Environment Council of Rhode Island

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

ECRI Member Organizations

Member Orgs

ECRI has both individuals and organizations as members. Anyone may JOIN.

Organizationsort ascending ECRI Rep Mission/Description
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Alicia Lehrer

In 1998 the Woonasquatucket River was designated as one of fourteen American Heritage Rivers. This federal designation honors the historic, cultural, economic and environmental significance of this Rhode Island treasure. The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) protects and restores the urban river, as well as park spaces and a bike path directly alongside the river. WRWC runs many programs – Clean Days on the Greenway volunteer events, water and fish monitoring, bike and education lessons and activities, recreation events and more.

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association Chris Fox

WPWA's goal is to ensure protection of the natural and historic areas of the watershed. Activities include: the River Captain Program and the Watershed Watch Program to build a base of information from visual observation of changes and weekly analysis of samples, the Pawcatuck Estuary Planning Project, an Environmental Fair for schoolchildren, clean-ups, canoe trips, and public forums.

Westerly Land Trust

The Westerly Land Trust, a not-for-profit corporation, operates throughout the town to preserve and enhance Westerly's sense of place. The Trust works to preserve open space, rehabilitate and renew older neighborhoods, and create educational and recreational opportunities for the public. Our programs and activities are designed to enhance our town's urban landscape as well as its natural environment, wildlife habitats, native plants, and water resources.

West Bay Land Trust Lynne Harrington

The Mission of The West Bay Land Trust is to maintain a rich blend of wetlands, woodlands, urban preservation and pastoral space in the city of Cranston. Our goals include sustaining the working farms in the rural, western area of the city, as well as preserving the diverse nature of all Cranston’s communities, thus allowing the city to offer a continued variety of residential lifestyles to its citizens.

US Green Building Council, RI Chapter

The primary mission of the Rhode Island Green Building Council is to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated in the state of Rhode Island in order to promote environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, aesthetically pleasing and durable communities that protect the state's cultural heritage and natural environment and improve the quality of life.

Trust for Public Land (The) Kevin Essington

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

Toxics Action Center Sylvia Broude

Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.

System Aesthetics LLC Ken Payne
Southside Community Land Trust Margaret DeVos

Southside Community Land Trust provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all.

Sierra Club of RI Aaron Jaenig

The Sierra Club of RI's goal is to preserve, enjoy, and protect our environmental resources.

Save the Bay Rachel Calabro

The Mission of Save The Bay is to ensure that the environmental qualtiy of Narragansett Bay and its watershed is restored and protected from the harmful effects of human activity. Save The Bay seeks carefully planned use of the Bay and it's watershed to allow the natural system to function normally and healthfully, both now and for the future.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
RIPTA Riders Alliance Don Rhodes

RIPTA Riders Alliance is an independent grassroots organization devoted to promoting public transportation in Rhode Island. We are currently campaigning against cuts to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority services that result from a deficit in the agency's budget.

RI Wild Plant Society

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Inc., is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats.

RI Student Climate Coalition

The Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition is a statewide alliance of students and youth working for a clean, safe, and just future for all. We work both on our campuses and within the community in Rhode Island, by building relationships between organizations and policymakers that are focused on building a sustainable and just economy with green jobs, clean air, land, and water, that transition our society away from dirty energy as well as social and environmental injustice. We empower each other so that we have a stake in our environmental future and are given a seat at the table.

RI State Conservation Committee

The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RISCC) has been established within the Dept of Environmental Management to serve as an agency of the State that provides assistance and support to the three Conservation Districts in RI and to assist local landowners and municipalities in the proper stewardship of our lands and waters.

RI Saltwater Anglers Association Steve Medeiros

The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association is a non-profit  organization, created to provide a forum for recreational saltwater anglers;  to provide education to members concerning fishing  techniques, improved catches, and overall enjoyment of fishing;  to foster sportsmanship;  to support marine conservation and sound management of fisheries resources;  and provide a unified voice to preserve and protect the rights, traditions and the future of recreational fishing in Rhode Island

RI Land Trust Council Rupert Friday

The Rhode Island Land Trust Council's purpose is to foster a sustainable land conservation movement in Rhode Island by supporting the missions and operations of land trusts and providing a forum for their effective cooperation. These land trusts seek to preserve open spaces, natural areas, scenic character, watersheds, drinking water sources, farmland, forests, historic sites, and shorelines that uniquely define our communities. Collectively, we are preserving the heritage of our state for future generations.

RI Interfaith Power & Light Katherine Gibson

RI Interfaith Power & Light is a collection of faith communities committed to actively responding to global warming and its multiple effects on the earth. We are motivated by the call to love our neighbors (near and far) and take responsibility for the care of God's creation. While our diverse faith traditions translate this call in a variety of ways, our hearts have chosen to come together as one in response to this world-wide challenge.

RI Environmental Education Association Rachel Holbert

We promote high quality environmental education throughout the state to increase environmental literacy of all children and adults.

RI Committee on Occupational Safety & Health Jim Celenza

Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety & Health (RICOSH) is Rhode Island's best resource for workplace safety, health and injury prevention training and information.

RI Bicycle Coalition C.J. Opperthauser

Our mission is to cultivate a physical and social environment in Rhode Island that encourages bicycling for all ages.

RI Association of Railroad Passengers Everett Stuart

The RI Association of Railroad Passengers' goal is to improve the rail transportation system in Rhode Island.


Renewable Energy New England, Inc., is a non-profit association uniting the renewable energy industry and environmental interest groups whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with the goal of promoting and increasing sustainable renewable energy in New England.

Providential Gardener Susan Korte

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Protect Rhode Island Brook Trout Brian O’Connor

The establishment of Protect RI Brook Trout was motivated by a powerful interest in preserving, protecting, and restoring wild brook trout populations in Rhode Island. As concerned citizens, our goal is to advocate for ecologically-based management and enhanced conservation efforts for this state’s only remaining wild and native salmonid.

Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co., Inc. Bina Gehres

Our mission is to raise awareness for environmental and social concerns through the Arts while providing a venue to local musicians, composers and poets.

Nature Conservancy, (The) John Torgan

The Nature Conservancy of RI is part of an international non-profit organization with a single goal: Preserving rare and endangered species through the protection of the ecosystems that sustain them. More than 4,000 acres of RI land have been protected by the Conservancy since the early 1960's.

National Education Association RI Robert Walsh

Our Association is a remarkable blend of union and professional organization, with a proud history of serving Rhode Island. Since its inception in 1845, our members have been at the center of every struggle to advance the finest of American dreams: the promise of a quality public education for every child.

Narrow River Preservation Association Nate Vinhateiro

The Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) works to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment and the quality of life for all communities within the Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River Estuary and Watershed.

Mercy Ecology

Our mission is to instill reverence for Earth and to work towards sustainability of life by acting in harmony with all creation.

Listening Tree Cooperative Karina Lutz

Listening Tree Coop is a community of equality- and ecology-minded individuals, sharing meals, permaculture farming, hosting community events, and living cooperatively together in Chepachet, RI.

We are a cooperative household, incorporated as a limited equity housing cooperative to preserve farmland for farming, housing for people, and make it permanently affordable to do both here.

Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) Jeanne Loewenstein

Formerly known as the Center for Environmental Studies, IBES offers Brown University students an opportunity to study environmental issues in depth by integrating several academic disciplines. Thesis writers are encouraged to analyze an environmental problem of importance to the local community. The Center is housed in the Urban Environment Lab, a superinsulated passive/ active solar retrofit on the Brown Campus.

Handy Law, LLC Seth Handy

We care for our clients and for our community, adding value through legal service ... and a commitment to the greater public good.

Groundwork Rhode Island Amelia Rose

Groundwork Rhode Island is a non-profit, community-based environmental organization dedicated to creating healthier and more resilient urban communities in Rhode Island. Our mission is to reconnect the fabric of urban communities by meeting the dual needs of environmental sustainability and economic prosperity in partnership with community residents, businesses, and other partners.

Greene School (The)

The Greene School develops the culture of personal, community, and global stewardship using a curriculum centered on direct experiences with environmental science, and the technology that affects the natural world. At The Greene School, students develop and integrate their strengths as they explore their roles in local and global communities. The school will have an emphasis on promoting an ethic of excellence, tolerance and character development for moral and social responsibility. Students are prepared to be informed, skilled, active and innovative community leaders who will become the environmental stewards of the future. Students understand and apply the concept of stewardship as the careful and responsible management of human, physical, biological, and financial resources.

Green Energy Consumers Alliance Priscilla De La Cruz

We enable everyday people to make green energy choices in the most cost-effective, practical and seamless ways possible, and to advocate for energy policies that benefit the greater good.

Green Circle Design

Sustainable Landscape Architecture

Friends of the Pawtuxet Angie Koziara

Friends of the Pawtuxet is a group of concerned citizens who promote the health of the Pawtuxet River as a valuable resource and encourage its responsible recreational use.

Fossil Free Rhode Island

Fossil Free Rhode Island spurs real action on runaway climate change, which poses a mortal threat to the biosphere of which the human species is a part. We seek to redress inequitable distribution of environmental burdens of both local and global impact. We believe that all institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels.

Filarski/Architecture+Planning+Research Ken Filarski

We are an integrated architecture, design and planning, ecology studio and research workshop. The studio has been recognized with national, regional, state, and local awards in architecture, planning, urban design, and sustainable building/ecological systems research from professional societies, government agencies, and citizen organizations. The studio and workshop is dedicated to innovation and excellence in design and planning creating a working landscape of ecology directed toward social responsibility and stewardship, lifelong learning, sustainable and renewable environments, and appropriate technology and economics in our urban, rural, coastal, corporate, and ecological communities.

Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island

We are a non-profit organization led by Rhode Island residents who care deeply about our neighborhoods, the health of our children and ourselves, and who have come together to improve the environments where we live, work, and play.

Energize RI Coalition

We are a non-partisan coalition of businesses, environmental, political, and community groups united in an effort to pass a job-creating carbon pricing bill in the RI state legislature, to grow our economy and to lead the fight against global warming.

Empire Loan Jeff Keithline
ECO PC Club - Providence College Alex Duryea

Our main interests are reducing our carbon footprint, waste reduction, environmental justice & education.

Conservation Law Foundation Jerry Elmer

For 50 years, CLF has taken on powerful opponents who would pollute our air and water and squander our resources. Our deep local knowledge, legal acumen, and policy expertise make CLF a prime mover in building our clean energy future, countering climate change, and safeguarding our communities. We never give up and go home because we are home.

Common Fence Point Improvement Association

The Common Fence Point Improvement Association was formed to protect and maintain property and buildings held in trust including beaches, right of ways, playgrounds and salt marshes.

Climate Action RI Justin Boyan

The mission of Climate Action RI is to change the way our society creates and uses energy, focusing on the elimination of fossil fuel extraction and use, and the way we work together in anticipation of changes to the climate.

Clean Water Action John Berard

The goals of Clean Water Action are clean, safe, and affordable water, clean up of toxic waste and aiding in the solid waste crisis of composting and recycling in market development.

Clean Ocean Access Dave McLaughlin

The mission of Clean Ocean Access is to “take action today so future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities”. Our main programs are CLEAN (removing marine debris from the shorelines and changing human behavior to eliminate trash on the shoreline and in the ocean), OCEAN (permanent year round clean water on our shorelines) and ACCESS (make sure public access is and shoreline habitat is available and protected forever). We have a focus on Aquidneck Island and work off the island with partner organizations as required to achieve our goals.

Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island Ken Payne

The Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island assesses, informs, and activates efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in or attributable to Rhode Island. The purpose of CACRI is philanthropic and includes promoting social learning about climate change, including especially the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the commonweal, and protecting the environment and the functioning of the ecosystem.

Citizens Climate Lobby RI Chapter Beth Milham

Citizens Climate Lobby is a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate.

Childhood Lead Action Project Laura Brion

The Childhood Lead Action Project’s goal is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning through education, parent support and advocacy.

Burrillville Land Trust Paul A. Roselli

The mission of the Burrillville Land Trust is to preserve and protect the rural character of the Town of Burrillville through education, acquisition and advocacy.

Burrillville Conservation Commission Richard Dionne

The Burrillville Conservation Commission’s mission and goals are to protect and preserve the natural tranquility of the natural reserves, features and attributes that has defined the Town of Burrillville for over two hundred years.

Buckeye Brook Coalition Michael Zarum

Protection and restoration of Buckeye Brook and its tributary streams and watershed.

Blackstone River Watershed Council Judy Hadley

To restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource.

Please Like our Facebook page at Blackstone River Watershed Council.

Bike Newport Bari Freeman

Bike Newport’s mission is to improve, encourage and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.

Audubon Society of RI Meg Kerr

The purposes of the Audubon Society of RI are to foster conservation of wild birds and other animal and plant life; to conserve wildlife habitat and unique natural areas through acquisition or other means; to carry out a broad program of public conservation education; to focus public attention on natural resource problems; to provide leadership when action on natural resource problems is necessary, and to do all other things necessary to foster better management of the natural environment for the benefit of humans and all other life.

Arpin Group, Inc Peter Arpin

Arpin Group is a leading privately owned moving services company that specializes in U.S. domestic and worldwide moving and storage services, global information storage management services and environmental stewardship through its various subsidiaries: Arpin International Group, Inc., Arpin Van Lines, Inc., Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC., Creative Storage Solutions and Arpin Renewable Energy, LLC.

Appalachian Mountain Club Linda Pease

The goal of the AMC is to promote the protection, enjoyment and wise use of the mountains, river and trails of the Northeast.

American Nurses Association – Rhode Island Polly T. Barey

American Nurses Association – Rhode Island, a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is the authority on matters concerning the profession of nursing and nursing practice in the state of Rhode Island. RISNA is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, and protection of nursing thereby improving the quality of and access to health care in Rhode Island. We stand united in excellence by:

  • Providing leadership in defining standards of nursing practice;
  • Representing the nursing profession in state and local affairs, and;
  • Providing and coordinating information on nursing and health care for nurses and the Rhode Island community.
American Lung Association of the Northeast

The American Lung Association of the Northeast serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  We are part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health agency in the U.S.

Our focus today is on healthy air, tobacco control and all lung disease, including asthma and COPD.  Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease and we do that through education, research and advocacy.

American Chestnut Foundation MA/RI Chapter Yvonne Federowicz

Dedicated to restoring the keystone forest tree of the east by breeding local American chestnut "Mother" trees into a population of blight-resistant trees.