Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

ECRI Member Organizations

Member Orgs

ECRI has both individuals and organizations as members. Anyone may JOIN.

Organizationsort descending ECRI Rep Mission/Description
Acadia Center Abigail Anthony
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Acadia Center is a nonprofit organization that advances the clean energy future, with research, skilled advocacy and innovative policy designs. The organization is built on a foundation of clean energy policy advances that have improved health, environment and economy for local, regional and national communities.

American Chestnut Foundation MA/RI Chapter Yvonne Federowicz
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Dedicated to restoring the keystone forest tree of the east by breeding local American chestnut "Mother" trees into a population of blight-resistant trees.

American Lung Association of the Northeast Karina Wood
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The American Lung Association of the Northeast serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  We are part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health agency in the U.S.

Our focus today is on healthy air, tobacco control and all lung disease, including asthma and COPD.  Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease and we do that through education, research and advocacy.

American Nurses Association – Rhode Island Polly T. Barey
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American Nurses Association – Rhode Island, a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is the authority on matters concerning the profession of nursing and nursing practice in the state of Rhode Island. RISNA is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, and protection of nursing thereby improving the quality of and access to health care in Rhode Island. We stand united in excellence by:

  • Providing leadership in defining standards of nursing practice;
  • Representing the nursing profession in state and local affairs, and;
  • Providing and coordinating information on nursing and health care for nurses and the Rhode Island community.
Apeiron Institute for Environmental Living Elisabeth Bux
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To transform Rhode Island into a sustainable state where the needs of the present are met without compromising the needs of future generations. By promoting sustainable living practices we act as a catalyst to creating healthy communities. We lead by example and serve as an information portal that educates, connects and inspires individuals, families, schools, businesses, communities, governments and other institutions to live more sustainably.

Appalachian Mountain Club Linda Pease
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The goal of the AMC is to promote the protection, enjoyment and wise use of the mountains, river and trails of the Northeast.

Arpin Group, Inc Peter Arpin
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Arpin Group is a leading privately owned moving services company that specializes in U.S. domestic and worldwide moving and storage services, global information storage management services and environmental stewardship through its various subsidiaries: Arpin International Group, Inc., Arpin Van Lines, Inc., Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC., Creative Storage Solutions and Arpin Renewable Energy, LLC.

Audubon Society of RI Meg Kerr
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The purposes of the Audubon Society of RI are to foster conservation of wild birds and other animal and plant life; to conserve wildlife habitat and unique natural areas through acquisition or other means; to carry out a broad program of public conservation education; to focus public attention on natural resource problems; to provide leadership when action on natural resource problems is necessary, and to do all other things necessary to foster better management of the natural environment for the benefit of humans and all other life.

Bike Newport Bari Freeman
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Bike Newport’s mission is to improve, encourage and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.

Blackstone River Watershed Council Sandra Belliveau
Email

To restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource.

Buckeye Brook Coalition Michael Zarum
Email

Protection and restoration of Buckeye Brook and its tributary streams and watershed.

Burrillville Conservation Commission

The Burrillville Conservation Commission’s mission and goals are to protect and preserve the natural tranquility of the natural reserves, features and attributes that has defined the Town of Burrillville for over two hundred years.

CCRI Students for Environmental Action

The purpose of the CCRI Ecology and Environmentalism Group (Students for Environmental Action) will be to educate others and us about the importance of and ways to protect the environment. We will also seek to provide members and peers with both the means and motivation to effect positive change locally and globally.

Childhood Lead Action Project Laura Brion
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The Childhood Lead Action Project’s goal is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning through education, parent support and advocacy.

Citizens Climate Lobby RI Chapter Beth Milham
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Citizens Climate Lobby is a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate.

Clean Ocean Access Dave McLaughlin
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The mission of Clean Ocean Access is to “take action today so future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities”. Our main programs are CLEAN (removing marine debris from the shorelines and changing human behavior to eliminate trash on the shoreline and in the ocean), OCEAN (permanent year round clean water on our shorelines) and ACCESS (make sure public access is and shoreline habitat is available and protected forever). We have a focus on Aquidneck Island and work off the island with partner organizations as required to achieve our goals.

Clean Water Action John Berard
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The goals of Clean Water Action are clean, safe, and affordable water, clean up of toxic waste and aiding in the solid waste crisis of composting and recycling in market development.

Common Fence Point Improvement Association
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The Common Fence Point Improvement Association was formed to protect and maintain property and buildings held in trust including beaches, right of ways, playgrounds and salt marshes.

Conservation Law Foundation Jerry Elmer
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The Conservation Law Foundation protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

Empire Loan Jeff Keithline
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Energize RI Coalition
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We are a non-partisan coalition of businesses, environmental, political, and community groups united in an effort to pass a job-creating carbon pricing bill in the RI state legislature, to grow our economy and to lead the fight against global warming.

Environment Rhode Island

Environment Rhode Island is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island

We are a non-profit organization led by Rhode Island residents who care deeply about our neighborhoods, the health of our children and ourselves, and who have come together to improve the environments where we live, work, and play.

Fossil Free Rhode Island
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Fossil Free Rhode Island spurs real action on runaway climate change, which poses a mortal threat to the biosphere of which the human species is a part. We seek to redress inequitable distribution of environmental burdens of both local and global impact. We believe that all institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels.

Friends of the Pawtuxet Steve Stycos
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Friends of the Pawtuxet is a group of concerned citizens who promote the health of the Pawtuxet River as a valuable resource and encourage its responsible recreational use.

Green Circle Design
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Sustainable Landscape Architecture

GreenWays Rhode Island ~ The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island's Environmental Stewardship Task Force
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“to foster information about the total environment, to celebrate the diversity and wonder of Creation in our worship, and to join with those both within and outside the Episcopal Church in efforts to encourage the harmony and well-being of all Creation which we believe is the will of God.”

Groundwork Providence Inc. Amelia Rose
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The purpose of Groundwork Providence is to build sustainable communities through environmental projects. Program areas to realize this are: youth, education, community, land, employment & training, and business.

Heartwood Group Inc. Fred Unger
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Heartwood Group Inc. was founded in 1983 to create environmentally responsible buildings. Today we develop environmentally responsible real estate projects, as well as provide consulting and development services in the renewable energy and building industries.

Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) Jeanne Loewenstein
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Formerly known as the Center for Environmental Studies, IBES offers Brown University students an opportunity to study environmental issues in depth by integrating several academic disciplines. Thesis writers are encouraged to analyze an environmental problem of importance to the local community. The Center is housed in the Urban Environment Lab, a superinsulated passive/ active solar retrofit on the Brown Campus.

Level Solar
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Level Solar’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of clean energy with no upfront cost, making going green simple.

Lincoln Land Trust

To set aside and preserve open space for the purpose of achieving the goals of the Lincoln comprehensive plan and for recreational purposes.

Mercy Ecology
Email

Our mission is to instill reverence for Earth and to work towards sustainability of life by acting in harmony with all creation.

National Education Association RI Robert Walsh
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Our Association is a remarkable blend of union and professional organization, with a proud history of serving Rhode Island. Since its inception in 1845, our members have been at the center of every struggle to advance the finest of American dreams: the promise of a quality public education for every child.

Nature Conservancy, (The) Terry Sullivan
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The Nature Conservancy of RI is part of an international non-profit organization with a single goal: Preserving rare and endangered species through the protection of the ecosystems that sustain them. More than 4,000 acres of RI land have been protected by the Conservancy since the early 1960's.

Newport Solar Eric Martin
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Our mission, as a Rhode Island based solar company, is to design and install residential and small commercial solar power projects. We work in the solar industry in order provide our customers with positive, long-term benefits.

People's Power & Light Priscilla De La Cruz
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People's Power & Light is Rhode Island's non-profit energy cooperative, working to reduce the economic and environmental impacts of energy use through renewable energy, energy efficiency and cooperative purchasing power.

Providential Gardener Susan Korte
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 Be informed and take part!  Get up to speed with ProvGardener.

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RENEW
Email

Renewable Energy New England, Inc., is a non-profit association uniting the renewable energy industry and environmental interest groups whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with the goal of promoting and increasing sustainable renewable energy in New England.

Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety & Health Jim Celenza
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Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety & Health (RICOSH) is Rhode Island's best resource for workplace safety, health and injury prevention training and information.

Rhode Island State Conservation Committee
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The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RISCC) has been established within the Dept of Environmental Management to serve as an agency of the State that provides assistance and support to the three Conservation Districts in RI and to assist local landowners and municipalities in the proper stewardship of our lands and waters.

RI Association of Railroad Passengers Everett Stuart
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The RI Association of Railroad Passengers' goal is to improve the rail transportation system in Rhode Island.

RI Environmental Education Association Elisabeth Bux

We promote high quality environmental education throughout the state to increase environmental literacy of all children and adults.

RI Interfaith Power & Light Katherine Gibson
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RI Interfaith Power & Light is a collection of faith communities committed to actively responding to global warming and its multiple effects on the earth. We are motivated by the call to love our neighbors (near and far) and take responsibility for the care of God's creation. While our diverse faith traditions translate this call in a variety of ways, our hearts have chosen to come together as one in response to this world-wide challenge.

RI Land Trust Council Rupert Friday
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The Rhode Island Land Trust Council's purpose is to foster a sustainable land conservation movement in Rhode Island by supporting the missions and operations of land trusts and providing a forum for their effective cooperation. These land trusts seek to preserve open spaces, natural areas, scenic character, watersheds, drinking water sources, farmland, forests, historic sites, and shorelines that uniquely define our communities. Collectively, we are preserving the heritage of our state for future generations.

RI Saltwater Anglers Association Steve Medeiros
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The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association is a non-profit  organization, created to provide a forum for recreational saltwater anglers;  to provide education to members concerning fishing  techniques, improved catches, and overall enjoyment of fishing;  to foster sportsmanship;  to support marine conservation and sound management of fisheries resources;  and provide a unified voice to preserve and protect the rights, traditions and the future of recreational fishing in Rhode Island

RI Student Climate Coalition
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The Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition is a statewide alliance of students and youth working for a clean, safe, and just future for all. We work both on our campuses and within the community in Rhode Island, by building relationships between organizations and policymakers that are focused on building a sustainable and just economy with green jobs, clean air, land, and water, that transition our society away from dirty energy as well as social and environmental injustice. We empower each other so that we have a stake in our environmental future and are given a seat at the table.

RI Tree Council
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The RI Tree Council's goals are to shape state and local planning, develop, assist and motivate local groups, properly plant and maintain trees, stimulate public awareness and effectively administer council.

RI Wild Plant Society
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The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Inc., is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats.

RIPTA Riders Alliance Don Rhodes

RIPTA Riders Alliance is an independent grassroots organization devoted to promoting public transportation in Rhode Island. We are currently campaigning against cuts to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority services that result from a deficit in the agency's budget.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
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Save the Bay Rachel Calabro
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The Mission of Save The Bay is to ensure that the environmental qualtiy of Narragansett Bay and its watershed is restored and protected from the harmful effects of human activity. Save The Bay seeks carefully planned use of the Bay and it's watershed to allow the natural system to function normally and healthfully, both now and for the future.

Save The Lakes Judy Colaluca
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Save The Lakes was founded as the only statewide organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island’s lakes, ponds and fresh water resources.  We provide a forum for education, discussion and action on lake-related issues; we advocate for better fresh water management policies at the local, state and federal levels.

Sierra Club of RI

The Sierra Club of RI's goal is to preserve, enjoy, and protect our environmental resources.

Southside Community Land Trust Margaret DeVos
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Southside Community Land Trust provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all.

System Aesthetics LLC Ken Payne
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The Greene School

The Greene School develops the culture of personal, community, and global stewardship using a curriculum centered on direct experiences with environmental science, and the technology that affects the natural world. At The Greene School, students develop and integrate their strengths as they explore their roles in local and global communities. The school will have an emphasis on promoting an ethic of excellence, tolerance and character development for moral and social responsibility. Students are prepared to be informed, skilled, active and innovative community leaders who will become the environmental stewards of the future. Students understand and apply the concept of stewardship as the careful and responsible management of human, physical, biological, and financial resources.

Toxics Action Center Sylvia Broude
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Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.

Trust for Public Land (The) Kevin Essington
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The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

US Green Building Council, RI Chapter Ken Filarski
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The primary mission of the Rhode Island Green Building Council is to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated in the state of Rhode Island in order to promote environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, aesthetically pleasing and durable communities that protect the state's cultural heritage and natural environment and improve the quality of life.

Washington County Regional Planning Council
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The purpose of the Washington County Regional Planning Council is to work with municipalities and other stakeholders to:

  • Identify effective solutions to regional challenges
  • Encourage their implementation
  • Realize the shared vision of the nine Washington County municipalities
West Bay Land Trust Lynne Harrington
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The Mission of The West Bay Land Trust is to maintain a rich blend of wetlands, woodlands, urban preservation and pastoral space in the city of Cranston. Our goals include sustaining the working farms in the rural, western area of the city, as well as preserving the diverse nature of all Cranston’s communities, thus allowing the city to offer a continued variety of residential lifestyles to its citizens.

Westerly Land Trust

The Westerly Land Trust, a not-for-profit corporation, operates throughout the town to preserve and enhance Westerly's sense of place. The Trust works to preserve open space, rehabilitate and renew older neighborhoods, and create educational and recreational opportunities for the public. Our programs and activities are designed to enhance our town's urban landscape as well as its natural environment, wildlife habitats, native plants, and water resources.

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association Chris Fox
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WPWA's goal is to ensure protection of the natural and historic areas of the watershed. Activities include: the River Captain Program and the Watershed Watch Program to build a base of information from visual observation of changes and weekly analysis of samples, the Pawcatuck Estuary Planning Project, an Environmental Fair for schoolchildren, clean-ups, canoe trips, and public forums.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Kassi Archambault
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To restore the Woonasquatucket River as a natural, historic, recreational, and economic resource for the state of Rhode Island. A Fishable/Swimmable Woonasquatucket River by 2020.