Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Holiday Party

About: Celebrate Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s (SEG) network of more than 300 coaches and advisors who are the driving force behind the services SEG provides to entrepreneurs. In 2018, SEG has served 213 entrepreneurs who have created positive social impact in education, training and employment, healthcare, financial services, healthy food, human services, affordable housing, and the environment. This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is requested.
Info: To learn more, or to RSVP, click here.

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Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

re-Tree Showcase

About: The Four Corners Arts Center will host its annual “re-Tree,” a showcase of trees created with recycled materials. In advance of the event, the center is putting out a call to creators through Nov. 30. Trees must be composed of 90 percent recycled, reclaimed or repurposed materials. A cash prize of $150 for best overall tree will be awarded. Trees can be installed Dec. 10 from 3-6 p.m. through Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Info: To register a tree or to learn more, visit fourcornersarts.org.

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Dec
16
2:30 PM14:30

Regift Sale

About: Got something from your office Yankee swap that you don't want? Still have an unopened gift from last year lurking in your closet? Regift it at the ecoRI News Regift Sale, a festive buy-nothing (new) event. Here's how the Regift Sale works: bring at least one — and up to five — like-new or lightly used items (no clothing, bulky items, furniture or magazines, please); put them out on the "shopping" tables; browse others' castoffs; discover newfound treasure; pay what you want for something you like in the honor jars. Every penny of your regift purchases supports ecoRI News' environmental reporting. Flatbread will have a cash bar, and the kitchen will open during this festive shopping event. All leftover items will be donated to charity. Indie Cycle will be on hand during the event to collect any e-waste you'd like to recycle. Visit indiecycle.blogspot.com for a complete list of what items they accept. This event is free, but bring you may bring a check so that you can make a year-end gift to your favorite environmental watchdog. Your donation will be doubled by NewsMatch.
Info: To learn more, and to RSVP, click here.

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Dec
27
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Dec
28
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Dec
29
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Dec
31
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening of “Winged Migration”

About: This documentary presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that is uniformly arduous for all kinds of different species. Rather than concentrating on statistics and facts, the film portrays the sheer physical effort demanded of the birds on their disparate routes. Along the way, we see the many dangers they face, from manmade waste to a group of hungry crabs. Presented by the Sakonnet Preservation Association.
Info: Click here.

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening of "A Plastic Ocean"

About: This documentary begins when journalist Craig Leeson searching for the elusive blue whale, but discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure film, Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to 20 locations around the world in four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. Presented by the Sakonnet Preservation Association.
Info: Click here.

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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Growing, Storage Crops and Grain Production to Feed People Year-Round

About: Interested in extending the growing season on your farm or garden? Curious about what it takes to run a Winter CSA? Chuck Currie will share the different strategies employed at Freedom Food Farm, a 90-acre certified organic farm in Raynham, Mass. We will discuss the equipment, infrastructure, and regulations involved in growing root crops, greens, grain, and beans. We’ll also discuss how to preserve the summer abundance through canning and fermentation. This workshop is geared for farm growers, but home growers will gain from tips used to extend the season as the temperatures drop. The cost to attend is $15-$25, and scholarships are available.
Info: To learn more, or to register, visit nofari.org.

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening of “Jane”

About: Using a trove of never-before-seen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall’s early explorations and research in Tanzania, focusing on her groundbreaking fieldwork, her relationship with her cameraman and husband Hugo Van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that were the subject of her study. Most of the movie comes from 16-millimeter film shot by van Lawick, the renowned wildlife photographer who joined Goodall on her travels, and draws on more than 100 rediscovered hours from National Geographic’s archives. Presented by the Sakonnet Preservation Association.
Info: Click here.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening of “The Gardner”

About: This documentary reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impacts on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20-acre English-style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever in 2009. Nestled among the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over 75 years and three generations, it’s an enchanted place of beauty and surprise. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man's personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. Presented by the Sakonnet Preservation Association.
Info: Click here.

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Jun
22
6:00 AM06:00

Buzzards Bay Swim

  • 1480 Rodney French Boulevard New Bedford, MA, 02744 United States (map)
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About: The Buzzards Bay Swim features a scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel. At the finish line, swimmers will enjoy a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, free massages, and local beer. Swim solo or with a team of friends, family, or co-workers. Proceeds from the swim support the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition to restore and protect Buzzards Bay. There is a $25 registration fee and $150 (pay-or-raise) fundraising minimum per swimmer.
Info: To learn more or to register, visit savebuzzardsbay.org.

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Renew Energy Initiative Holiday Luncheon

About: Join Renew Energy Initiative (REI) for a holiday luncheon to celebrate innovative renewable energy projects and initiatives in Rhode Island. Roundtable participants will give an update on their accomplishments over the past year and discuss the courses they are charting for 2019 and beyond. REI is also inviting representatives from other sustainability sectors in Rhode Island to share news of the work they are doing. Confirmed participants include Kevin O'Neill of Rhode Island Business Climate Leaders; Huiting Zhuang of Blue Thermo, and Chris Kearns of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. This event is free to attend, but RSVP is requested.
Info: To learn more and to RSVP, click here.

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Dec
13
10:30 AM10:30

The Friends of Knight Memorial Book Sale

About: Friends of the Knight Memorial Library has been lessening the associated environmental footprint by salvaging donated books and other media items since 2011. With more than 5,000 used books, LPs, CDs and DVDs offered, sale proceeds are used to support and restore the library, one of the nine branches of Providence Community Libraries. Have items you would like to donate or would like volunteer? Call 401-467-2625. Book sales are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Info: Click here.

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to the Anthropocene 2.0: An Oika First Encounter

About: Join Dr. Rich Blundell, Oika founder and cosmic ecologist, for an exploration of eco-cultural dynamics. In his talk Dr. Blundell will present the concept of Cosmosis and introduce new career paths based on the principles and practices of Oika. This event is co-hosted by the Co-Creative Center, a mixed-use development. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.
Info: Visit marioninstitute.org.

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Dec
11
10:30 AM10:30

The Friends of Knight Memorial Book Sale

About: Friends of the Knight Memorial Library has been lessening the associated environmental footprint by salvaging donated books and other media items since 2011. With more than 5,000 used books, LPs, CDs and DVDs offered, sale proceeds are used to support and restore the library, one of the nine branches of Providence Community Libraries. Have items you would like to donate or would like volunteer? Call 401-467-2625. Book sales are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Info: Click here.

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Dec
7
9:30 AM09:30

Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI Project Launch

About: Funded by 11th Hour Racing, Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI is a two-year project that aims to tackle ocean pollution at its root: on land. The project will foster a behavioral change in which residents reevaluate the low- and no-value items that overwhelm Rhode Island’s waste stream and end up as marine debris in coastal waters. With an initial focus on business and residential composting programs, Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI will collaborate with boots-on-the-ground groups, including Rhodeside Revival, The Compost Plant, and Aquidneck Community Table.
Info: To learn more, or to RSVP to this free event, click here.

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Organic Land Care: Sustainability for You, Your Business and the Environment

About: Join Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) to learn how to transition from traditional chemical-based land care to an organic program. With the right information, you can build a sustainable business with organic land care practices and contribute to a sustainable Rhode Island. Frank Crandall, landscape consultant for Horticultural Solutions and a NOFA-accredited organic land care professional will present. With 40 years experience, Crandall will share his knowledge on everything from native plants to sustainability with a strong and practical emphasis on sustainable business practices. Tickets are $15 for NOFA members and $25 for nonmembers.
Info: To learn more, or to purchase tickets, visit nofari.org.


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Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Artists for the Bay Art Show & Sale Opening Reception

About: Join Save The Bay for the opening reception of Artists for the Bay. Guests can shop for art, jewelry, textiles, glassware, handbags, and sculpture from more than 75 local artists. All proceeds benefit Save The Bay's advocacy, restoration, and education efforts. There will be food, wine, and cocktails from local vendors, plus live music by Bob Tomassone. Tickets are $40. The show runs from Nov. 29, 2018 to Jan. 26, 2019. Save the Bay will be accepting submissions for the show from Oct. 1-Nov. 5. Click here for submission guidelines.
Info: To learn more, or to purchase tickets to the reception, visit savebay.org.


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Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Feeding People Year Round: Winter Growing, Storage Crops, and Grain

About: Chuck Currie will share different year-round strategies employed at Freedom Food Farm, a 90-acre certified-organic farm in Raynham, Mass. He will discuss the equipment, infrastructure, and regulations involved in growing root crops, greens, grain, and beans. He will also talk about preserving the summer harvest using canning and fermentation. Tickets are $25.
Info: To learn more or to get tickets, visit nofari.org.


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Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

Pawtucket Eco-Depot and Shredding Event

  • Agnes E. Little Elementary School (map)
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About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery will offer shredding services and household hazardous waste collection free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance for household hazard waste collection. Appointments are not required for shredding. Residents who wish to shred sensitive personal documents can bring up to two, 22-gallon recycling bins’ worth. Shredding services are weather permitting and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org


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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Art Exhibition: TORN

About: TORN is a series of collages by artist Linda Peterson. The pieces were inspired by the changes that have been witnessed in a lifetime, the changes inflicted on the planet, and the changes we need to make to protect the earth and its diverse population of species. The work will be on display through Dec. 1.
Info: Visit artists-exchange.org.

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Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Rare Plants of New England and Their Conservation

  • University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Building (map)
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About: Bill Brumback, conservation director of the New England Wild Flower Society, will talk about rare species of the region, reasons for their rarity, and the actions people can take to conserve them. Among other topics, he will discuss efforts to manage rare plant populations, bank seeds of rare species, and augment wild populations. This lecture is underwritten by the Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program Fund and co-sponsored by Rhode Island Natural History Survey and University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program. Admission is free.
Info: Visit riwps.org


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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Massachusetts Litter Summit

About: The second Keep Massachusetts Beautiful summit is an afternoon for “talking trash.” The event will share best practices and ideas for preventing and cleaning up litter in your community, including best practices for organizing a successful cleanup, how to attract hundreds — not dozens — of volunteers, and how to raise awareness about litter prevention. Free, but registration is required.
Info: Click here.

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Solar Farm Tour at Old North Providence Landfill

  • 12 Sanderson Road Smithfield, RI United States (map)
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About: Green Energy Consumers Alliance, formerly Mass Energy and People’s Power & Light, invites you to explore a new solar field. The solar field was built atop a capped landfill, which was otherwise unsuitable for development. The event will be staged at the Audubon Center, and tour-goers will be shuttled to the solar site. In addition to the tour, there will be an electric-car showcase and trunk-or-treat. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested
Info: To learn more, or to RSVP, visit tourasolarfarm.eventbrite.com.

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Warwick Eco-Depot and Shredding Event

  • Warwick Department of Public Works (map)
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About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery will offer free shredding services along with household hazardous waste collection free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance for household hazard waste collection only. Appointments are not required for shredding. Residents who wish to shred sensitive personal documents can bring up to two, 22-gallon recycling bins’ worth. Shredding services are on a first-come first-serve basis and are weather permitting.
Info: To make an appointment, or to view the full Eco-Depot schedule, visit ecodepotri.org.

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Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

CLF Talk: “Invenergy is a Zombie”

About: It’s the third anniversary of Invenergy Thermal Development filing its application for a permit to clear-cut a forest in Burrillville, R.I., to build a nearly 1,000-megawatt fracked-gas/diesel-oil power plant. Bring your own lunch and listen to Conservation Law Foundation senior attorney Jerry Elmer recount the fight over the past three years and explain where the case is headed over the next few months. This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP to Heather Greenwood at hgreenwood@clf.org or by calling 401-228-1902.

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Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay

About: Join Save The Bay for a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for glimpses of winter harbor seals. Save The Bay will provide binoculars, and expert guides will discuss the seals and their habitat. Tickets are $17 for Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12. Tickets for non-members are $22.
Info: To register, visit savebay.org/seals.

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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Ask a Gardener

About: Estate gardeners at Rough Point share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips on how to make your own garden as lush as the gardens at Rough Point. This workshop is included with admission to the house or grounds, weather permitting.
Info: Visit newportrestoration.org.

 

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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Pawtucket Hydropower Tour

  • 200 Roosevelt Avenue Extension Pawtucket, RI, 02860 United States (map)
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About: Green Energy Consumers Alliance, formerly Mass Energy and People’s Power & Light, invites you to learn about low-impact hydropower. Pawtucket Hydro powers roughly 640 homes annually. Representatives from Gravity Renewables, the company that manages the Pawtucket Hydro, will lead the tour and answer any questions you may have. After the tour, there will be an electric car showcase and a trunk-or-treat. Guests will enjoy warm drinks and baked goods. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.
Info: To learn more, or to register, visit pawtuckethydrotour.eventbrite.com

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Providence Neighborhood Street Tree Plantings

  • Smith Hill, Jewelry Distric, East Side, West End (map)
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About: The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program (PNPP) is kicking off its fall planting season by planting street trees with residents and community partners in neighborhoods around Providence. PNPP is seeking volunteers to help with the plantings. Families are welcome, and no special skills are needed.
Info: Visit pnpp.org for the full planting schedule and for a list of locations.

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