Environment Council of Rhode Island

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

A Rhode Island Coalition

We are a coalition of organizations and individuals. Our mission is to serve as an effective voice for developing and advocating policies and laws that protect and enhance Rhode Island's environment. We are proud of our long history of environmental advocacy dating back to 1972.

ECRI's Education Fund Announces Winners of 2021 Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Grants

The $250 grants will go to:
 • The Westerly Land Trust
 • Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School
 • The Central Falls School District's Expanded Learning Community

Read the Press Release

Strategic Planning News

RFP for consultant to facilitate ECRI's strategic planning process is here.

Green Report Card

Review our 2019-2020 Green Report Card:

Incomplete & Lacking Leadership: Rhode Island Urgently Needs Climate Action

In the midst of crises of public health, justice, and climate change, the General Assembly and Administration fail to act on environmental policy.

Download the complete report

A Message from the Executive Committee, June 22, 2020

Black Lives Matter.

There’s no climate justice without racial justice.

On June 6, 10,000 protesters in Providence took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless number of black lives that have been claimed by police violence, white supremacy, and systemic racism.

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Building Resilient & Equitable Communities After COVID-19

2020 ECRI & ECRI Education Fund's Annual Meeting
June 1st 5:00pm

A virtual meeting via Zoom due to social distancing restrictions featured a special panel discussion on what steps we can take to create more resilient, equitable, and stronger communities.

Panelists were:

=> Watch the video here.

ECRI's Earth Day Op-ed Published in

Earth Day and Pandemic Remind Us of Need
to Build Resilient Communities