Topic: Environmental Policy

Providence bids goodbye to plastic bags

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Providence bids goodbye to plastic bags

October 23, 2019 0 comments

The use of retail plastic bags is a thing of the past in Providence, following the beginning of a city-wide ban yesterday. The ban was signed into law by Mayor Jorge Elorza May 1.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Raimondo appealed for increased funding to her 2017 Rhode Island Promise program in order to improve retention and graduation rates in the state.

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Governor proposes expanding free college program

April 11, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo called on senators to increase funding for her free college tuition program during a Joint Finance and Education Senate Committee hearing Wednesday.

Members of Sunrise Rhode Island, politicians and other activists gathered at the State House in support of a Green New Deal for Rhode Island. House Resolution 5665 would support research on economic, social and environmental progress in the state. A matching Senate resolution will be introduced shortly.

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State moves to support research on R.I. Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 0 comments

Promises of a Green New Deal at the national level trickled down to the Ocean State Thursday, when politicians and community activists alike gathered in the Rhode Island State House to announce plans to research the possibilities for a state Green New Deal.

In their research, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and his former student Greg Distelhorst, a current MIT professor, also noted that their findings were more pronounced in the apparel sector.

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University study suggests compliance with labor standards benefits companies

February 12, 2018 0 comments

Multinational enterprises have a lot to gain by treating their factory workers well, according to new research by Provost Richard Locke P’18 and his former student, Greg Distelhorst, now an assistant professor of global economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Despite concern, liquefaction facility plans move forward

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Despite concern, liquefaction facility plans move forward

January 31, 2017 0 comments

National Grid received its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate, giving it permission to proceed to install a natural gas liquefaction facility.

Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

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Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

April 19, 2016 0 comments

As of the fall 2016 semester, the University will have implemented composting programs across all dining halls.

Brown students joined with thousands of activists Sunday in New York to participate in the People’s Climate March.

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Students join in record-setting march

September 22, 2014 9 comments

When Dawn King asked her class how many students were planning to attend this weekend’s People’s Climate March in New York, the response “inspired” her.

Film dives into sustainable ocean planning issues


Film dives into sustainable ocean planning issues

October 29, 2013 0 comments

The public premiere showcased Rhode Island’s efforts to regulate its use of marine resources.


Providence City Council passes resolution to divest from coal

October 3, 2013 1 comment

The capital city is the first in the country to forego investing in fossil fuels due to climate change.


Brown Divest Coal: Yes to divest

October 1, 2013 0 comments

“We hope the Corporation will take this opportunity to cement the University’s reputation as a cornerstone of progressive action and social advancement.”