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Audubon Society of Rhode Island promotes public policies that protect birds, wildlife and natural resources. Audubon conducts grassroots and direct advocacy to ensure that state and local policies and initiatives protect habitats and natural resources. Audubon organizes people into campaigns and coalitions to build a strong and respected environmental movement in Rhode Island and to increase the environmental literacy of elected officials and policy makers.
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An editorial by Meg Kerr, Senior Director of Policy | Our forests provide innumerable services to humans and wildlife. Maintaining woodlands in rural areas of the state and promoting tree planting in suburban and urban neighborhoods is part of the climate change solution.
Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay and there are two "bad" plastics bills passing through the State House today, June 5th and tomorrow June 6th.
Forests protect the water quality in local aquifers and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. They provide vital habitat, cool the environment, reduce soil erosion and provide a stress-free place for rest, recreation and rejuvenation. Audubon wants see forests in the language of the law, because when natural resources are referenced in RI laws, forests are absent, as if they don’t even exist.
The statewide plastic bag ban bill has been amended and is now a strong bill that Audubon can support.
Update: The Rhode Island Senate will be voting on the RI Plastic Waste Reduction Act Thursday, June 6th at 4:00pm. Come out to show your support for this bill! Call or email your Senator and Senate President Ruggerio to express your support for the bill and ask them to vote for the bill on the Senate Floor.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
Visit Rhode Island's largest nature center and aquarium. Walk the trails through meadows and marshes to Narragansett Bay. Say hello to Finn and Atlanta, our resident Red-tailed Hawks.
Crave RI food festival: Volunteer with Audubon's Green Team
Audubon Society of Rhode Island supporters care about the environment. That's why the CVS Health Charity Classic has chosen Audubon to help oversee the sustainability efforts at their popular event series kick-off, Crave RI food festival. With your help, Audubon will also receive a $7,500 grant towards environmental conservation!