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Riverside Park Cleanup Earth Day

(4.22) Head over to Riverside Park in Olneyville this Thursday for an Earth Day cleanup event. Sponsored by the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC): We’ll be preparing the park for spring and summer visitors by spreading mulch and picking up litter. Let’s celebrate our planet by taking care of it as a community! Bring your …

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Spring Cleanup Events Around Town

(4.27) Volunteers wanted for various cleanup events taking place around town this coming weekend. *Waterplace Park Cleanup, Saturday, 9am to 1pm. Join us on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to 1pm downtown on the river. We will be focusing our clean up efforts on the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers within Waterplace Park. Volunteer help is …

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Earth Day 2018 — End Plastic Pollution

Plastics! That is the Earth Day theme this year and one I have been writing about for years (here and here). Not only can’t recycling solve this, but it has been estimated that less than 10% of plastics are even getting recycled. The big problem is that plastic molecules do not decompose; they do, however, …

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Earth Day Cleanups

(4.23) Cleanups and e-waste collection are scheduled for Saturday. Join in. WaterFire Providence is celebrating its 6th annual Earth Day cleanup in conjunction with Providence Parks. Clean-ups include Waterplace Basin, Donigian Park and O’Brien Park. Unclear where exactly people are meeting or when. Go to the PDF for more info, or contact chantal@waterfire.org Dispose of …

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Obligatory Earth Day Post

I give up. It’s impossible for me to continue my years-long rant against bottled water and plastic shopping bags since the explosion of K-Cups. These evil pods are not only plastic but they can’t be recycled (NPR 1.28.15). That their popularity follows the publication of Alan Weisman’s “Polymers are Forever” is particularly galling. We now …

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Save The Earth (It’s Where I Keep All My Stuff)*

Earth Day is coming up and events are scheduled around the state. A comprehensive calendar (including Arbor Day) can be found at What Grows On RI. Earth Day itself is Thursday, April 22nd and one of the annual Woonasquatucket River cleanups was originally scheduled for that day. But according to the Narragansett Bay Commission site …

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Two Free Bike Movies At Knight Memorial Library — Wednesday

Providence Community Library will be presenting two free bike-themed films this Wednesday for Earth Week at Knight Memorial Library. Join us in watching “Return of the Scorcher” and “Critical Mass“, both by director Ted White. Providence Bike Coalition will be on hand with information about biking in Providence and to answer any related questions that …

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