronic gadgetry regardless of age or condition. Batteries of any size, type or shape including auto/marine and battery backups, also will be accepted. A $10 disposal fee is charged for mini-fridges, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and other coolant containing devices.
Info: Click here.

What: Eating with the Ecosystem Community Dinner.
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: South Kingstown Elks Lodge, 60 Belmont Ave., South Kingstown, R.I.
About: The fundraising dinner is being held to draw attention to the variety of delicious, nutritious, abundant and largely overlooked seafood caught by Rhode Island fishermen, and to raise money for Eating with the Ecosystem, a local nonprofit that promotes a place-based approach to sustainable seafood by fostering an intimate connection between diners and the ecosystems off their shores. Tickets cost $17 and can be bought online.
Info: Visit eatingwiththeecosystem.org.

Monday
Sep262011

Oct. 29

What: newportFILM screening of “Virunga.”
When: 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. screening.
Where: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Newport, R.I.
About: "Virunga" is the true story of a group of people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo. Tickets are $12 for the screening; $20 for the screening and reception.
Info: For more information or to buy tickets, visit newportfilm.com.

Monday
Sep262011

Oct. 30

What: "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood."
When: Noon.
Where: Coastal Institute Auditorium, URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett, R.I.
About: Paul Greenberg discusses his book "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood."
Info: Visit gso.uri.edu/fish-lecture-oceanography.