The latest Green Report Card highlights an unfocused RI General Assembly with a "B-"
The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) biennial Green Report Card highlights critical environmental issues that were considered by the General Assembly during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. State lawmakers were graded on 14 pieces of legislation that covered a broad host of affairs, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI), concerned about the frequent neglect of low-income communities and communities of color in many key stakeholder processes, especially as those processes relate to climate change mitigation and adaptation planning, sought to fill that potential void in the work of the Rhode Island Climate Change Commission by preparing this report.
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.
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.
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.
The Sierra Club of RI's goal is to preserve, enjoy, and protect our environmental resources.
Written sometime in 2006