Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Empower Yourself! Solar Info Workshop

About: The Foster Public Library is hosting this free educational workshop with local environmental activist and solar consultant, Dana Goodman, courtesy of NEC Solar. This workshop will include a 45-minute presentation, solar discovery activity, and a question-and-answer session. Attendees will learn about solar electricity science and technology, the installation process, best conditions for going solar, and federal and state incentive programs. Participants are encouraged to practice sustainability and bring their own reusable beverage container for refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required.
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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Empower Yourself! Solar Info Workshop

About: The Tyler Free Library Library is hosting this free educational workshop with local environmental activist and solar consultant, Dana Goodman, courtesy of NEC Solar. This workshop will include a 45-minute presentation, solar discovery activity, and a question-and-answer session. Attendees will learn about solar electricity science and technology, the installation process, best conditions for going solar, and federal and state incentive programs. Participants are encouraged to practice sustainability and bring their own reusable beverage container for refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Owls of New England

  • Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge (map)
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About: There are a number of amazing species of owls living in New England. Come to Audubon and take a pictorial look at native owls, hear their calls, learn about their adaptations, and meet a live owl. Cost to attend is $10 for adult members, $5 for child members, $14 for adult non-members, and $7 for child non-members.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Ask a Gardener

About: Tour the Rough Point grounds in the company of estate experts who will share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips about how Rough Point staff keep the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your home garden. This program takes place outside and is weather dependent.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Pawtucket Small-Hydro Tour and Electric Vehicle Showcase

  • 200 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI, 02860 United States (map)
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About: Join Green Energy Consumers Alliance and Gravity Renewables for a tour of Pawtucket’s hydroelectric facility and an electric vehicle “trunk-or-treat” activity with candy prizes and trivia games. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more, or to RSVP, click here.

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Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Public Forum: Building R.I.’s Workforce with Energy-Efficiency Programs

About: The keynote speaker is Carolyn Sarno, director of buildings and community solutions for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. One panel discussion will be about how energy efficiency is contributing to the growth of Rhode Island’s workforce. The other will discuss how companies prepare to serve the needs of customers, adapting to a changing industry in light of new policies and incentives, and training and retaining new and incumbent workers. The Rhode Island Energy Efficiency & Resource Management Council event is free and open to the public. Register by Oct. 26.

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Oct
30
8:30 AM08:30

Rhode Island Green Infrastructure “Expo 2019” Trade Show

About: The inaugural Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Expo is being hosted by the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition. The event will feature exhibitors, short talks, and tours of green infrastructure installations in Roger Williams Park. It also will provide networking opportunities and will showcase innovative products and services being used in the construction and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure across Rhode Island and throughout the industry.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Addressing the Climate Crisis: Green Business Forum

  • Rhode Island College, 110 Alger Hall (map)
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About: Join Renew Energy Initiative and Rhode Island College (RIC) for a panel discussion of the greatest challenge of our age, and voice your ideas and concerns. Panelists include: Kevin O’Neill, chairman of the Rhode Island Business Climate Leaders; Charles Antone, co-founder and CEO of Building Enclosure Science LLC; Jeni Melo, member of RIC Environment Club and the Sunrise Movement; Jefferey Nicholas, associate professor of philosophy at Providence College; Rudolf Krause, assistant professor at RIC School of Education; George Sfinarolakis, administrator of energy programs at the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources; Kai Salem, policy coordinator at Green Energy Consumers Alliance. This event is free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Beavers of Fisherville

About: Join Audubon for an evening walk and discussion about the beavers that have taken up residence in Fisherville Pond. Participants will look at beaver dams and lodges. At dusk, beavers become active, so there is opportunity to see these engineers at work. Cost to attend is $10 for members and $14 for non-members. To register, click here.
Info: Visit asri.org.

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Audubon Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition

  • Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium (map)
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About: Award-winning wildlife artists from across New England are returning to Audubon this autumn. Unique hand-carved bird and wildlife pieces will be on display and for sale. Meet the artists, shop the carvings, watch demonstrations. and enjoy the natural beauty of the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in fall. This two-day event runs from Nov. 2-3. Cost to attend is $5.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Audubon Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition

  • Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About: Award-winning wildlife artists from across New England are returning to Audubon this autumn. Unique hand-carved bird and wildlife pieces will be on display and for sale. Meet the artists, shop the carvings, watch demonstrations. and enjoy the natural beauty of the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in fall. This two-day event runs from Nov. 2-3. Cost to attend is $5.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Land Care Seminar

About: Join Michael Nadeau, a landscaper, arborist, and ecological designer, and Frank Crandall, a horticultural business consultant and author, for an organic land care seminar. As more homeowners and communities seek to move away from chemicals and their negative impact, Nadeau and Crandall share real-world solutions with an organic approach. Cost to attend is $25 for Northeast Organic Farming Association members and $35 for non-members.
Info: To register, click here.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Presentation

About: The South Kingstown Land Trust’s potluck at 6 p.m. will be followed at 7 p.m. by a presentation by Louis Perrotti, director of conservation programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo, about the zoo’s contributions to wildlife and habitat conservation. The talk will feature international projects from elephant conservation to amphibian rescue efforts in South America. It will also highlight the zoo’s captive breeding and reintroduction efforts for many local threatened and endangered species such as the American burying beetle, New England cottontail rabbits, and timber rattlesnakes. Bring a dish to share. To RSVP, click here.

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

RootSkills Workshop

About: The Grassroots Fund is co-creating just, healthy, and sustainable communities throughout New England, with a focus on those who have often been marginalized. RootSkills workshops are day-long gatherings where grassroots organizers, colleagues, and supporters convene to network, share stories, and dig into both issue- and process-based skills-building sessions. We aim to connect community organizers, students, businesses, and nonprofits working to address social and environmental justice challenges and improve community health, community resilience, and the environment across New England.
Info: To register, Click here.

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Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

Hack for Global Good: Solution2Pollution

About: Hack for Global Good, an annual student-led event hosted at Rocky Hill School, is designed to bring students together to solve a United Nations Global Challenge. This year’s theme is “Solution2Pollution.” Students from around Rhode Island will collaborate with industry experts to design bold solutions to this critical problem during this two-day event. They will then pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. High school students can register as a team or as an individual. All students are welcome, and no prior hackathon experience is necessary.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Audubon Owl Prowl

About: Visit Fort Refuge on an autumn night to search for owls. An Audubon Society naturalist will call for different species on this walk through the forest. Participants should dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking shoes, and bring a flashlight. In the event of inclement weather or icy trails, this hike may be cancelled. Cost to attend is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. To register, click here.
Info: Visit asri.org.

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Nov
24
7:30 AM07:30

Sunday Moring Hike at Caratunk

About: Start your Sunday with a morning hike at Caratunk. An Audubon naturalist will lead the walk to search for animals that may be up early, such as deer, turkeys, and otters. Back at the barn, warm cider and coffee will be served. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars. Cost to attend is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. To register, click here.
Info: Visit asri.org.

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Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Community Seafood Dinner

About: Eating with the Ecosystem’s sixth annual Community Seafood Dinner will again be spearheaded by board member and lifelong Pt. Judith fisherman Rodman Sykes. Each dinner acts as a fundraiser for Eating with the Ecosystem and welcomes up to 150 attendees for a multi-course meal that relies on a broad network of volunteers and donor fishermen to catch, prepare, and serve what has been caught that week, focusing specifically on less-known and underutilized species. Tickets are $25 and available online.

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

About: The Providence Flea, downtown's vintage and artisan/maker market, will hold its holiday markets at a new time and location—Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at WaterFire Arts Center. The markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, crafts, clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares, and small-batch gifts and food items from more than 65 vendors. Grab a campfire cocoa and make it a vintage and handmade holiday. This event is free and open to the public, and there is plenty of off-street parking available for shoppers. For directions, featured vendors, and daily updates, follow The Providence Flea on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or signup for e-news at providenceflea.com.
Info: Click here.

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Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

About: The Providence Flea, downtown's vintage and artisan/maker market, will hold its holiday markets at a new time and location—Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at WaterFire Arts Center. The markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, crafts, clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares, and small-batch gifts and food items from more than 65 vendors. Grab a campfire cocoa and make it a vintage and handmade holiday. This event is free and open to the public, and there is plenty of off-street parking available for shoppers. For directions, featured vendors, and daily updates, follow The Providence Flea on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or signup for e-news at providenceflea.com.
Info: Click here.

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Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Save The Bay 50th Anniversary Celebration

About: Join Save The Bay in commemorating 50 years of advocacy for Narragansett Bay with a 1970s-themed party featuring a live auction and musical performances. The event will begin with a cocktail hour in the lobby at Save The Bay’s headquarters. The celebration will then continue outdoors, where guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a signature drink, food stations, and desserts. Don vests, tie-dye, bell-bottoms, and scarves for this celebration.
Info: Visit savebay.org.

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Providence Green Drinks

About: This month’s event will feature the Conservation Law Foundation, which will discuss its most recent advocacy initiatives in Rhode Island. CLF’s vice president and Rhode Island director Amy Moses will speak about advocacy work, including climate litigation against Shell Oil’s Providence Terminal, the fight against the proposed Invenergy fossil-fuel plant in Burrillville, and efforts to set a drinking water standard for toxic PFAS chemicals. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Public Hearing on Proposed R.I. Climate Resilience Fund Regulations

  • Department of Environmental Management, Room 300 (map)
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About: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management public hearing will address two proposed sets of regulations on climate resiliency funding. The draft regulations create two funds related to climate resilience to receive, hold, and administer the $10 million portion of the 2018 Green Economy and Clean Water Bond for climate resilience projects. The first set of proposed regulations is for $5 million in bond funding specifically for wastewater treatment facility projects. The second set of proposed regulations is for the $5 million in bond funding for other projects such as the removal/relocation/redesign of infrastructure or nature-based solutions. Written comments on the proposed regulations will be accepted through Oct. 23. Comments on first proposal can be sent to bill.patenaude@dem.ri.gov, and comments on second proposal can be sent to elizabeth.stone@dem.ri.gov.

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Portsmouth Beach Cleanup

  • McCorrie Point Beach Portsmouth, RI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About: NEC Solar is collaborating with Save the Bay to host an International Coastal Cleanup at McCorrie Point Beach in Portsmouth, R.I. Volunteers will pick up trash and record what they find. The resulting data will be included in the Ocean Conservancy's annual report on marine debris.
Info: To learn more about volunteering for this cleanup, click here.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Looking Back: A History Story of the East Bay

  • Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About: David Weed, coordinator of the Sowams Heritage Area Project, will talk about the 17th-century history of Sowams, the Barrington and Warren home of the Massasoit Osamequin who met the Pilgrims in 1621 and helped to ensure their survival. This presentation will cover the early history of English settlement, the events that led up to King Philip’s War, and the history of the Pokonoket Tribe since then. Registration is required. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Documentary About 1938 Hurricane

About: On Sept. 21, 1938, one of the most destructive and powerful hurricanes in recorded history struck Rhode Island. Local filmmaker Carla Ricci’s Emmy-nominated short documentary, “One Day … A Story of a Storm,” tells the story of that day. Following the 18-minute film, Teresa Crean of URI’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant will speak on how Rhode Island is preparing for another major storm and the destruction it could bring.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Private Well Water Workshop

About: In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. In order to provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment, and maintenance, water quality experts from the University of Rhode Island (URI) will hold a free program co-sponsored by the Northern Rhode Island Conservation District. Educational handouts and water testing kits from the Rhode Island Department of Health will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will be on hand to answer additional questions. To register, call the URI Cooperative Extension at 401-874-4918.
Info: Click here.

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Oct
5
3:00 PM15:00

Ecological Pollinator Conservation

About: Wild pollinators play a critical role in maintaining the function and diversity of natural ecosystems through their unique relationship with native flowering plants. The continued degradation of native pollination systems poses a significant threat to life on our planet. Join Robert J. Gegear from UMass, Dartmouth and director of Beecology Project for a discussion about what you can do in your own backyard to help protect and restore native pollination systems and the ecological networks that they support. This lecture is underwritten by the Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program Fund and is cosponsored by Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Rhode Island Natural History Survey and University of Rhode Island’s Master Gardener Program. This event is free and open to the public.
Info: Visit riwps.org.

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Narrow River Preservation Association Annual Meeting

  • Coastal Institute Auditorium, University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus (map)
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About: All are welcome to Narrow River Preservation Association’s (NRPA) annual meeting. This year’s featured speaker Will Helt, a coastal restoration scientist at The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island, will discuss Narrow River oysters. The Nature Conservancy has partnered with NRPA to study one of the few remaining natural oyster stocks in our state. Early results are promising, and the team is hopeful this effort will create new opportunities to strengthen oyster populations in Narrow River. The annual meeting will also include reports on NRPA activities, award presentation, kayak raffle, and highlights from the past year. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., but guests are welcome to come at 7 p.m. for refreshments and networking.
Info: Visit narrowriver.org.

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Climate Crisis Primer

  • Woodman Family Community & Performance Center at Moses Brown School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About: This presentation will provide an accessible overview of the science behind climate change and a clear-eyed assessment of the potential risks ahead. It frames climate change in terms of the three areas most important to voters: jobs and the economy; health and personal security; and terrorism, refugee crises, and geopolitical security. The Climate Change Primer is presented by members of C-Change Conversations, a nonpartisan, nonprofit volunteer group from Princeton, N.J. This presentation is hosted by Perennial Planters Garden Club and Citizens’ Climate Education. Admission is free, but registration is recommended. To register, click here.

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Southside Community Land Trust's Harvesting Hope

About: Chefs from some of the area’s most exciting restaurants — North, Gracie’s, Walrus & Carpenter, Ellie’s, Tallulah’s Taqueria, and Broadway Bistro — will prepare a seasonal menu with food grown by Southside Commmunity Land Trust’s (SCLT) farmers. Custom-brewed beer, wine, and signature cocktails will be provided by Bottles Fine Wine, Revival Brewery, and Ragged Island Brewery. Proceeds from this fundraiser support SCLT’s work to help all Rhode Islanders (especially those in food deserts) grow or buy fresh, affordable food, and reap the benefits of a healthy diet.
Info: For tickets, click here.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Empower Yourself! Solar Information Workshop with NEC Solar

About: This free public workshop, one of a series of fall workshops hosted by NEC Solar, is intended to educate local homeowners and businesses about how solar works in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The workshop — led by Dana Goodman, a consultant and outreach coordinator with more than four years of experience in the solar industry and a background in environmental science and policy — includes a 45-minute presentation, fun qualifying activity, and question-and-answer session. NEC Solar is a local, family-owned business providing electrical work and solar installations. Attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable cup for refreshments to help NEC Solar in its sustainability mission.
Info: To register, click here.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Coyote Smart Island Forum

About: The event will include a presentation by coyote researcher Numi Mitchell of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study about the continued presence of coyotes on Aquidneck Island. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion on the state and local response with representatives of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Aquidneck Island municipalities, and the agricultural community. Brad Shear of the Potter League for Animals will moderate. The population of coyotes on the island has expanded since they first arrived in the 1990s. This forum aims to inform Aquidneck Islanders about coyote habits and how humans contribute to the growth or decline of their numbers. Free and open to the public but registration is required.

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

East Bay Bike Way Art Day

About: Come make art along the East Bay Bike Path. Paint, draw, dance, write, sing, and create. There will be stations along the path, but feel free to bring your own supplies to make and/or share your art making with others. This event is not about selling art; it’s about creating it.
Info: Click here.

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Ask a Gardener

About: Tour the Rough Point grounds in the company of estate experts who will share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips about how Rough Point staff keep the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your home garden. This program takes place outside and is weather dependent.
Info: Click here.

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Solar Farm Tour at North Providence's Old Landfill

  • 12 Sanderson Road Smithfield, RI, 02917 United States (map)
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About: Join Green Energy Consumers Alliance for a walk through a solar farm built on top of a capped landfill. The head of operations and the developer will discuss the siting opportunities for solar projects on landfills and the environmental impacts of the solar field. This tour is brought to you in partnership with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. To register, click here.

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Newport Eco-Depot

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery and the Newport Department of Public Works will co-host a collection of household hazardous waste. This collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment for the collection or to view the entire Eco-Depot schedule, visit rirrc.org.

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

“Unpolished Legacies” Opening Reception

About: Artists Becci Davis and Holly Ewald are collaborating with local artists, activists, and scholars to create “Unpolished Legacies,” a series of actions and interventions in response to “Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970.” The exhibit is on display at the RISD Museum, 20 North Main St. in Providence, until Dec. 1. This opening reception with feature a long-table conversation with artists and readings.
Info: Click here.

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion: Local Impacts of Climate Crisis

  • URI Providence Campus, Paff Auditorium (map)
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About: This panel presentation will address climate-science research, the impact of climate change on the region, and will recommend actions individuals can take. The discussion will be moderated by Ian Donnis, and will include presentations by URI faculty members Jeremy Collie, Isaac Ginis, Howard Ginsberg, John King, and Pam Rubinoff.
Info: Click here.

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Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society Vacant Lot Walk

  • 320 Warwick Ave. Warwick, RI, 02889 United States (map)
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About: Join botanist and author Peter Del Tredici — who after 35 years at the Arnold Arboretum now teaches urban ecology at MIT — to gain a new appreciation for the role vacant lots play in urban areas. Cost is $10 for Rhode Island Wild Plant Society members and $15 for nonmembers.
Info: Visit riwps.org.

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Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

Planning and Visioning for High-profile Public Spaces

About: To support the growth of downtown and town centers, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council welcomes Ethan Kent from Project for Public Spaces. Kent’s efforts have been integral to the development of placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, and design. This free presentation and workshop is sponsored by BankNewport and East Commerce Solutions, Inc.
Info: To register, click here.

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Magic Meat: A Gastronomical Adventure

About: New plant-based and bio-cultured "meat" products may mark the beginning of an agricultural revolution — one that will provide improved access to high-protein nutrition while helping to prevent global warming. Come for a lecture on this new trend followed by a comparison taste test of a plant-based burger with real beef. There will also be side dishes, beverages, and convivial company. Tickets are $20. Due to limited space, preregistration is recommended.
Info: Click here for tickets.

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Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Recycling: How is Rhode Island Really Doing?

  • Blackstone Valley Visitor Center (map)
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About: Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful hosts a discussion with Rhode Island Resource Recovery about the state of recycling. There have been many stories in the news about recycling in decline, but is that accurate for Rhode Island? Come hear the facts, ask questions, and leave with accurate information. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot.
Info: Contact Donna Kaehler at 401-724-2200.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

EV Ride & Drive

About: Come test drive and learn about electric cars (EVs). Local dealers will bring cars for attendees to test drive, and EV owners will be on hand to answer any EV-related questions. There will also be educational booths and lawn games. This event is hosted by Green Energy Consumers Alliance and SustainPVD with support from National Grid, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Clean Cities Coalition Network, and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Info: Visit driveelectricweek.org.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Explorer River Tours

About: Visit Woonsocket, and experience the foliage along the Blackstone River. Woonsocket became an industrial powerhouse during the Industrial Age — spinning wool, cotton, and manufacturing rubber products. The large structures along the river once provided thousands of jobs, and created a booming industrial city. Tours are one hour long and leave at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Info: To learn more, or to register, click here.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Bagels and Bugs: Garrison House Acres Guided Walk

About: Join members of the Narrow River Land Trust for an all-ages guided walk starting at Middlebridge and crossing to the Garrison House Acres Preserve. David Gregg of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey will lead this walk as we look for insects that inhabit the shoreline and fields of the preserve. Attendees will learn what moths and other insects can tell us about the environment and any changing trends. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars, a hand lens, and insect protection. Bagels will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
Info: Visit narrowriverlandtrust.org or e-mail office@narrowriverlandtrust.org.

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring & Training

About: Come help Rhode Island monitoring efforts for aquatic invasive species by collecting specimens at Fort Adams docks with Kevin Cute, marine resources specialist for the Coastal Resources Management Council. Aquatic invasive species are marine plants, algae, and animals that aren’t in their natural, native environment and come from all over the world via ballast water in shipping vessels and other introduction vectors. Prepare to get your hands wet and dirty. Registration is required.
Info: Click here.

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Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

10th Zero-Trash Birthday Bash

About: Join ecoRI News in celebrating a decade of good, clean environmental reporting. Enjoy a drink (on us), and munch on appetizers and dinner buffet from farm-to-table caterer, Easy Entertaining Inc. This will be a relaxed and festive evening with plenty of opportunity to schmooze with ecoRI News staff, board, and other ecoRI News fans. At the event, we'll premiere a short video produced by Shed Light Productions and featuring our readers. ecoRI News board member Mike Stanton, a former Providence Journal reporter who teaches journalism at the University of Connecticut, will talk about why local journalism matters. Stay for a raffle and silent auction featuring goods from local arts organizations, restaurants and businesses. You could win a new-to-you Electra bike donated by one of our readers. Everything at this ultra-green party will be eaten, imbibed, recycled, reused, or composted. All proceeds will be upcycled to support our nonprofit newsroom. Tickets cost $15-$85.
About: To purchase tickets, click here.

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