Rhode Island Blog Posts

Rhode Island Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, speaks at a press conference in Hartford, CT., about the importance of regional cooperation on carbon pricing legislation. Photo by Dave Gerraughty.

Carbon Fight - Going Regional

March 29, 2017

With national environmental policy in the hands of administrators and officials allied with polluters, it has become essential for activists to form innovative alliances to advance progressive programs.

The president’s executive order aimed at overturning six of President Obama’s directives on regulating carbon emissions, including the Clean Power Plan, is just the latest attempt to reverse hard-won victories for clean water and air.

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A Millennial's First Political Rally - Providence Women’s March

January 23, 2017

On Saturday, January 21st, I attended my very first political rally - the Providence Women's March. I honestly had no idea what to expect.

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Rhode Island in the Lead

November 12, 2016

With the last mail ballots now counted here in our state, it is pretty safe to say that the official results reveal just how important the environment is to Rhode Islanders.

Large group of people as seen from above. Credit: Stockernumber2 / iStock

Why Elections Motivate Me.

November 7, 2016

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. We’re past the stifling heat and humidity of summer, the changing color of leaves makes my drive to work a rolling rainbow of foliage and my work as a canvasser takes on special significance because, every two years, it’s election season.

Vote to protect water and open space in Rhode Island

November 1, 2016

When I first moved to Rhode Island from New Jersey I didn’t know what to expect. I quickly learned that Providence was vibrant and lively with something to do on every corner. Despite its urban nature, I also learned that the people here cared deeply about the environment.

Bioswales like this help control storm water bring the beauty of nature to Providence College’s urban campus. Photo By Dave Everett

Lessons from a Rainy Day

August 9, 2016

I had a relative who told me when I was growing up: “If you want to make sure it rains, plan an event that must be held outside.”