Pollution Prevention Education for Residents
The University of Rhode Island Home*A*Syst Program is a voluntary residential pollution prevention program. We provide workshops, technical assistance, publications, and other educational resources and tools to individuals, community leaders, groups and organizations, and local, state, and Federal agencies to promote informed decision-making. We work in partnership with others to train residents to take actions to protect their health and the environment.
The URI Extension Water Quality Program
URI Home*A*Syst is one of four Extension Programs housed in the Department of Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island dedicated to helping Rhode Islanders protect their water resources and drinking water.
We work in partnership with our sister Extension Water Quality Programs, the Watershed Hydrology Laboratory, and the Environmental Data Center.
Call To Action – Proper Disposal of Unwanted and Unused Medicine in the Home
Proper disposal of left-over medicine in the home will help reduce the amount of these products in our water supplies. Not only that, proper disposal is easy! Many Rhode Island cities and towns have a permanent drop-off site, where you can bring unwanted medicines.[Learn more]
Radon in air? Test your home to be sure
This is a frequent question at our community workshops from Rhode Island homeowners. Rhode Island homeowners should first test their indoor air for radon. It’s easy and inexpensive to do. And, it’s important to test! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer [Learn More]