Plastics Pollution: Impacts on Climate and Communities

At CARI’s May meeting (online), Kevin Budris, staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation, gave an eye-opening presentation about the climate impact of plastic pollution. Slides and video are posted here.

Chase Bank Responds to Pressure

CARI applauds JPMorgan Chase Bank’s baby steps toward curbing fossil fuel loans. The pressure campaign is working! Here’s what else they need to do.

Die-In at Chase Bank in Providence

As dozens of people demonstrated outside, 10 CARI members lay down “dead” inside the Chase bank on Thayer Street, symbolizing the tens of thousands of deaths attributable to climate change. Chase is funding fossil fuel exploration to the tune of a quarter trillion dollars.


Is the human species a failed experiment? If the trajectory of global climate change remains unaltered by the (very short-term) future, it seems inescapable that the answer is yes.

If These Shadows Remain Unaltered…

This column is heavy. It’s going to make you uncomfortable. If I had read it 10 years ago, or maybe even 6 months ago, it would have made me uncomfortable…But now, it’s my constant, waking truth. It is the objective truth. And so it has to be your truth, too. Please read on.

Climate Action RI 2018 General Election Endorsements

CARI has endorsed 13 climate champions from around Rhode Island for State House seats. To step up the fight against climate change in the Ocean State, please support their campaigns and help them to victory on November 6!

Climate Action RI 2018 Primary Endorsements

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 RI Endorses Matt Brown for Governor

“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.”

Climate Action Report: Volume 1, Issue 1

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 [email protected]