Environment Council of Rhode Island

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

March 2023 Monthly Meeting

Environment Council of RI (ECRI) Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 6th, 5:00pm 6:30pm

ECRI meets monthly (except in July & August) usually on the first Monday Night of each month from 5:00-6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. The June meeting is our Annual Meeting.

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1. Welcome And Introductions  5:00pm
    - February Meeting Minutes

2. Office and Administrative Report  5:05pm
    - Financial report and fiscal agency updates
    - Dec. Environmental Justice & ECRI debrief & next steps
    - Bylaws committee

3. President's Report  5:15pm
    - Implementation of Equity-Based Strategic Plan (funding for trainings)
    - Executive Committee & nominations
    - Providence Sustainability Commission (ECRI seat) updates

4. Presentations: Emerging Legislative Priority Topics & Campaigns 5:20pm
     A. Bottle Bill and “advanced recycling” – Kevin Budris, Just Zero & Mara Shulman, CLF
     B. Forest Conservation Commission & more – Kate Sayles, RI Land Trust Council
     C. Solar siting: conserving core forests & deploying renewables; protecting energy efficiency funding – Sue AnderBois, TNC & Priscilla De La Cruz, Audubon
     D. Decarbonizing buildings & transportation, and offshore wind event – Amanda Barker, Green Energy Consumers & James Crowley, CLF
     E. Q&A and Discussion by 6:05pm

5. Policy Committee Report 6:15pm

6. Other Announcements 6:25pm

Adjourn by 6:30pm