Ban the Bag

“Rhode Islanders use about 525 million bags annually, or enough to circle the earth more than six and a half times.”


Bag It: R.I. Needs to Ban Plastic Tumbleweeds

Plastic grocery bags are so ubiquitous in Rhode Island, and in most of the world, that it may seem strange to imagine life without them. But Channing Jones, field associate for the advocacy group Environment Rhode Island, is on a mission. He wants Rhode Islanders not only to imagine such a life, but also to live it.


Group finds RI smog exceeded limits six days in 2010

There were six days last year between the Providence and New London-Norwich metropolitan areas when concentrations of ground-level ozone--the main component of smog -- exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard, the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center reported.


New Environment Rhode Island Report Underscores Opportunities to Reap Benefits of Solar Energy

Environment Rhode Island released a report highlighting examples of how solar energy can be put to work to power and heat homes, businesses, farms, neighborhoods, and even our cars.  The report, Building a Solar Future: Repowering America’s Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy, highlights the potential of solar energy and the many ways that solar power can transform life by enhancing energy security and reducing pollution.