Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

A Rhode Island Coalition

We are a coalition of organizations and individuals. Our mission is to serve as an effective voice for developing and advocating policies and laws that protect and enhance Rhode Island's environment. We are proud of our long history of environmental advocacy dating back to 1972.


2017 Compost Conference & Trade Show

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Student Union – Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908

Video: Opposition to Invenergy Power Plant, March 8th

The Environment Council of Rhode Island, as the voice of the environmental community in Rhode Island, strongly opposes the proposal to build a new, long-lived fossil-fuel plant in Rhode Island, because building this plant would make it impossible for the state to meet its short-, medium-, and long-term goals for carbon-emission reductions.  On March 8th, 2017 members of ECRI and other concerned Rhode Islanders convened at the State House to say it again.

Watch a video of the press conference here.


Review your RI Legislator's Environmental Record with our 2015-2016 Green Report Card

This biennial Green Report Card evaluates the environmental records of Rhode Island lawmakers on ECRI priority issues for the combined 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. The report includes letter grades issued to individual General Assembly members based on bill votes and sponsorships, along with a qualitative evaluation of the Governor. Lastly, we reflect on notable environmental policy developments during the two year span.