Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

E-Waste Collection

  • Wickford Village

About: Indie Cycle LLC will be collecting electronic waste, including computers, wires and cables, keyboards, TVs, cell phones, fax machines and printers. Not accepted: light bulbs, disposable/single-use batteries, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, furniture, Styrofoam, firearms or hazardous materials.
Info: Click here.

Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

'REUSE' Film Screening and Discussion

  • Arcade Providence

About: Come out for an exclusive, one-night screening of REUSE. Because You Can't Recycle The Planet, a film about positive solutions to our waste problem. The event begins at 5 p.m. with our Reuse and Schmooze. The Reuse vendor area will be open, featuring STAY VOCAL Reuse Apparel, reclaimed art by Deek Diedricksen. At 6 p.m. Diedricksen will give a presentation about building tiny houses with reclaimed materials and his reuse art. The film begins at 6:45 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Alex Eaves. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12, with $2 of each ticket going to ecoRI News. Seating is limited and advance ticket purchase is required.
Info: For tickets, click here.

May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Workshop for Private Well Owners

  • Ben Eddy Building

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.

May
4
10:00 am10:00

First Thursday Botanizing Walk at Lime Rock Preserve

  • Lime Rock Preserve

About: Join Cheryl Wiitala, preserves manager for The Nature Conservancy, for a walk at the Lime Rock Preserve in Lincoln. The Lime Rock Preserve is laced with trails illustrating a wide variety of distinctive New England habitats including woodlands, forested swamps, streams, open water and calcareous ledges. These ledges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that once nurtured as many as 30 rare plant species. Although a few of these species have disappeared over time, a botanizing walk along the trails will not disappoint. Sightings should yield a diversity of ferns, hepatica, common shinleaf, columbine and marsh-marigolds. Botanizing walks are organized by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.
Info: Visit riwps.org.

May
4
5:30 pm17:30

Newport Green Drinks with 11th Hour Racing

  • Newport Shipyard & Marina

About: Join 11th Hour Racing at the Newport Shipyard to hear about sustainability initiatives of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing V065 and the Volvo Ocean Race team's campaign. Attendees will also hear about some innovative solutions that 11th Hour Racing's grantees are using to tackle marine debris. RSVP is required for this event.
Info: To RSVP, click here.

May
4
6:30 pm18:30

Screening of “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home”

  • Westport Public Library

About: Native plants, once established, don’t require the use of herbicides and pesticides to maintain their beauty. Also, native pollinators and birds prefer native plants for nectar and seed. Producer/director Catherine Zimmerman traveled the country to visit hometown “habitat heroes.” Her film features success stories and works-in-progress. The event will also feature a talk by Sarah Lavalley, who has devoted her career to sustainable horticulture. She is a NOFA accredited organic land care professional who specializes in native plantings, meadows, insectaries and food gardens. Free and open to the public. The Westport River Watershed Alliance is sponsoring the event.
Info: Click here.

May
6
10:00 am10:00

After the Harvest: A Walk in the Woods

  • Field Forest

About: Join Connecticut Forest & Park Association staff and consulting forester Eric Hansen for a tour of the Field Forest property. What were the goals for the recent harvest? How does a forester decide which trees to cut?
Info: Click here.

May
6
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Explorer Riverboat

  • Al’s Waterfront Restaurant

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

May
6
10:15 am10:15

20th Annual Ecology Day & Peace Prayer Festival

  • Riverpoint Community Park

About: As part of Rhode Island’s vital educational and community service projects, JAYCEE members and volunteers, in the spirit of land-use appreciation and genuine community involvement, will be applying cultivation and irrigation techniques and practices in continuing of the care and maintenance of the JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum.
Info: Click here.

May
7
11:00 am11:00

Spring Edibles

  • Prescott Farm

About: This Newport Restoration Foundation event will focus on a herb and vegetable garden walk and talk identifying culinary perennials and discussing how they are grown.
Info: Click here.

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.

May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Farm to Vase: Springtime Blooms Workshop

  • Weatherlow Farms

About: Nothing announces the arrival of spring like fresh flowers. Celebrate this Mother's Day with colorful seasonal blooms at Weatherlow Farms. In this hands-on class filled with the best from the garden, Phoebe Poole of Weatherlow Florals and Joye Whitney of the Floral CoLab will show you how to care for delicate seasonal blooms and guide you in creating a natural-looking arrangement. The $90 ticket price includes materials, tools and instruction. Ten percent of your ticket purchase will be donated to ecoRI News.
Info: Visit floralcolab.com.

May
16
9:00 am09:00

Impacts of Gypsy and Winter Moths

  • Diamond Hill Park

About: The Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization woods trail walk, with Rhode Island forest-health specialist Paul Ricard, will view and discuss the defoliation impacts of gypsy moths and winters. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

May
16
6:00 pm18:00

“From Trustees Gardens to Your Backyard: Lessons from a Seasoned Gardener”

  • Swan Auditorium University of Rhode Island

About: Lucinda Brockway, program director for cultural resources at The Trustees, will lead this illustrated lecture, which will take critical lessons learned from recent estate garden restoration projects and translate them into design lessons for your own backyard, including the 10 rules for getting your garden picture-perfect. This free event will feature gardens from 165 acres to a quarter-acre. The Trustees is Massachusetts’ oldest conservation and preservation organization. Begun in 1891, The Trustees manage some 26,000 acres of scenic, natural and cultural significance from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and the Islands. The program is being offered in partnership with the URI Master Gardener Program, Cooperative Extension. To RSVP, click here.
Info: Click here.

May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Providence Green Drinks with the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

About: This month's Providence Green Drinks highlights the work of Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition. A presentation will be followed by discussion and networking over food and drink. Providence Green Drinks provides a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in a thriving sector committed to creating jobs and making our communities more environmentally friendly. The event is hosted by Social Enterprise Greenhouse.
Info: Click here to RSVP.

May
20
10:00 am10:00

Plants & Their Places: Boston Hollow

  • Boston Hollow

About: This walk is the first the 2017 series, Plants & Their Places, hosted by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. Boston Hollow is part of the Yale-Myers Forest in Ashford, Conn. It’s a ravine that extends 1.3 miles. Most of the Hollow is conifer-hardwood forest. The dominant trees include hemlock, sugar maple and red oak. Smaller woody species include mountain and striped maple, hobblebush, American honeysuckle, red elderberry, and American yew. The display of spring wildflowers is impressive including foam-flower, lance-leaved twistedstalk, red and painted trillium, bunchberry, Hepatica, Clintonia, and blue cohosh. This walk is being held in conjunction with the Connecticut Botanical Society. Attendees should bring water and food and dress appropriately for the weather and for protection against ticks and thorns.
Info: Visit riwps.org.

May
20
10:00 am10:00

25th Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale

  • City Farm

About: Plant lovers in Providence and beyond mark the start of the growing season each year with the return of Southside Community Land Trust's (SCLT's) Rare & Unusual Plant Sale. The two-day sale features hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals and perennials, fruit, vegetable and herb starts. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. The sale begins with a members-only preview from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Members also receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase as well as 50 gallons of free, organic compost.
Info: Visit southsideclt.org.

May
21
10:00 am10:00

25th Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale

  • City Farm

About: Plant lovers in Providence and beyond mark the start of the growing season each year with the return of Southside Community Land Trust's (SCLT's) Rare & Unusual Plant Sale. The two-day sale features hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals and perennials, fruit, vegetable and herb starts. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. The sale begins with a members-only preview from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Members also receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase as well as 50 gallons of free, organic compost.
Info: Visit southsideclt.org.

Jun
1
5:30 pm17:30

Lyme Disease and Climate Change: The Connection Between Inflammation and Global Warming

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum

About: Using the lens of Chinese medicine, Brendan Kelly, herbalist and author of “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis,” will discuss how the warming of the planet mirrors a similar overheating within us and within our culture. Supported by research from his book, Kelly will present how the progression of Lyme disease mirrors the progression of climate change and how Lyme is very much a condition of our times. It’s his belief that understanding the progression of the disease is essential to not only treating symptoms but also promoting health. Tickets costs $10. Proceeds will benefit the Marion Institute.
Info: Click here.

Jun
2
9:30 am09:30

Eco-Herbal Medicine: Local Medicinals and Climate Change, a “Walk & Talk” with Herbalist

  • Slocum’s River Reserve

About: Join Brendan Kelly, herbalist and author of “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis,” as he leads an educational foraging excursion for common eco-medicinal herbs along the trails of the Slocum’s River Reserve. As the group discovers local medicinal plants, Kelly will discuss climate change's effect on these healing herbs, as well as the importance of re-localizing and naturalizing the practice of medicine. Tickets costs $15. Proceeds benefit the Marion Institute.
Info: Click here.

Jun
4
11:00 am11:00

The Mighty Pollinators

  • Prescott Farm

About: This Newport Restoration Foundation event will feature Gary Casabona, state biologist for NRCS, who will talk about pollinators and plants to attract them.
Info: Click here.

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.

Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • Hope & Main

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

 

Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
15
9:30 am09:30

Hike with a Forester: Woods Walk and Talk

  • Naugatuck State Forest

About: See a wide variety of habitats from vernal pools to ridgetop communities on very thin soils, a variety of forest management practices, invasive species, recovery from a wildfire in the mid-1990s, and an excellent view from the Mount Sanford overlook.
Info: Click here.

Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
3
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.


Apr
29
11:00 am11:00

People’s Climate Mobilization

  • Rhode Isand Statehouse

About: The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of the climate, health and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women and LGBTQIA.
Info: Click here.

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

E-Waste Collection

  • Four Corners Chapel

About: Indie Cycle LLC will be collecting electronic waste, including computers, wires and cables, keyboards, TVs, cell phones, fax machines and printers. Not accepted: light bulbs, disposable/single-use batteries, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, furniture, Styrofoam, firearms or hazardous materials.
Info: Click here.

Apr
28
10:00 am10:00

Integrating “Bee Hotels” and Other Designs for Pollinators into Urban Planning

  • URI East Farm, Building 75

About: J. Scott MacIvor, a post-doctoral researcher from the Department of Biological Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, will talk about cavity-nesting bees and the design of artificial analogs of their natural nesting conditions; in this case, the “bee hotel.” Many designs exist, and the pros and cons of each will be explored, as well as how to best construct, place and maintain bee hotels to support wild bees and other insects.
Info: Click here.

Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

South County Zero Waste Community Group

  • South County Food Co-op

About: This is the inaugural meeting of the South County Zero Waste Community Group, which is hoping to bring together sustainably minded Rhode Islanders to meet others, share ideas and take action. No experience is necessary for this laid back and positive group. The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Info: Click here.

Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Enhancing Wild Bees in Cities: Practical Approaches for Home and Community Gardeners

  • URI Pharmacy Building, Room 170

About: J. Scott MacIvor, a post-doctoral researcher from the Department of Biological Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, will talk about practical ways in which home and community gardeners can encourage wild bee diversity and abundance. He’ll examine the life history of five bee groups and how to integrate their nesting and foraging requirements into urban gardens.
Info: Click here.

Apr
27
4:00 pm16:00

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Public Meeting

  • Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center

About: The informational meeting will deal with a draft technical report, “State of Narragansett Bay and its Watershed.” There will be an opportunity for questions and comments. The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program will also be accepting public comments until the close of business on May 22. Comments on the technical report may be submitted by e-mailing comments to info@nbep.org.

Apr
27
11:00 am11:00

Are Cities Wild Bee Conservation Hot spots or Not-Spots?

  • URI College of Engineering Kirk Building

About: J. Scott MacIvor, a post-doctoral researcher from the Department of Biological Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, will talk about recent research findings from cities around the world that examine the local and landscape factors affecting wild bees in cities. He’ll examine a case study from his work in the city of Toronto that illustrates the complex influences of infrastructure, urban green space and socioeconomics on the diversity and pollination services of wild bees.
Info: Click here.

Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms of New England

  • Audubon Environmental Education Center

About: New England is home to more than 150 species of edible wild plants and edible mushrooms. Some are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of “Wild Plants I Have Known…And Eaten” for a presentation covering some 70 of the tastiest species the region has to offer. Program includes identification tips and general guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging. Registration required. Cost is $25 per adult member, and $30 per adult non-member.

Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

“Count It. Lock It. Drop It”

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill

About: The South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention is putting on a campaign called “Count It. Lock It. Drop It” to raise awareness of the dangers of opioids. Last year in Rhode Island, according to state health officials, there were 326 cases of overdose deaths, with 57 percent of them involving fentanyl.
Info: Click here.

Apr
26
2:00 pm14:00

E-Waste Collection

  • Providence Public Library

About: Indie Cycle LLC will be collecting electronic waste, including computers, wires and cables, keyboards, TVs, cell phones, fax machines and printers. Not accepted: light bulbs, disposable/single-use batteries, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, furniture, Styrofoam, firearms or hazardous materials.
Info: Click here.

Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Screening of Documentary “Cowspiracy”

  • The Chapel Hall at Saint John the Divine

About: If you are curious about climate change and sustainability, this documentary exposes causes that are not being regularly reported. There will be beverages, but bring your own favorite drink if you like. There will be a donation basket on hand.
Info: Click here.

Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

Earth Day at R.I. Statehouse

  • Rhode Island Statehouse

About: This annual Environmental Council of Rhode Island event will include a brief speaking program at 3:15 p.m., informational tables and educational materials.
Info: Click here.

Apr
24
4:00 pm16:00

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Public Meeting

  • R.I. Department of Environmental Management, Room 280C

About: The informational meeting will deal with a draft technical report, “State of Narragansett Bay and its Watershed.” There will be an opportunity for questions and comments. The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program will also be accepting public comments until the close of business on May 22. Comments on the technical report may be submitted by e-mailing comments to info@nbep.org.

Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

Explore a Cedar Swamp

  • Copicut Woods

About: Take a walk through an Atlantic cedar swamp with the Buzzards Bay Coalition and The Trustees. During this 90-minute walk and nature exploration program, participants will learn about the unique cedar swamp habitat in the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, a 14,000-acre swath of protected land in Fall River and Freetown. Registration is required for this free walk.

Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

Succulent Gardens Workshop

  • Weatherlow Florals

About: Phoebe Poole, floral farmer and designer at Weatherlow Florals, will teach you the secret tricks of working with plants inside small spaces. Through demonstration and hands-on training, participants will learn about terrarium care and construction, and they will create their own living works of art. The $55 ticket cost, includes materials, tools and instruction. Ten percent of your ticket purchase will be donated to ecoRI News. This event is co-hosted by Weatherlow Farms and Floral CoLab.
Info: Visit floralcolab.com.

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

March for Science

  • Rhode Island Statehouse lawn

About: Join scientists, academics and activists from across the state to march in support of science and climate action. Come out and march in defense of critical thinking and scientifically sound environmental policy.
Info: Click here.

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Friends of Canonchet Farm Guided Walk

  • Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot

About: Join local naturalist Bob Kenney for an exploration of the Canonchet Farm trails. The plants will be coming back to life after sleeping away the winter, early-spring wild flowers will be blooming, migratory song birds will be returning, and some of the frogs and salamanders will have already finished the year’s breeding. Meet in the Anne Hoxsie Lane parking lot directly across Route 1A from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion.
Info: Click here.

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Guided Mindfulness Walk

  • Smith Farm

About: Enjoy the peace and beauty of nature with Jessica Webb, owner of Anchor Yoga & Meditation, and the Buzzards Bay Coalition during an Earth Day mindfulness walk. Through guided mindfulness meditation, participants will experience the outdoors with their senses wide open. All fitness levels are welcome on this free walk. Registration is required.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Green Planet Faire

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

About: The event will local food and vendors, speakers, prizes and composting information.

Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

Providence Green Drinks

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

About: Green Drinks is a monthly gathering of environmentally minded people from all walks of life. The event is a great opportunity to meet people who are passionate about the environment, sustainability and conservation. Come for great conversations, drinks and food. This month’s featured guest is Energize Rhode Island.
Info: Click here.

Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

“Count It. Lock It. Drop It”

  • Green Line Apothecary

About: The South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention is putting on a campaign called “Count It. Lock It. Drop It” to raise awareness of the dangers of opioids. Last year in Rhode Island, according to state health officials, there were 326 cases of overdose deaths, with 57 percent of them involving fentanyl.
Info: Click here.

Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Free Screening of “Ocean Frontiers III”

  • Seamen’s Church Institute

About: The screening of “Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy” is being co-hosted by Sailors for the Sea and Seamen's Church Institute. The documentary spotlights the United States' first regional ocean plans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Informational Meeting Middletown Wastewater Management Plan

  • Middletown Town Hall, Council Chambers

About: Clean water is essential to Aquidneck Island, for recreational uses such as swimming and boating, as habitat for fish and wildlife, and to maintain the integrity of the local drinking-water system. Pollution can come from a wide variety of land uses and sources. The town of Middletown is working to ensure that individual septic systems aren’t part of the problem.
Info: Click here.

Apr
18
4:30 pm16:30

Care for Soil, Respect for Water

  • Southside Community Land Trust

About: Attendees will learn what soil is actually made of, what practices can maintain and improve soil, and how your plants make a living in the soil. All living things need water, so attendees will also think about how water behaves in the soil, how your plants respond to the water in the soil, and how you can use it efficiently. Taught by URI’s Andy Radin.

Apr
18
11:00 am11:00

April Vacation Field Guide Days

  • Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

About: Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the Wareham Land Trust and discover the animals that call the sanctuary’s pine forests and salt marshes home. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Apr
17
11:00 am11:00

April Vacation Field Guide Days

  • Mark’s Cove

About: Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the Wareham Land Trust and learn how to identify the diverse plant life that thrives in Wareham. Participants will wander through retired cranberry bogs, forests and marshes. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

Fairy Garden Days

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: Fairy Garden Days 2017, which runs through April 30, will feature more than 100 handmade displays in the warmth and beauty of the Botanical Center greenhouses. The two-week event also will feature a scavenger hunt throughout all four greenhouses, games in the Gnome Village, play areas for building with natural materials, adventures in the Pixie Paradise Campground and daily lady bug releases. The costs is $7 for ages 13-64; $4 children aged 6-12, seniors 65 and older and military personnel with ID; free admission for children younger than 6.
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Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Hike with a Forester: Woods Walk and Talk with Emery Gluck

  • Cockaponset State Forest

About: Find remnants of an old charcoal mound; forest management; evidence of emerald ash borer, a 1942 forest fire and old homestead. Hike distance is 2.5 miles; easy to moderate, partly off trail and partly on forest roads. Meet at parking lot for Turkey Hill marsh on the west side of Filley Road (gravel section), a mile south of the Route 9 overpass. There is a sign for the marsh and yellow gate at the back of the small parking lot.
Info: Click here.

Apr
13
3:30 pm15:30

“A 21st Century Look at Global Ocean Conveyor Belt”

  • Coastal Institute Auditorium, URI Narragansett Bay Campus

About: Susan Lozier will speak at the fifth annual Scott W. Nixon Lecture. Lozier is a physical oceanographer with interests in large-scale ocean circulation and a professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.