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.


Press Conference: Opposition to Offshore Oil Drilling in New England Waters

Wednesday, February 28 @ 3:15 PM

State Room, State House in Providence, RI

We need your support! Join ECRI’s Press Conference at 3:15 PM. Followed by a walk or ride at 3:45 PM to BOEM Public Meeting, from 3:00-7:00 PM at the Providence Marriott, 1 Orms St. ECRI's press event to demonstrate strong opposition to President Trump’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) proposal to expand the areas available for offshore oil and gas leases. 

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2018 Rhode Island Compost Conference & Trade Show
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Student Union – Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908

This year's event is jointly sponsored by Environment Council of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College's Office of Sustainability.

We're planning a full day conference with a slate of speakers from our developing RI Composting Industry and from around the country.

Cost, which includes lunch, is $40.00/person.

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Watch video of our recent Green Energy & Green Spaces Forum

Speakers representing a diverse group of interests and perspectives came together to discuss the challenges of solar and wind project siting in the Ocean State.


Review your RI Legislator's Environmental Record with our 2015-2016 Green Report Card

This biennial Green Report Card evaluates the environmental records of Rhode Island lawmakers on ECRI priority issues for the combined 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. The report includes letter grades issued to individual General Assembly members based on bill votes and sponsorships, along with a qualitative evaluation of the Governor. Lastly, we reflect on notable environmental policy developments during the two year span.

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