Honoring the memory of the late Senator and his dedication to protecting and preserving the natural environment, the ECRI Education Fund recognized four RI organizations annually for their efforts toward improving the health of the Rhode Island environment.
The awards highlighted the outstanding efforts of Rhode Island groups to promote community sustainability through conservation of our natural resources. The programs and projects recognized may become models for other communities and groups, and in doing so, provide significant benefits to the citizenry, community, ecological system, and natural resources of Rhode Island.
Read about previous Chafee Award winners
Each Fall, the Environment Council of Rhode Island's Education Fund holds an open competition for schools in Rhode Island for the opportunity to be funded for a spring environmental project. Each winning school is awarded $250 to carry out the project in the spring.