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Audubon Society of Rhode Island Eagle Eye Advocacy Update Environmental News Call to Action Smith Hill

October 2019

Introducing The Audubon Eagle Eye Advocacy Update! These monthly updates will provide you with simple actions you can take to help foster a cleaner, healthier planet along with local and national environmental news. Advocacy to protect birds and wildlife is a top Audubon priority and this work goes beyond testifying on their behalf on Smith Hill. Year round, we are working with our community partners and Rhode Island leaders to ensure the environment is a priority. These updates will keep you informed and ready to take action when the legislative session is upon us. As the newsletter continues, we are very interested in your suggestions and questions. Please send them to Audubon Senior Director of Policy Meg Kerr at mkerr@asri.org.

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 Action  You Can Take This Month


Ideas from our Readers


Climate Change – What is Rhode Island’s Government doing?


Assessing Flood Risk


National Issues

Decline in Birds Throughout North America
  1. Make Windows Safer, Day and Night
    Simple adjustments to your windows can save birds’ lives.
  2.  Keep Cats Indoors
    Indoor cats live longer, healthier lives. Outdoor cats kill more birds than any other non-native threat.
  3. Reduce Lawn by Planting Native Species
    The U.S. has 63 million acres of lawn. That’s a huge potential for supporting wildlife.
  4. Avoid Pesticides
    Look for organic food choices and cut out some of the 1 billion pounds of pesticides used in the U.S. each year.
  5. Drink Coffee That’s Good for Birds
    Shade-grown coffees are delicious, economically beneficial to farmers, and help more than 42 species of North American songbirds.
  6. Protect Our Planet From Plastics
    91% of plastics are not recycled, and they take 400 years to degrade.
  7. Watch Birds, Share What You See
    Bird watchers are one of science’s most vital sources of data on how the ecological world is faring.
     

  ACTION   Click here for resources on how to implement these 7 simple ways to help birds.

Legislation: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019

  ACTION   Below is a letter template. If you live in the second congressional district, represented by Representative Langevin, consider contacting his office and encouraging him to co-sponsor this legislation.

Previous Issues of The Audubon Eagle Eye

In this Issue: A Few Sustainability Tips to Kick off the New Year, Beach; Clean Water and Green Bond goes to the voters on March 2 - Please Vote YES!; The Great Backyard Bee Count; Climate Change Legislation at the 2021 Rhode Island General Assembly. sign up to receive the Eagle Eye in your email inbox.

In this issue: A Few Ideas for Making Your Holiday More Sustainable; Environment Council of Rhode Island’s Green Report Card; Rhode Islanders See Climate Change as a Top Priority; Things with Wings: Recent Highlights from the Xerces Society’s Bee City USA Initiative; Migratory Bird Treaty Act under attack by Trump Administration; Audubon’s Legislative Priorities for 2021.sign up to receive the Eagle Eye in your email inbox.

In this issue: The Election is Behind Us!; Quick Tips For Getting Your Yard Ready For Winter Birds
; Continued Good News for Menhaden; . To stay informed and take action with Audubon, Governor Raimondo Commits to up to 600 MW of additional Offshore Wind; Advocating for Balancing Offshore Wind Development with Protection of Birds and Wildlife; How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic; Action You Can Take. sign up to receive the Eagle Eye in your email inbox.


Latest Audubon News & Events

While humans may take their cozy homes for granted when winter sets in, the strategies that wildlife have developed to cope with the plunging temperatures, biting wind and lack of food are as creative and innovative as they are necessary.

In this Issue: A Few Sustainability Tips to Kick off the New Year, Beach; Clean Water and Green Bond goes to the voters on March 2 - Please Vote YES!; The Great Backyard Bee Count; Climate Change Legislation at the 2021 Rhode Island General Assembly. sign up to receive the Eagle Eye in your email inbox.

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