Enhancing The Long-Term Stewardship of Rhode Island's Natural Resources
Incorporated in 1991 as a separate 501(c) (3) recognized non-profit organization, our Education Fund sponsors research and education to accomplish it's mission.
The goals of the Fund are to create materials and programs designed to educate Rhode Island's citizens about environmental health and natural resource protection and restoration.
The Fund administers the RI Schools Recycling Program in conjunction with the RI Resource Recovery Corporation and Triple M Productions. The Fund also conducts research into topics such as the ecological cities approach and urban ecology to generate background information to enhance the work of the Environment Council of RI and it's member organizations.
To support it's research and education initiatives, the Fund solicits and manages government and foundation grants. The principal activities of the Fund are conducted by it's officers, directors, and members. Membership is open to anyone who is committed to the purposes of the Fund and who wishes to actively support responsible stewardship of Rhode Island's environment.
John H. Chafee Awards
Each spring, one organization is singled out for the Conservation Leadership Award, and three others are recognized as Outstanding Conservation Project/Program winners. Read about the award recipients and find out how to recommend notable projects....
Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Awards
Applications are due by November 20, 2013.
Each year, three Rhode Island schools are awarded $250 to carry out an environmental project for the upcoming spring. Read about previous winners.
Contact the ECRI Education Fund:
ECRI Education Fund
PO Box 40568
Providence RI 02940
Contact: Greg Gerritt