May
25
7:00 pm19:00

South County Zero Waste Community Group

  • South County Food Co-op

About: The South County Zero Waste Community Group brings 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 meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Info: Click here.

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
3
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Explorer Riverboat

  • Central Falls Landing

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.

Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

Portsmouth Abbey Turbine Tour with People’s Power & Light

  • Portsmouth Abbey School

About: People’s Power & Light is offering a free wind turbine tour to learn about renewable power and how you can act on climate change by supporting such projects. This educational event includes a tour inside the turbine, kid-friendly activities, a brief speaking program and refreshments.
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
5
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Assessing the Health of Our Oceans"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Johanna Polsenberg of Conservation International will discuss the global Ocean Health Index and how it uses data to drive science-based policy and identify the research relevant for marine and coastal conservation.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

 

 

Jun
6
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Science Communication in the Age of Fake News and Public Distrust of the Press"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Yale University's Dan Kahan will describe how cultural barriers affect views of scientific evidence, and how we can use this knowledge to improve science communication.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

Jun
7
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Extreme Weather at the Watershed Scale: How to Protect Water Quality"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Climate forecasts show that many regions will experience increased frequency or intensity of large storms, which could have serious consequences for water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Delaware University's Shreeram Inamdar will discuss how these storms affect watershed health, management and policy, and how new research can identify ways to adapt.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

Jun
8
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Environmental Enforcement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Delivering on the promise of environmental laws requires tough enforcement and innovative thinking about protecting the environment, including using cutting-edge monitoring and information technologies. Former EPA Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles will talk about the past and future of these essential protections for communities across the country.
Info: Visit metcalf.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.

Jun
9
11:00 am11:00

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "The Great Eclipse of 1878 and the Dawn of American Science"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. for the first time in 99 years, offering a rare national opportunity to rally around a scientific event. Hear David Baron, author and former health and science editor for PRI’s The World tell how the 1878 eclipse spurred America’s rise as a global scientific power. Author booksigning to follow the lecture.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

 

Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

River Day on the Westport River

  • Head of Westport Landing

About: Join the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) for its annual River Day event, featuring live music, games for kids, fish tee-shirt printing, stilt building, wee-boat racing, face painting, May Pole dancing, a live raptor show, environmental exhibits and a tour of WRWA’s future headquarters. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There is no organized paddle this year, but feel free to float up to the top of the river on your own. This event is free and open to the public.
Info: Visit westportwatershed.org.

Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Central Falls Landing

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.

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
20
6:00 pm18:00

Private Well Workshop

  • Cross Mills Public Library

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.

Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

South County Zero Waste Community Group

  • South County Food Co-op

About: The South County Zero Waste Community Group brings 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 meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Info: Click here.

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
1
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • 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.

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
15
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • 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.

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
27
7:00 pm19:00

South County Zero Waste Community Group

  • South County Food Co-op

About: The South County Zero Waste Community Group brings 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 meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Info: Click here.

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
5
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

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.

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
19
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

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.

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
2
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

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.

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
16
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

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.

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
7
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

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.

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
21
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

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.

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.


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.

May
20
11:00 am11:00

Acushnet River Herring Festival

  • The Sawmill

About: Enjoy food, festivities and outdoor fun during the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s second Acushnet River Herring Festival. The festival celebrates the restoration of The Sawmill, a public park. Since a dam was lowered at The Sawmill in 2007, populations of river herring, a small fish that provides an important link in Buzzards Bay’s food web, have increased tenfold in the Acushnet River.
Info: Click here.

May
20
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Explorer Riverboat

  • Central Falls Landing

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
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
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
9:00 am09:00

Wind Turbine Tour: Hull Cruise & Turbine Tour

  • Mass Bay Lines

About: Mass Energy and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club are hosting a tour of local renewable energy. During the trip, you’ll have the opportunity to check out Hull's wind turbine up close. Tickets are $15; children 10 and younger will be admitted for free.
Info: Click here.

May
20
8:30 am08:30

Fifth Annual Paul McElroy Bird Walk

  • Riverside Park

About: Discover a wild and scenic river within the city limits of Providence. Join this memorial walk held to honor the late Paul McElroy, who enjoyed nature walks as a child. As an adult, Paul was an avid supporter of both the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and the Audubon Society. Suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per family of five or less.
Info: Click here.

May
20
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Woonsocket Parks and Recreation

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection 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 or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here. Free shredding will be available for Woonsocket residents only, and Indie Cycle LLC will be holding an e-waste collection for all Rhode Island residents.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

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
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
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
14
2:00 pm14:00

Spring Plant Walk

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: Join a Norman Bird Sanctuary naturalist to look for flowers and other plants waking up from winter along the trails. Guests will learn about basic plant identification techniques, common native and invasive plants of Rhode Island and look for wild edibles. $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
Info: Click here.

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
13
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • R.I. Department of Transportation Salt Shed

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection 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 or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

May
13
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection & Dehumidifier Turn-In

  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Residents who participate will receive a $30 recycling incentive rebate, a $30 mail-in rebate toward a new energy-efficient dehumidifier, and National Grid will cover the cost of recycling. Residents must have ID for proof of residency and must complete a rebate form to receive the rebates. Turn-in is limited to two units per Rhode Island household. To make an appointment or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

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
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
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
6
10:00 am10:00

“Saving the Wealthy Apple Tree” Walk & Talk

  • Andrew Harris House

About: The Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Rhode Island Tree Council have planned a “Special Walk & Talk” that will take participants to historic Hispes Rock, discover a historical cemetery, learn how to “Save the Wealthy Apple Tree,” tour a renovated Blacksmith Shop, and enjoy the beautiful environment of the historic property of the Andrew Harris House. The host is Anthony Ricci, a Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy board member and owner of the property. Meet around the apple tree at the Andrew Harris House at 10 a.m., where John Campanini of the R.R. Tree Council will describe the perils of heirloom apple trees and efforts to perpetuate their diversity and bounty. Free and open to the public, but donations to the Conservancy will be welcome.
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
10:00 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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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
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.