Rhode Island Locavore Holiday Weekend

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The Rhode Island state flag. My wife and I had a friend from our hometown of Philly to visit at our current home of Wakefield, Rhode Island, this Fourth of July weekend. Excited to show her around, we decided to have a full-fledged Rhode Island locavore experience.

Pacific Trash Vortex Could Swallow Rhode Island and Still Have Room for the rest of New England

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Rhode Island is the smallest state, about the size of Houston, Texas actually. Tagged: discovery, oceans, pacific, pacific trash vortex, planetgreen, pollution, Recycling, Rhode Island, water pollution. Tags: Green discovery oceans pacific pacific trash vortex planetgreen pollution Recycling Rhode Island water pollution That’s no secret, but when considering all the people and places I’ve encountered in R.I.

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Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation

Green Home Blog

Simply Google “green” hotels, or go to the “Green” Hotels Association’s website. Patronize family-friendly green restaurants. You can plot your course using Google maps, and mark the green restaurants along the way using the Green Restaurant Association’s search functions.

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Salty Brine Goes Green

Green Life Smart Life

One of southern Rhode Island’s busiest and most popular spots, especially in the summertime, is the village of Galilee in the town of Narragansett. The Block Island Ferry shuttles travelers to and from the island from its dock here. It’s at the nexus of many of these attractions that a major green project is now underway. It’s a small price to pay, though, for getting Rhode Islanders working and going green at the same time.

Top 10 Most Endangered Species

Green Earth Journey

Green-Cheeked Parrot Found in Northern Mexico Extremely intelligent Endangered because of careless captive handling and habitat destruction 10. feet long Live off the shoreline of US Rhode Island and Delaware and other New England States Have a short snout Are endangered due to heavy poachin

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Support Your Local Farms!

Green Life Smart Life

In Rhode Island, it’s getting a lot easier to support your local farms because, believe it or not, there are so many more of them sprouting up! The Providence Business News reports these highly encouraging and exciting stats for Rhode Island locavores: Farming is undergoing something of a renaissance in Rhode Island. Also telling is the number of farms in Rhode Island engaged in agritourism, growing from six in 2002 to 43 in 2007.

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ted Williams writes about wildlife and ecosystem recoveries for Cool Green Science. The Nature Conservancy and local zoos have played a large role in restoring burying beetles to parts of their historic range in Rhode Island, Oklahoma and Missouri.

E-Waste – How to Combat this Growing Problem

Green Life Smart Life

I found this company called All Green Electronics Recycling , a dull service electronic recycler and collector. All Green Electronics Recycling has over 100 free drop off collection points throughout California, Nevada, Washington, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida, and free pickup in 12 states. To ensure that your materials are totally destroyed, the All Green Electronics Recycling provides every client with a 100% data destruction guarantee.

RI Sustainable Living Fest: A Recap

Green Life Smart Life

This post is long overdue as the Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival took place about a month ago – but better late than never, right? . The festival, put on by the Apeiron Institute here in RI is a two-day long event dedicated to showcasing sustainable living and renewable energy products as well as celebrating the green lifestyle. This is critical for making green a part of our every day lives. . But Rhode Island has a long way to go.

RI’s Governor named the new vice chairman of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition

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Carcieri has been an effective advocate for coastal and offshore wind development and a leader in developing Rhode Island’s wind energy resources, including the first offshore wind project in North America that will provide 15 percent of all electricity used in Rhode Island. Tagged: government, Governor Carcieri, Governors Wind Energy Coalition, Rhode Island, wind energy resources, wind power. Donald L.

Which Utilities Top the Smart Grid Deployment List?

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Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This initiative will provide an increased understanding of the interface between the next generation of green energy supply and the smart grid to pave the way for the broader roll out of these technologies in the states where National Grid operates. Rick Nicholson and H.

Nov 21st, R.I. Recycles Day

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The state will be celebrating Rhode Island Recycles Day , they will be accepting many recyclables. Rhode Island’s Eco-Depot will be accepting computers, TV’s, batteries, rechargeable batteries , digital cameras, computers, and even computer accessories. Tagged: batteries, Central Landfill, household hazardous wastes, recycle, Rhode Island, Rigid Plastics.

The American Woodcock, And Why We Should Be Cutting More Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

By measuring predator activity in both habitats, a recent study in Rhode Island found that predator abundance at night was far lower in open fields where woodcock roost compared to the forests where they spend the day.

Portsmouth, RI Wind Turbine Featured on National Geographic Program

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as the best and brightest, the “ Giant Wind Turbine ” episode provides an honest and mildly humorous look at the challenges of installing a mammoth piece of green machinery. Tagged: green energy, green living, National Geographic, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Sean Riley, Wind Turbine, World’s Toughest Fixes.

Recovery: Saving Timber Rattlesnakes, Why Wildlife Recovery Isn’t a Popularity Contest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Zion — an uninhabited 1,352-acre wilderness island in Quabbin Reservoir (Boston’s water supply). The island, off limits to the public, undoubtedly sustained rattlers in the past. Snakes on an Island. Zion Island.”

Third Wind Turbine in Portsmouth Fuels Gusts of Civic Pride

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Tagged: hodges badge, Portsmouth RI, Rhode Island, wind power, Wind Turbine. Tags: Green hodges badge Portsmouth RI Rhode Island wind power Wind Turbine Earlier this year, GLSL documented the installation of a major wind turbine aimed at taking the municipal buildings of Portsmouth, RI off the grid and ultimately using the blades to spin a profit.

Introduce Ecotourism to your next Family Vacation

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Before heading out, I did some searching and came across a section of www.visitnh.giv which was specifically dedicated to green locations, activities and events. One of my favorite moments happened around the campfire one night when my son turned to me and asked, “ Why are there so many more stars in New Hampshire then Rhode Island ?” Eco-tourism exists at many levels.

Electric Vehicle Events in 98 Cities

Sierra Club Compass

Renew both the white and green sticker programs--which enabled plug in vehicles to drive in HOV lanes (AB 266)(SB 286). Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee proclaimed it Plug In weekend and celebrated the 50 recent installations of public EV chargers in his small state alone.

New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Meanwhile, in my first weeks at the Conservancy, I’ve been able to visit our programs and some of our great work in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio and my native Minnesota. Lois Quam, The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer. Photo © Devan King.

Kids Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Them

Conservancy Talk

The partnership with the school was launched in 1995 to supplement the green lessons students were learning in their urban environments with real-world opportunities to become immersed in nature and exposed to career paths in conservation.

Mule Deer Migration, Fearless Fish, and Pirate Naturalists

Nature Conservancy - Science

University of Rhode Island). Opinions expressed on Cool Green Science and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy.

Electric Vehicles Kick into High Gear

Sierra Club Compass

The eight states are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Green Fleets Green Transportation Greentech Health Oil Today a group of eight governors announced a landmark initiative to put 3.3

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Even if you sweet-talk a state—Rhode Island, in his case—into signing the purchase contract, "theres a possibility for some other developer to win the land, and then you dont get the project." FREE CONNECTIONS FOR GREEN SINGLES. Skip to Navigation.

WATCH: What's It Like to Land on an Aircraft Carrier? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Watch Julia talk about her adventures—and the US Navys green makeover—here: If youre in the Washington, DC, area, you can see Julia speak at the next Climate Desk Live event on Wednesday, February 27, at 9:30 a.m., FREE CONNECTIONS FOR GREEN SINGLES. Skip to Navigation.

The Green Pizza Box

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Rhode Island won’t recycle the darn things, they’re too big to fit in my fridge, and I hate tearing them down and getting crumbs everywhere. Anyway, I stumbled across this bit of awesome innovation: A “green&# pizza box that turns into plates and a storage unit ! Tags: Green I’m not big on pizza except in dire culinary emergencies, and when I do order a pie I always hate dealing with the box.

RI Green Home Showcase Opens for Public Tours

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The Green Life Smart Life home will be open to the public on December 12 to educate local homeowners on how attainable modern green living can be. Narragansett, RI –– December 4, 2009 –– Green Life Smart Life (GLSL) is excited to announce the official launch of their sustainable local home showcase, created to educate Rhode Islanders on how to create a smart, eco-friendly, modern dwelling.

Want to learn how you can green up RI’s transportation?

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An alliance of environmental groups, businesses, unions, senior groups and others have joined together to promote a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. 28 at 5:30 at the Apeiron Institute’s office at 17 Gordon Avenue in Providence , you can find out what a few key members of this alliance have to say about creating a sustainable transit system here in Rhode Island.

Joseph Guerra’s CNC-cut cork flashlight to light the environment green


The design student of the renowned Rhode Island School of Design has made this flashlight as a great eco-friendly art. Joining the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, he currently works hard to sharpen his creativity in designing.

Home Entertainment’s Take on the Green Life Project

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Green Living, Smart Living. Click the images below for bigger versions: Green in RI. Green touches like that abound in the project—some subtle, some not so much. December 22, 2009 By Dennis Burger. Email this page.

The Oil Spill That Could Happen Here, Part 1

Sightline Daily

In the next few years, the Northwest will decide whether or not to green-light staggering increases in crude oil facilities. The tanker American Trader ran over its own anchor , puncturing two holes it its cargo tank and spilling 416,598 gallons of Alaskan North Slope crude oil into the water between Santa Catalina Island and Huntington Beach. Moonstone Beach, Rhode Island (January 19, 1996). Spills are an unfortunate reality of moving oil on or near water.

Why Investors Must Do More Than Divest From Fossil Fuels Read more: Why Investors Must Do More Than Divest From Fossil Fuels


Unity College, Hampshire College, College of the Atlantic, Sterling College and Green Mountain College have all committed to divest. Two weeks ago students at the Rhode Island School of Design held a sit-in until their president responded to their demands for divestment.

Green Building Perspectives: National Lumber Company

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Green Life Smart Life is sourcing lumber, as well as exterior and interior building materials, from one of the most environmentally-conscious companies in the field, National Lumber Co. You can read about National Lumber’s green initiatives here. We spoke with Mike McDole, National Lumber’s vice president of sales, to learn what he thinks of our project, as well as green’s overall impact on his company’s business.

RIGBC to host First Annual Meeting

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Green Building Council – Rhode Island Chapter ( Chapter ) will celebrate the success of its inaugural year at its First Annual Members’ Meeting on February 9 th starting at 5PM at the new FM Global headquarters in Johnston, RI. The event will showcase a gallery of some of the best, green building projects completed in Rhode Island, designed to the U.S. Tagged: RI Green Building Council , RIGBC , USGBC , William Sisson. The U.S.

Green Tech: A Solar-Powered Home Theater

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Green and technology don’t seem to be complimentary concepts. In fact, when most companies discuss green tech they focus on recycling and end of lifecycle for CE products. People wonder, how can you be “green&# and have all electronics plugged in at the same time? Every day we see new gadgets, gear and technology come onto the market that support the premise the living green and living smart aren’t mythical ideas.

An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Death

Green (Living) Review

American University Grad Student’s Film “Dying Green” discusses new sustainable burial method. It seems that every facet of life is being confronted by the need to go “green”. It wasn’t just ‘green’, it created a nature preserve for generations to come,” said Tripler. “A

Sea Find Designs

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Name: Tracy Prince Shop Name: Sea Find Designs and Stepping Stones Shop Link: www.seafinddesigns.etsy.com and www.steppingstones.etsy.com Location: Rhode Island Ships To: Everywhere! Tags: etsy blog sea find seafinddesigns movement beach glass eco conscience green

What’s For Holiday Dinner?

Green Home Blog

Holiday Feast There are a number of traditional holiday dinner favorites, ranging from green bean casserole in the Upper Midwest to Waldorf salad to candied yams. In fact, even a hundred years ago shellfish (and lobsters) were “poor man’s meat” from Maine to Rhode Island.

Eight State EV Action Plan Raises Hope, Questions

Sierra Club Compass

vehicle market, California, Oregon, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maryland will "drive economies of scale, lowering prices and creating more options for consumers," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune in response to the action plan.

RI Deemed A Spot for Utility Scale Wind Harvesting

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The Department of Energy’s Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a new wind resource map for the state of Rhode Island. This map indicates that Rhode Island has wind resources consistent with utility-scale production. The good wind resource area is located in extreme southeastern Rhode Island along Block Island Sound. RI Wind Map courtesy Dept of Energy.

California May Get Its Emission Standard Afterall

Eco Friendly Daily

These other states are: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington. ” Coast To Coast Environment Green News