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  • Environmental Lobby Day at the State House, April 27th | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Environmental Lobby Day at the State House April 27th On April 27 th 2016 join environmental activists and many related organizations at ECRI s Environmental Lobby Day to speak with your elected officials about important environmental issues Learn about ECRI s Legislative Agenda and join with others to craft effective next steps for these issues and others statehouse png When Wednesday April 27th 2016 3 00pm 4 30pm Where Rhode Island State House Rotunda 82 Smith

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/news/environmental-lobby-day-state-house-april-27th (2016-05-01)
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  • 2016 ECRI Annual Meeting ~ June 6th | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 2016 ECRI Annual Meeting June 6th Climate Justice Providence and Paris Keynote Speaker Professor J Timmons Roberts Southside Cultural Center 393 Broad Street Providence RI 02907 map 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 Rhode Island delegation on Climate Justice who attended COP21 in November 2015 Dr J Timmons Roberts Ittelson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University co author of Power in a Warming World and advisor to the world s poorest nations during the COP21 climate negotiations will speak and be joined at the podium by student activists from the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island EJLRI Policy on climate change and its impacts must be developed across socio economic ethnic and racial artifices to effectively modify outcomes This will be the focus for the discussion following the presentation ECRI our member organizations like the EJLRI and the coalitions we work with are at the forefront of the struggle to stop the devastating effects of Climate Change here in Rhode Island In the big picture it is not just emissions but also the efforts to protect forests and

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/2016-ecri-annual-meeting-june-6th (2016-05-01)
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  • 2016 RI Compost Conference & Trade Show | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 2016 RI Compost Conference Trade Show Thursday March 10 2016 from 9 00 am 3 00 pm Rhode Island College Providence RI 02908 This year s Compost Conference and Trade Show will be held in the Student Union at RIC It will be jointly put on by the Environment Council of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island College Office of Sustainability The way Rhode island deals with food scrap is changing The organics collection law passed in 2014 has taken effect and with facilities coming on line to compost and digest the food scrap New regulations are going into effect that will boost the development of community and neighborhood composting This event is the best place to learn about what is going on and to connect to the people making it happen Registration which includes lunch is 35 00 per person Online Registration Closed Walk in Registration Available Conference Agenda This year the keynote address will be given by Michael Bradlee of Earth Appliance Michael is a long time composter and compost bin innovator and will talk about his work with the pilot compost project in Providence his data on how much compost you can get from food scrap and where he thinks the industry is going on Rhode island His talk will be particularly informative for schools community gardens and urban farms Workshop presenters thus far include Richard Pederson City Farm Steward for Southside Community Land Trust will be speaking on Urban Agriculture Composting Waylon Pleasanton of Sustainable Generation Wilmington Delaware Waylon was the Facilities

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/2016-compost-conference-trade-show (2016-05-01)
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  • 2016 Rhode Island Nature Video Festival | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    natural wonders of Rhode Island Scroll down to sample the featured videos from the festival Thanks to our Generous Sponsors OceanSt BirdClub logo002 jpg Connecting Birders across Rhode Island and Southeastern New England Join us for bird walks talks and events posted on our website or find us on Facebook The OSBC provides its members opportunities for the shared study and enjoyment of birds in their natural habitat a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about birds and promotes education and conservation related to avian life in Rhode Island as well as in neighboring areas RogerWilliamsZoo logo jpg SaveTheBay logo 425 jpg TNC RI Logo jpg Green Event with PPL jpg Featured Videos Check out a list of all the submissions to this year s festival here Exploring RI Ayla Fox The Nature Conservancy Rhode Island Ocean and Coastal Conservation in Rhode Island 2 41 password savetheocean Steve Lightly In the Woods 2 19 Doug Jensen Rhode Island Geographic 3 29 Ben Arnold Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Explore RI 2 49 Save the Bay Every Generation Deserves A Bay With No Limits 1 55 Birds Todd McLeish Betty Jo Cugini University of Rhode Island Snowy Owls 2 03 John and Reagan Miller Blue Heron 48 Dennis Hlynsky Flight 4 03 Bailey Jensen Winter Birds 1 46 Malcom Moniz Red Headed Woodpecker 20 Nancy Jakubowski Itchy and Scratchy 2 44 Tom Turkey 2 29 Duck Flocks 2 06 Owl Silhouette 1 22 Nuthatches 54 Heidi Farmer Piccerelli Our Backyard Screech Owl 5 19 Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird 1 56 Hooded Mergansers 2 30 Robert Malin Egrets at Sunset 1 32 Gerald Krause Maritime Birds of Narragansett Bay 14 25 Mashapaug Nika Gorini Snappy and Reddy Save Mashapaug Pond 4 33 Story created with children of the Montessori

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/2016-rhode-island-nature-video-festival (2016-05-01)
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  • 2014 Legislative Priorities and Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Assembly shall appropriate no less than six hundred thousand dollars 600 000 per year for support and maintenance of the Department of Health s environmental lead program and five hundred ninety thousand dollars 590 000 per year for the state match for the lead hazard abatement program Housing Resources Commission 7803 2674 Support Legislative Agenda Health Genetically Engineered Product Definitions This act would update and refine the definition section in the statutes on food drugs and cosmetics most notable a new definition for genetically engineered products It would also set forth rules for labeling such products 7042 Support Legislative Agenda Land Encroachment on Open Space This act would allow the owner of open space land or holder of a conservation easement or the attorney general to bring an action in superior court to prevent further encroachment of the land and to recover damages resulting from this encroachment 7684 Support Legislative Agenda Pollution Non toxic Ammunition This bill would require DEM to phase out the use of lead ammunition by hunters by 2017 if it is practicable and if the agency has the resources to enforce it DEM would provide coupons so hunters do not incur financial losses It does not apply to law enforcement officers Breaking the law is punishable by 500 fine for first offense 1000 second offense and 5000 third offense 7838 2628 Support Legislative Agenda Transportation RI Transportation Infrastructure Fund Provides substantial funds for transportation including for public transit RIPTA views transportation holistically to include both DOT and RIPTA qualified support 7432 2335 Support Legislative Agenda Transportation Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Incentive This legislation provides a 30 tax credit for residential or commercial installations of alternative automotive fueling stations It applies to electric charging stations natural gas ethanol bio fuel hydrogen for fuel cells and liquefied petroleum gas 7825 2202 Support Legislative Agenda Transportation Eliminating sales tax for electric vehicles This legislation would give a tax credit to individuals who purchase plug in electric vehicles equal to 100 of the sales tax up to 2000 7884 2197 Support Legislative Agenda Transportation Reducing State Gasoline Tax This bill would reduce the state gasoline tax by five cents a gallon 2027 Oppose Legislative Agenda Waste Overturn the Ban on Waste Incineration in RI This bill will strike the following language from Sections 23 19 3 and 23 19 11 of the General Laws in Chapter 23 19 entitled Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation 7 The plan shall not include incineration of solid waste and 16 That incineration of solid waste is the most costly method of waste disposal with known and unknown escalating costs that would place substantial and unreasonable burdens on both state and municipal budgets to the point of seriously jeopardizing the public s interest 7411 2437 Oppose Legislative Agenda Waste Waste Hauler Licensing Would require waste haulers to be licensed by the Department of Business Regulation to ensure that they offer standard contracts that include collection of all source separated materials required by law such as recyclables

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/2014_legislative_priorities_agenda (2016-05-01)
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  • Updated ECRI Statement re: Burrillville Gas Plant | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Updated ECRI Statement re Burrillville Gas Plant The Environment Council of Rhode Island ECRI strongly opposes the proposal to build a new long lived natural gas fueled electricity generator in Burrillville Pub Date Monday February 1 2016 On January 22 2016 as part of a broader interview in which he said he supports the Invenergy plant Senator Whitehouse also said that his view on Invenergy is not opposed by the larger environmental community from whom there has been no blowback whatsoever Senator Whitehouse is mistaken on this last point ECRI is the united voice of Rhode Island s environmental community it is the coalition of all 62 small medium and large environmental organizations in the state ECRI was an early opponent of the Invenergy plant unanimously approving the below statement at its public September 14th 2015 board meeting and ECRI continues to be a strong and consistent opponent While ECRI has deep respect for Senator Whitehouse s work in the U S Senate to address climate change ECRI regrets that in his Jan 22 interview Senator Whitehouse misrepresented the views of Rhode Island s environmental community To be clear ECRI strongly opposes the proposal to build a new long lived fossil fuel plant in

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/files/updated-ecri-statement-re-burrillville-gas-plant (2016-05-01)
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  • ECRI Resolution on RI Climate Change Response | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 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 Resolution on RI Climate Change Response Adopted April 7 2014 Pub Date Monday April 14 2014 Climate change poses significant threats to Rhode Island s health economy and environment Several initiatives including the Executive

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/files/ecri-resolution-ri-climate-change-response (2016-05-01)
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  • A Rhode Island Coalition | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 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 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 Island Nature Video Festival February 6 2016 at

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/rhode-island-coalition?destination=node/1 (2016-05-01)
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