Environment Council of Rhode Island

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

Coffee Hour ~ Feb 1st, 3:00 - 4:00pm

This annual event is part of ECRI’s efforts to promote awareness, understanding and effectiveness among the General Assembly members regarding the environmental needs of our state.

The Coffee Hour took place on Thursday, February 1st
from 3:00 - 4:00pm in the Rhode Island State Library located
in Room 208 of the State House.

Participants were:

  • House Speaker Shekarchi
  • Senate President Ruggerio & Senate Environment Committee Chair Alana M. DiMario
  • Prof. Kim Cobb, Director of the Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society, speaking on "The case for urgent climate action in RI"
  • ECRI President James Crowley
  • ECRI Policy VP Amanda Barker

 => The presentation was broadcast by Capitol TV and can be seen here.

We are very grateful for the environmental work done by last year’s General Assembly. Rhode Islanders understand that this effort is a work in progress and that most of the necessary efforts begin in the General Assembly. For this reason, we seek to stimulate a productive dialogue between elected representatives and their constituents.