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.


Applications for the 2021 Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Fund Awards Are Now Available

ECRI's Education Fund is pleased to offer 3 grants of up to $250 in support of school-based projects that:

1. Have student participation
2. Take place primarily outside
3. Lead to measurable improvement in an environmental condition

All Rhode Island schools and school-based, after-school programs are encouraged to apply. Complete details & an application form can be found here.


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.

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this years gathering:

Acadia Center
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Conservation Law Foundation
Empire Loan
Green Energy Consumers Alliance
◊ Meg Kerr/Bob Vanderslice
Providence Friends Meeting in RI
Save The Bay
◊ SOLUTIθNS™ SERVICE SYSTEMS, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
West Bay Land Trust


 ECRI's Earth Day Op-ed published in eco-RI:

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


Review our most recent Green Report Card.

The report highlights critical environmental issues that were considered by state legislators during the 2017 – 2018 sessions.  Read more

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