Environment Council of Rhode Island

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


Listening Tree Cooperative

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.

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.

West Bay Land Trust

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.

Sakonnet Greenway Trail Expansion

The 2013 Senator John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award goes to the Aquidneck Land Trust for the 5-mile  expansion of their Sakonnet Greenway Trail into Middletown. The new segment of the trial connects to the previously built five +/- mile segment of the trail that runs from The Glen in Portsmouth south to the Newport National Golf Course land on the east side of Mitchell's Lane.  ALT's Sakonnet Greenway Trail is now over ten miles in length!


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