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  • A Rhode Island Coalition | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Agenda 2014 Legislative Agenda 2013 Legislative Agenda 2012 Legislative Agenda 2011 Legislative Agenda Issues by Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password A Rhode Island Coalition We are a coalition of organizations and individuals Our mission is to serve as an effective voice for developing and advocating policies and laws that protect and enhance Rhode Island s environment We are proud of our long history of environmental advocacy dating back to 1972 State affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation Set legislative priorities annually Issue Green Report Card biannually in even years Presented the Senator John H Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards annually from 2000 to 2014 Present Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Awards annually Environmental Lobby Day April 27 2016 at the RI State House Rotunda 3 00pm 4 30pm ECRI 2016 Annual Meeting June 6 2016 at the Southside Cultural Center 393 Broad Street Providence 5 30pm 8 00pm Rhode Island Compost Conference Trade Show March 10 2016 at Rhode Island College Providence 2016 Rhode

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  • ECRI 2016 Annual Meeting, June 6th | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password ECRI 2016 Annual Meeting June 6th Climate Justice Providence and Paris Keynote Speaker Professor J Timmons Roberts Southside Cultural Center 393 Broad Street Providence RI Monday June 6 2016 5 30 8 00pm Tickets 40 00 Direct from Paris the Environment Council of Rhode Island s ECRI 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the

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  • 2016 Tisdale Environmental Award Winners | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Announces 2016 Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Awards Winners The award winners and their projects are The Met School in Providence In collaboration with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council students at the Met School will study their watershed and water quality in the industrial area between their school and Narragansett Bay Following study the students will educate community members about how cleaner water benefits them all Rogers High School in Newport The students will design and build a rainwater catchment system that will reduce pollution and runoff from the school and provide water to irrigate the school garden Kingston Hill Academy in South Kingstown The students will upgrade the irrigation system at the school and community garden on campus in an effort to conserve water and grow more crops Each fall the Environment Council of Rhode Island Education Fund holds an open competition for schools in Rhode Island for the opportunity to be funded for a spring environmental project Each winning school is awarded 250 to carry out the project in the spring This year an independent panel of judges decided that The Met School Rogers High School and Kingston hill Academy had the projects that were most worthy of recognition and funding Tisdale Award project coordinator Greg Gerritt noted Schools and youth programs are taking more and more responsibility for their local environments and the food supply We had a number of excellent applications this year and interestingly more and more the projects of interest in the schools are the related to the issues that the advocates in the environmental community are tackling such as managing stormwater growing food composting food scrap and making ourselves more resilient in the face of climate change I think Loraine Tisdale would have been very happy with this year s winners especially their gardens

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  • About | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password About The Environment Council of Rhode Island ECRI is a coalition of over 60 Rhode Island organizations as well as individuals whose mission is to serve as an effective voice for developing and advocating policies and laws that protect and enhance the environment The Council embodies and promotes the vision that together we can build an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy ECRI provides its members with a forum for

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  • National Wildlife Federation | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    2012 Legislative Agenda 2011 Legislative Agenda Issues by Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home About ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view

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  • Coalitions | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Event Form Member Events Opportunities Calendar RI Earth Month Calendar Issues Candidate Debates Climate Change Resilience Report ECRI Green Report Cards 2013 2014 Report Card 2011 2012 Report Card 2009 2010 Report Card 2007 2008 Report Card 2005 2006 Report Card 2003 2004 Report Card 2002 Report Card ECRI Legislative Priorities 2015 Legislative Agenda 2014 Legislative Agenda 2013 Legislative Agenda 2012 Legislative Agenda 2011 Legislative Agenda Issues by Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home About ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI

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  • ECRI Bylaws | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    days later at a regular meeting the candidate may be elected by a majority of eligible voters at that meeting In the event that the nominating committee is unable to identify a candidate the president may nominate a candidate subject to election as detailed above In all such instances the newly elected officer shall serve the remainder of the term of the vacated office No person may hold two offices except as delegate or alternate delegate to the National Wildlife Federation An officer of ECRI may be a delegate from an organization but shall not be entitled to two votes on the board of directors Article V Committees 1 There shall be an executive committee consisting of the president past president vice presidents secretary treasurer and delegates to the National Wildlife Federation The executive committee is empowered to conduct the business of ECRI between regular meetings consistent with previous policies of ECRI and is empowered to act to implement ECRI policies 2 There shall be standing committees for issues legislative affairs membership and ways and means 3 The president and past president shall be ex officio members of all committees except the nominating committee 4 The president may create and dissolve other committees as may be necessary from time to time 5 Each committee shall appoint a chair and secretary for its meetings and shall report to ECRI its actions since the last regular meeting Such reports shall be incorporated into the minutes of the regular meetings of the board of directors The chair is responsible for notifying members of committee meetings and the secretary for submitting committee reports The chair of the legislative affairs committee shall be the director of legislative affairs for ECRI Article VI Nominating Committee The nominating committee shall be elected by the board of directors and shall consist of no less than three members of the organization one of whom shall be delegate at large and none of whom shall be members of the executive committee The members of the nominating committee shall choose one of their number as its chair and presiding officer It shall be the duty of the nominating committee to elicit nominations for the several offices of ECRI two months prior to the annual meeting from its members and to submit the slate of nominees annually at the regular board meeting immediately prior to the annual meeting Article VII Meetings Regular meetings of ECRI shall be held at approximately monthly intervals but there will be not less than four meetings per calendar year including the annual meeting which shall be held during the first half of each calendar year Article VIII Notices of Meetings 1 Notices of regular meetings together with material that may be helpful in the consideration of items on its agenda and a copy of the minutes of the previous meeting shall be sent to each member at least seven days prior to the scheduled date of the regular meeting 2 Any three members of the executive committee

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  • History | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    the Narragansett Bay Commission NBC Louise Durfee who later became DEM Director under Governor Sundlun in the early 1990 s was the attorney for NBC who negotiated the takeover of the system from the City of Providence to NBC in the early 1980 s ECRI also worked during the 1980 s with DEM Director Robert Bendick who served under both Governors Garrahy and Diprete to improve enforcement and to revitalize state parks and beaches The 1980 s In the early and mid 1980 s ECRI addressed state water supply policy by convincing Governor Garrahy in 1984 that a major study of the state s water supply was needed particularly to determine if the Big River Reservoir should be built In 1988 toward the completion of the study the EPA vetoed the Big River Reservoir project for twenty years stating that the wetlands loss was not warranted given the state s population size and realistic projections of population growth The RI Water Resources Board principal sponsor of the Big River Reservoir originally projected the state population to be 1 300 000 in 2000 The state population was 1 047 000 in 2000 In the late 1980 s ECRI addressed state solid waste policy Only Rhode Island and New Hampshire did not have bottle bills on the northeastern section of the North American continent The other New England states New York and the eastern Canadian provinces did have returnable bottle laws In 1985 ECRI did manage to get a bottle bill through the House of Representatives but could not win over the Senate leadership Determining the right mix of recycling landfilling and incineration became the major policy issue No state yet had mandatory curbside recycling parts of Ontario province did The environmental community became split between whether to support having one state incinerator or not ECRI was at the forefront of negotiating having Rhode Island be the first state to adopt mandatory curbside recycling Some folks agreed not to fight one incinerator to bring about this achievement Rhode Island did become the first state to adopt mandatory curbside recycling After this occurred about half the environmental community successfully persisted in convincing the General Assembly to ban municipal waste incineration in Rhode Island and set a seventy percent recycling goal for the state In the late 1980 s and early 1990 s ECRI also addressed DEM reorganization and fighting severe state budget cutbacks at DEM by Governor Sundlun ECRI and other parties successfully convinced the General Assembly to fund a DEM reorganization study at the 150 000 level and then passed a DEM reorganization bill in June 1990 but the Sundlun Administration elected in November 1990 failed to implement the legislation In regard to DEM budget cutbacks Governor Sundlun wanted to set the state general fund budget for DEM at under 12 million in 1993 and DEM Director Louise Durfee resigned in protest The state general fund contribution to the DEM budget in 2002 is 32 million The 1990 s In the 1990

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