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2016 Green Economy Bond Fact Sheet

A prudent investment in Rhode Island’s open space, environment, and tourism – the Green Economy Bond invests in open space and farmland protection; world class state & municipal parks; bikeways; stormwater pollution prevention and brownfield cleanups. Together, these efforts will attract new businesses and continue successful programs.

This file provides more details and information about the bond.

2011-2012 Green Report Card

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.
 

Exploring Climate Change Resilience Strategies in Rhode Island Urban Under-served Communities

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.

Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES)

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.

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