Climate Resilience

Rhode Island’s coastal comunities are vulnerable to rising seas. We're partnering with cities and towns throughout Rhode Island to make sure they are prepared for the impacts of climate change.

Bioretention_Rhode Island_Photo courtesy of  Providence College

Green Infrastructure Coalition

Clean Water Action is a leading member of the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, which advocates for natural landscaping methods to help clean and control storm water. Learn more.

From We All Live Downstream

"There is No Planet B" written in sand along wateredge. Caption: Ways to reduce your impact on Clima
January 4, 2021

Climate change is at the forefront of the political sphere as we head into 2021 and with the new administration. However, climate change is complex and can be overwhelming. While real solutions will require action on a global scale, you can make small changes in your day-to-day life to lower your impact on the environment.

 

1. Know your carbon footprint.

January 3, 2016

I was thrilled to be able to attend the final presentation of the Brown TRI-Lab (Teaching, Research, Impact) students on their successful project to bring green infrastructure to the West End neighborhood of Providence, R.I.

August 11, 2015

The West End of Providence was a treasure trove of potential when I first walked through it, vacant lots occupied every street, curbs were wide and dilapidated and unused impervious surfaces were abundant: the ideal community for green infrastructure. My imagination ran wild; I would walk around and envision small rain gardens or massive pedestrian refuges in the streets.