Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Screening of “Power Struggle”

About: The Robbie Leppzer documentary chronicles the heated political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor. Leppzer is working on a similar film about the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Leppzer about the film and the situation at the Pilgrim facility with Heather Lightner, Plymouth resident and member Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, Mary Lampert of Pilgrim Watch, Diane Turco of Cape Downwinders, and Pine duBois of the Jones River Watershed Association. Tickets are $10 and are available online.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

School of Fish

About: Chefs Dave Snow and Peter Sebring from Bristol Oyster Bar will educate attendees on different techniques for turning local seafood into a dinner you can share with family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin and fluke. Hosted by Eating with the Ecosystem and held in the demo kitchen at Hope & Main, this workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company. Cost is $50 per attendee.
Info: Tickets available at eatingwiththeecosystem.org.

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Nov
23
8:00 AM08:00

Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run

  • 91 Jordan Road Franklin, MA, 02038 United States (map)
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About: Register for the Franklin Turkey Trot. All proceeds from the race go to the Franklin Food Pantry. Race fee is $20 or 20 nonperishable items. Free T-shirts for first 150 participants who register online. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $10 until Nov. 2.
Info: To register visit franklinturkeytrot.org.

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Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Sparkle at Blithewold

About: Enjoy free hot cocoa, s'mores kits for purchase, carol singing around the fire and Blithewold's illuminated gardens and lavishly decorated mansion. This year the mansion will stagger visitors with three sessions beginning at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Registration is required.
Info: Visit blithewold.org.

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Climate-Change Policy Roundtable Discussion

About: Discuss Rhode Island's climate-change legislation and the current bill, known as Energize Rhode Island: Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act. This bill will be revised and reintroduced in the upcoming legislative session, so share your perspectives at this discussion, facilitated by Timmons Roberts, a Brown University professor and non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Dessert and refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by Rhode Island Business Climate Leaders. To RSVP, email info@energizeri.org.
Info: Visit energizeri.org.

 


 

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Nov
30
5:30 PM17:30

The Case Against Invenergy Presentation

About: Join the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) as it presents its case against Invenergy and outlines the most recent actions to stop the proposed Clear River Energy Center power plant. Attendees will learn more about how the opposition and how to get involved. Please RSVP to Heather Greenwood at hgreenwood@clf.org by Nov. 22.
Info: Click here

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception

About: Artists For The Bay Show & Sale is a showcase of paintings, photography and jewelry by more than 60 local artists to benefit Save The Bay. The opening reception will feature food and drink from local vendors. Tickets to the reception are $40. The show will run from Nov. 30, 2017 to Jan. 27, 2018.
Info: Visit savebay.org.

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Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

About: The Providence Flea, downtown's outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, returns with four holiday markets on Dec. 3, 10, 16 and 17. The markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch gift and food items from more than 60 vendors — with a total of 150 vendors participating throughout the month of December.
Info: Visit providenceflea.com.

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Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

A Growers' Seminar with Roger Swain and Lee Reich

About: Join Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Rhode Island (NOFA RI) for a seminar with two nationally known experts who will share their experience in backyard and small-farm growing. Roger Swain hosted PBS "Victory Garden." Lee Reich is a grower, author and speaker who has been featured in The New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, and has won awards from National Gardening and Organic Gardening magazines. Topics covered include growing uncommon fruits and no-till techniques for fewer weeds. Attendees will enjoy a potluck lunch. Cost is $55 for NOFA members; $65 for nonmembers and $45 for seniors, students and farmers. Registration is required.
Info: Register at nofari.org.

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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

“Changes in Narragansett Bay: A Conversation Among Citizens and Scientists”

  • URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium (map)
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About: This free, one-day event will bring scientists and regulators together with people who work and spend time on Narragansett Bay to discuss the state of the bay and its water quality, biology, and ecological systems. The results from this event will inform Rhode Island Sea Grant’s research agenda as well as the state’s developing Narragansett Bay Special Area Management Plan (Bay SAMP). Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the URI Graduate School of Oceanography. Registration is required.
Info: Contact Jennifer McCann at mccann@crc.uri.edu.

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Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

Resiliency Roundtable Invitation: Statewide Climate Resiliency Strategy

  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About: The purpose of the roundtable is to share information with the community to help better prepare for intense coastal storms, sea-level rise and other climate-change impacts, and to seek input that will be incorporated into a new statewide climate resiliency strategy that the governor has asked state agencies to complete by next summer. To register, click here.

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Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Sparkle at Blithewold

About: Enjoy free hot cocoa, s'mores kits for purchase, carol singing around the fire and Blithewold's illuminated gardens and lavishly decorated mansion. This year the mansion will stagger visitors with three sessions beginning at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Registration is required.
Info: Visit blithewold.org.

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Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

About: The Providence Flea, downtown's outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, returns with four holiday markets on Dec. 3, 10, 16 and 17. The markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch gift and food items from more than 60 vendors — with a total of 150 vendors participating throughout the month of December.
Info: Visit providenceflea.com.

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Dec
11
to Dec 12

Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Science Forum

  • URI Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium (map)
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Info: To register, visit crc.uri.edu.

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Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

About: The Providence Flea, downtown's outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, returns with four holiday markets on Dec. 3, 10, 16 and 17. The markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch gift and food items from more than 60 vendors — with a total of 150 vendors participating throughout the month of December.
Info: Visit providenceflea.com.

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Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

About: The Providence Flea, downtown's outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, returns with four holiday markets on Dec. 3, 10, 16 and 17. The markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch gift and food items from more than 60 vendors — with a total of 150 vendors participating throughout the month of December.
Info: Visit providenceflea.com.

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Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

School of Fish

About: Chef Peter Gobin of Mijos Tacos will educate attendees on different techniques for turning local seafood into a dinner you can share with family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin and fluke. Hosted by Eating with the Ecosystem and held in the demo kitchen at Hope & Main, this workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company. Cost is $50 per attendee.
Info: Tickets available at eatingwiththeecosystem.org.

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Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening of “Forest Man” and “Flight of the Butterflies”

About: The story of Jadav Payeng, an Indian man who single-handedly planted nearly 1,400 acres of forest to save his island, Majuli, along with “Flight of the Butterflies” — a film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the United States to Mexico. The free screening is sponsored by the Sakonnet Preservation Association.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Saving Sea Turtles Workshop

  • URI Coastal Institute, Bay Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About: This a family/child friendly sea turtle rescue workshop, followed by a documentary showing and discussion. The event is part of Rhode Island Natural History Week 2017, and is presented jointly by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society and the Rhode Island Natural History Survey. Free and open to the public. To register, e-mail programadmin@rinhs.org or call 401-874-5800.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Managing Forest Health Walk & Talk

About: Join Connecticut Forest & Park Association forester Eric Hansen for a walk at Highlawn Forest. He will be talking about managing Highlawn Forest for wildlife, health, and invasive species control. This is an opportunity to learn about forest management techniques from a professional forester, and see the woods through his eyes. Come prepared with questions. Free and open to the public. To register, click here.

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Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Newport County Resiliency Roundtable: Statewide Climate Resiliency Strategy

About: Gov. Gina Raimondo will join the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission in hosting the Newport County Resiliency Roundtable in partnership with the URI Coastal Resources Center,  R.I. Infrastructure BankR.I. Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council and the Community College of Rhode Island. The purpose of the roundtable is to share information with the community to help better prepare for intense coastal storms, sea level rise and other climate change impacts, and to seek input that will be incorporated into a new statewide climate resiliency strategy that the governor has asked state agencies to complete by next summer.
Info: To register, click here.

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Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

Transportation Innovation Partnership: Leading the Way for Research

About: Join University of Rhode Island Transportation Center, Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Transportation for the 2017 Joint Research Forum. Stakeholders from industry, academia, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies are welcome. Some topics that will be covered at the forum include: environment and stormwater management; project management and design; materials and construction; planning management systems; alternative fuels and autonomous vehicles. Morning panels will be followed by lunch and roundtable discussions. 
Info: To RSVP click here.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Providence Green Drinks

About: This month's Providence Green Drinks will be hosted by One Earth Air Plant Center, which sells air plants (tillandsia) in an historic greenhouse. Attendees will hear about the vision for One Earth Air Plant Center from its founder, Richard Lallo, and will enjoy a 10 percent discount on air plants and decor. Green Drinks is a monthly networking event organized by Social Enterprise Greenhouse that highlights the work of environmental organizations and initiatives.
Info: Click here to RSVP.

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Green Energy and Green Spaces: Renewable Energy Siting in Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island College, Alger Hall, Room 110 (map)
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About: This forum will feature stakeholders in the renewable-energy siting process, including farmers, renewable energy developers, conservationists and government officials.  Attendees can expect a lively discussion. Registration is required, as seating is limited.
Info: To register, visit environmentcouncilri.org.

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Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

Managing Soil Microbiology for Carbon Sequestration: A Real Solution to Climate Change

About: David Johnson from New Mexico State University will discuss his research showing how we can greatly increase the uptake of carbon by soils as a remedy to greenhouse gas emissions. This event is sponsored by Seeds of Sustainability and is free and open to the public.
Info: E-mail Jim Corven.

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Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

“Native Plants and the Creatures that Love Them”

  •  Weaver Auditorium, URI Coastal Institute (map)
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About: Randi Eckel will lead a discussion about which plants are favored by butterflies, caterpillars), birds, wildlife, and people. Eckel has been working with native plants for more than 30 years, and founded the mail-order native plant nursery Toadshade Wildflower Farm in 1996 to further public awareness about and availability of native plants. The event is part of Rhode Island Natural History Week 2017, and is presented jointly by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society and the Rhode Island Natural History Survey. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Screening of “Power Struggle”

About: The Robbie Leppzer documentary chronicles the heated political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor. Leppzer is working on a similar film about the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Leppzer about the film and the situation at the Pilgrim facility with Diane Turco of Cape Downwinders, Deb Katz of Citizens Awareness Network, Maureen Burgess of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, and Dr. Brian O’Malley delegate to the Barnstable County Assembly. Tickets are $12 and are available online.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Design Luncheon

About: Support Blithewold's educational programming by attending this talk on the evolution of Sakonnet Garden. Rhode Island designers John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli will trace the stages of developing their garden in Little Compton, R.I. The talk will be followed by a luncheon and a raffle. A selection of plants from Opus Nursery will be available for sale. Tickets are $75 for members and $85 for non members.
Info: Visit blithewold.org.

 

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Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

"The Age of Consequences" Film Screening and Discussion

  • Brown University, Carmichael Auditorium (map)
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About: "The Age of Consequences" investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the film's executive producer, Sophie Robinson, a former grassroots climate organizer who has changed paths to pursue film making for social change.
Info: Visit watson.brown.edu

 

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Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

URI Watershed Watch 30th Anniversary Celebration

  • URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences (map)
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About: University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch has grown from 24 volunteers in 1988 monitoring a dozen sites to 300+ monitoring hundreds of sites in 2017. Join Watershed Watch in celebrating three decades of volunteer monitoring and citizen science with an afternoon of socializing, displays from local watershed organizations, presentations and a chance to bid on decorated or restored paddles. This event is open to the public, but advance registration is recommended.
Info: To register, visit web.uri.edu.

 

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Nov
4
8:00 AM08:00

Warwick Eco-Depot Collection

  • Warwick Department of Public Works (map)
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About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery and Warwick Department of Public Works will host a collection for household hazardous waste. The collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To reduce time spent in line, make an appointment by calling 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

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Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Newport Green Drinks at Sail Newport

About: This month's Newport Green Drinks will be held at Sail Newport and will feature short presentations from Melissa Pattavina from Newport Re-Uses Committee and Rob MacMillan, co-founder of 11th Hour Racing. After the presentation, enjoy a drink and mingle with others who are passionate about environmental, conservation and sustainability issues. This event is free, but RSVP is requested.
Info: To RSVP, e-mail emily.greagori@sailnewport.org.

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Nov
2
4:30 PM16:30

“SUSTAIN: Delight in the Sensational Flavors of the Earth”

  • Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State University (map)
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About: The opening reception will feature interdisciplinary artist Ivana George, who will discuss her work. The exhibition, which runs though Dec. 1, explores concepts of sustainability through organic urban agriculture, celebrates the beauty of fruits and vegetables grown in the backyard, and “revels in the sensual enjoyment of these flavors of the Earth.” Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Salt-Marsh Habitats: Strategies for Adapting to Sea-Level Rise

  • Little Compton Community Center (map)
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About: The Sogkonate Garden Club program will feature Wenley Ferguson, restoration coordinator at Save The Bay, discussing how restoration scientists are partnering with municipalities and land trusts on adaption activities to enhance the health and function of salt marshes and facilitate marsh migration in low-lying upland areas. The program is free and open to the public. Business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7:30.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

“Renewable Energy: Progress and Power in Rhode Island” Lecture

  • URI  Pharmacy Building, Room 170 (map)
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About: The URI Cooperative Extension is hosting the lecture that will take a behind-the-scenes look at the first year of operations of the Block Island Wind Farm, and will include an update on state-level renewable-energy policies and incentives available to business and homeowners, and a discussion around cutting-edge battery storage research at URI. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States (map)
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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.

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

14th Annual Halloween Wildstock Benefit Concert

About: Come out for a spooky night to benefit the Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island. This year's music lineup includes Trinity, Rendition, Band of Brothers, Repercussions, Crushed Velvet and Missing Elmslie. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, dessert buffet and a chance to win a door prize. Come in costume if you like.
Info: Visit riwildliferehab.org.

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Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for the views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save The Bay provides binoculars, and expert guides offer an educational view of the seals and their habitat. Tickets are. $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors and children ages 3-12. The cost for non-members is $22.
Info: Visit savebay.org/seals.

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween Habitat Hike at Black Farm

  • Black Farm Wildlife Management Area (map)
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About: On this easy, 2-mile walk, a guide will tell you how Black Farm is being managed for wildlife, bust myths about some "spooky" species and reveal an historic cemetery. Remember to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, socks and a hat. Attendees may want to bring some water and a snack. Orange vests will be provided. Registration for this event is limited to 25. information on parking and directions will provided upon registering.  
Info: To register, click here.

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