We are concerned citizens working to build the climate movement in Rhode Island. An affiliate of 350.org, we’re fighting for 100% renewable energy, a clean and sustainable earth, and environmental justice for all. Join us!
In the Wednesday September 12 Democratic primary election, CARI has endorsed Matt Brown for Governor, Aaron Regunberg for Lt. Governor, and 7 fantastic climate champions from around the state for State House seats.
Climate Action Rhode Island (CARI), the Rhode Island affiliate of 350.org, is proud to announce its enthusiastic endorsement of Laufton Ascencao for Rhode Island House District 68 Representative, representing parts of Bristol and Warren.
“Matt Brown tells the full truth about the reality of the climate crisis. Along with his willingness to speak directly and openly about systemic racism and our broken economic system, Brown does not water down how urgent and serious the climate crisis is. This is the kind of honest and courageous public leadership we need in Rhode Island and beyond.”
Welcome to CARI’s biweekly newsletter! Here you will find summaries and resources for RI events, actions, and legislative updates. Connections will be made to the broader movement with links to further reading. Please contribute your information by emailing Nicole DiPaolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARI urges the Rhode Island House Corporations Committee to vote against allowing dirty biomass incineration plants, like the one proposed by big campaign donor Mark DePasquale, to qualify for clean-energy net metering.
Trump’s Interior Department will be rolling into Providence on Wednesday, February 28. They’re holding a SHAM public meeting at the Marriott to promote offshore oil drilling. We’re going to take the opportunity to show them what democracy looks like.
Yesterday at the State House, Sen. Calkin and Rep. Regunberg introduced the Energize Rhode Island: Economic and Climate Resilience Act of 2018. CARI Vice-President Justin Boyan, alongside his daughters, was one of the speakers at the press conference launching the bill. Video and text of his remarks are below.
“Although I felt betrayed by my country during my time at the UN Conference on Climate Change, I felt an immense amount of solidarity with other Americans who felt morally responsible to stand for the truth.” College student, climate activist and CARI member Lauren Maunus describes her experience attending COP23 last month.
Yesterday, Invenergy and the RI oil lobby sponsored a private influence-peddling breakfast event. Their guests included OER head Carol Grant and ISO-New England CEO Gordon van Welie. Outside in the cold, we protested in the name of science.
CARI member Mary Pendergast wrote this letter to Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation requesting action to allow FEMA recovery funds to be used for renewable-energy infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
With only a few hours’ notice, an event organized by CARI and the RI Student Climate Coalition drew over 40 Rhode Islanders to protest the EPA’s decision to ban its scientists from speaking at a science workshop in Providence.
Our rally at the NGA 2017 meeting in Providence delivered a message to the gathered nation’s governors: quit stalling and get moving on ending fossil fuel use, before it’s too late for our collective future.
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