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.
In a partnership with the Eastern RI Conservation District, Melville Elementary School in Portsmouth will create a rainwater garden to manage stormwater runoff on the school grounds.
In partnership with families and community, the mission of Melville Elementary School is to provide all students with a strong academic foundation through diverse and challenging instruction in a safe and nurturing environment, enabling them to achieve their greatest potential while developing self-confidence, respect, responsibility, compassion, and a love of learning.
In a partnership between the Greater YMCA, the Harry Kizirian Elementary School in Providence will create pollinator habitat in a local community garden as part of an after-school program.
We strive to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.
Goff Middle School in Pawtucket will construct a school garden that will better connect urban youth to nature as well as provide nutritious, locally grown food.
The mission of Goff Middle School, in partnership with home and community, is to establish an environment that values diversity and fosters respect for all individuals, an enthusiasm for learning, and a quest for success. Together, we will create a safe and nurturing school which produces well prepared learners who are familiar with current technology and prepared for life's challenges.
Our main interests are reducing our carbon footprint, waste reduction, environmental justice & education.
Exeter West Greenwich Junior High School was awarded $250 for materials for the construction of a new school garden.
Waddington Elementary School in East Providence received a $250 award to install "No Littering" signage along the stream they are studying.