Here at Clean Water Action, we're eagerly preparing for many environment- and action-focused events. Below is a list of our April and May offerings (followed by details)... if you have questions about any of these events, please feel free to contact us at the office!
April 22: Earth in Jeo-Party 6-9pm @ Local 121, 121 Washington St., Providence
April 23: Peace on Earth Day 10-1pm @ 37 Portland St., Providence
April 27: Students in Action 10-2:30pm @ the RI Foundation, One Union Station in Providence
April 27: Earth Day at the State House 2:00-4:30pm State House, Smith St. Providence
April 29: Breakfast of Champions 9-11am @ the Aspray Boathouse at 1 East View Street, Pawtuxet Village, Warwick
May 11: Draw it Out 4-7pm @ RiverzEdge in 68 South Main St., Woonsocket
Earth in Jeo-Party
Our 4th Annual Earth in Jeo-Party event will be better than ever! We'll be celebrating the good work of environmental and social justice organizations in RI, complete with a visit from the Mayor, an earth-centered Jeopardy game, free pizza and desserts, and a killer raffle.Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door.
Friday, April 22, 6-9pm @ Local 121, 121 Washington St., Providence
Peace on Earth Day
Join us as we unite with community members, non-profits, and earth-lovers to clean an abandoned lot in Providence! We'll also have some community art stations, education stations, and free t-shirts for volunteers (printed by RiverzEdge Arts Project). Come at 10am if you'd like to be picking up trash alongside Providence's Mayor, Angel Tavares!
Saturday, April 23, 10-1pm @ 37 Portland St., Providence
Students in Action
Join students and youth from around the State of Rhode Island for the 2nd Annual Students in Action Summit at the Rhode Island Foundation. The conference will provide a roundtable for all to connect about environmental happenings, as well as a crash course on lobbying and the environmental issues that currently have emphasis in Rhode Island. After the conference, head to the State House to join the Environment Council of RI's Earth Day at the State House to talk to policymakers about the issues you just discussed.
Tuesday, April 27, 10am-2:30pm @ the RI Foundation, One Union Station in Providence
Earth Day at the State House
Featuring Watershed Counts – A Report on the Narragansett Bay Watershed followed by the Presentation of ECRI’s Legislative Agenda with Governor Chafee, Senator Sue Sosnowski, and Representative Art Handy. Tell your Legislator that you care about our state's environment, that you are paying attention, and that you vote! Environmentally conscious citizens from across the state will be converging at the State House to speak out in support of the environment. Organizers will be on hand to support you and help you find your State Senator and Representative. All Rhode Island individuals and groups are invited to attend.
Wednesday, April 27th 2:00-4:30pm State House, Smith St. Providence
Earth Day Breakfast of Champions
At the ninth annual Earth Day Breakfast of Champions, Clean Water Action and Ocean State Action will honor four of Rhode Island’s environmental leaders for their work on initiatives such as mercury pollution reduction, working with community groups and decision-makers to clean up toxic dump sites and former manufacturing sites, and establishing a non-toxic personal care product line. Breakfast will be provided by The Dinner Dame. Suggested donation of $40 dollars per person and $15 for students/low income supports the work of Ocean State Action and Clean Water Action. Call (401) 331-6972 to RSVP or for more information.
Friday, April 29 9-11am @ the Aspray Boathouse at 1 East View Street, Pawtuxet Village, Warwick
Draw it Out
Recent legislation introduced at the statehouse would overturn RI's ban on incinerators. What would that mean for our wallets, lungs, and communities? Come to RiverzEdge Arts Project for a community discussion, some political activism opportunities, and a charcoal drawing lesson by one of the RiverzEdge youth! Drop in hours between 4 and 7pm.
Wednesday, May 11, 4-7pm @ RiverzEdge in 68 South Main St., Woonsocket
Hope to see you at one (or more!) events, and please recruit your friends!
Sheila Dormody, New England co-director
Clean Water Action
741 Westminster St.
Providence RI 02903
Clean Water Action is a national citizens' organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.
Ed note: All these events are in What Grows On in RI