CARI’s April Community Meeting featured Hank Webster, Rhode Island Director of the Acadia Center, speaking about the opportunity our state has to improve our health and our infrastructure by joining the regional Transportation & Climate Initiative.
Gov. McKee has expressed concern about the key provision of the Act On Climate bill that makes its goals enforceable. Here’s what Rhode Islanders, both famous and regular citizens, have to say about that concern.
Gov. McKee still hasn’t said whether he’ll sign the Act On Climate bill, which was passed by big bipartisan majorities in both the RI Senate and RI House. Big business and fossil fuel interests have his ear. Let’s raise our voice so he hears us, too.
With a change of leadership in the House of Representatives and a new wave of progressive lawmakers in the Senate, there’s a rare opportunity to pass serious climate laws in Rhode Island this year. CARI is excited to endorse these 9 necessary, inspiring bills.
CARI’s Stop Chase! Team once again displays the 50-ft long LED protest sign along Rhode Island’s roadways to bring attention to Chase Bank’s lending practices that promote climate-destroying fossil fuel production
The Act On Climate bill will have its first hearing in the Rhode Island State Senate this Wednesday afternoon, February 3. Use this page to submit your statement of support to the Senate Environment Committee and your Senator.
Who should represent beautiful South County: a climate denialist who says that God, not human activity, is responsible for climate change? Or a practical, progressive, lifelong Charlestown resident who supports the Green New Deal and protecting Rhode Island from rising seas and deforestation?
The results of Rhode Island’s 2020 primary election show a Green Wave crashing onto the State House shores. Fully 13 of CARI’s 18 endorsed climate champions won their races, many against entrenched DINO incumbents.
“Both the costs of an extractive fossil fuel system and the disastrous effects of the climate crisis fall disproportionately on immigrants, low-income communities, and people of color — in other words, on families like mine.”
CARI is confident that Melanie DuPont shares our goals and that her commitment to moving Rhode Island toward a 100% renewable energy future as rapidly as possible will make her an ideal working partner in the senate.
CARI is happy to endorse Leonardo (Lenny) Cioe. Lenny is a career nurse who has been working on the front lines during the current Covid-19 crisis and understands first-hand the threat that this pandemic represents. Yet he also recognizes that the threat of Covid-19 pales in comparison to what we all as Rhode Islanders, Americans, and occupants of this planet face in the climate crisis.
CARI’s eight regional teams are up and running across Rhode Island! Sign up here to join your local team and make a difference. Your help is particularly needed between now and the September 8, 2020 primary election.
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.
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.